From Curse to Blessing? : Using Natural Resources to Fuel Sustainable Development (Paperback)

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This book investigates how revenues derived from natural resource exploitation can be translated into real benefits for the citizens of resource-rich countries Shows how despite unprecedentedly high prices of natural resources such as oil and gas on the global market, resource-rich countries are home to over 60% of the world''s poorest peopleDiscusses the counterintuitive phenomenon known as the "resource curse" and how mineral wealth can impoverish countriesPresents the major obstacles for the international community in the fight against poverty and in the achievement of the Millennium Development GoalsDebates the ways to lift the curse, and suggests policy interventions to break the vicious circleIncludes cross-country comparisons as well as focussing on countries such as Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and the Russian Federation


Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405196970
SKU 211539344
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1405196971
Release Date 5/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0157
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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