Testing the Neocon Agenda: Democracy in Resource-Rich Societies.
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...Expand abstract
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- Elsevier B.V.
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- Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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