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dc.contributor.authorJones, Samen_US
dc.description.abstractThe existence of a natural resources curse is widely accepted in academic and policy circles. With its focus on institutional quality, the resource curse thesis is symptomatic of the current 'good governance' agenda. This paper subjects the thesis to critical evaluation and finds it wanting. It is argued that empirical evidence is ad hoc and theoretical explanations remain weakly developed. The need for more nuanced approaches is confirmed by exploratory empirical techniques. The thesis does not provide a robust basis for practical interventions. Rather, acknowledgement of our ignorance is a first step towards widening policy space and promoting local solutions.en_US
dc.publisherDanish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Copenhagenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIIS working paper 2008:14en_US
dc.subject.stwNatürliche Ressourcenen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwAfrika südlich der Saharaen_US
dc.titleSub-Saharan Africa and the resource curse: Limitations of the conventional wisdomen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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