作者 Saylor, Ryan
書名 State building in boom times : commodities and coalitions in Latin America and Africa / Ryan Saylor
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9780199364954 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JL966 .S37 2014    在架上    30650020053688
說明 x, 244 pages ; 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"State Building in Boom Times argues that commodity booms and coalitional politics are central to understanding the state building variation within and across Latin America and Africa. It shows how resource booms can trigger the provision of new public goods and institutional strengthening and thus help countries expand their state capacity. But these possibilities hinge on coalitional politics, as seen through six cases. Countries ruled by export-oriented coalitions (Argentina, Chile, and Mauritius) expanded their state capacity as a direct result of commodity booms. But countries in which exporters were politically marginalized (Colombia, Ghana, and Nigeria) missed analogous state building opportunities because ruling coalitions preyed upon export wealth, rather than promoting export interests via state building. The coalitional basis of these divergent outcomes suggests that, contrary to the prevailing belief in a resource curse, natural resource wealth does not necessarily dispose countries to low state capacity. Instead, export-oriented coalitions can harness boom times for developmental gains, even in the context of weak institutions. This finding warrants reappraising some widespread presumptions about the relationship between resource wealth and state building, as well as the public policies that are commonly proposed for developing countries to manage their natural resource wealth"-- Provided by publisher
"Coalitional politics accounts for why resource booms yield divergent state building. Countries ruled by export-oriented coalitions expand state capacity amid commodity booms. But when exporters are politically marginalized, ruling coalitions prey upon export wealth, to the detriment of state capacity"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Nation-building -- Latin America
Nation-building -- Africa
Coalitions -- Latin America
Coalitions -- Africa
Commercial products -- Latin America
Commercial products -- Africa
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business. bisacsh