Blood Oil

Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World

Author: Leif Wenar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190262923

Category: Developed countries

Page: 552

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Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on weapons and oppression; militants in Iraq and in the Congo spend resource money on radicalization and ammunition. Resource-fueled authoritarians and extremists present endless crises to the West-and the source of their resource power is ultimately ordinary consumers, doing their everyday shopping at the gas station and the mall. In this sweeping new book, one of today's leading political philosophers, Leif Wenar, goes behind the headlines in search of the hidden global rule that thwarts democracy and development-and that puts shoppers into business with some of today's most dangerous men. Wenar discovers a rule that once licensed the slave trade and apartheid and genocide, a rule whose abolition has marked some of humanity's greatest triumphs-yet a rule that still enflames tyranny and war and terrorism through today's multi-trillion dollar resource trade. Blood Oil shows how the West can now lead a peaceful revolution by ending its dependence on authoritarian oil, and by getting consumers out of business with the men of blood. The book describes practical strategies for upgrading world trade: for choosing new rules that will make us more secure at home, more trusted abroad, and better able to solve pressing global problems like climate change. Blood Oil shows citizens, consumers and leaders how we can act together today to create a more united human future.

Beyond Blood Oil

Philosophy, Policy, and the Future

Author: Leif Wenar,Michael Blake,Aaron James,Christopher Kutz,Nazrin Mehdiyeva,Anna Stilz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538112116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Beyond Blood Oil expands on the themes and proposals laid out in Leif Wenar’s previous book and engages a distinguished group of scholars to explore philosophical arguments, assessing the prospects of his practical policy proposal. The book addresses how oil resources can undermine democracy and discusses moral obligations of those who consume oil

The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics

Author: A. Carl LeVan,Patrick Ukata

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192526316

Category: Political Science

Page: 744

View: 8295


The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics offers a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria's very rich history and ever changing politics to its readers. It provides a deep understanding of Nigeria's socio-political evolution and experience by covering broad range of political issues and historical eras. The volume encompasses 44 chapters organized thematically into essays covering history, political institutions, civil society, economic and social policy, identity and insecurity, and Nigeria in a globalized world. By identifying many of the classic debates in Nigerian politics, the chapters serve as an authoritative introduction to Africa's most populous country. The chapters are interdisciplinary, introducing readers to classic debates and key research on Nigeria, as well as new methodologies, new data, and a compelling corpus of research questions for the next generation of researchers and readers interested in Africa.

Alles Gute!

basic German for communication

Author: Jeanine Briggs,John E. Crean,Renate A. Schulz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780394328720

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 402

View: 7191



Defoe's Review

Reproduced from the Original Editions Published in London

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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