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 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.

Oil and Gas: Global issues

Author: Peter R. Odell
Publisher: multi-science publishing
ISBN: 9780906522134
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 493
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This first of two volumes of collected papers and essays charts the sequence of significant developments over the past 40 years of the most international of industries—that of gas and oil. Explained are the physical attributes of oil and gas resources, reserves, and supply in their economic and political settings, with an emphasis on the quantities. This book also explores the economic and political inputs to the global oil and gas industry’s organization and markets since the early 1960s and the consequences of a loss of control, not only for the industry itself, but also for the western world’s economy and its political stability.

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.

The Gulf States in International Political Economy

Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137385626
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen examines the changing position of the Gulf Cooperation Council states within a global order which itself is in a state of flux. Against the backdrop of deep shifts in the structure and balance of geo-political and geo-economic gravity, the Gulf States have become increasingly assertive centres of regional power and influence and imprinted themselves on the global consciousness, their exposure magnified by the acquisition or sponsorship of landmark assets and prestige events across the world. Moving far beyond the longstanding role of Saudi Arabia in stabilizing international oil markets, in the 2000s the Gulf States emerged as more muscular participants in attempts to rebalance and reshape the world around them. This process accelerated after the sudden outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2011 as the Gulf States took unprecedented measures to contain and control the processes of change throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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 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.

Towards the Control of Oil Resources in the Caspian Region

Author: Mehdi Parvizi Amineh
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825843274
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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This makes the Caspian region one of the most important geo-political areas in the post-Cold War era." "This introductory book is written to meet the needs of undergraduate students interested in post-Soviet politics in Central Asia and Caucasus and is suitable for the general public interested in the contemporary politics of this area."--Jacket.

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

Author: Xu Yi-chong
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230360742
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 277
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Often holding monopolistic or oligopolistic positions, these state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are among the largest employers in both countries and have activities across vast geographical areas as they are expanding into the global market.--Back Cover.

Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf

Oil, Finance and Institutions
Author: Dr Bessma Momani,Professor Matteo Legrenzi
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409489361
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
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Bringing together for the first time distinguished Gulf experts to analyse the renewed geo-economic prominence of the Gulf states, this volume investigates some of the 'new power brokers' in the world economy: the oil-exporting states of the Gulf. The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) members: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, collectively have the largest proven oil reserves in the world and are among the world's largest oil-exporting states. Gulf Arab states are actively pursuing a variety of foreign investment strategies. Some of these investments are being managed by sovereign wealth funds, government investment corporations, and government-controlled companies. This renewed geo-economic status has received a lot of media attention but there has been a dearth of academic study on what this shift in global economic power means for the international economic system. This volume aims to fill this gap with a rigorous scholarly analysis based on primary sources and raw economic data. It brings together the expertise of academics who have devoted their career to careful study of the region and of renowned scholars of international political economy.

The Political Economy of Peacemaking

Author: Achim Wennmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136854622
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 1891

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This book focuses on the economic dimensions of peace processes and examines the opportunities and constraints for assisting negotiated exits out of conflict.

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 World Energy

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