The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas

Author: Slawomir Raszewski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319625578
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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This book addresses energy research from four distinct International Political Economy perspectives: energy security, governance, legal and developmental areas. Energy is too important to be neglected by political scientists. Yet, within the mainstream of the discipline energy research still remains a peripheral area of academic enquiry seeking to plug into the discipline’s theoretical debates. The purpose of this book is to assess how existing perspectives fit with our understanding of social science energy research by focusing on the oil and gas dimension.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources

Author: Andreas Goldthau,Michael F. Keating
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783475633
Page: 416
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the latest research from leading scholars on the international political economy of energy and resources. Highlighting the important conceptual and empirical themes, the chapters study all levels of governance, from global to local, and explore the wide range of issues emerging in a changing political and economic environment.

The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy

Author: Thijs Van de Graaf,Benjamin K. Sovacool,Arunabha Ghosh,Florian Kern,Michael T. Klare
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137556315
Category: Political Science
Page: 743
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This Handbook is the first volume to analyse the International Political Economy, the who-gets-what-when-and-how, of global energy. Divided into five sections, it features 28 contributions that deal with energy institutions, trade, transitions, conflict and justice. The chapters span a wide range of energy technologies and markets - including oil and gas, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, nuclear, and electricity - and it cuts across the domestic-international divide. Long-standing issues in the IPE of energy such as the role of OPEC and the ‘resource curse’ are combined with emerging issues such as fossil fuel subsidies and carbon markets. IPE perspectives are interwoven with insights from studies on governance, transitions, security, and political ecology. The Handbook serves as a potent reminder that energy systems are as inherently political and economic as they are technical or technological, and demonstrates that the field of IPE has much to offer to studies of the changing world of energy.


The Political Economy of Oil and Gas
Author: Ali Aïssaoui
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780197300275
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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This book is the fifth in a series of books on the major petroleum and gas exporting nations, most of them part of the developing world. Because of its gas dimension, Algeria occupies a special position in the global economy, particularly with regard to Europe. At the same time, despite its efforts to diversify the economy, Algeria still finds that its prospects are closely bound to the future of oil and gas. A broad description is provided of the oil and gas sectors of the country, highlighting those features which give Algeria a physiognomy of its own. The analysis is set into the context of history, economic policy and international relations. It also seeks to identify the specific challenges that Algeria will face in developing its hydrocarbon wealth to the best advantage of its economy.

The political economy of Russian oil

Author: David Stuart Lane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 228
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In this thoughtful analysis, a group of international specialists explores the political and economic issues and controversies surrounding the oil industry's move to capitalism. The authors examine the spread of crime and corruption, the role of Russian and Western financial institutions, regional tensions, and the international dimension.


Author: Henry A. Kissinger
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641155487
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

The International Political Economy of the Environment

Critical Perspectives
Author: Dimitris Stevis
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555879808
Category: Nature
Page: 309
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An investigation of the framing of both environmental problems and solutions to clarify the particular political dynamics and preferences that they reflect and legitimate. All the chapters raise theoretical questions at the core of research and policymaking that values social equity and health.

The Political Economy of State-owned Enterprises in China and India

Author: X. Yi-chong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137271655
Category: Political Science
Page: 277
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Focused on unique features of economic development, this edited volume examines the nature and structure of corporate governance of several key state-owned enterprises in China and public sector units in India in five strategic sectors: oil and natural gas, steel, coal, electricity generation, and banking industries.

Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Political Economy

Author: Manda Shemirani
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409422075
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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Shemirani provides a systematic methodology for the study of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) over their life span. She emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift in our approach towards the study of state capitalism with specific reference to the world's four largest SWFs as well as offering insights into their functioning and investment strategies.

The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power

In Search of the Brazil Dream
Author: L. Casanova,J. Kassum
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137352361
Category: Political Science
Page: 202
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Is Brazil ready to take its place among the world's leading powers? The authors examine Brazil's hard power and soft power resources, assessing the challenges the country will need to overcome in order to build its own "Brazilian dream" and project itself on the international stage.

The International Political Economy of Work and Employability

Author: P. Moore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023029443X
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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International competition and skills shortages caused by technological advancement have raised entirely new issues for workers, not least how responsibility is increasingly being transferred to them. This book looks at how workers are expected to survive unstable job market conditions in three locations: the UK, Singapore, and South Korea.

Markets and politics

Author: Wolf Schäfer,Andrea Schneider
Publisher: Metropolis-Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 389518781X
Category: Economics
Page: 302
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The Political Economy of World Energy

An Introductory Textbook
Author: Ferdinand E. Banks
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812700366
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 449
View: 548

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This easy-to-read book presents an elementary yet comprehensive introduction to modern energy economics. Mathematical content is kept to a minimum, and advanced numerical concepts are placed in appendices. The two survey chapters are suitable for readers with little or no formal training in economics. Differing greatly from other energy textbooks, the book aims to provide the reader with an informed advantage. Principally intended as a textbook for undergraduate economics students, it can also be used for self-study or as a reference material.

New Political Economy of Energy in Europe

Power to Project, Power to Adapt
Author: Jakub M. Godzimirski
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319933597
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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This edited collection details and analyses the dramatic changes that the international political economy of energy has undergone in the past decade. This change began with the increasing assertiveness of Russia when the oil price rose above the $100 mark in 2008. This, combined with the rise of shale oil and gas, made the USA all but self-sufficient in terms of fossil fuels. The collapse of the oil price in 2014-15, Saudi Arabia’s new strategy of defending its market share and the increasingly tense and controversial relationship between the West and Russia all worked to further strengthen the geopolitical dimension of energy in Europe. The global result is a world in which geopolitics play a bigger part than ever before; the central question the authors of this volume grapple with is how the EU – and European small states – can deal with this. Chapter 4 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Russia's Oil and Natural Gas

Bonanza Or Curse?
Author: Michael Ellman
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9781843317555
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 230
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A comprehensive evaluation of the Russian oil and natural gas industry and its pivotal role in the volatile Russian economy.

European Energy Security

Analysing the EU-Russia Energy Security Regime in Terms of Interdependence Theory
Author: Nataliya Esakova
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3531192019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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Nataliya Esakova performs an analysis of the interdependencies and the nature of cooperation between energy producing, consuming and transit countries focusing on the gas sector. For the analysis the theoretical framework of the interdependence theory by Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye and the international regime theory are applied to the recent developments within the gas relationship between the European Union and Russia in the last decade. The objective of the analysis is to determine, whether a fundamental regime change in terms of international regime theory is taking place, and, if so, which regime change explanation model in terms of interdependence theory is likely to apply.

The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

Author: Toyin Falola,Jessica Achberger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136683879
Category: Social Science
Page: 452
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While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding that the authors in this volume set out upon researching and writing their chapters, making an important collective contribution to our understanding of modern Africa. Taken as a whole, the chapters represent the range of research in African development, and fully tie this development to the global political economy. African nations play significant roles in world politics, both as nations influenced by the ebbs and flows of the global economy and by the international political system, but also as actors, directly influencing politics and economics. It is only through an understanding of both the history and present place of Africa in global affairs that we can begin to assess the way forward for future development.

Oil Prices and the Future of Opec

The Political Economy of Tension and Stability in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Author: Theodore H. Moran
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Category: Political Science
Page: 102
View: 1996

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