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The Resource The looting machine : warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth, Tom Burgis

The looting machine : warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth, Tom Burgis

Label
The looting machine : warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth
Title
The looting machine
Title remainder
warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth
Statement of responsibility
Tom Burgis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other "emerging markets" have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. While Africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world's reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 per cent of the world's population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent. In his first book, The Looting Machine , Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage. The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states' value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa's new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it. The ground beneath their feet is as precarious as a Congolese mine shaft; their prosperity could spill away like crude from a busted pipeline. This catastrophic social disintegration is not merely a continuation of Africa's past as a colonial victim. The looting now is accelerating as never before. As global demand for Africa's resources rises, a handful of Africans are becoming legitimately rich but the vast majority, like the continent as a whole, is being fleeced. Outsiders tend to think of Africa as a great drain of philanthropy. But look more closely at the resource industry and the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world looks rather different
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgis, Tom
Dewey number
338.2096
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9506.A572
LC item number
B873 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mineral industries
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Africa
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The looting machine : warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth, Tom Burgis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibligraphical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1594737
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
FIRST EDITION.
Extent
xi, 321 pages, [7] pages of plates
Isbn
9781610394390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1594737
  • (Sirsi) 1594737
  • (OCoLC)884814559
Label
The looting machine : warlords, oligarchs, corporations, smugglers, and the theft of Africa's wealth, Tom Burgis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibligraphical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1594737
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
FIRST EDITION.
Extent
xi, 321 pages, [7] pages of plates
Isbn
9781610394390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1594737
  • (Sirsi) 1594737
  • (OCoLC)884814559

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