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Received: 2017-09-14  |  Accepted: 2018-01-15  |  Published: 2018-03-30

Title

The Brazilian Amazon: a resource curse or renewed colonialism?


Abstract

The aim of this paper is to highlight the effect of the endowment of resources on development through the analysis of the impact of national strategy, both at a regional and local level. The research focuses on the Legal Amazon, through the georeferenced analysis of socio-economic data from the last three censuses (1991, 2000 and 2010), in order to demonstrate how the Brazilian national energy strategy is contributing to the perpetuation of the phenomenon of the endowment trap at a regional level. Despite boosting the national growth, the concentration of sector-based projects in resource-abundant areas is unable to eradicate inequalities, which in turn perpetuates the path dependence.


Keywords

Brazil, Legal Amazon, Dependency, Inequality, Human Development


JEL classifications

O38 , O44 , O54


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/158


DOI


HAL


Pages

438-451


Funding

This research was supported by the project AguaSociaL an FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES - Marie Curie Action "International Research Staff Exchange Scheme", Grant Agreement Number 612633

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Iorio, Martina
Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy http://www.uniroma3.it
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Monni, Salvatore
Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy http://www.uniroma3.it
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Brollo, Barbara
Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy http://www.uniroma3.it
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

5


Number

3


Issue date

March 2018


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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