Conditioning the “Resource Curse”: Globalization, Human Capital, and Growth in Oil-Rich Nations

  title={Conditioning the “Resource Curse”: Globalization, Human Capital, and Growth in Oil-Rich Nations},
  author={Marcus J. Kurtz and Sarah M. Brooks},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={747 - 770}
Since the 1990s it has become conventional wisdom that an abundance of natural resources, most notably oil, is very likely to become a developmental “curse.” Recent scholarship, however, has begun to call into question this apparent consensus, drawing attention to the situations in which quite the opposite result appears to hold, namely, where resources become a developmental “blessing.” Research in this vein focuses predominantly on the domestic political and economic institutions that… 

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