Valuable Natural Resources

Authored by: Päivi Lujala

Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415622585
eBook ISBN: 9780203105962
Adobe ISBN: 9781136255786

10.4324/9780203105962.ch10

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Abstract

Valuable natural resources do not necessarily provide a shortcut to development and peace. Some of the richest countries in natural resource wealth – such as Angola, Burma, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – are among the least developed in the world, having been, among other things, plagued by conflicts related to valuable natural resources for years or even decades.

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