This study explores the concepts of globalization, gender relations, and land tenure, and the intersection of these concepts in a globalizing project, represented by the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline project in selected communities in Cameroon. It questions the theories of globalization, the construction of women and men in the project, particularly as concern land resources. This work will appeal to scholars in social and management sciences, gender studies and environmental sciences in Africa, development agencies and multinational companies like the World Bank and petroleum consortiums, and policy makers.
Joyce B. Endeley is Chair and Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Agricultural Extension Education in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Buea. Fondo Sikod is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Yaounde II.
Foreword by Stephen A. Wolfgram; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Background to the Research; 2. Literature Review; 3. Methodology; 4. The Political Economy of Cameroon; 5. Overview of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline Project; 6. The Impact of the Oil Pipeline Project of the Political Economy of the Affected Communities; 7. Community Participation in The Oil Pipeline Project; 8. Description and Valuation of Compensations; 9. The Impact of the Project on the Livelihoods of Affected Communities; 10. Project Impact on Gender Relations, Land Resource and Community Livelihoods in Affected Communities; 11. Relationship Between Communities and Construction Companies and Service Providers; 12. Discussion, Lessons, Challenges, Conclusion and Policy Implications; Bibliography; Index.