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The Resource Fuelling war : natural resources and armed conflict, Philippe Le Billon

Fuelling war : natural resources and armed conflict, Philippe Le Billon

Label
Fuelling war : natural resources and armed conflict
Title
Fuelling war
Title remainder
natural resources and armed conflict
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Le Billon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
355.02/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • U163
  • U163
LC item number
  • .L532 2005
  • .L532 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Adelphi paper,
Series volume
373
Label
Fuelling war : natural resources and armed conflict, Philippe Le Billon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [85]-92)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The resource curse. Iraq and the resource curse ; The collapse of economic growth ; Governance failure ; Resources, governance failure and identity in Nigeria ; Conflicts and violence -- Resources and armed conflicts. War and resource accessibility ; Resources and types of armed conflicts ; Influencing the course of armed conflicts -- Implications for conflict prevention and termination. Addressing the resource curse ; Ending resource wars ; Increasing corporate responsibility ; Regulating conflict diamonds
Control code
60564306
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
92 pages
Isbn
9780415379700
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005363484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Fuelling war : natural resources and armed conflict, Philippe Le Billon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [85]-92)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The resource curse. Iraq and the resource curse ; The collapse of economic growth ; Governance failure ; Resources, governance failure and identity in Nigeria ; Conflicts and violence -- Resources and armed conflicts. War and resource accessibility ; Resources and types of armed conflicts ; Influencing the course of armed conflicts -- Implications for conflict prevention and termination. Addressing the resource curse ; Ending resource wars ; Increasing corporate responsibility ; Regulating conflict diamonds
Control code
60564306
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
92 pages
Isbn
9780415379700
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005363484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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