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Title:Diamonds, dependence and De Beers: monopoly capitalism and compliance with the Kimberley Process in Namibia
Author:Munier, Nathan
Year:2016
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:43
Issue:150
Pages:542-555
Language:English
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:diamonds
diamond mining
international agreements
political economy
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2015.1085380
Abstract:Why has Namibia, with a dependency on alluvial diamond wealth and location in sub-Saharan Africa, been able to comply with the Kimberley Process while other states in the region have not? The author's objective is to account for how domestic political economy can influence international agreements. He argues that diamond dependency in Namibia has facilitated compliance with the Kimberley Process. The case of how Namibia has responded to the Kimberley Process illustrates how De Beers has been able to constrain domestic policy and use the Kimberley Process as a way to maintain a virtual monopoly in domestic diamond production. Bibliogr., notes., ref. sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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