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The Resource Oil, Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon

Oil, Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon

Label
Oil
Title
Oil
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 market growth. The legacy of this age of plenty includes declining conventional oil reserves, volatile prices, climate change, and enduring poverty in many oil rich countries. The oil sector is now in need of reform. Yet no one seems at the helm, leaving a vital source of energy at the whim of dictators, speculators and corporate operators, and our societies locked into unsustainable growth models. In this in-depth primer to the world's wealthiest industry, authors Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon take a fresh look at the contemporary geopolitics of oil. Going beyond simple assertions of peak oil and an oil curse, they point to an industry reordered by internationalized state oil companies, Asian consumerism shifting demand, the insecurities and violent assertiveness of declining powers, and the dilemmas of post-oil energy transition. As a new geopolitics of oil emerges, the need for effective global oil governance becomes imperative. Praising the growing influence of civil society and attentive to the institutionalization of producer-consumer cooperation, this book identifies challenges and opportunities to curtail price volatility, curb demand and the growth of dirty oil, de-carbonise energy systems, and improve governance in oil producing countries." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bridge, Gavin
Dewey number
338.27282
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9560.5
LC item number
.B625 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Le Billon, Philippe
Series statement
Resources
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Label
Oil, Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of a political resource -- Capturing oil -- Marketing oil -- Securing oil -- Developing through oil -- Governing oil -- Better and beyond : the future of oil
Control code
ocn777617157
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780745649269
Lccn
2012277146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) 1523343
Label
Oil, Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of a political resource -- Capturing oil -- Marketing oil -- Securing oil -- Developing through oil -- Governing oil -- Better and beyond : the future of oil
Control code
ocn777617157
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780745649269
Lccn
2012277146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) 1523343

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