Nicholas A Jackson

Nicholas A Jackson
Ronin Institute · International Development

PhD

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Introduction
Working on interactions between corporations and social movements in extractive and agri-business industries, linkages between economics and business literature in the context of global corporate exploitation and development, and the academy as a contested space underlying legitimization of governance organizations that justify exploitation.

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Responding to calls for increased attention to actions and reactions “from above” within the extractive industry, we offer a decolonial critique of the ways in which corporate entities and multinational institutions draw on racialized rhetoric of “local” suffering, “local” consultation, and “local” culpability in oil as development. Such rhetoric f...
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To what extent do alt-right supporters of Trump and Republicans/Confederates more generally defy the "empathy," "paranoia" and "false consciousness" literature and instead lie knowingly and strategically in considered support of their own interests, self-justified by an 'arrogance of virtue' whereby their virtue (as straight, white, Christian men)...
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As a concept and policy lesson, the ‘resource curse’ idea gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s within academic research and policymaking departments of development organisations. The resource curse theory maintains that the proximity of abundant natural resources to a community has detrimental impacts on the economic and social wellb...
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Amber Murrey and Nicholas A. Jackson, editor and contributor of "A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara" examine Sankara’s political philosophies and legacies and their relevance today.
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"Important work is already being done to confront the Arab Spring narrative and the “non-narrative” [what Mbembe terms Africa as "nothingness"] of Africa on their own terms. In addition to excellent chapters in the current volume, Manji and Ekine have, for example, written a highly critical in-depth volume contrasting the “African Awakenings” direc...
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Chappell’s book is essential reading for students of food policy, practice, and, especially, transformation. Further, the book is a critical, thought-provoking resource for those both within and outside government policy-making circles who seek an understanding of how to break through the corporate agri-business monopolies and transform agriculture...
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Lori Leonard's book helps to begin filling gaps in examinations of the contested spaces (represented. governed and lived: Lefebvre. 1991) known through official publications as the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development Project (CCPDP). Though her choices of concentration are invaluable. and her narratives are quite high quality, the lack of broad ana...
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The fundamental assumption of the framework in this manuscript is resistance has an actual or potential effect at all times for corporate entities. It is always possible that resistance, whether communicated directly from spaces of exploitation or indirectly through multi-scale organizations, is or will be increasing the vulnerability of corporate...
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Scholars and administrators created "Social Movement Theory" (SMT) and associated institutions in order to establish a field of "contested politics" buttressed by "scholarly synthesis" In this article, I place SMT as an object of study itself within the contested space of the corporate academy. SMT is a baseline legitimizing narrative that the dome...
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From Conversations and Conviviality to Epistemologies of Converted Spaces With his valuable book #RhodesMustFall, Francis Nyamnjoh mobilizes many years of work on identity, mobility and epistemological transformation in situating Rhodes as a makwerekwere (“stranger”) and subsequently seeking to understand the “Rhodes Must Fall” movement in the con...
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http://www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781611637427/Contentious-Politics-in-Africa This chapter focuses on regime stability and fragmentation in Anglophone Cameroon to propose that neoliberalism, civilizationism and broader "objective" social science are spectacle. It argues that neoliberal discourses like corporate media exhibitions support not the...
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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has rightly garnered significant attention, I believe based on reviews, for bringing massive historical data to bear within economics to address too-seldom-considered questions of inequality, economic development and democracy. His bias, however, seems clear from the first page. For neoclassical...
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This paper uses the case of Shell Petroleum in Nigeria to systematically examine corporate responses to opposition pressure. From the early 1900s until 1995, Shell was able to exploit first-mover advantages of a relatively weak, unstable Nigerian government. After the Ogoni and Brent Spar crises, Shell joined the larger global corporate risk ma...
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DRAFT PRE-PRINT: CITE Jackson, Nicholas. 2013. Perception, Governance and Extractive Industry Exploitation: The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility. In Nilani L. De Silva and Nicholas A. Jackson, eds., Planet, People and Profit: Striking a Balance , Kindle loc. 5252-5621. Stockholm: Nordic ePublisher. By way of conclusion, I examine how CSR f...
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Neoclassical economics has been thought to be in some way separated from actually existing capitalism. This is true, as well, for neoliberalism, the current policy framework based on neoclassical economics. Some perspectives argue that neoliberalism is a global colonizer implanted in, and taking over, actually existing capitalism through institutio...
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In recent years, neoclassical economic literature has undergone a fundamental change of emphasis, from orthodox neoclassical to neoinstitutional theory. World Bank research and high-level policy departments have reflected this change by shifting from development as ‘structural adjustment’ to development as ‘governance’. I engage the case of the Cha...
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Understanding of critical pedagogy theories and wider considerations of inequality and power are very important for those who seek alternatives to what are seen as current dominant ideologies and ways of organizing and distributing material resources. These issues are crucial for effectively theorizing a broad range of political, economic, and soci...

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I recommend Nyamnjoh in this context.
"Education in Africa is victim of a resilient colonial and colonizing epistemology, which takes the form of science as ideology and hegemony. Postcolonial African elite justify the resilience of this epistemology and the education it inspires with rhetoric on the need to be competitive internationally. "
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Leisure requires industry (broadly speaking) to produce that which we need or want. However, it concentrates on time spent doing that which one wants rather than laboring to produce and consume. Leisure indexes could include cultural activities, sports and exercise, dance, library use, civic activities and so on. Leisure is not the same as sloth.

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