Auty, Richard M. (2004) Natural resources and civil strife : a two-stage process. Geopolitics, 9 (1). pp. 29-49. ISSN 1465-0045Full text not available from this repository.
This article explains why resource-rich countries tend to spawn predatory political states that distort the economy and create four of Collier's conditions for civil strife, namely a growth collapse, low educational attainment, a large cohort of unemployed young males and high resource dependence. Yet, the article also shows that these conditions characterize the resource-rich countries as a group, and most have avoided civil strife. The second part of the study therefore identifies the specific properties of natural resources associated with conflict, namely socio-economic linkages, the ratio of commodity value to weight and relative location. However, this manifestation of the resource curse, like others, is not a deterministic phenomenon so that domestic and global policies can limit resource-driven conflict.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Geopolitics|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Janet Harris|
|Deposited On:||05 Jun 2008 13:11|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:35|
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