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Elusive Partnerships: Gas extraction and CSR in Bangladesh

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  • Gardner, Katy
  • Ahmed, Zahir
  • Bashir, Fatema
  • Rana, Masud

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This paper examines Chevron's programme of CSR at a gas field in Bangladesh. Whilst apparently building partnerships in the villages that surround the Bibiyana Gas Field, we suggest that the corporation remains detached from the local population via their community development programmes and employment policies. This contradiction is submerged by ideas and practices within global development discourse which celebrate the disconnection and disengagement of donors via the rhetoric of sustainability. Chiming with development praxis and the neo-liberal values which underscore it by stressing self-reliance, entrepreneurship and ‘helping people to help themselves’, the corporation's Community Engagement Programme does little to meet the demands of local people who hoped for employment and long term investment, a form of connection that is discordant to discourses of self-reliance and sustainability.

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  • Gardner, Katy & Ahmed, Zahir & Bashir, Fatema & Rana, Masud, 2012. "Elusive Partnerships: Gas extraction and CSR in Bangladesh," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 168-174.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:2:p:168-174 DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2012.01.001
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    1. J.P. Gond & A. El Akremi & J. Igalens & V. Swaen, 2011. "A corporate social responsibility," Post-Print hal-00826426, HAL.
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    1. Gardner, Katy & Gerharz, Eva, 2016. "Land, ‘development’ and ‘security’ in Bangladesh and India: an introduction," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 84406, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    2. Bozigar, Matthew & Gray, Clark L. & Bilsborrow, Richard E., 2016. "Oil Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 125-135.
    3. Huang, Xia & Faysse, Nicolas & Ren, Xiaodong, 2017. "A multi-stakeholder platform involving a mining company and neighbouring villages in China: Back to development issues," Resources Policy, Elsevier, pages 243-250.

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