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Author Ross, Michael Lewin, 1961-

Title Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia / Michael L. Ross
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001


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 W'PONDS  333.751370959 Ros/Tba  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Political economy of institutions and decisions
Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Contents 1. Introduction: Three Puzzles -- 2. The Problem of Resource Booms -- 3. Explaining Institutional Breakdown -- 4. The Philippines: The Legal Slaughter of the Forests -- 5. Sabah, Malaysia: A New State of Affairs -- 6. Sarawak, Malaysia: An Almost Uncontrollable Instinct -- 7. Indonesia: Putting the Forests to "Better Use" -- 8. Conclusion: Rent Seeking and Rent Seizing
Summary This text addresses the question of why institutions sometimes break down, examining the breakdown of institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states. The author shows how this often happens when states receive positive trade shocks such as unanticipated windfalls
Analysis Social studies Politics & government Political economy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Forest management -- Environmental aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Forest policy -- Environmental aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Logging -- Economic aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Lumber trade -- Southeast Asia.
Public institutions -- Southeast Asia.
Rent (Economic theory)
Timber -- Economic aspects -- Southeast Asia.
LC no. 00037922
ISBN 0521791677