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Natural Resources and Violent Conflict : Options and Actions - Paul Collier

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict

Options and Actions

By: Paul Collier (Editor), Ian Bannon (Editor)

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Published: 27th August 2003
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Violent conflict can spell catastrophe for developing countries and their neighbors, stunting and even reversing the course of economic growth. Recent World Bank research on the causes of conflict and civil war finds that the countries most likely to be blighted by conflict are those whose economies depend heavily on natural resources. 'Natural Resources and Violent Conflict' first explains the links between resource dependence conflict and then considers what can be done to help reduce the risk of civil war in these nations.In this collection of previously unpublished essays by experts in the field, contributors consider the risks of corruption, secessionist movements, and rebel financing. They also consider the roles played by government, the development community, and the country's population and propose an agenda for global action. Focusing on what we can do collectively to diminish the likelihood of civil war, contributors to this volume suggest practical approaches and policies that could be adopted by the international community - from financial and resource reporting procedures to commodity tracking systems and enforcement techniques, including sanctions, certification requirements, and aid conditionality.A fascinating look at the results of important new World Bank research, this book represents an important addition to the dialogue on development.

Preface
Contributors
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Natural Resources and Conflict: What We Can Dop. 1
The Natural Resource Curse: How Wealth Can Make You Poorp. 17
Who Gets the Money? Reporting Resource Revenuesp. 43
Where Did It Come From? Commodity Tracking Systemsp. 97
Follow the Money: The Finance of Illicit Resource Extractionp. 161
Getting It Done: Instruments of Enforcementp. 215
Attracting Reputable Companies to Risky Environments: Petroleum and Mining Companiesp. 287
Dampening Price Shocksp. 353
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ISBN: 9780821355039
ISBN-10: 0821355031
Series: Other World Bank Bks.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 27th August 2003
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.39  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.61