This volume explores institutional change and performance in the resource-rich Andean countries during the last resource boom and in the early post-boom years.

The latest global commodity boom has profoundly marked the face of the resource-rich Andean region, significantly contributing to economic growth and notable reductions of poverty and income inequality. The boom also constituted a period of important institutional change, with these new institutions sharing the potential of preventing or mitigating the maladies extractive economies tend to suffer from, generally denominated as the “resource curse”. This volume explores these institutional changes in the Andean region to identify the factors that have shaped their emergence and to assess their performance. The interdisciplinary and comparative perspective of the chapters in this book provide fine-grained analyses of different new institutions introduced in the Andean countries and discusses their findings in the light of the resource curse approach. They argue that institutional change and performance depend upon a much larger set of factors than those generally identified by the resource curse literature. Different, domestic and external, economic, political and cultural factors such as ideological positions of decision-makers, international pressure or informal practices have shaped institutional dynamics in the region. Altogether, these findings emphasize the importance of nuanced and contextualized analysis to better understand institutional dynamics in the context of extractive economies.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the extractive industries, natural resource management, political economics, Latin American studies and sustainable development.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, ; has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

part 1|35 pages


chapter 1|33 pages

A curse over the Andes?

The resource curse approach and institutional change in the Andean region
Size: 0.22 MB

part 2|211 pages

Empirical studies

chapter 2|15 pages

Fiscal reforms and institutional changes in the Andean region

Revenues volatility and unequal distribution of regional income
Size: 0.27 MB

chapter 3|16 pages

Cash transfers as citizens' dividend of the resource boom

Opportunities and challenges of social protection in Bolivia
Size: 0.54 MB

chapter 4|18 pages

Growing under the shadow of oil

Institutionalizing the mining sector in Ecuador between 2002 and 2019
Size: 0.21 MB

chapter 5|16 pages

Hybrid institutions

Institutionalizing practices in the context of extractive expansion
Size: 0.39 MB

chapter 6|18 pages

Prior consultation to halt the resource curse?

Potentials and pitfalls of a participatory innovation in Peru and its implications for the Andean countries
Size: 0.13 MB

chapter 7|20 pages

The curse among citizens

Corruption, democracy, and citizen participation in the Andean region
Size: 0.15 MB

chapter 8|16 pages

Towards new rules for political transparency

Lessons from anti-corruption initiatives in Peru and Chile
Size: 0.14 MB

chapter 9|19 pages

Between environmental subsystem change and extractive regime resilience

Beyond the apparent development of Chilean environmental institutions (1990–2019)
Size: 0.35 MB

chapter 10|21 pages

Strengthening or weakening environmental institutions?

Chile and the establishment and use of environmental courts in an extractive economy
Size: 0.14 MB

chapter 11|20 pages

New institutions, old practices

The weakening of new environmental control institutions in Peru
Size: 0.29 MB

chapter 12|14 pages

How to institutionalize sustainability?

Analyzing the enforcement of reparación integral and environmental law in the hydrocarbon sector in Ecuador
Size: 0.11 MB

part 3|19 pages

Conclusions and road ahead

chapter 14|17 pages

Institutional change in extractive economies

A research agenda from the Andes
Size: 0.11 MB