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State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa

Ryan Saylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199364954
eISBN:
9780199364978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book argues that commodity booms and coalitional politics are central to understanding the state building variation within and across Latin America and Africa. It shows how resource booms can ... More


Conclusion and Implications

Ryan Saylor

in State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199364954
eISBN:
9780199364978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364954.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews how commodity booms and coalitional politics produced marked state building divergence among six Latin American and African countries. Coalitional politics determined whether ... More


After Neoliberalism?: The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America

Gustavo A. Flores-Macias

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891658
eISBN:
9780199933402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Between 1998 and 2010, an unprecedented wave of left-of-center candidates reached power in Latin America. In spite of a shared concern for social inequality and opposition to the Washington ... More


Two Models

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book examines the divergent paths followed by Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE): whereas the UAE, led by Dubai, has diversified its economy beyond oil, the Kuwaiti economy remains almost ... More


Introduction

Philippe Le Billon

in Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333462
eISBN:
9780190235673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333462.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents the major arguments, approach and structure of the book.


Natural Resources and Economic Development in Brazil

Sarah M. Brooks and Marcus J. Kurtz

in New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190462888
eISBN:
9780190492885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462888.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Brazil stands out as an emblematic exception to the "curse" of natural resources (especially oil)-in both its political and economic variants. Despite a history of abundance of, and reliance upon, ... More


Resource conflict and the environment

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Resource conflict and environmental degradation are in reality two-sides of the same security challenge coin. Both address the issue of natural resource abundance and scarcity and how societies deal ... More


What Resource Curse?

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter discusses the implications of the book's argument for the literature on the resource curse and draws comparisons with rentiers outside the Gulf states. It explores the consequences of ... More


Party System in Disarray: Venezuela’s Statist Revisionism

Gustavo Flores-Macías

in After Neoliberalism?: The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891658
eISBN:
9780199933402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891658.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 4 discusses the role of the party system in explaining statist economic reforms in Venezuela during Hugo Chávez’s presidency. It argues that the disarray of the party system during the late ... More


New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil

Ben Ross Schneider (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190462888
eISBN:
9780190492885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This book takes a deep, long look at the political economy of Brazil. The distinctive perspectives of the 11 chapters is historical, comparative, and theoretical. The main substantive chapters are ... More


Material Motives

Philippe Le Billon

in Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333462
eISBN:
9780190235673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333462.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents an analytical framework relating primary commodities and armed conflicts and explores debates over the three main concepts used to understand resource conflicts: the resource ... More


Boom Times, Coalitional Politics, and State Building

Ryan Saylor

in State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199364954
eISBN:
9780199364978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364954.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter theorizes how boom times and coalitional politics intersect to affect state building. It describes how commodity booms often generate preferences for new public goods and stronger ... More


Introduction

Christine Cheng

in Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199673346
eISBN:
9780191755910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199673346.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the concept of extralegal groups and a theoretical framework for analyzing them—how they emerge, develop, and become entrenched over time. It explores their dual nature as ... More


Gaining by Shedding Case Selection Strictures: Natural Resource Booms and Institution Building in Latin America and Africa

Ryan Saylor

in Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190846374
eISBN:
9780190869595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846374.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Advice on case selection often emphasizes selecting on some set of similar traits for controlled comparison—but without attention to regional contexts. This chapter highlights the benefits of ... More


The history and present of ‘Africa’s World War’

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

in Everyday Resistance, Peacebuilding and State-Making: Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526108760
eISBN:
9781526124203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108760.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the case of ‘Africa’s World War’ in historical and regional perspective, identifying the different conflicting visions of order that coexist in the region, and giving the ... More


The Demands of Equality

Chris Armstrong

in Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198702726
eISBN:
9780191772306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702726.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter clarifies the place that natural resources should have within an egalitarian theory, as one important set of advantages and disadvantages amongst many which drive access to wellbeing. It ... More


New Developmentalism versus the Financialization of the Resource Curse: The Challenge of Exchange Rate Management in Brazil

Kevin P. Gallagher and Daniela Magalhães Prates

in New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190462888
eISBN:
9780190492885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462888.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The PT governments in Brazil were quick to learn that national developmentalist agendas can be jeopardized by the whims of global finance. In response, the PT pioneered an array of tools that aimed ... More


Introduction

Nimah Mazaheri

in Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190490218
eISBN:
9780190490232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490218.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Environmental Politics

Countries with abundant oil wealth are more likely to impose a host of barriers to the activities of domestic firms and entrepreneurs. This is a serious problem for these countries because the nature ... More


Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War

Sara Meger

in Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190277666
eISBN:
9780190277680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Sometimes rape is a weapon of war. This chapter looks at rape and other forms of sexual violence that form a tactic and strategy of war and examines how it relates to the politico-economic conditions ... More


Diamonds

Christine Cheng

in Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199673346
eISBN:
9780191755910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199673346.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Liberia’s diamond sector, the dynamics of the BOPC Group show how diamond mines remain vulnerable to takeover long after war has ended. From mining to taxing to exporting, West African governments ... More


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