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.
Date: 20 February 2023, 17:00 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF
Venue Details: Nissan Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Danielle Lussier (Kings College London)
Part of: Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Monday Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Daniel Burton