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Resource Allocation in Oil-Dependent Communities: Oil Rent and Benefit Sharing Arrangements

Faculty of International Relations and Politics, North-West Institute of Management, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, 194044 St. Petersburg, Russia
Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, 96300 Rovaniemi, Finland
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Resources 2019, 8(2), 86;
Received: 2 March 2019 / Revised: 17 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 3 May 2019
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This study is dedicated to the interaction between oil and gas companies and local communities that depend deeply on the production of oil. One of the key concerns of all oil-dependent communities is the distribution of oil rent: Who participates in decision making regarding the distribution of oil profits and who can claim the benefits and on what grounds? Benefit sharing arrangements are used to decide such matters in global practice. Using Russian Arctic and subarctic areas as examples, we analyze the main rules and practices of the distribution of benefits from oil production at the local level. This study focuses on the coexistence of oil companies and indigenous people, many of whom practice a traditional way of life. We also pay attention to the institutionalization of the norms and rules of oil-dependent communities at the local level. View Full-Text
Keywords: indigenous people; oil-dependent communities; oil companies; Russian Arctic indigenous people; oil-dependent communities; oil companies; Russian Arctic

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Tulaeva, S.; Nysten-Haarala, S. Resource Allocation in Oil-Dependent Communities: Oil Rent and Benefit Sharing Arrangements. Resources 2019, 8, 86.

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