Social Impact of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline

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Explores the concepts of globalization, gender relations, and land tenure, and the intersection of these concepts in a globalizing project, hereby represented by the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline project in selected communities in Cameroon. It questions the theories of globalization, the construction of women and men in the project, particularly as concern land resources. This work will appeal to scholars in social and management sciences, gender studies and environmental sciences in Africa, development agencies and multinational companies like the World Bank and petroleum consortiums, and policy makers.


“This multi-disciplinary study using Dr. Endeley’s training in agriculture extension and background in gender studies, and Dr. Sikod’s understanding of macro-economics and economic analysis, combine to yield a rich balance of complex qualitative description backed by clear quantitative texts and graphics. Both scholars are seasoned researchers with broad experience and multiple publications concerning gender, development and economics in Cameroon.” – Dr. Steven A. Wolfgram, Cameroonian American Foundation

“This study has given voice to the confused and aggrieved communities. It is a faithful record of the villagers’ views documented in such detail that one has the feeling of having heard the villagers at first-hand ... The work will remain for a long time as one of the best studies on gender in relation to corporate and, particularly, globalization ventures in the developing world.” – Dr. Nalova Lyonga, Professor of English and Gender Studies, University of Buea

“This work constitutes not just a landmark but also a ground-breaking approach in applied social anthropology and development research that has been gaining ground in African universities during the last two decades of the twentieth century at the beginning of the third millennium.” – Dr. Fongot Kini-Yen Kinni, Instructor, Departments of Sociology-Anthropology and Women Gender Studies, University of Buea

Table of Contents

Foreword by Steven A. Wolfgram
1. Background to the Research
2. Literature Review
3. Methodology
4. The Political Economy of Cameroon
5. Overview of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline Project
6. The Impact of the Oil Pipeline Project on the Political Economy of the Affected Communities
7. Community Participation in The Oil Pipeline Project
8. Description and Valuation of Compensations
9. The Impact of the Project on the Livelihoods of Affected Communities
10. Project Impact on Gender Relations, Land Resource and Community Livelihoods in Affected Communities
11. Relationship Between Communities and Construction Companies and Service Providers
12. Discussion, Lessons, Challenges, Conclusion and Policy Implications

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