New CRISE Book: The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil

Posted:
11 April, 2012

A new book drawing on research by the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil: Lessons from Africa and Latin America by Rosemary Thorp, Stefania Battistelli, Yvan Guichaoua, Jose Carlos Orihuela and Maritza Paredes is part of the Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity series.

The book examines how an abundance of natural resources can affect and often undermine healthy institution building and policy making over time. Taking cases of apparent success and failure, the authors identify how historical legacy and agency interact to shape today's options. The analysis crosses continents with cases from Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Niger and Nigeria) and Latin America (Bolivia, Chile and Peru). The contributors develop a comparative study, and explore the implications for sustainable development

The series is edited by Professor Frances Stewart.