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The oil curse : how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations

Author: Michael Lewin Ross; Princeton University Press.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th printing, 1st paperback printingView all editions and formats
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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? This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lewin Ross; Princeton University Press.
ISBN: 9780691145457 0691145458 9780691159638 0691159637
OCLC Number: 968457916
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: XXI, [1], 289 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations ix List of Tables xi Preface xiii Abbreviations xvii Country Abbreviations xix Chapter One: The Paradoxical Wealth of Nations 1 Appendix 1.1 A Note on Methods and Measurements 14 Chapter Two: The Trouble with Oil Revenues 27 Chapter Three: More Petroleum, Less Democracy 63 Appendix 3.1 A Statistical Analysis of Oil and Democracy 93 Chapter Four: Petroleum Perpetuates Patriarchy 111 Appendix 4.1 A Statistical Analysis of Oil and the Status of Women 132 Chapter Five: Oil-Based Violence 145 Appendix 5.1 A Statistical Analysis of Oil and Civil Conflict 178 Chapter Six: Oil, Economic Growth, and Political Institutions 189 Chapter Seven: Good News and Bad News about Oil 223 References 255 Index 281
Responsibility: Michael L. Ross.

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