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Timber Booms And Institutional Breakdown In Southeast Asia

Author : Michael L. Ross
ISBN : 1139432117
Genre : Political Science
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Scholars have long studied how institutions emerge and become stable. But why do institutions sometimes break down? In this book, Michael L. Ross explores the breakdown of the institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states. He shows that these institutions often break down when states receive positive trade shocks - unanticipated windfalls. Drawing on the theory of rent-seeking, he suggests that these institutions succumb to a problem he calls 'rent-seizing' - the predatory behavior of politicians who seek to supply rent to others, and who purposefully dismantle institutions that restrain them. Using case studies of timber booms in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, he shows how windfalls tend to trigger rent-seizing activities that may have disastrous consequences for state institutions, and for the government of natural resources. More generally, he shows how institutions can collapse when they have become endogenous to any rent-seeking process.
Category: Political Science

Southeast Asia

Author : Christoph Antweiler
ISBN : 9812302727
Genre : Southeast Asia
File Size : 67.78 MB
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Category: Southeast Asia

Handbook Of Global Environmental Politics

Author : Peter Dauvergne
ISBN : 9781845425555
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 39.65 MB
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The book s greatest strength is the range and theoretical ambition of its contributions to regime theory, governance, and international cooperation. . . Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty. D.L. Feldman, Choice The first Handbook of original articles by leading scholars of global environmental politics, this landmark volume maps the latest theoretical and empirical research in this young and growing field. Captured here are the dynamic and energetic debates over concerns for the health of the planet and how they might best be addressed. The introductory chapters explore the intellectual trends and evolving parameters in the field of global environmental politics. They make a case for an expansive definition of the field, one that embraces an interdisciplinary literature on the connections between global politics and environmental change. The remaining chapters are divided into three broad themes states, governance and security; capitalism, trade and corporations; and knowledge, civil societies and ethics with each section providing a cohesive discussion of current issues. In-depth explorations are given to topics such as: global commons, renewable energy, the effectiveness of environmental cooperation, regulations and corporate standards, trade liberalization and global environmental governance, and science and environmental citizenship. A comprehensive survey of the latest research, the Handbook is a necessary reference for scholars, students and policymakers in the field of global environmental politics.
Category: Political Science

Muddied Waters

Author : P. Boomgaard
ISBN : 9067182435
Genre : History
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This book examines the history of the human interaction with forest and marine ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The present excessive levels of logging and fishing in Southeast Asia have emerged only within the last generation. Until a few decades ago, it was common for marine and forest-related economic activities in Southeast Asia to have limited and rather stable effects on the environment. Sixteen contributions from international experts cover topics ranging from the collection of rattan, beeswax, and forest resins in the seventeenth century to the management of modern marine nature reserves.
Category: History

Interpreting Corruption

Author : Peter Larmour
ISBN : UCSD:31822039581418
Genre : History
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This book reflects on the upsurge in talk about corruption in the region, and takes a skeptical view of anti-corruption campaigns. It considers who is doing the talking, what they count as corruption, efforts to quantify how much corruption there is in the region, and ideas about culture and politics used to explain, justify or condemn corruption.
Category: History

Industrial Development Report 2009

Author : United Nations Industrial Development Organization
ISBN : 9211064457
Genre : Business & Economics
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The report discusses the opportunities and constraints faced by two groups of countries: the countries of the "bottom billion" trying to break into global markets for manufactured goods, and the middle-income countries that are striving to move up to more sophisticated manufacturing. It focuses predominantly on manufacturing, but also discusses resource extraction, which is the other major type of industrialisation in developing countries. Unprecedented changes in the global economy are redefining industrial development. Three aspects of structural change in industry are examined: as industrialisation proceeds, what does it produce, where does locate and werhe is its output sold? The report seeks to understand these processes of structural change, and sets out some policy responses to support breaking in and moving up in the global industrial economy. The reports also reviews industrial activity worldwide, including measures of technological advance, and highlights significant structural differences between and within regions.
Category: Business & Economics

Political Science Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015086928119
Genre : Political science
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A review devoted to the historical statistical and comparative study of politics, economics and public law.
Category: Political science