Political effects of natural resources and pro-authoritarianism
The political economy of natural resources is not a new area of study, but the presentation on the Caspian Basin countries is from a less-researched angle. This talk focuses on the characteristics of petro-authoritarianism, factors of strength in despotic governance, and the political effects of rich natural resources in countries such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia. The main question is whether the non-transparent management of oil and revenues is paramount to establishing authoritarian governance and the klan regime. I pay specific attention to the mismanagement of oil-gas revenues and anonymous and quasi-fiscal expenditures fuelled by the fire of grand and endemic corruption.
20 February 2023, 17:00 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2023)
St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF
Nissan Lecture Theatre
Dr Danielle Lussier (Kings College London)
Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Members of the University only