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Book:Oil is not a curse : ownership structure and institutions in Soviet successor states / Pauline Jones Luong and Erika Weinthal.:2010. Book Oil is not a curse : ownership structure and institutions in Soviet successor states / Pauline Jones Luong and Erika Weinthal.
Oil is not a curse : ownership structure and institutions in Soviet successor states / Pauline Jones Luong and Erika Weinthal.
Author: Jones Luong, Pauline
Associated Name: Weinthal, Erika.
Publication year: 2010.
Language: English
Call Number HD9575.R82 J66 2010
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521148085 0521148081 9780521765770 0521765773
Series title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Extent: xiii, 425 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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"This book makes two central claims: First, that mineral-rich states are cursed not by their wealth per se but rather by the ownership structure they chose to manage their mineral wealth; and second, that weak institutions are not inevitable in mineral-rich states. Each claim represents a significant departure from the conventional "resource curse" literature, which has treated ownership structure as a constant across time and space and presumed that mineral-rich countries are incapable of either building or sustaining strong institutions, particularly fiscal regimes. The experience of the five petroleum-rich Soviet successor states (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) provides a clear challenge to both of these assumptions. Their respective developmental trajectories since independence demonstrate not only that ownership structure can vary even across countries that share the same institutional legacy, but also that this variation helps explain the divergence in their subsequent fiscal regimes"--Provided by publisher.
1. Rethinking the resource curse : ownership structure and institutions in mineral-rich states -- 2. Why fiscal regimes : taxation and expenditure in mineral-rich states -- 3. State ownership with control versus private domestic ownership -- 4. Two versions of rentierism : state ownership with control in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- 5. Petroleum rents without rentierism : domestic private ownership in the Russian Federation -- 6. State ownership without control versus private foreign ownership -- 7. Eluding the obsolescing bargain : state ownership without control in Azerbaijan -- 8. Revisiting the obsolescing bargain : foreign private ownership in Kazakhstan -- 9. Taking domestic politics seriously : explaining the structure of ownership over mineral resources -- The myth of the resource curse -- Appendix A. List of Authors' interviews -- Appendix B. Variation in ownership structure in developing countries -- Appendix C. Responses to select Life in Transition Survey (LiTS) questions by age group -- Appendix D. Ranking basis for determining which countries are included in our database.

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