The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil: Lessons from Africa and Latin America

Rosemary Thorp, Stefania Battistelli, Yvan Guichaoua, Jose Carlos Orihuela, Maritza Parades

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The authors explain why the discovery and development of natural resources is commonly associated with unstable and unequal development, and frequently with violence. They demonstrate the need for policies and institutions by reflecting on both successes and failures in case studies on Botswana, Nigeria and Niger as well as Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-00146-7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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