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Author De Silva, Nilani.

Title Explaining why natural resource development fails to lift people out of poverty : a case of Africa / Nilani L. De Silva ; with a foreword by Verdiana Grace Masanjai
Published Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, [2012]
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Summary Are resources being distributed only to make wealthy elites wealthier? How do the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization foster a neo-liberal capitalist agenda that promotes wealth accumulation among these elites? The book looks at how this process can be stopped. It argues that resource distribution must benefit the people in a fair and even manner. The previous studies on this issue, mainly from the West, construct discourses and produce languages of poverty, or tribalism, arguing that these are the major factors contributing to civil conflict and under
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic development -- Africa
Investments, Foreign -- Africa.
Natural resources -- Africa
Poverty -- Africa.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
Economic development.
Investments, Foreign.
Natural resources.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773444602