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Democracy and the resource curse

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16 November 2009 09:22

Just a quick follow up to the previous posts on resources. Over at voxeu, Sambit Bhattacharyya and Roland Hodler have a post summarising a longer paper looking at the relationship between resources, corruption and democracy. Their argument is that the resource curse is a burden for non-democracies, while for democracies, natural resources can be a blessing. The key is the ability of democratic institutions to keep their governments accountable.

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