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dc.contributor.authorJones, Samen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-08T09:06:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-08T09:06:40Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-87-7605-270-6en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44682-
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.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDanish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) |cCopenhagenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIIS working paper |x2008:14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwNatürliche Ressourcenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwKritiken_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
dc.identifier.ppn568773411en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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