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‘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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Third World Quarterly
Additional Information: 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3303
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 79856
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2016 15:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 02:49
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/79856

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