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Testing the Neocon agenda: democracy in resource-rich societies

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Resource-rich countries have tended to be autocratic and also have tended to use their resource wealth badly. The neoconservative agenda of promoting democratization in resource-rich countries thus offers the hopeful prospect of a better use of their economic opportunities. This paper examines whether the effect of democracy on economic performance is distinctive in resource-rich societies. We show that a priori the sign of the effect is ambiguous: resource rents could either enhance or under...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:053471d9-cc7a-4b6e-84fa-dc9f78d6ee29
Local pid:
ora:1699

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