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Oil

Author: Gavin Bridge; Philippe Le Billon
Publisher: Newark : Polity Press, 2017.
Series: Resources Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Oil pulses through our daily lives. It is the plastic we touch, the food we eat, and the way we move. Oil politics in the twentieth century was about the management of abundance, state power, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bridge, Gavin
Oil
Newark : Polity Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Bridge; Philippe Le Billon
ISBN: 9781509511761 1509511768
OCLC Number: 990556839
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (252 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Nature of a Political Resource; The condition of the resource: growing uncertainty, declining quality; The shape of demand: lighter, cleaner, Asian; Actors: states, firms, and civil society; The geopolitics of the hydrocarbon chain; Conclusion; Notes; 2 Capturing Oil; States: oil landlords, national champions, and regulators; Firms: integration, independents, and the precariousness of "Big Oil"; Negotiating access: resource-holding states versus resource-seeking firms; Extending the network; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Marketing Oil Standardizing productsManaging abundance; Oil markets and shifts in pricing power; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Living With Oil; Making a living; Oil as life: the soft power of petroculture; Conclusion; Notes; 5 Securing Oil; Oil wars; Energy security; Availability; Accessibility; Affordability; Acceptability; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Developing Through Oil; Accounting for oil in development; Accounting for environmental and social costs; Oil revenues: who gets what?; The "oil curse"; Conclusion; Notes; 7 Governing Oil; Addressing the oil governance deficit; Oil governance actors and institutions The (real) politics of oil governanceConclusion; Notes; 8 Better and Beyond: The Future of Oil; Oil's new reality; Responding to the new reality; Four priorities; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Readings; Index; End User License Agreement
Series Title: Resources Ser.

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"The new edition of Oil is the best available guide to the new geopolitics of hydrocarbons."Michael Ross, University of California Los Angeles "This trenchant analysis shows how intimately Read more...

 
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