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Politics of Oil

Steve Yetiv

in Political Science

ISBN: 9780199756223
Published online November 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756223-0040
Politics of Oil

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The politics of oil emerged in the 20th century as one of the most critical dimensions shaping domestic and global life. Little did the oil prospectors in Titusville, Pennsylvania, know in 1859 that they had struck upon a commodity that would prove central over the next 150-plus years in affecting issues of global poverty and economic growth, war and peace, terrorism, democracy, global power politics, global climate change, the rise of new great powers, and the decline of actors that used or pursued oil unintelligently. All of these dimensions constitute the politics of oil, a commodity that, perhaps like no other, has shaped global life and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future. This bibliographical survey canvasses the best works on the politics of oil, hoping to guide students and scholars in their efforts to understand this vital element of our modern world.

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Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions ; Political Methodology ; Political Theory

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