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Overview

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In this collection of previously unpublished essays by experts in the field, contributors consider the risks of corruption, secessionist movements, and rebel financing.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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821355039
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Other World Bank Bks.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Sales rank: 1,223,713
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Acronyms and Abbreviations
1 Natural Resources and Conflict: What We Can Do 1
2 The Natural Resource Curse: How Wealth Can Make You Poor 17
3 Who Gets the Money? Reporting Resource Revenues 43
4 Where Did It Come From? Commodity Tracking Systems 97
5 Follow the Money: The Finance of Illicit Resource Extraction 161
6 Getting It Done: Instruments of Enforcement 215
7 Attracting Reputable Companies to Risky Environments: Petroleum and Mining Companies 287
8 Dampening Price Shocks 353
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