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The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil
 
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The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil
Lessons from Africa and Latin America
 
 
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05 Apr 2012
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An abundance of natural resources affect and often undermine healthy institution building and policy making over time. Taking cases of apparent success and failure, the authors identify how historical legacy and agency interact to shape today's options. The analysis crosses continents with cases from Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Niger and Nigeria) and Latin America (Bolivia, Chile and Peru). The contributors develop a comparative study, and explore the implications for sustainable development. This book will be an essential resource for all those who want to understand why development based on mining or oil often goes wrong, and why so many countries have not yet been able to transform this national wealth into the basis for sustained development. All concerned with public policy issues in the context of development will find this a thought-provoking and accessible text.


Description

An abundance of natural resources affect and often undermine healthy institution building and policy making over time. Taking cases of apparent success and failure, the authors identify how historical legacy and agency interact to shape today's options. The analysis crosses continents with cases from Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Niger and Nigeria) and Latin America (Bolivia, Chile and Peru). The contributors develop a comparative study, and explore the implications for sustainable development. This book will be an essential resource for all those who want to understand why development based on mining or oil often goes wrong, and why so many countries have not yet been able to transform this national wealth into the basis for sustained development. All concerned with public policy issues in the context of development will find this a thought-provoking and accessible text.


Contents

Introduction
Layering and Re-engineering 'Good Governance' under Conditions of Mineral Abundance: The Case of Chile
Diamonds for Development? Querying Botswana's Success Story
Extractives Dependence and the Persistence of Poor State Capacity: The Case of Bolivia
The Challenges of Mining-based Development in Peru
Elites' Survival and Natural Resource Exploitation in Nigeria and Niger
Extractives-based Development and Developmental Outcomes
The Challenges of Extractives and the Shaping Role of History


Authors

ROSEMARY THORP Emeritus Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK, and also an Emeritus Reader of the University. She was Chair of Oxfam GB between 2001 and 2006. Among her principal works are Peru 1890-1977: Growth and in an Open Economy (1978, with Geoff Bertram); Progress, Poverty and Exclusion: an Economic History of Twentieth Century Latin America (1998), and Ethnicity and the Persistence of Inequality: the Case of Peru (2010, with Maritza Paredes).

STEFANIA BATTISTELLI Graduate of the University of Oxford, UK, and University of Washington, USA. She has been working since 2008 as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Her work focuses on addressing social and economic inequalities in food security and rural development. Research interests include institutional change and the political economy of natural resources management.

YVAN GUICHAOUA Lecturer in Politics and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK.Previously, he was Research Officer at the Oxford Department of International Development, UK and Research Fellow at Yale University, USA. His research focuses on political violence and the political economy of mineral resources in West Africa.

JOSÉ CARLOS ORIHUELA Postdoctoral Scholar in International Studies at The Watson Institute, Brown University, USA, where he teaches courses on political economy and environmental governance. He was previously a doctoral fellow for Global Environment and Conflict Resolution at CICR, Columbia University. His current research deals with policy diffusion and the Latin American green state.

MARITZA PAREDES Research Fellow at the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies at Brown University, USA. She is completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford on mining and state formation in the Andes. Published work includes: (with Rosemary Thorp) Ethnicity and the Persistence of Inequality: the Case of Peru(2010), and (with Ismael Muñoz and Rosemary Thorp) an article on 'Group Inequalities and the Nature and Power of Collective Action: Case Studies from Peru' in World Development.