Curving the resource curse: Negative effects of oil and gas revenue on nonviolent resistance campaign onset

  title={Curving the resource curse: Negative effects of oil and gas revenue on nonviolent resistance campaign onset},
  author={Jonathan Pinckney},
  journal={Research \& Politics},
There is growing consensus that large oil and gas revenues in autocracies have multiple pernicious effects, from decreasing democratization to increasing armed conflict: the so-called “resource curse.” Yet we know little about the effects of oil and gas revenue on the onset of major nonviolent dissent. The logic of the resource curse would lead us to expect oil and gas revenue to significantly decrease the likelihood of nonviolent resistance, as resource wealth enables autocracies to increase… 
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