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Type Journal Article - Resources Policy
Title Natural resource extraction and political trust
Author(s)
Volume 45
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 165 - 172
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301420715000392
Abstract
Abstract Do natural resources influence political trust? I provide a new answer to this question by articulating a theory of political trust that relates to within-country variation in natural resource extraction rather than the more traditional empirical context of cross-country variation. The distributional consequences of natural resources within countries have a large, positive consequences on political trust. Residents within a mining district may experience disproportionate economic benefits compared to residents living in a non-mining district. These economic benefits, in turn, influence political trust. I test these arguments using Afrobarometer public opinion data in four democratic African states, namely Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa.

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Miller, Rebecca. "Natural resource extraction and political trust." Resources Policy (2015).
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