The extractive industries and development: The resource curse at the micro, meso and macro levels

Gilberthorpe, Emma and Papyrakis, Elissaios (2015) The extractive industries and development: The resource curse at the micro, meso and macro levels. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2 (2). pp. 381-390. ISSN 2214-790X

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The resource curse literature has necessarily evolved in a rather fragmented way. While economists, political economists and political scientists have largely focused on the role of mineral abundance in long-term growth with the analysis largely confined to the country (macro) or regional (meso) level, anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists have explored the development impacts of extractive industries at the community (micro) level. While this has provided a rigorous and comprehensive exploration of extractive industries and their impacts, causal factors that bridge and/or leap-frog these levels tend not to be accounted for. In this paper we examine the evolution of the literature across disciplinary lines and different levels of scale to assess the current status of resource curse debates. In so doing, we aim to explore how an integration of the various multi-scale approaches can help address the persistent problem of the resource curse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: resource curse,extractive industries,economic growth,regional disparities,social change,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/decent_work_and_economic_growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 07:12
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 08:31
DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2015.02.008

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