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The Resource The institutions curse : natural resources, politics, and development, Victor Menaldo, University of Washington

The institutions curse : natural resources, politics, and development, Victor Menaldo, University of Washington

Label
The institutions curse : natural resources, politics, and development
Title
The institutions curse
Title remainder
natural resources, politics, and development
Statement of responsibility
Victor Menaldo, University of Washington
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The "resource curse" is the view that countries with extensive natural resources tend to suffer from a host of undesirable outcomes, including the weakening of state capacity, authoritarianism, fewer public goods, war, and economic stagnation. This book debunks this view, arguing that there is an "institutions curse" rather than a resource curse. Legacies endemic to the developing world have impelled many countries to develop natural resources as a default sector in lieu of cultivating modern and diversified economies, and bad institutions have also condemned nations to suffer from ills unduly attributed to minerals and oil. Victor Menaldo also argues that natural resources can actually play an integral role in stimulating state capacity, capitalism, industrialization, and democracy, even if resources are themselves often a symptom of underdevelopment. Despite being cursed by their institutions, weak states are blessed by their resources: greater oil means more development, both historically and across countries today"--
  • "For decades, parallel literatures in political science and economics have blamed natural resources for several pathologies. The extraction, transportation, and export of hydrocarbons and minerals are believed to vitiate the rule of law and jeopardize property rights. They therefore hinder economic diversification and retard economic growth. Instead, they stimulate unproductive rent seeking and foment corruption. This fuels civil strife, promotes authoritarianism, and exacerbates gender inequality"--
Member of
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.9009172/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.M435 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Business and public policy
Label
The institutions curse : natural resources, politics, and development, Victor Menaldo, University of Washington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-390) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Three puzzles and some building blocks -- 3. Intellectual heritage of the institutions curse view -- 4. The institutions curse -- 5. Not manna from heaven after all : the endogeneity of oil -- 6. The resource blessing -- 7. Oil curse or monarchical exceptionalism? -- 8. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 401 pages
Isbn
9781107138605
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016010374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947794815
  • UtOrBLW
Label
The institutions curse : natural resources, politics, and development, Victor Menaldo, University of Washington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-390) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Three puzzles and some building blocks -- 3. Intellectual heritage of the institutions curse view -- 4. The institutions curse -- 5. Not manna from heaven after all : the endogeneity of oil -- 6. The resource blessing -- 7. Oil curse or monarchical exceptionalism? -- 8. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 401 pages
Isbn
9781107138605
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016010374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947794815
  • UtOrBLW

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