From Africa to Asia to South America, there are countless examples of states being caught up in what Richard Auty (1993) described as the ‘resource curse’. As the Angolan example demonstrates, natural resources abundance does not necessarily benefit the society as a whole. For decades, rentier states have managed to maintain some kind of social order through petrodollar-financed subsidies and other forms of redistribution. However, the recent collapse of the oil price compels not only businesses but all the industry stakeholders to invent and bring forward a sustainable model that could eventually lead to a fairer distribution of value. So how can corporations, states, NGOs and other stakeholders assure a fairer distribution of profits? How to turn the curse back into the blessing it should be?
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