Dead Ends of Transition: Rentier Economies and Protectorates

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Campus Verlag, 2006 - Political Science - 249 pages
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After war, many countries, such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, or Iraq, the transition to a democratic market economy extremely difficult. This failure to thrive, Dead Ends of Transition demonstrates, is often the result of national reliance on foreign aid. Rentier states, the contributors to this study argue, have few incentives to respond to the needs of their societies. Taking a closer look at the policies of rentier economies, this book further identifies new ways in which these countries and their international partners could work together to ease the critical transition to democracy.
 

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Contents

Editorial
7
An Empirical Overview
48
Context Path Dependency and OilBased Development
71
Oil Funds as a Policy Instrument to Promote Transparency
87
Rents Reform and Authoritarianism in the Middle East
100
Oil Wealth and Regime Change
114
What Can We Learn from
128
A Discussion
151
Case Study of Iraq
170
Democratization through
206
From Sarajevo to Pristdna
219
Bibliography
233
Notes on the ContributorsAuthors
248
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Michael Dauderstädt is the head of the International Policy Analysis Unit at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Arne Schildberg is a project coordinator at the International Policy Analysis Unit.

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