In Control of Natural Wealth? Governing the Resource-Conflict Dynamic
|Title||In Control of Natural Wealth? Governing the Resource-Conflict Dynamic|
|Subtitle / Series Title||BICC Research Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Franke, V, Hampel-Maligrosa, A, Schure, J|
|Number of Pages||32 pp.|
|Publisher||Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)|
For many developing countries, the extraction of natural resources has been a blessing, as their export can provide urgently needed development capital. For others, however, resource wealth has been a curse, as their population still faces extreme poverty and they have been haunted by corruption, government failure and violent conflict. While political and institutional deficits have been widely cited as sources for economic success or failure, and violent conflict, there has not yet been any systematic empirical analysis of the impact of governance factors on the resource-conflict dynamic. With the present study, BICC closes this gap by examining the impact of resource governance on the risk, duration and intensity of violent conflict for a sample of 92 countries for the period 1996-2006.