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  • Avoiding the Resource Curse: Spotlight on Oil in Uganda

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    This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry. [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110509115157-6d2d275e3ff14f47a5f1995a0599003d docname=veit_avoiding_the_resource_curse_spotlight_on_oil_ username=FutureChallenges loadinginfotext=Avoiding%20the%20Resource%3A%20Spotlight%20on%20Oil%20in%20Uganda showhtmllink=true tag=oil width=420 height=272 unit=px]

  • Does Oil Hinder Democracy?

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    Some scholars suggest that the Middle East’s oil wealth helps explain its failure to democratize. This article examines three aspects of this “oil impedes democracy” claim. First, is it true? Does oil have a consistently antidemocratic effect on states, once other factors are accounted for? Second, can this claim be […]

  • China vs. the US: The Battle for Oil

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    China and the United States are the world’s biggest consumers of oil. To understand the impact that oil reserves can have on the governance of a resource-rich country it is equally important to take into account the role of oil-consuming countries.