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The paradox of plenty : oil booms and petro-states

Author: Terry Lynn Karl
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
Series: Studies in international political economy, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explains a puzzle: In the midst of two massive oil booms in the 1970s, why did oil-exporting governments as different as Venezuela, Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, and Indonesia choose common development paths and suffer similarly disappointing outcomes? In this work, Karl illuminates the manifold economic and political factors that determine the nature of the state in oil-exporting countries and explain why  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Lynn Karl
ISBN: 0520071689 9780520071681 0520207726 9780520207721
OCLC Number: 36126495
Description: xviii, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Modern Myth of King Midas: Structure, Choice, and the Development Trajectory of States --
2. Spanish Gold to Black Gold: Commodity Booms Then and Now --
3. The Special Dilemma of the Petro-State --
4. The Making of a Petro-State --
5. Oil and Regime Change: The Institutions of Pacted Democracy --
6. The Instant Impact of a Bonanza --
7. The Politics of Rent Seeking --
8. From Boom to Bust: The Crisis of Venezuelan Democracy --
9. Petro-States in Comparative Perspective --
10. Commodities, Booms, and States Revisited.
Series Title: Studies in international political economy, 26.
Responsibility: Terry Lynn Karl.
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Explains why, in the midst of two massive oil booms in the 1970s, oil-exporting governments as different as Venezuela, Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, and Indonesia chose common development paths and  Read more...

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""The Paradox of Plenty . . . deserves to be placed at the top of our reading lists and should become a staple in courses on political and economic development."--"MESA Bulletin

 
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