Several of the ongoing conflicts in South East Asia are internal disputes driven by conflicts over revenues from mineral projects. Inorder to understand these conflicts it is necessary to study the sharing arrangements between regions within countries. This paper looks attypical regional wealth-sharing arrangements to determine when such arrangements are likely to break down and when conflicts erupt. Internal conflicts are likely to occur when (1) a persistent boom occurs in one region; (2) when one region commences on a faster growth paththan the rest of the country; and (3) when the benefits from remaining in a nation decrease.
|Title of host publication||Resource Management in Asia Pacific Developing Countries|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, ACT|
|Publisher||Asia Pacific Press|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|