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Blood Oil Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World

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ISBN-10: 0190262923

ISBN-13: 9780190262921

Edition: 2016

Authors: Leif Wenar

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The concept of the resource curse has rightly achieved fame as an explanation of why resource-rich countries succumb to authoritarianism and corruption. Elites who control the primary (and often the only) source of wealth generation in a resource-rich country are not reliant on broad-based taxation schemes, and hence do not need the support of the public to rule. Their wealth comes from sales of the resource outside of the nation, and that gives them the income they need to buy off the military, the police, and collaborators in the economic sector. Oppressive, corrupt autocracies are the all-too-frequent result, and such regimes have been the source of many-perhaps most-US foreign policy…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.50" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English