Mineral Rents and the Financing of Social Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

Hardcover | July 3, 2012

EditorKatja Hujo

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An exploration of the implications of mineral-led wealth and the opportunities that this creates for economic and social development. The book includes theoretical and policy analyses as well as micro level country case studies, including Norway, Chile, Indonesia, Nigeria and Botswana.

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An exploration of the implications of mineral-led wealth and the opportunities that this creates for economic and social development. The book includes theoretical and policy analyses as well as micro level country case studies, including Norway, Chile, Indonesia, Nigeria and Botswana.

KATYA HUJO is Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland. At UNRISD she manages research projects on Financing Social Policy and Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries. She has published on such diverse issues as economic development, social protectio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.85 × 5.71 × 1.1 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Blessing or Curse? K.Hujo
PART I: THEMATIC ISSUES
Development and Growth in Resource-Dependent Countries;T.Gylfason

Economic Policy in Mineral-Rich Countries; S.Asfaha
Social Policy and State Revenues in Mineral-Rich Contexts; L.Hinojosa, A.Bebbington & A.Barrientos
Institutional Change and State Capacity; E.Dietsche
PART II: CASE STUDIES
Mineral Rents and Social Development in Norway; H.Mehlum, K.Moene & R.Torvik
Mineral Rents and Social Development in Chile; J.Guajardo B.
Mineral Wealth, Development and Social Policy in Indonesia; W.Ascher
Has Botswana Beaten the Resource Curse? S.Pegg
Social Policy in a Mineral-Rich Economy: the Case of Nigeria; J.Adesina
Conclusion: Options and Constraints; K.Hujo