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Plundered Nations? The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm.

Plundered Nations?

Management of natural resources differs widely in every state; a close examination of the decision making chains in various states highlights the key principles that need to be followed to avoid distortion and dependence. This book consists of eight case studies investigating the political economy of the decision chain, revealing where various states have met with success, or failed disastrously. This original research provides a unique insight into how different countries have handled their resource extraction. This book is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers working across development economics and natural resource economics. 'Plundered Nations is a very important book at a crucial time. Key Decisions for Resource Management: Principles and Practice; P.

ANTHONY J. Carbon Democracy. As tumultuous events in Egypt unfold at speed, with former President Morsi currently in custody, we present Verso's updated reading list of key titles and articles addressing the challenges facing Egypt and the Middle East.

Carbon Democracy

Seamus Milne considers the current situation in Egypt in the context of the Arab Spring and its historical precedents in the "Spring of Nations" of 1848 in his latest article for the Guardian. His latest book, The Revenge of History, follows the events of the Arab Spring as they unfold, as well as providing a rich geopolitical context for the uprisings. The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in EgyptEdited by Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing The account of how it all began, this collection of reports from the region details the causes that underpinned the revolution before it amassed in scale. Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt's Road to Revoltby Hazem Kandil Continue Reading. America's Kingdom - Robert Vitalis.

Resources for Reform: Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina - Elana Shever. "Resources for Reform is a highly interesting study that will very likely become an obligatory reference for scholars studying the effects of privatisation policies in Latin America and those interested in understanding the framework of Argentina's current oil policy.

Resources for Reform: Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina - Elana Shever

Its dynamic style makes it accessible to both graduate and undergraduate students. "—Marcelo Bucheli, Journal of Latin American Studies "Resources for Reform is an exemplary, well written and very accessible account of a highly complex story encompassing poor and rich Argentines, hard-working industry labourers and people struggling to get by, as well as politicians, lawyers, international consultants, and corporate representatives who have all contributed, in one way or another, to tying Argentina's oil industry more tightly into a global neoliberal regime. "—Gisa Weszkalnys, Anthropology of this Century. Resource-Curse-Reading-material-en. 17_Of_Oil_Revolution_And_Complicity.

Money, Oil, and Empire in the Middle East. This book is an important political and economic history of the unravelling of the British Empire and its connection to the decline of sterling as a leading international currency.

Money, Oil, and Empire in the Middle East

Analyzing events such as the 1951 Iranian oil nationalization crisis and the 1956 Suez crisis, Steven Galpern provides a new perspective on British imperialism in the Middle East by reframing British policy in the context of the government's postwar efforts to maintain the international prestige of the pound. Oil politics: a modern history of petroleum - Francisco R. Parra. Book by Daniel Yergin. The Squeeze : Tom Bower - HarperCollins. Daniel Yergin. Daniel Howard Yergin (born February 6, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, speaker, and economic researcher.

Daniel Yergin

Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, an energy research consultancy that is now part of IHS Inc. He is best known as author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power and The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Early life and education[edit] Born in Los Angeles, California to a Chicago Tribune reporter father and a mother who was a sculptor and painter, Yergin attended Beverly Hills High School.[1] He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1968, where he served on the board of the Yale Daily News, and was a founder of The New Journal.

He earned his PhD in International Relations (1974) from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar. Career[edit] Books[edit] Twentieth century petroleum statistics. Oil 101.