By Franklin Obeng-Odoom
This ebook offers a serious research of the ‘resource curse’ doctrine and a evaluate of the foreign facts on oil and concrete improvement to ascertain the function of oil on estate improvement and rights in West Africa’s new oil city - Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. It seeks solutions to the subsequent questions: In what methods did town come into lifestyles? What alterations to estate rights are oil prospecting, explorations, and creation introducing within the 21st century? How do the consequences range throughout diverse social periods and spectrums? To what quantity are neighborhood and nationwide associations in a position to form, restrain, and constrain trans-national oil-related accumulation and its results on estate in land, estate in housing (residential, relaxation, and commercial), and estate in labour? How do those methods connect to the total city method in Ghana?
This booklet exhibits how associations of various levels of energy engage to control land, housing, and labour within the urban, and analyses how effective, sustainable, and equitable the results of those interactions are. it's a accomplished account of the tensions and contradictions usually sectors of the city financial system, society, and atmosphere within the booming Oil urban and should be of curiosity to city economists, improvement economists, genuine property economists, Africanists and urbanists.