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Natural resources and economic development

Author: Edward Barbier
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Natural Resources and Economic Development explores a key paradox: why is natural resource exploitation not yielding greater benefits to the poor economies of Africa, Asia, and Latin America?"--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Barbier
ISBN: 0521823137 9780521823135 9780521706513 0521706513
OCLC Number: 58386426
Description: xvi, 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Natural resources and developing countries : an overview --
2. Natural resource-based economic development in history --
3. Does natural resource dependence hinder economic development? --
4. Frontier expansion and economic development --
5. Explaining land use change in developing countries --
6. The economics of land conversion --
7. Does water availability constrain economic development? --
8. Rural poverty and resource degradation --
9. Can frontier-based development be successful? --
10. Policies for sustainable resource-based development in poor economies.
Responsibility: Edward B. Barbier.
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A comprehensive analysis of natural resource use and economic development in poor countries, first published in 2005.  Read more...

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'Barbier's book will bring to the forefront the oft-neglected role of natural resources in the development process. The range of this book is remarkable, weaving together as it does both solid Read more...

 
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