Resources and Rent Seeking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

@article{Matti2010ResourcesAR,
  title={Resources and Rent Seeking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo},
  author={Stephanie A. Matti},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={401 - 413}
}
Abstract By examining the Congolese political economy through the lens of the ‘resource curse’ theory, this article aims to advance our understanding of the chronic underdevelopment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Proceeding in three distinct phases the article examines the effect of resource rents, foreignn aid and the likely effect of Chinese investment. It finds that a political tradition of patrimonialism and corruption based on large inflows of easily corruptible resource… Expand
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