Oil in divide society. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Soweidan, Hiyam Moussa
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-16T07:15:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-16T07:15:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-10
dc.date.submitted 2015-01-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1992
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-78). en_US
dc.description.abstract National resources and the energy industry are two strong and critical sectors of the economy for many nations. This is especially true for nations that are dependent on natural resources for their economic development and revenue. The discovery of natural resources has different effects on different regions around the world which raises many important questions. One recent example is the nation of Lebanon. The concern here is whether the recently discovered natural resources will be a blessing that brings hope and prosperity to the country or a curse with negative economic, social, and political ramifications. The latter has been influential in so many other countries and Lebanon is no different. Unfortunately for many nations, history has shown that such discoveries have faced instability and internal strife. This thesis will assess, in general, the impact of oil on different oil producing countries: Nigeria, Kuwait, and Lebanon as a case study. There are many nations that depend on natural resources that have been able to become successful (Kuwait) while others have failed (Nigeria). After comparing Lebanon with Kuwait and Nigeria and analyzing expert opinions, political events, and the structure of the nation, Lebanon is currently heading toward a critical crossroads as there is much uncertainty about the fate of the natural resources industry. Although there is time to change and take advantage of the discoveries to create a blessing for the nation and its people, a failure to do so could lead to a curse instead. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Petroleum industry and trade -- Government policy -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Natural resources -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Resource curse -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Natural resources -- Kuwait -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Natural resources -- Nigeria -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Oil in divide society. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle blessing or a curse? : the case of Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200700868 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Marwan Rowayheb
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: ix, 83 leaves; maps; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.keywords Blessing en_US
dc.keywords Corruption en_US
dc.keywords Democratic theory en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Resource curse en_US
dc.keywords Rentier effect en_US
dc.keywords Modernization theory en_US
dc.keywords Oil en_US
dc.keywords Transparency en_US
dc.keywords 8th of March Movement en_US
dc.keywords 14th of March Movement en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.5 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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