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Indiana University - Bloomington
natural resources, development, governance, violent conflict, common pool resources
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About Me

Steinberg’s areas of interest include the political economy of development, governance, and violent conflict.  Her research explores regions where there is limited state/government presence, and the ways non-state actors (like companies) shape governance in these areas. She studies the local politics of natural resource extraction (focusing on minerals and forests in Africa), violent conflict and natural resources,  regulatory compliance in developing countries, and common pool resource management.  Steinberg has conducted field work in DRC, Mozambique, and Zambia.

Recent Publications

“Strategic Sovereignty: A Model of Non-State Goods Provision and Resistance in Regions of Natural Resource Extraction.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution. January, 15, 2015.  DOI: 10.1177/0022002714564429

“Foreign capital, forest change and regulatory compliance in Congo Basin forests.” (with Jodi Brandt, Christoph Nolte, and Arun Agrawal.) Environmental Research Letters 9.4 (2014)

“Book Review: Brian Levy, Working with the GrainIntegrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies and Leonardo Baccini and Johannes Urpelainen, Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic ReformWhen and How International Institutions Help.” Perspectives on Politics, June 2015.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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