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Extractive Economies and Conflicts in the Global South by Kenneth Omeje, Kenneth, Dr Omeje

By Kenneth Omeje, Kenneth, Dr Omeje

Nearly all of constructing international locations within the international South are obviously wealthy in typical assets, yet ironically blighted via excruciating poverty and conflicts. This paradox of deprivation and conflict in the middle of plenteous assets has been the topic of significant debate in foreign Political economic system in modern background. This e-book contributes to the controversy by way of reading the underlying constructions, actors and contexts of frontier politics and the way they generally produce and worsen conflicts within the a variety of extractive economies and areas of the worldwide South. The ebook seriously explores the theories of frontier economies and average source conflicts, in addition to the sensible ramifications of frontier politics within the worldwide South with all their resonance for political economic climate and safeguard within the international North.

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The following frameworks are proposed: • • • Framework 1: The case for multifactor analysis: the larger the range of factors taken into consideration in studying a particular case study or theme, the more robust the product of the study. Here I am in the company of Valerie Hudson who posits that ‘explanatory variables from all levels of analysis, from the most micro to the most macro, are of interest’ (2005, p. 2). 2). Framework 2: the case for cross-cultural analysis: all units of analysis must be equally treated.

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Buxton analyses the various factors that have historically accounted for the low proclivity toward virulent resource-based civil wars in the South American region, much of which have to do with the relatively stable institutionality and settled territoriality of the state. This has systematically and increasingly helped to establish formal politics (as opposed to rebel insurgency) as the pivot of political competition and regime succession in most countries of South America. Buxton finally examines how the ascendancy of neoliberalism and revival of economic nationalism, especially since the 1980s and 1990s have directly and indirectly contributed to ‘a reconfiguring of the rentier space’ in Latin America at both the national and regional spheres.

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