Honours BA, International Political Economy (Trent University); MA, Political Studies (Queen's University)
International Relations, Global Political Economy, Global Governance, Extractive Industries, Business Ethics, African Politics
Nadège Compaoré is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Nadège’s doctoral research investigates the political economy of transparency in the oil sectors of Gabon, Ghana and South Africa. Her dissertation is theoretically informed by the literature in global political economy and global governance literature, and is constructed as a critique of the ‘resource curse’ literature embedded within dominant development and good governance discourses. Her empirical focus draws from 9 months of qualitative field research conducted in Gabon, Ghana, and South Africa.
From January to March 2013, Nadège was a research fellow at the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme of the South African Institute of International Affairs, while conducting fieldwork in South Africa for 3 months. She was also a visiting graduate student at the Faculty of Law and Economics of the Omar Bongo University in Libreville, during her fieldwork in Gabon from June to August 2013.
Compaoré, W.R. Nadège. May 2013. ‘Towards Understanding South Africa’s Differing Attitudes to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Open Governance Partnership’, South African Institute of International Affairs, Occasional Paper No146, Johannesburg
Compaoré, W.R. Nadège. September 2012. ‘Ghana Makes Progress Against the “Resource Curse”, but Challenges Remain’, Africa Portal Policy Backgrounder, The Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo: ON
Compaoré, W.R. Nadège. 2012. ‘Review of The International Relations of Sub-Saharan Africa by Ian Taylor’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies,vol. 40, 685-686
Compaoré, W.R. Nadège. 2011. ‘Indian Hair, the After-Temple-Life: Class, Gender and Race Representations of the African American Woman in the Human Hair Industry’, Institute of African Studies Journal: Nokoko, vol.2, 143-170
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