The Political Economy of Pipelines

A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Author: Jeff D. Makholm

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226502120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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With global demand for energy poised to increase by more than half in the next three decades, the supply of safe, reliable, and reasonably priced gas and oil will continue to be of fundamental importance to modern economies. Central to this supply are the pipelines that transport this energy. And while the fundamental economics of the major pipeline networks are the same, the differences in their ownership, commercial development, and operation can provide insight into the workings of market institutions in various nations. Drawing on a century of the world’s experience with gas and oil pipelines, this book illustrates the importance of economics in explaining the evolution of pipeline politics in various countries. It demonstrates that institutional differences influence ownership and regulation, while rents and consumer pricing depend on the size and diversity of existing markets, the depth of regulatory institutions, and the historical structure of the pipeline businesses themselves. The history of pipelines is also rife with social conflict, and Makholm explains how and when institutions in a variety of countries have controlled pipeline behavior—either through economic regulation or government ownership—in the public interest.
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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

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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.
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The Political Economy of Russian Oil

Author: David Stuart Lane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847695096

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.
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Pipeline politics

the complex political economy of East-West energy trade

Author: Bruce W. Jentleson

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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The Political Economy of Natural Gas

Author: Ferdinand E. Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351402439

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Originally published in 1987 this book presents a comprehensive survey of the global natural gas industry: it looks at the problems of supply, the pattern of demand, the economics of the industrya nd how the industry in the 1980s was being affected by changes in other energy sectors. As a key commodity in the world economy the supply of natural gas is increasingly affecting and changing international relations between importer and supplier countries: the siberian natural gas pipeline which supplies Soviet gas to Western Europe is a key example of the impact of natural gas on international relations and one which is discussed in the book.
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Nigeria

the political economy of oil

Author: Sarah Ahmad Khan

Publisher: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Nigeria is the most populated nation on the African continent and contains a vast wealth of natural resources. It is the largest petroleum producer in Africa, and a key exporter of oil to both Western Europe and the US, and yet the political economy of Nigeria remains one of gross indebtedness, inefficiency and mismanagement. Here, the author brings together these issues in a far-ranging account of the Nigerian oil industry. She explores the fraught relationship between the government and foreign oil companies, the financial constraints on domestic investment, and the tragic lessons of an economy dependent on oil. This is a fascinating look at the problems of this developing country trying to exploit its natural resources, and will be of interest to scholars of development studies and international business.
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The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Africa

The case of Nigeria

Author: Soala Ariweriokuma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134039581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The evolution of the Nigerian oil and gas industry spanned about a century during which several challenges were encountered and surmounted by major International Oil Companies (IOCs). This book provides a thoroughly researched guide to the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The author examines the increasing role of Africa in the contribution of oil and gas resources to the global energy market and provides an overview of oil and gas exploration and production activities in Algeria , Libya , Egypt and Angola . The book presents an in-depth review of the growth and challenges of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also highlights the geological features of the oil and gas bearing regions of the country. In particular, the emerging prominence of the Gulf of Guinea as a prolific hydrocarbon bearing zone is extensively evaluated.
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Libya, the Political Economy of Oil

Author: Judith Gurney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In this book Judith Gurney documents the way in which the Libyan oil industry has been run under the monarchy and throughout the rule of the Revolutionary Command Council. Surprisingly, despite the volatile nature of the political system under Qaddafi and the US and UN economic boycotts and sanctions against Libya, the oil industry has continued to be run in a low key, matter of fact manner. Equally surprising is that, unlike most OPEC members, the Libyans have always been involved in joint ventures with foreign companies. This pragmatic approach reflects the dependency of the economy on oil gas production. This survey of the political economy of Libya from desert state to oil-rich state concludes that two factors could have a significant impact on the oil industry: the continuance of sanctions over a long period and unpredictable political changes. The book is essential reading for observers of the international oil industry and everyone interested in development.
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Venezuela

the political economy of oil

Author: Juan Carlos Boué

Publisher: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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Venezuela: the Political Economy of Oil is the first book in a new series on oil exporting countries. Venezuela continues to occupy a central place in the world petroleum market. The founding member of OPEC remains the principal net exporter outside of the Gulf. Its national oil company, PdVSA, is now the third largest oil company in the world and is pursuing a revolutionary policy of externalacquisitions in developed countries. At the same time, there are early signs of a shift in its attitudes towards allowing in foreign investment. Such issues are in the forefront of political debate in most oil exporting countries today. In this book, Juan Carlos Boue gives a comprehensive and masterly analysis of the Venezuelan oil industry within the context of the political economy of the country. In the light of two attempted military coups in 1992, this study weighs up the prospects for the Venezuelan oil industry in the near and longer-term future.
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Algeria

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.
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Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean

A Political Economy Perspective

Author: Simone Tagliapietra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319351168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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This book investigates the current status and future prospects of energy relationships in the Euro-Mediterranean region. By adopting a political economy perspective, this book provides insight into regional cooperation in the fields of natural gas and renewable energy. The author posits that regional energy relations have yet to be examined through a comprehensive analytical framework in order to realistically assess the potential role of energy in acting as a catalyst for greater economic and political cooperation in the region. To do so, the author provides a detailed analysis of the region’s energy relations and pertinent case studies. Chapters illustrate the political and economic drivers underpinning the region’s energy dynamics, providing the reader with a wide-ranging overview of the Euro-Mediterranean energy relations of today and tomorrow.
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The political economy of deregulation

interest groups in the regulatory process

Author: Roger G. Noll,Bruce M. Owen

Publisher: Aei Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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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.
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The Political Economy of Turkey in the Post-Soviet Era

Going West and Looking East?

Author: Libby Rittenberg

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275955960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Soviet bloc had a profound effect on Turkey economically and politically. On the one hand, the collapse further marginalized Turkey's position in Western Europe, as some of the newly liberated Central and Eastern European countries raced ahead of Turkey to join the European Union. On the other hand, the collapse presented Turkey with new opportunities and challenges stemming from geographic proximity and cultural/historical ties with countries that emerged from the Soviet bloc and from the former Soviet Union. In articles focusing on the 1990s and beyond, this book explores how the economic and political fortunes of Turkey have changed since the end of the Cold War. Two main sections of the book examine Turkey's relations with the European Union and with the former Soviet Union and Soviet bloc countries. Each section opens with a chapter providing an overview of Turkey's political relationship with the respective region, followed by chapters that examine facets of the politico-economic relationships. Located in a potentially volatile portion of the world, Turkey plays an important role in maintaining peace and prosperity in its region. The analysis in this volume allows an understanding of the critical factors that influence the political economy of Turkey, and therefore, its ability to contribute to world peace and stability.
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The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska

Multinationals Vs. the State

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Does Alaska?s reliance on oil and gas mean that it inevitably will be controlled by corporate energy interests? Or can the state use its vast resource holdings to manage a more symmetrical partnership? The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska investigates the complex relationship Alaska has with its most precious commodity.Offering a new perspective on the challenges of oil-dependent development, the authors explore the dynamic balance between the power of a subnational government?as the owner of resources, possessor of fiscal authority, and regulator of safety and environmental conditions?and the ability of Big Oil to develop energy resources, affect the state economy, and influence state policies. The result is a comprehensive study of an often contentious alliance.
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The Political Economy of Brazilian Oil

Author: Laura Randall

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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The study compares and contrasts PETROBAS to the state-owned oil firms of Mexico and Venezuela, including current information regarding their organization.
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The Political Economy of Oil in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Author: Saule Tarikhovna Omarova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 738

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On the basis of these findings, this dissertation concludes that the dynamics of state withdrawal from the oil sector in post-Soviet context are determined primarily by structural organization of domestic oil industry inherited from the Soviet era, resulting balance of power between the state and private sectoral actors, and general mode of state-society relations in each country.
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The Mediterranean Basin

Its Political Economy and Changing International Relations

Author: Glenda G. Rosenthal

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483163458

Category: History

Page: 154

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The Mediterranean Basin: Its Political Economy and Changing International Relations examines the political economy and changing international relations of the Mediterranean Basin. Emphasis is on the increasing “Europeanization of most Mediterranean countries, whereby they are moving more and more into the economic, political, and strategic orbit of Western Europe. This text is divided into three parts; the first of which discusses the effects of the southern enlargement of the European Community on the Mediterranean Basin, with particular reference to Turkey, Morocco, and Tunisia. The second part explores some key issues in the political economy of the area and shows how most Mediterranean countries are becoming increasingly locked into the Western European political economy in three areas: agriculture, labor market, and energy source (oil and gas). The third part is concerned with the involvement of the superpowers in the Mediterranean, considering the developments in the East-West naval competition in the region and how they relate to the countries of the area. The disputes between Greece and Turkey in relation to the United States are also highlighted. Each of these three parts is made up of two or three case studies that illustrate the three different kinds of Europeanization process in the Mediterranean Basin. This book will be of interest to political economists, political scientists, and policymakers in the field of international relations.
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Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline

Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice

Author: Ellen Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780815399414

Category:

Page: 222

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This book explores tensions surrounding news media coverage of Indigenous environmental justice issues, identifying them as a fruitful lens through which to examine the political economy of journalism, American history, human rights, and contemporary U.S. politics. The book begins by evaluating contemporary American journalism through the lens of "deep media," focusing especially on the relationship between the drive for profit, professional journalism, and coverage of environmental justice issues. It then presents the results of a framing analysis of the Standing Rock movement (#NODAPL) coverage by news outlets in the USA and Canada. These findings are complemented by interviews with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose members provided their perspectives on the media and the pipeline. The discussion expands by considering the findings in light of current U.S. politics, including a Trump presidency that employs "law and order" rhetoric regarding people of color and that often subjects environmental issues to an economic "cost-benefit" analysis. The book concludes by considering the role of social media in the era of "Big Oil" and growing Indigenous resistance and power. Examining the complex interplay between social media, traditional journalism, and environmental justice issues, Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental communication, critical political economy, and journalism studies more broadly.
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(Canada) Ltd

the political economy of dependency

Author: Robert M. Laxer

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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