Regional conflicts over mineral rights in South East Asia

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResource Management in Asia Pacific Developing Countries
EditorsRoss Garnaut
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherAsia Pacific Press
Pages70-75
Number of pages6
Edition3
ISBN (Print)0731536827
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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