Beyond the Resource Curse

Beyond the Resource Curse focuses on the paradoxical relationship between natural wealth and economic security and examines the particular pitfalls and consistent problems facing oil and gas exporting states and contributes to a better comprehension of the perils of oil and gas export.

Beyond the Resource Curse

Brenda Shaffer and Taleh Ziyadov, Editors

2012 | 512 pages | Cloth $69.95
Economics | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Brenda Shaffer

PART I. ECONOMICS AND INFRASTRUCTURES OF ENERGY EXPORTERS

1. The Natural Resource Curse: A Survey
—Jeffrey Frankel

2. Sometimes the Grass Is Indeed Greener: The Successful Use of Energy Revenues
—Patrick Clawson

3. Is There a Policy Learning Curve? Trinidad and Tobago and the 2004- 8 Hydrocarbon Boom
—Richard M. Auty

4. The Illusion of Unlimited Supply: Iran and Energy Subsidies
—Ahmad Mojtahed

5. Challenges Facing Central Banks in Oil- Exporting Countries: The Case of Azerbaijan
—Elkin Nurmammadov

6. Power to the Producers: The Challenges of Electricity Provision in Major Energy-Exporting States
—Theresa Sabonis-Helf

PART II. ENERGY EXPORTS, SOCIETY, AND POLITICS

7. The Impact of Energy Resources on Nation- and State- Building: The Contrasting Cases of Azerbaijan and Georgia
—Murad Ismayilov

8. Education Reform in Energy- Exporting States: The Post- Soviet Experience in Comparative Perspective
—Regine A. Spector

9. Is Norway Really Norway?
—Ole Andreas Engen, Oluf Langhelle, and Reidar Bratvold

PART III. ENERGY EXPORTERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SYSTEM

10. Energy Exporters and the International Energy Agency
—Richard Jones

11. Resource Nationalism and Oil Development: Profit or Peril?
—Amy M. Jaffe

12. Natural Resources, Domestic Instability, and International Conflicts
—Elnur Soltanov

13. Petroleum, Governance, and Fragility: The Micro-Politics of Petroleum in Postconflict States
—Naazneen H. Barma

Conclusion: Constant Perils, Policy Responses, and Lessons to Be Learned
—Taleh Ziyadov

Notes
Contributors
Index