Monday, April 16, 2012


CALL FOR PAPERS: International Workshop on Corruption, Natural Resources and the Environment

The International Workshop on Corruption, Natural Resources and the Environment is Organised by Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Governance, The Australian National University, and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and will take place on 25-26 October 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Corruption is thought to have significant negative effects on natural resource management and the environment. However, evidence of the impacts of corruption on the environment is still limited. Even more uncertain is whether policies to reduce corruption in sectors such  forestry, fisheries, and water management should be developed and what they may consist of given the risk, for instance, that they might criminalize the rural poor.

The International Workshop on Corruption, Natural Resources and the Environment aims to bring together leading researchers working on corruption in different sectors to shed light on corruption’s impacts and priorities for research and policy development.

The organizers invite papers on the following topics:

  1. The social and economic impacts of corruption in biodiversity management, climate change activities, fisheries, forestry, and water management;
  2. The theory and practice of anti-corruption policies in resource and environmental management.

Two types of papers will be considered for oral presentation: research papers and policy papers.

Research papers

Research papers are expected to be of an academic standard to allow their publication in a special issue of an international scientific journal.

The selection process will seek a balance between papers focusing on the impacts of corruption and papers focusing on anti-corruption policies.

Research papers that have already been published (or submitted for publication) will not be considered).

Policy papers

Policy papers address experiences of corruption encountered by natural resource management practitioners. They are not expected to be of an academic standard for publication, but they should shed light on the impacts of corruption and/or how to design and implement anti-corruption policies.


The organizers will provide funding to the authors of up to twenty papers to attend the wrokshop. Allocation of funding will be based on the academic merit of the paper and authors’ funding needs.

Submission Process


Abstracts of papers should be submitted by 31 May 2012. Authors will be notified about acceptance (including whether funding will be provided) by 30 June 2012. A full draft of the paper will be due by 30 September 2012.

Abstract format

Abstracts of Research papers should:

Abstracts of Policy papers should:

Paper format

Research papers should:

Policy papers should:


Abstracts and selected papers should be submitted (in Word or PDF format) to:

Deadline: May 31, 2012

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