Oil Revolution

Oil Revolution

Anticolonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, and the Economic Culture of Decolonization

Dietrich, Christopher R. W. (Fordham University, New York)

Cambridge University Press

06/2017

366

Dura

Inglês

9781107168619

15 a 20 dias

Oil Revolution examines the anti-colonial diplomats, lawyers, and economists from the oil-producing nations in the Middle East and Latin America who forged a new economic culture of decolonization after World War II. Their efforts transformed the oil industry but had devastating consequences during the energy crises of the 1970s.
Introduction. The cash-value of decolonization; 1. One periphery: the creation of sovereign rights, 1949-55; 2. Past concessions: the Arab League, sovereign rights, and OPEC, 1955-60; 3. Histories of petroleum colonization: oil elites and sovereign rights, 1960-7; 4. Rights and failure: the 1967 Arab oil embargo; 5. Nationalist heroes: imperial withdrawal, the Cold War, and oil control, 1967-70; 6. A turning point of our history: the insurrectionists and oil, 1970-1; 7. A fact of life: the consolidation of sovereign rights, 1971-3; 8. The OPEC syndrome: the Third World's energy crisis, 1973-5; Conclusion. Dead by its own law? Decolonization, sovereignty, and culture.
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