The Political Economy of Resource Regulation
An International and Comparative History, 1850–2015
- PUBLISHED: October 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Environmental Studies, Politics
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 360 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 2 maps
- ISBN: 9780774860611
Industrialist John Paul Getty famously quipped, “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.” Throughout history, natural resources have been sources of wealth and power and catalysts for war and peace. The case studies gathered in this innovative volume examine how the intersection of ideas, interest groups, international institutions, and political systems gave birth to distinctive regulatory regimes at various times and places in the modern world. Spanning seven continents and focusing on both advanced and developing economies, it offers unique insights into why some resource‑rich countries have flourished while others have been mired in poverty and corruption.
Authors & Contributors
Andreas R. D. Sanders is a postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Pal Thonstad Sandvik is professor in economic history at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Espen Storli is associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.