De Silva, Nilani Ljunggren

Dr. Nilani Ljunggren De Silva teaches at Stockholm University. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Atlantic International University.

Explaining Why Natural Resource Development Fails to Lift People Out of Poverty: A Case of Africa
2013 0-7734-4536-6
Are resources being distributed only to make wealthy elites wealthier? How do the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization foster a neo-liberal capitalist agenda that promotes wealth accumulation among these elites? The book looks at how this process can be stopped. It argues that resource distribution must benefit the people in a fair and even manner. The previous studies on this issue, mainly from the West, construct discourses and produce languages of poverty, or tribalism, arguing that these are the major factors contributing to civil conflict and underdevelopment. This book tries to look at how these factors can be overcome through responsible resource development.