publication . Article . 2015

Local natural resource curse and sustainable socio-economic development in a Russian mining community of Kovdor

Tuomas Kristian Suutarinen;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2015 Journal: Fennia: International Journal of Geography (issn: 1798-5617, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Geographical Society of Finland
Natural resource extraction forms the backbone of the Russian economy and characterizes the majority of regions and communities in the Russian North. The long-term socio-economic sustainability of natural resource extraction in resource abundant countries has been questioned and discussed in various social sciences with the resource curse theory, which, however, is understudied on the local level. This study creates a local resource curse theory that is based on the basic idea that there are negative consequences to sustainable socio-economic development as a result of the resource curse. The paper seeks to explain how the current use of natural resources presen...
free text keywords: Geography (General), G1-922
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