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The global economy runs on oil. Sea, air, and land transportation (of both goods and people) and the manufacture of a vast array of products, from plastic and paint to textiles and flooring, all depend on petroleum. This quintessential product of modernization and globalization, however, constitutes one of the greatest exceptions to the rules by which the globalized world is generally governed. What to Read on Oil What to Read on Oil
Plundered Nations? Plundered Nations? The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. 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.
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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. 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
A groundbreaking account of Aramco as a microcosm of the colonial order. Now newly updated, America’s Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States’s special relationship with Saudi Arabia, also known as “the deal”: oil for security. Exploding the long-established myth that the Arabian American Oil Company, Aramco, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows how oil led the US government to follow the company to the kingdom, and how oil and Aramco quickly became America’s largest single overseas private enterprise. From the establishment in the 1930s of a Jim Crow system in the Dhahran oil camps, to the consolidation of America’s Kingdom under the House of Fahd, the royal faction that still rules today, this is a meticulously researched account of Aramco as a microcosm of the colonial order. America's Kingdom - Robert Vitalis America's Kingdom - Robert Vitalis
"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. 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." Resources for Reform: Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina - Elana Shever Resources for Reform: Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina - Elana Shever
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Money, Oil, and Empire in the Middle East Money, Oil, and Empire in the Middle East This book, first published in 2009, 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. 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. He reveals the link that British officials made between the Middle Eastern oil trade and the strength of sterling and how this influenced government policy and strained relationships with the Middle East, the United States, and multinational oil firms. In so doing, this book draws revealing parallels between the British experience and that of the United States today and will be essential reading for scholars of the British empire, Middle East studies and economic history.
Oil politics: a modern history of petroleum - Francisco R. Parra Oil politics: a modern history of petroleum - Francisco R. Parra More Oil: Demand, Supply and Trends in the United States By Joseph ...Parra, F., “Oil Politics: A Modern History of Petroleum,” (ib Taurus 2004). 3. Financial Times (www.ft.com). See attached charts. ...dr.berkeley.edu/pdfs_to_post/OIL_OVERVIEW_OF_5DECADE_HISTORY_AND_TODAYS_CHALLENGES-1.pdf New Books ListOil Politics: A Modern History Of Petroleum, ib Tauris, 2004. HD9560.6.P37 2004.
The Prize | Book by Daniel Yergin - Simon & Schuster
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. 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. Daniel Yergin
Citation Styles for "Twentieth century petroleum statistics." APA (6th ed.) DeGolyer and MacNaughton., & United States. (1945). Twentieth century petroleum statistics. Twentieth century petroleum statistics.
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