The Political Economy of Resource Regulation -

The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015


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Industrialist John Paul Getty famously quipped, "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights." Throughout history, natural resources have been sources of wealth and power and catalysts for war and peace. The case studies gathered in this innovative volume examine how the intersection of ideas, interest groups, international institutions, and political systems gave birth to distinctive regulatory regimes at various times and places in the modern world. Spanning seven continents and focusing on both advanced and developing economies, it offers unique insights into why some resource-rich countries have flourished while others have been mired in poverty and corruption.

Product code: 9780774860604

ISBN 9780774860604
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
No. Of Pages 376
Publisher University of British Columbia Press
This is the first global survey of how natural resources have been regulated in the modern world.