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Burmas förlorade skatter

Lantz, Christopher LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This essay is about the fundamental paradox that surrounds the trade of natural resources from developing countries. The essay will focus on the gemstone trade from Burma.
How is it possible that a country can be so rich in natural resources but so poor in terms of human capital, welfare and development. Is there a nexus between the amount of a country’s natural resources and development, a nexus that could be described as nothing less then a curse? This essay wants to show how the so called “resource curse” and the trade in gemstone affects ordinary people in Burma. The essay concludes that the result of this trade is nothing less than pain and misery for the majority of the people.
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author
Lantz, Christopher LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Burma, natural resources, resource curse, gemstones
language
Swedish
id
1971625
date added to LUP
2011-07-04 12:15:42
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:52
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  abstract     = {This essay is about the fundamental paradox that surrounds the trade of natural resources from developing countries. The essay will focus on the gemstone trade from Burma. 
How is it possible that a country can be so rich in natural resources but so poor in terms of human capital, welfare and development. Is there a nexus between the amount of a country’s natural resources and development, a nexus that could be described as nothing less then a curse? This essay wants to show how the so called “resource curse” and the trade in gemstone affects ordinary people in Burma. The essay concludes that the result of this trade is nothing less than pain and misery for the majority of the people.},
  author       = {Lantz, Christopher},
  keyword      = {Burma,natural resources,resource curse,gemstones},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Burmas förlorade skatter},
  year         = {2011},
}