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Hard times in the lands of plenty : oil politics in Iran and Indonesia

Author: Benjamin B Smith
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.
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Drawing on research in Iran and Indonesia and quantitative research on 19 other oil-rich developing countries, Smith challenges readers to reconsider resource wealth in late-developing countries, not as a simple curse or blessing, but instead as a flexible source of both political resources and potential complications.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Benjamin B., 1970-
Hard times in the lands of plenty.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)654622556
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin B Smith
ISBN: 9780801444395 080144439X 9780801472770 0801472776
OCLC Number: 86038396
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 2002.
Description: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Oil wealth and politics in the developing world : theories and evidence --
Explaining regime durability in oil-rich states : oil, opposition, and late development --
The impact and legacies of oil and late development : coalitions and state building before the boom --
The oil booms and beyond : two exporting states confront crisis --
Oil, opposition, and late development : regime breakdown and persistence in twenty-one oil-exporting states.
Responsibility: Benjamin Smith.

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Drawing on research in Iran and Indonesia and quantitative research on 19 other oil-rich developing countries, Smith challenges readers to reconsider resource wealth in late-developing countries, not as a simple curse or blessing, but instead as a flexible source of both political resources and potential complications.
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