Journals Higher Education

£34.49

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Published: 24 July 2014

256 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780199364954


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State Building in Boom Times

Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa

Ryan Saylor

  • Argues that natural resource wealth and commodity booms can be beneficial for state building, going against the orthodox understanding of the 'resource curse'
  • Contains six case studies showing that certain types of political coalitions (i.e., export-oriented coalitions) can avoid the resource curse, even in the context of weak institutions
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