Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Endnotes: Avoiding the Resource Curse

Below are the endotes from “Avoiding the Resource Curse” by Rosemary Thorp, José Carlos Orihuela and Martiza Paredes (Winter 2013 AQ.)

1. Thorp, R., Battistelli, S., Guichaoua, Y., Orihuela, J.C., and Paredes, M. (2012). “The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil: Lessons from Africa and Latin America.” Basingstoke, United Kingdom. We thank Palgrave Macmillan for permission to draw from our published study in presenting the highlights of our work. We also thank our two colleagues and co-authors for their agreement. Our study also includes three African cases, the analysis of which we found very helpful to our conclusions in this article. We ask the reader to consult our original study for these results, as well as other works cited in the bibliography.

2. Greif, A. (2006). Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy: Lessons from Medieval Trade. New York: Cambridge University Press.

3. This concern draws from the theme of timing, sequencing and “layering,” and we have taken many insights from the following two sources: Thelen, K. (2003). “How Institutions Evolve: Insights from Comparative-Historical Analysis,’ in Mahoney, J. and Rueschemeyer, D., eds., Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. New  York: Cambridge University Press; and Pierson, P. (2004). Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

4. Karl, T. (1997). The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

5. García Pérez, Alan. “El síndrome del perro del hortelano,” El Comercio. October 28, 2007: http://elcomercio.pe/edicionimpresa/html/2007-10-28/el_sindrome_del_perro_del_hort.html.

6. Thorp, R. and Paredes, M. (2010). Ethnicity and the Persistence of Inequality: The Case of Peru. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. Also published in Spanish by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2011.

7. Escobal, J. and Ponce, C. (2012). “Polarización y segregación en la distribución del ingreso en el Perú.” Working Paper No. 62, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo, Lima, Peru.

8. Gray Molina, G. (2007). “Ethnic Politics in Bolivia: ‘Harmony of Inequalities’ 1900–2000.” Working Paper No. 15, Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), University of Oxford Department of International Development.

9. Paredes, M. (2013). “Shaping State Capacity: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Mining Dependence in the Andes, 1840s–1930s.” D.Phil Thesis, University of Oxford.

10. See the chapter on Chile in our study (Endnote #1) for a detailed critique of Chilean environmental policies.


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