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The Resource Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia, Michael L. Ross

Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia, Michael L. Ross

Label
Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia
Title
Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Ross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars have long studied how institutions emerge and become stable. But why do institutions sometimes break down? In this book, Michael L. Ross explores the breakdown of the institutions that govern natural resource exports in developing states. He shows that these institutions often break down when states receive positive trade shocks - unanticipated windfalls. Drawing on the theory of rent-seeking, he suggests that these institutions succumb to a problem he calls 'rent-seizing' - the predatory behavior of politicians who seek to supply rent to others, and who purposefully dismantle institutions that restrain them. Using case studies of timber booms in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, he shows how windfalls tend to trigger rent-seizing activities that may have disastrous consequences for state institutions, and for the government of natural resources. More generally, he shows how institutions can collapse when they have become endogenous to any rent-seeking process
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Michael Lewin
Dewey number
333.75/137/0959
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
SD387.E58
LC item number
R67 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forest management
  • Forest policy
  • Logging
  • Timber
  • Rent (Economic theory)
  • NATURE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Forest management
  • Forest policy
  • Logging
  • Rent (Economic theory)
  • Timber
  • Southeast Asia
Label
Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia, Michael L. Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-228)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
56352100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511510359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56352100
Label
Timber booms and institutional breakdown in southeast Asia, Michael L. Ross
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-228)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
56352100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511510359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56352100

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