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Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions

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ISBN-13: 978-0821355039
ISBN-10: 0821355031
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About the Author

Ian Bannon is manager of the Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Unit, in the Social Development Department of the World Bank.

Paul Collier was director of the World Bank's Development Research Group until March 2003. He is currently director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, and senior adviser to the Vice President of the Africa Region in the World Bank.

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John Bray, Control Risks Group
Corene Crossin, Global Witness
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Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney, CERDI
Gavin Hayman, Global Witness
Philippe Le Billon, Liu Institute, University of British Columbia
Leiv Lunde, ECON Centre for Economic Analysis
Mai Oldgard, ECON Centre for Economic Analysis
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 428 pages
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications (August 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821355031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821355039
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,215,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W Boudville HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 15, 2006
The book's essays study an often cruel paradox. Why do some developing countries with valuable natural resources descend into civil war? The answers are manifold, with the foremost amongst these being described here.

A prominent factor is that the resources give something to fight over. Be these diamonds, opium or oil. Mix this with the presence of different regional or ethnic groups. Then add a propensity for corruption in the central government, and have that government dominated by one group. Often, all this leads to the government's functionaries siphoning off much of the wealth derived from the resources. Leading perhaps to civil war.

The essays explore how these factors have played out in various countries; mostly in Africa. A depressing read. What is striking is how often the central government proves so reluctant to even spend some money for minimal development across all the country's regions. It's not so much that corruption exists, but the sheer level of corruption, that impoverishes the entire country.
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