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Challenges of the Caspian Resource Boom

Domestic Elites and Policy-making

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  • © 2012


Part of the book series: Euro-Asian Studies (EAS)

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About this book

A re-conceptualisation of the widely-held concept of the 'resource curse', which contends that resource booms inevitably lead to numerous political, social and economic problems. This book counters that these problems are by no means inevitable, but are rather the direct result of specific policy choices made by actors within particular regimes.


  • corruption
  • economy
  • governance
  • Policy
  • political economy

About the authors

Andreas Heinrich is a researcher at the Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen, Germany. His research focuses on energy relations in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Heiko Pleines is head of the department of Politics and Economics at the Research Centre for East European Studies and lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Bremen, Germany. He has worked extensively on the influence of non-state actors on political decision-making processes.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Challenges of the Caspian Resource Boom

  • Book Subtitle: Domestic Elites and Policy-making

  • Authors: Andreas Heinrich, Heiko Pleines

  • Series Title: Euro-Asian Studies

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Business and Economics, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-230-30119-1Published: 30 August 2012

  • Series ISSN: 2662-625X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-6268

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 318

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