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Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Paul Sabin

Philip Rousseau (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Energy shortages, climate change, and the debate over national security have thrust oil policy to the forefront of American politics. How did Americans grow so dependent on petroleum, and what can we ... More


The Ubiquity of Oil

Rosemary A. Kelanic

in Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationship between oil and great power politics. For over a hundred years, oil has been ubiquitous as both an object of political intrigue and ... More


British Vulnerability and the Conquest of Mesopotamia

Rosemary A. Kelanic

in Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses British oil policy before World War I. In the decade before World War I, the British government was becoming increasingly aware of the importance of oil for military power. But ... More


Oil-for-Food Policies?

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 9 concludes and offers a speculative outlook. Food security in Gulf countries is about managing import dependence. Self-sufficiency is no longer an option because of water scarcity. Food ... More


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