The Geopolitics of Resource Wars / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$210.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $167.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 20%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $167.00   
  • New (3) from $176.00   
  • Used (7) from $167.00   

Overview

This new book provides fresh and in-depth perspectives on so-called 'resource wars'.

Highlighting the multiple forms of violence accompanying the history of resources exploitation, business practices supporting predatory regimes, insurgent groups and terrorists, this is an authoritative guide to the struggle for control of the world's resources.

It includes key conceptual chapters and covers a wide range of case studies including:

* the geopolitics of oil control in the Middle East, Central Asia and Columbia,

* spaces of governance and 'petro-violence' in Nigeria

* 'blood diamonds' and other minerals associated with conflicts in Sierra Leone and the Congo.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Geopolitics.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714656045
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/12/2005
  • Series: Routledge Studies in Geopolitics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Philippe Le Billon is Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia with the Department of Geography and the Liu Institute on Global Issues. A former Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Overseas Development Institute, he is the author of Fuelling War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. The Geopolitical Economy of 'Resource Wars' 2. Natural Resources and Civil Strife: A two-stage process 3. Resource Curse?: Govermentality, oil and power in the Niger delta, Nigeria 4. Oil and the Political Economy of Conflict in Columbia and Beyond: A linkages approach 5. From Free Oil to 'Freedom Oil': Terrorism, war and US geopolitics in the Persian Gulf 6. Great Game or Grubby Game?: The struggle for control of the Caspian 7. Resources and Conflict in the Caspian Sea 8. Coercive Western Energy Security Strategies: 'Resource wars' as a new threat to global security 9. The Geopolitics of Conflict and Diamonds in Sierra Leone 10. Identity, Space and the Political Economy of Conflict in Central Asia

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)