Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia

Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown in Southeast Asia

eBook - 2001
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Explores the breakdown of the institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states.
In this book, Michael L. Ross explores the breakdown of the institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states. Using case studies of timber booms in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, he shows that these institutions often break down when states receive positive trade shocks--unanticipated windfalls. Drawing on the theory of rent-seeking, he suggests that these institutions succumb to a problem he calls "rent-seizing"--the predatory behavior of politicians who seek to supply rent to others, and who purposefully dismantle institutions that restrain them.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780511510359
0511510357
9780521791670
0521791677
9780511041198
0511041195
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations, map

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