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Le Billon, Philippe

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Works: 48 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 1,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD9560.5, 338.27282
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Publications about Philippe Le Billon
Publications by Philippe Le Billon
Most widely held works by Philippe Le Billon
Oil by Gavin Bridge( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Oil pulses through our daily lives. It is the plastic we touch, the food we eat, and the way we move. In this in-depth primer to the world's wealthiest industry, Gavin Bridges and Philippe Le Billon take a fresh look at the contemporary geopolitics of oil
Wars of plunder : conflicts, profits and the politics of resources by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
From the publisher. From Iraq and Angola to Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, resource-rich countries with high incidences of poverty are prone to devastating outbreaks of war. These conflicts are highly idiosyncratic, and the response of the international community to their occurrences is fascinatingly complex. Philippe Le Billon traces the specific burden of owning the world's most precious resources and the effects of resource politics on the development of war. He focuses on three key resources -- oil, diamonds, and timber -- and the circumstances linking their abundance to war. He discusses the role of resource revenue in financing belligerent forces, a trend that has grown more conspicuous with the withdrawal of Cold War foreign sponsorship. Le Billon also takes a frank look at international reactions toward such conflicts and their possible underlying motives. While the "War on Terror" has altered the terms of military assistance and the nature of war's internationalization, many belligerent actors continue to rely on the profits of "conflict resources" to survive. Le Billon examines this exploitation of resources and its creation of unrest
Fuelling war : natural resources and armed conflict by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A generous endowment of natural resources should favour rapid economic and social development. The experience of countries like Angola and Iraq, however, suggests that resource wealth often proves a curse rather than a blessing. Billions of dollars from resource exploitation benefit repressive regimes and rebel groups, at a massive cost for local populations. This Adelphi Paper analyses the economic and political vulnerability of resource-dependent countries; assesses how resources influence the likelihood and course of conflicts; and discusses current initiatives to improve resource governance in the interest of peace. It concludes that long-term stability in resource-exporting regions will depend on their developmental outcomes, and calls for a broad reform agenda prioritising the basic needs and security of local populations
The geopolitics of resource wars : resource dependence, governance and violence by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Examines the 'resource curse' affecting many resource-dependent countries and the spaces of (mis)governance shaping the violent geopolitics of many natural resources. This book highlights the multiple forms of violence accompanying the history of resources exploitation, and business practices supporting predatory regimes
Corruption, natural resources and development : from resource curse to political ecology by Aled Williams( Book )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"'Corruption, Natural Resources and Development' provides a fresh and extensive discussion of corruption issues in natural resources sectors. Reflecting on recent debates in corruption research and revisiting resource curse challenges in light of political ecology approaches, this volume provides a series of nuanced and policy-relevant case studies analysing patterns of corruption around natural resources and options to reach anti-corruption goals. Using corruption case studies across a wide spectrum of natural resource sectors from around the world, the expert contributions explore political ecology as a means of analysing resource curse challenges. The potential for new variations of the resource curse in the forest and urban land sectors and the effectiveness of anti-corruption policies in resource sectors are considered in depth. Corruption in oil, gas, mining, fisheries, biofuel, wildlife, forestry and urban land are all covered, and potential solutions discussed. This forward-thinking book is essential reading for students and academics in the fields of development studies, political ecology, corruption, development economics and international political economy. The evidence and policy solutions included will be of great appeal to policymakers and practitioners" -- Provided by publisher
Fuelling war or buying peace : the role of corruption in conflicts by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The political economy of war-- : an annotated bibliography by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Mondialisation et conflits de ressources naturelles dossier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The political economy of war : what relief agencies need to know by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Financial reconstruction in conflict and 'post-conflict' economies ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Power is consuming the forest : the political ecology of conflict and reconstruction in Cambodia by Philippe Le Billon( Archival Material )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A land cursed by its wealth? : Angola's war economy 1975-99 by Philippe Le Billon( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
L'Angola dans la paix autoritarisme et reconversions ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Aid in the midst of plenty : oil wealth, misery and advocacy in Angola by Philippe Le Billon( file )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The political ecology of transition in Cambodia 1989-1999 : war, peace and forest exploitation by Philippe Le Billon( Article )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Conflict in Africa : the cost of peaceful behaviour ( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Foreign aid, resource rents and institution-building in Mozambique and Angola by L. Helena Pérez Niño( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sharing similar colonial and post-independence civil war experiences, Mozambique and Angola's development paths are often contrasted, with foreign aid-dependent Mozambique hailed a success compared to oil rentier Angola. This paper questions the so-called Mozambican miracle and contrasts it with Angola's trajectory over the past two decades. Paying attention to the political trajectory of the ruling parties as well as the different timing and conditions linked to the post-war political economy transition, we discuss differences and similarities in the post-conflict reconstruction trajectory, policy space, and relative institutional fragility. We suggest that large aid flows to Mozambique have contributed to a relaxation of its government's urgency in creating the financial structure capable of capturing rents from natural resources in contrast to Angola, while the relative absence of official development aid has led Angolan elites to seek tenure prolongation partly through high rent capture and incipient socialization of massive oil rents. We conclude by discussing the likely consequences of these factors in terms of the relative 'fragility' and 'robustness' of both states, and discuss implications for foreign assistance
Angola's political economy of war : the role of oil and diamonds, 1975-2000 by Philippe Le Billon( Article )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Corruption, Reconstruction and Oil Governance in Iraq by Philippe Le Billon( Article )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Resources for Peace : Background Paper by Philippe Le Billon( file )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
How can we make natural resources work for peace? Resources can boost post-conflict economic recovery by generating much-needed employment attracting foreign investment, and developing infrastructure as well as accruing taxes and export revenues. Well-managed resources also have long-term positive benefits on health and the environment
 
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Alternative Names
Billon, Philippe le
Billon, Phillipe Le
LeBillon, Philippe
Philippe Le Billon French geographer
Languages
English (118)
French (2)
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