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Political Economy and Natural Resource Use

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines evidence on the four ways in which a nation’s political system and its natural resource use are linked. First, when property rights to resources are weak, competition to acquire ... More


The Role of Natural Resources

Richard Pomfret

in The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182216
eISBN:
9780691185408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the characteristics of the natural resources that are important for Central Asia. At independence, cotton was the most important commodity export from Central Asia, but cotton ... More


The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Raphael Espinoza, Ghada Fayad, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683796
eISBN:
9780191763373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683796.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The GCC countries have thus far managed to leverage their large natural resource wealth to achieve economic prosperity and finance social advances, and have also emerged as important sources of funds ... More


The Curse of the One-size-fits-all Fix: Re-evaluating What We Know about Extractives and Economic Development

Glada Lahn and Paul Stevens

in Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the context of falls in extractive commodities prices since 2011, this chapter examines the history of thinking about the interplay between extractive industries and economic development. Just as ... More


Aid and Rent‐driven Growth: Mauritania, Kenya, and Mozambique Compared

Richard M. Auty

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter conceptualises foreign aid as a geopolitical form of rent in order to help distinguish the conditions under which aid is detrimental to sustained economic recovery from those where it is ... More


The Resource Curse and Transparency

Charles Cater

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Transparency-based policies are currently the principal approach to mitigating the resource curse in developing countries, particularly with respect to corruption and conflict. Policy making often ... 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


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


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


Resource Extraction and Inclusive Development: Extending the Bases of the Political Settlements Approach

Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, Cynthia A. Sanborn, Jessica Achberger, Celina Grisi Huber, Verónica Hurtado, Tania Ramírez, and Scott D. Odell

in Governing Extractive Industries: Politics, Histories, Ideas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198820932
eISBN:
9780191860478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820932.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter develops a conceptual framework for understanding the politics of extractive industry governance. Building from the work of Karl, Ross, Watts, and others, and their efforts to understand ... More


Popular Resource Sovereignty

Leif Wenar

in Institutional Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190905651
eISBN:
9780190905682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905651.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Article 1 of both of the major human rights covenants declares that the people of each country “shall freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources.” This chapter considers what conditions ... More


The Determinants of Long-Term Growth in the GCC Countries

Raphael Espinoza, Ghada Fayad, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

in The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683796
eISBN:
9780191763373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683796.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

GDP growth in the GCC has been considerably higher than in advanced economies and other oil exporters outside the region since 1986. The chapter shows that the GCC countries have swiftly accumulated ... 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


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


Introduction

Jérémie Gilbert

in Natural Resources and Human Rights: An Appraisal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198795667
eISBN:
9780191836978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795667.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter explains the relationship between the issue of natural resources management and international human rights law (IHRL), and places it into context with regards to the book. It examines how ... 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


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


Disadvantage, Fairness, and Power Crises in Africa: A Focused Look at Energy Justice

Hanri Mostert and Heleen van Niekerk

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Realizing energy justice in Africa requires targeting the difficulties that the continent faces. Energy justice is a concept emanating from three philosophical notions, namely distributive justice, ... More


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