Extractive Economies and Conflicts in the Global South by Kenneth Omeje, Kenneth, Dr Omeje

By Kenneth Omeje, Kenneth, Dr Omeje

Nearly all of constructing nations within the worldwide South are obviously wealthy in normal assets, yet satirically blighted via excruciating poverty and conflicts. This paradox of deprivation and conflict in the course of plenteous assets has been the topic of significant debate in overseas Political economic system in modern heritage. This ebook contributes to the talk through studying the underlying constructions, actors and contexts of frontier politics and the way they generally produce and worsen conflicts within the quite a few extractive economies and areas of the worldwide South. The e-book seriously explores the theories of frontier economies and usual source conflicts, in addition to the sensible ramifications of frontier politics within the international South with all their resonance for political financial system and defense within the worldwide North.

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Pdf. Accessed on 5 June 2007. A. (1996), The Rentier State in Africa: Oil Rent Dependency and Neocolonialism in the Republic of Gabon, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 2 Rentier Politics, Extractive Economies and Conflict in the Global South: Emerging Ramifications and Theoretical Exploration Usman A. Tar Introduction This chapter critically explores the frontiers of theories on rentier politics, extractive economies and conflict in the global South. In doing so, the chapter engages existing discourses, and advances alternative perspectives.

Other non-mineral resources like timber and coca (hard drug) have also been linked to major conflicts. There are different ways in which natural resources contribute to conflicts. These include: • • • Struggle over ownership and control of specific natural resources or ‘extractive spaces’ by various stakeholders (the state inclusive) and groups within a state or between states, often compounded by external intervention or support for one of the conflict parties. Struggle over distribution and use of public revenues derived from natural resources by various local stakeholders and groups.

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