No. 202: Oil Company Benefit Sharing in the Russian North

No. 202: Oil Company Benefit Sharing in the Russian North

Author(s): Maria Tysiachniouk, Minna Pappila, Soili Nysten-Haarala, Ekaterina Britcyna, Svetlana Tulaeva, Maria Tysiachniouk
Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Issue: 202
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University
Publication Year: 2017

This edition examines benefit-sharing agreements between oil companies and indigenous communities in the Russian North. Firstly, Maria Tysiachniouk lays out four different types of benefit-sharing arrangements, pointing to the paternalism model in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the corporate social responsibility model (CSR) in Khanti-Mansiiski Autonomous Okrug and the partnership model in Sakhalin Island. Secondly, Minna Pappila, Soili Nysten-Haarala & Ekaterina Britcyna focus on Lukoil’s 2015 benefit-sharing agreement with an indigenous peoples’ association, which incorporates elements of local participation into their prevailing philanthropic and paternalistic CSR practices. Thirdly, Svetlana Tulaeva & Maria Tysiachniouk comparatively assess the impact on indigenous communities in Sakhalin Island of the paternalistic and partnership approaches adopted by Russian and transnational oil companies, respectively.

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28.05.2017
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