Crude Domination

An Anthropology of Oil

Author: Andrea Behrends,Stephen Reyna,Günther Schlee

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452568

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Crude Domination is an innovative and important book about a critical topic – oil. While there have been numerous works about petroleum from 'experience-far' perspectives, there have been relatively few that have turned the 'experience-near' ethnographic gaze of anthropology on the topic. Crude Domination does just this among more peoples and more places than any other volume. Its chapters investigate nuances of culture, politics and economics in Africa, Latin America, and Eurasia as they pertain to petroleum. They wrestle with the key questions vexing scholars and practitioners alike: problems of the economic blight of the resource curse, underdevelopment, democracy, violence and war. Additionally they address topics that may initially appear insignificant – such as child witches and lionmen, fighting for oil when there is no oil, reindeer nomadism, community TV – but which turn out on closer scrutiny to be vital for explaining conflict and transformation in petro-states. Based upon these rich, new worlds of information, the text formulates a novel, domination approach to the social analysis of oil.
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Umwelt und Entwicklung in globaler Perspektive

Ressourcen - Konflikte - Degrowth

Author: Hans-Jürgen Burchardt,Stefan Peters

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593505126

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Umweltpolitische Themen gewinnen an Bedeutung für die internationale Politik. In der Praxis erscheinen ökologische Bedenken gegenüber dem Wachstumsimperativ jedoch oft als Papiertiger. Dieses Buch diskutiert am Beispiel der Rohstoffpolitik die politischen, wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Konsequenzen einer intensivierten Rohstoffausbeutung sowie die damit verbundenen sozialökologischen Konflikte. Außerdem werden Vorschläge für Alternativen zum dominanten Wachstumsmodell analysiert und Anregungen für eine Neujustierung des Entwicklungsbegriffs gegeben.
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Modernizing Racial Domination

South Africa's Political Dynamics

Author: Heribert Adam

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520018235

Category: South Africa

Page: 203

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Apartheid Raciald̈iscrimination Discrimination Racer̈elations Politics SouthÄfrica.
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Energy, Resource Extraction and Society

Impacts and Contested Futures

Author: Anna Szolucha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135121392X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 236

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Energy is central to the fabric of society. This book revisits the classic notions of energy impacts by examining the social effects of resource extraction and energy projects which are often overlooked. Energy impacts are often reduced to the narrow configurations of greenhouse gas emissions, chemical spills or land use changes. However, this neglects the fact that the way we produce, distribute and consume energy shapes society, political institutions and culture. The authors trace the impacts of contemporary energy and resource extraction developments and explain their significance for the shaping of powerful social imaginaries and a reconfiguration of political and democratic systems. They analyse not only the complex histories and landscapes of industrial mining and energy development, including oil, coal, wind power, gas (fracking) and electrification, but also their significance for contested energy and social futures. Based on ethnographic and interdisciplinary research from around the world, including case studies from Australia, Germany, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Turkey, UK and USA, they document the effects on local communities and how these are often transformed into citizen engagement, protest and resistance. This sheds new light on the relationship between energy and power, reflecting a wide array of pertinent impacts beyond the usual considerations of economic efficiency and energy security. The volume is aimed at advanced students and researchers in anthropology, sociology, human geography, science and technology studies, environmental studies and sustainable development as well as professionals working in the field of impact assessments.
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Lives on the move

long-distance commuting in the Northern Russian petroleum industry

Author: Gertrude Saxinger

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205796942

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Nahezu unbekannt sind der Öffentlichkeit die Lebensweisen jener ArbeiterInnen, die das „schwarze und blaue Gold“ für den Export nach Europa fördern. Sie sind fahrende und fliegende Menschen, die zyklisch für Wochen oder Monate in den Fördergebieten leben und arbeiten, um wieder für eine Weile zu ihren Familien heimzukehren. Das Buch führt kurzweilig von der Wolgaregion in das subarktische Sibirien. Die Autorin begleitet fernpendelnde Menschen über Tausende von Kilometern. Sie erzählt vom Leben in der sogenannten „Russischen Erdgashauptstadt“ Novy Urengoy, das sich zwischen Erinnerungen an die Sowjetunion und staatsnahen sowie neoliberalen Wirtschaftspraktiken abspielt. Diese faszinierende Ethnographie gibt einen kritischen Einblick in die russische Petroleumindustrie.
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White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260321

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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Is a racial structure still firmly in place in the United States? White Supremacy and Racism answers that question with an unequivocal yes, describing a contemporary system that operates in a covert, subtle, institutional, and superficially nonracial fash on. Assessing the major perspectives that social analysts have relied on to explain race and racial relations, Bonilla-Silva labels the post-civil rights ideology as color-blind racism: a system of social arrangements that maintain white privilege at all levels. His analysis of racial politics in the United States makes a compelling argument for a new civil rights movement rooted in the race-class needs of minority masses, multiracial in character - and focused on attaining substantive rather than formal equality.
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Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced

Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land

Author: Nicole Fabricant

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837512

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra (MST), or the Landless Peasant Movement, played a significant role in bringing Morales to power. Following in the tradition of the well-known Brazilian Landless movement, Bolivia's MST activists seized unproductive land and built farming collectives as a means of resistance to large-scale export-oriented agriculture. In Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced, Nicole Fabricant illustrates how landless peasants politicized indigeneity to shape grassroots land politics, reform the state, and secure human and cultural rights for Native peoples. Fabricant takes readers into the personal spaces of home and work, on long bus rides, and into meetings and newly built MST settlements to show how, in response to displacement, Indigenous identity is becoming ever more dynamic and adaptive. In addition to advancing this rich definition of indigeneity, she explores the ways in which Morales has found himself at odds with Indigenous activists and, in so doing, shows that Indigenous people have a far more complex relationship to Morales than is generally understood.
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Nigeria Since Independence

Forever Fragile?

Author: J. Hill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292040

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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This book analyses the political and ethnical tensions that characterize Nigeria, which derive both from colonial and contemporary conflicts. It points out three major factors why Nigeria has not yet collapsed like many other African states: ethnic power sharing amongst the political elite, the military with its national outlook, and oil wealth.
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Paradigm Theory & Policy Making

Reconfiguring the Future

Author: Akira Iida

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462904793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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A review of clashes between global and local economics, reveals a new insight for anticipating the economic future. Paradigm Theory and Policy Making is a wide–ranging and thought–provoking treatise on the forces that have shaped the political economies of the developed and developing world since World War II. The author—a vastly experienced policy maker, nationally and internationally—takes us on a journey that encompasses not just economics but political science, sociology, philosophy and cultural studies as he presents an alternative framework to conventional academic ideas. Along the way, he provides a critical evaluation of theories that have dominated economic thought in the last 50 years and highlights the dangers of a blanket application of such theories without taking into account the "real–world" practicalities confronted by nation states in a globalizing world. Topics include: The Conceptual Framework of the Paradigm Theory Civilization, Culture and the Paradigm of Political Economy American Values and the Paradigm of Political Economy The Post–Terror Paradigm Developing Economies and the Paradigm of Political Economy A reflection on "Innocence and Design" Praise for Paradigm Theory & Policy Making: "An alternative framework of ideas for understanding the complexity of policy making in the fast lane." —John H. McArthur, Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School.
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Politics and Oil in Kazakhstan

Author: Wojciech Ostrowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135248230

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In Kazakhstan, the oil industry plays a crucial role in its economic and political life due to the country’s considerable oil revenues and accompanying conflicting interests. As an arena of political struggle, this industry provides a good test case for uncovering regime maintenance techniques. This book examines the ways in which the post-Soviet Kazakh regime has managed to sustain itself in power, and the regime maintenance techniques it has used in the process of establishing and upholding its position. It scrutinizes the tools that the Kazakh regime employed in order to bring the country’s oil industry under its control and, while doing so, shifts the emphasis from the prevalent zhuz-horde, tribe, and clan-based approaches to Kazakh politics towards corporatism and patron-client mechanisms of control. Based on extensive field work in Kazakhstan and in-depth interviews with high ranking representatives of companies working in Kazakhstan’s oil and gas industry, both local and foreign, the National Oil Company and its subsidiaries, government agencies, foreign diplomats, journalists and representatives of oppositional parties and NGOs, this book provides a comprehensive study of the issues of politics of oil and state-business relationships in Kazakhstan.
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Mexican Oil and Natural Gas

Political, Strategic, and Economic Implications

Author: Richard B. Mancke

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gas industry

Page: 163

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The Oil Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Petroleum

Page: N.A

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Salt Creek Oil Field, Wyoming

Hearings, Seventieth Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Lands and Surveys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Continental trading co. (ltd.) of Canada

Page: N.A

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Salt Creek Oil Fields, Wyoming

Hearings Before the Committee ... United States Senate, Seventieth Congress, First [-second] Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 202, a Resolution to Extend the Investigation of Oil Reserve Leases and the Continental Trading Company of Canada and to Include TheSalt Creek Oil Field

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Lands and Surveys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Petroleum

Page: N.A

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Oil company ownership of pipelines

staff report of the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 157

View: 9854

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Petroleum Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Petroleum

Page: N.A

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