IPER Resources

The origins of research and writing in the IPER subfield can be traced to investigations surrounding the “resource curse” in extractive societies. As such, scholars had focused predominantly on issues involving oil and gas, and the attendant economic, political, and social dynamics of concern to global stakeholders. Ever-increasing demand and competition for natural resources has and will continue to influence the IPER community to investigate the political economy of a growing number of natural resources, including minerals, water, forests, and renewable energy sources to name a few. IPER Scholars categorizes scholarly work in the subfield by resource focus, as work surrounding each specific resource area increases the collective understanding of social, political, environmental, and security externalities that result from competition for and development of resources.


Africa Journals Online
Energy for Sustainable Development
Energy Journal
Energy Policy
Energy Research & Social Science
Extractive Resources & Society
Journal of Energy Security
OPEC Energy Review
Renewable Energy
World Development

Associations, Centers and Institutes

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Center for International Forestry Research
Center for European Policy Studies
Colorado Oil & Gas Association
Earth Resources Institute
Institute for Water and Watersheds
International Association for Energy Economics
International Council of Mining and Metals
MIT Energy Initiative
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
North-South Institute, Governance of Natural Resources
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Polinares: EU Policy on Natural Resources
World Resources Institute