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Spatial patterns of vegetation and soil fertility along a grazing gradient in a desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China

Webb, Sarah

Titre : Spatial patterns of vegetation and soil fertility along a grazing gradient in a desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China

Auteur : Webb, Sarah.

Etablissement de soutenance : Carleton University (Canada),

Grade : Master of Arts (MA) 2008

Résumé
Many countries that are economically dependent on the export of mineral resources experience lower than expected levels of economic and human development. This paper’s objective is to expand the body of knowledge on the resource curse using a case study of Mongolia, a country newly transitioned to a market economy and democratic government. Economic, human development and institutional quality data are used to develop our understanding of the state of Mongolia’s people and economy, and the changing role of mineral resources since 1990. The brief period during which large-scale mineral development has occurred precludes a robust statistical analysis. Instead, a political economy approach is taken, examining actions of the Mongolian government in light of literature on ‘mechanisms by which the curse casts its spell’. Mongolia is found to have taken measures to capture a greater share of mineral rents, however there is little evidence of large-scale rent seeking for personal or political gain.

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