Resources and the Political Economy of State Fragility in Conflict States

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dc.contributor.author Dibeh, Ghassan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-28T13:19:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-28T13:19:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-08-28
dc.identifier.isbn 9.78929E+12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6102 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper studies state failure and governance in two conflict-states in the Middle East: Iraq and Somalia. Iraq is currently undergoing a social experiment under which a new form of government is being constructed after the passage of autocratic rule. The government envisaged is a consociational democratic state designed a priori as a political mechanism for the redistribution of resources, mainly oil. Somalia represents a stateless society or anarchy. The paper argues that in resource-rich countries such as Iraq, the consociational project leads to an Olson-type rent-seeking confessional behaviour that hampers economic growth and development. The rent-seeking behaviour in Iraq is fuelling the insurgency that perceives the consociational system as a grabbing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher UNU/WIDER en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research paper (World Institute for Development Economics Research) ; no. 2008/35 en_US
dc.title Resources and the Political Economy of State Fragility in Conflict States en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199490150 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.publication.place Helsinki en_US
dc.keywords Fragile states en_US
dc.keywords Political economy en_US
dc.keywords Resources en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Dibeh, G. (2008). Resources and the Political Economy of State Fragility in Conflict States (No. 2008/35). Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU). en_US
dc.author.email gdibeh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ghassan_Dibeh/publication/23547958_Resources_and_the_Political_Economy_of_State_Fragility_in_Conflict_States_Iraq_and_Somalia/links/0046352973c171b454000000.pdf en_US
dc.note This is a revised version of a paper originally prepared for the UNU-WIDER conference on Fragile States–Fragile Group en_US
dc.publication.date 2008 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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