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The Resource The oil curse : how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations, Michael L. Ross

The oil curse : how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations, Michael L. Ross

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The oil curse : how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations
Title
The oil curse
Title remainder
how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Ross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, less economic stability, and more frequent civil wars than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? And can it be fixed? In this analysis, the author looks at how developing nations are shaped by their mineral wealth, and how they can turn oil from a curse into a blessing. He traces the oil curse to the upheaval of the 1970s, when oil prices soared and governments across the developing world seized control of their countries' oil industries. Before nationalization, the oil-rich countries looked much like the rest of the world; today, they are 50 percent more likely to be ruled by autocrats, and twice as likely to descend into civil war, than countries without oil. This book shows why oil wealth typically creates less economic growth than it should; why it produces jobs for men but not women; and why it creates more problems in poor states than in rich ones. It also warns that the global thirst for petroleum is causing companies to drill in increasingly poor nations, which could further spread the oil curse. And it explains why good geology often leads to bad governance, and how this can be changed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Michael
Dewey number
338.9009172/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9578.D44
LC item number
R67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Revenue
  • Petroleum products
  • Developing countries
  • Women
  • Natural resources
  • Civil war
Label
The oil curse : how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations, Michael L. Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradoxical wealth of nations ; Apprendix: A note on methods and measurements -- The trouble with oil revenues -- More petroleum, less democracy ; Appendix: A statistical anaysis of oil and democracy -- Petroleum perpetuates patriarchy ; Appendix; a statistical analysis of oil and the status of women -- Oil-based violences ; Appendix: A statsitcal analysis of oil and civil conflcit -- Oil, economic growth, and political instituions -- Good news and bad news about oil
Control code
ocn730114030
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 289 p.
Isbn
9780691145457
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011021743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)730114030
Label
The oil curse : how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations, Michael L. Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradoxical wealth of nations ; Apprendix: A note on methods and measurements -- The trouble with oil revenues -- More petroleum, less democracy ; Appendix: A statistical anaysis of oil and democracy -- Petroleum perpetuates patriarchy ; Appendix; a statistical analysis of oil and the status of women -- Oil-based violences ; Appendix: A statsitcal analysis of oil and civil conflcit -- Oil, economic growth, and political instituions -- Good news and bad news about oil
Control code
ocn730114030
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 289 p.
Isbn
9780691145457
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011021743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)730114030

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