Poisoned Wells

Author: Nicholas Shaxson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230610846
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Political Science

Each week the oil and gas fields of sub-Saharan Africa produce well over a billion dollars' worth of oil, an amount that far exceeds development aid to the entire African continent. Yet the rising tide of oil money is not promoting stability and development, but is instead causing violence, poverty, and stagnation. It is also generating vast corruption that reaches deep into American and European economies. In Poisoned Wells, Nicholas Shaxson exposes the root causes of this paradox of poverty from plenty, and explores the mechanisms by which oil causes grave instabilities and corruption around the globe. Shaxson is the only journalist who has had access to the key players in African oil, and is willing to make the connections between the problems of the developing world and the involvement of leading global corporations and governments.

Africa Crude Continent

Author: Duncan Clarke
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847654557
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Based on thirty years in the global oil game, intimate knowledge of African history and direct experience of over forty countries, this comprehensive book shows that Africa's flaws are not the whole story, when it comes to the continent's history. A definitive yet original account of the rush for Africa's oil, this is also a guide to the hidden face of Africa. Duncan Clarke begins by placing African oil issues in their historical context before tackling the issues of power, nationalism and different parties' strategies for control that have led to today's oil scene. This book is the ultimate reference work on oil in Africa - which is vital to everyone's future around the world.

Energy Security

Author: Richard Youngs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134021185
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Political Science

The geopolitics of oil and gas have made a spectacular return to the international political agenda. The European Union (EU) has recognized the importance of incorporating energy security more systematically into foreign policy. It has committed itself to pursuing an energy security policy based on market interdependence, European unity and long-term governance improvements in producer states. In offering the first broad, global assessment of the foreign policy dimensions of EU energy security, this book considers how far these commitments have been implemented. Examining how the EU’s general approach to energy security has played out in the specific political contexts of different countries and regions, distinctive features of the book include: a thorough analysis of current EU strategies towards energy security, assessing the EU as an international actor a key focus on the governance structures of producer states including the Middle East; Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian, and Sub-Saharan Africa a major addition to debates surrounding markets and geopolitics, informing both international relations and international political economy This book will be of interest to students, scholars and policy makers in the fields of European/EU Politics, energy politics, foreign policy and International Relations.

Conflict and Security in Africa

Author: Rita Abrahamsen
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781847010780
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

Spanning the period from the cold war to the 'war on terror', examines the political economy dynamics of security and insecurity on the continent, as well as its implications for political actions.BR>

Oil and Gas

Author: Ustina Markus
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137339720
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Oil and Gas explores the business and politics of this complex industry from a regional perspective. This book combines theory, practice and a range of international case studies to provide a comprehensive overview of energy management.

Schatzinseln

Author: Nicholas Shaxson
Publisher: Rotpunktverlag
ISBN: 9783858695482
Release Date: 2012-12-12
Genre: Political Science

Über die Verdorbenheit des Kapitalismus Steueroasen sind keine exotischen und finsteren Nebenschauplätze der Weltwirtschaft, sie liegen vielmehr mitten in deren Zentrum. Die Hälfte des Welthandels durchfließt eine der Steueroasen, jeder multinationale Konzern bedient sich ihrer regelmäßig. Ihre größten Nutznießer sind nicht Terroristen, Schwarzmarkthändler, Prominente oder Mafiosi - sondern Banken und ihre Großkunden sowie multinationale Konzerne. Der britische Journalist Nicholas Shaxson liefert eine umfassende Darstellung der Steueroasen dieser Welt und lässt Insider haarsträubende Episoden erzählen. Besonderes Augenmerk liegt auf dem Finanzplatz Schweiz, "einer der weltgrößten Aufbewahrungsorte für schmutziges Geld, der 2009 etwa 2,1 Billionen Dollar auf Offshore-Konten beherbergte".

The New Kings of Crude

Author: Luke Patey
Publisher: Hurst
ISBN: 9781849045384
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Social Science

In the past decade, the need for oil in Asia's new industrial powers, China and India, has grown dramatically. The New Kings of Crude takes the reader from the dusty streets of an African capital to Asia's glistening corporate towers to provide a first look at how the world's rising economies established new international oil empires in Sudan, amid one of Africa's longest-running and deadliest civil wars. For over a decade, Sudan fuelled the international rise of Chinese and Indian national oil companies. But the political turmoil surrounding the historic division of Africa's largest country, with the birth of South Sudan, challenged Asia's oil giants to chart a new course. Luke Patey weaves together the stories of hardened oilmen, powerful politicians, rebel fighters, and human rights activists to show how the lure of oil brought China and India into Sudan--only later to ensnare both in the messy politics of a divided country. His book also introduces the reader to the Chinese and Indian oilmen and politicians who were willing to become entangled in an African civil war in the pursuit of the world's most coveted resource. It offers a portrait of the challenges China and India are increasingly facing as emerging powers in the world.

The Arctic Gold Rush

Author: Roger Howard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441110367
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Political Science

An exploration of the political significance of the Arctic's vast untapped wealth of natural resources, and a gripping account of the race to exploit them On August 2, 2007, a Russian submarine captured world headlines by making a dangerous journey to the bottom of the Arctic seabed and planting a metal, rustfree national flag more than 14,000 feet beneath the North Pole. The aim was to assert Russia's legal sovereignty over a region whose importance had only recently started to become apparent as its melting ice had made, or was expected to make, vast natural resources open to exploitation. The latest estimates are that the region holds around 13% of the world's undiscovered oil and as much as 30% of undiscovered natural gas reserves that would be hugely profitable for any country that managed to secure control over them. Gold, platinum, copper, and other precious metals have also been found along the coast. Neighboring countries - Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, and Norway - are already doing everything they can to mark out new borders. The ensuing political disagreements over the issue are already rife. In particular, games of political intrigue between Moscow and Washington are being played out in the region. But as the world's resources become increasingly scarce and valuable, could the scramble for Arctic resources become violent? Could a "War for the Arctic" be fought? Praise for The Oil Hunters: "The Dramatic Days of oil exploration in the first half of the 20th century are narrated in gripping fashion by Roger Howard." -The Spectator "A fascinating story for anyone interested in one of today's main economic problems: How to reduce the hundreds of billions that Americans spend every year to import oil...the book is packed with intrepid geologists, risk-averse business people, hardup Mideast rulers and ingenious promoters- all concerned with driving up profits."-The Associated Press

The Quest

Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101563700
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Bulletin

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ISBN: IND:30000115769923
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Africa


Newswatch

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133513361
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Africa