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Title:Extractive economies and conflicts in the global South: multi-regional perspectives on rentier politics
Editor:Omeje, Kenneth C.ISNI
City of publisher:Aldershot
ISBN:0754670759; 9780754670759
Geographic terms:developing countries
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
São Tomé and Principe
Sierra Leone
Subjects:mineral resources
petroleum industry
public revenue
political violence
civil wars
Abstract:This book explores the anatomy of rentier politics in extractive economies and how the phenomenon relates to conflict processes in the predominantly poor countries of the global South. The first two chapters, by Kenneth Omeje and Usman A. Tar, discuss rentier politics, extractive economies, and conflict in the global South in general, and give an overview of theoretical perspectives. The next set of chapters presents various case studies of African countries: oil insurgency in the Niger Delta of Nigeria (Michael Watts); nationalization versus indigenization of the rentier space in Nigeria (Ukoha Ukiwo); diamonds, rent-seeking and the civil war in Sierra Leone, 1991-2002 (John M. Kabia); politics and oil in Sudan (Peter Woodward); São Tomé and Príncipe and the troubles of oil (Gerhard Seibert); rentier politics and low intensity conflict in the Kasai and Katanga Provinces of the Democratic Repubic of Congo (Germain Tshibambe Ngoie and Kenneth Omeje); civil war and natural resources, notably timber and diamonds, in Liberia (T. Debey Sayndee); resource exploitation, repression and resistance in Algeria, Chad and Niger (Jeremy Keenan); and oil sovereignties in the Nigerian Niger Delta and the Mexican Gulf (Anna Zalik). The last three chapters deal with South America (Julia Buxton), the United Arab Emirates and Iraq (Rolf Schwarz), and the oil conflict in the Persian Gulf (Dauda Abubakar). [ASC Leiden abstract]