‘New’ nations : resource-based development imaginaries in Ghana and Ecuador

Childs, John Robert and Hearn, Julie Francoise (2017) ‘New’ nations : resource-based development imaginaries in Ghana and Ecuador. Third World Quarterly, 38 (4). pp. 844-861. ISSN 0143-6597

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Recently there have been increasing instances of the return of the state as the central agent of development in resource-rich nations globally. Characterised by both a rhetorical and substantive commitment to increasing control over national resource revenues, this so-called new/neo-extractivism has attracted a debate concerning the extent to which it offers a viable alternative to the imperatives of neoliberal resource extraction. Using two examples, this paper analyses the ways in which the Ghanaian and Ecuadorean states discursively imagine such structural transformations. It highlights the value in analysing the politics of language for strengthening studies of neo-extractivism.

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Third World Quarterly
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Third World Quarterly on 06/06/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01436597.2016.1176859
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?? resource politicsneo-extractivismdevelopmentimaginariesghanaeducadordevelopment ??
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