Pogge (2008) and Wenar (2008) have recently argued that we are responsible for the
persistence of the so-called ‘resource curse’. But their analyses are limited in important
ways. I trace these limitations to their undue focus on the ways in which the international
rules governing resource transactions undermine government accountability. To overcome
the shortcomings of Pogge’s and Wenar’s analyses, I propose a normative framework
organized around the social value of government...[Show more]
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