Extractive Resources

 

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Natural Resources, Decentralization, and Risk Sharing: Can Resource Booms Unify Nations?

Natural Resources, Decentralization, and Risk Sharing: Can Resource Booms Unify Nations?

Source: Journal of Development Economics, 2016

Author(s): Fidel Perez-Sebastiana and Ohad Raveh

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Previous studies imply that a positive regional fiscal shock, such as a resource boom, strengthens the desire for separation. In this paper we present a new and opposite perspective. We construct a model of endogenous fiscal decentralization that builds on two key notions: a trade-off between risk sharing and heterogeneity,...

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Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Source: International Organization Foundation, 2016

Author(s): Sarah M. Brooks and Marcus J. Kurtz

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

By the end of the twentieth century, a scholarly consensus emerged around the idea that oil fuels authoritarianism and slow growth. The natural abundance once thought to be a blessing was unconditionally, and then later only conditionally, a curse for political and economic development. We re-examine the relationship between oil...

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Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Source: Open Access, 2010

Author(s): David Nicholson

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

In the last two decades, Indonesia has seen a dramatic proliferation of environmental disputes in a variety of sectors, triggered by intensified deforestation and large scale mining operations in the resource rich outer islands, together with rapid industrialisation in the densely populated inner island of Java. Whilst the emergence of...

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The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Cambridge University Press, 2017

Author(s): Charlotte Spira, Andrew Kirkby, Deo Kujirakwinja, and Andrew J. Plumptre

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/06/2017

 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated to provide a source of livelihood for 14–16% of the population, or 8–10 million people. In the eastern part of the country it is one of the main threats to large mammal species and their habitats, including forest...

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The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading towards the Natural Resource Curse?

The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading towards the Natural Resource Curse?

Source: The Pacific Review, 2010

Author(s): Benjamin K. Sovacool

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 02/06/2017

 

The notion of the resource curse suggests that countries with large caches of natural resources often perform worse in terms of economic growth, social devel-opment, and good governance than other countries with fewer resources. The theory posits that countries depending on oil or other extractive industries for their liveli-hood are...

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The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

Source: The European Journal of Development Research, 2008

Author(s): Bruce Guenther

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/06/2017

 

This paper builds on the growing literature on the political resource curse by highlighting the potential impacts of risitarianing global commodity prices on good governance and peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It confirms the existence of the connection between natural resource dependence, armed conflict and weak governance,...

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Mining Governance: An Effective Extractive Industries Revenue Collection System for Afghanistan

Mining Governance: An Effective Extractive Industries Revenue Collection System for Afghanistan

Source: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 31/05/2017

 

Efficient administration of extractive industry (EI) revenues is a critical task for all resource-rich countries, especially those with weak administrative capacities. Since an integrated accounting, reporting and auditing system can encounter obstacles, even though it is a priority, it requires technical assistance to develop and implement. Due to the unique...

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Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2015

Author(s): Benjamin Smith

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The study of the “resource curse” has become a major research agenda with multiple outcomes of interest—regime type, regime stability, civil conflict and economic growth to name a few. However, the proliferation of different measurement choices has hamstrung the quest for knowledge accumulation. In this essay I present a new...

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Oil Wealth, Post-Conflict Elections, and Postwar Peace Failure

Oil Wealth, Post-Conflict Elections, and Postwar Peace Failure

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2017

Author(s): Eric Keels

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/05/2017

 

New research has emerged that suggests there is a troubling relationship between elections and civil wars; primarily, elections increase the risk of civil war recurrence. I investigate this relationship further by examining the economic factors associated with the connection between postwar elections and peace failure. Specifically, how does the presence...

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Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations

Source: East West Center Working Paper , 2011

Author(s): Junko Mochizuki and Zhong Xiang Zhang

Countries: China

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

China’s emerging standing in the world demands a major rethinking of its diplomatic strategies. Given its population size, geographical scale, economic power and military presence, China is praised to play a larger political role in the twenty-first century, and is thus perceived by the international community to have greater capacities,...

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