São Tomé and Príncipe. Oil speculation and the politics of anticipation

13 décembre 2012
16h-18h
São Tomé and Príncipe. Oil speculation and the politics of anticipation
Conférences / Colloques
@ CEPED

19 rue Jacob – 75006 Paris

Métro ligne 4 : Saint Germain des Prés

Intervenante : Gisa Weszkalnys
Anthropology, London School of Economics

This presentation discusses the effects that the expectation of petroleum exploration has had on the small African Atlantic island state of São Tomé and Príncipe. It will focus, first, on the ways oil “potentiality” has been maintained and the forms of speculation and hopes this has created. Second, it will analyse how the country is being set up as an “exemplary” oil producer through a politics of anticipation, even before the start of commercial oil extraction.

Coordinateurs  :

  • Hosham Dawood (Ifpo)
  • Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos (CEPED-IRD)

Contact
Programme Proche et Moyen-Orient – FMSH – proche.moyen—orient@msh-paris.fr

* La conférence se tiendra en anglais.

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