United States Foreign Oil Policy Since World War I: For Profits and Security / Edition 2

United States Foreign Oil Policy Since World War I: For Profits and Security / Edition 2

by Stephen Randall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773529233

ISBN-13: 9780773529236

Pub. Date: 04/23/2007

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press

Balancing the international quest for oil with reduction of dependence on foreign oil has been a persistent but elusive goal for U.S. governments. Achieving this balance has been complicated by market excesses and shortages and by periodic anxiety over the exhaustion of fossil fuel sources. Stephen Randall offers a timely analysis of American foreign oil policy at the…  See more details below

Overview

Balancing the international quest for oil with reduction of dependence on foreign oil has been a persistent but elusive goal for U.S. governments. Achieving this balance has been complicated by market excesses and shortages and by periodic anxiety over the exhaustion of fossil fuel sources. Stephen Randall offers a timely analysis of American foreign oil policy at the intersection of energy interests and national and international security interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773529236
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
04/23/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Forging policy for the postwar era13
2Containing nationalism, 1919-192843
3Oil policy in depression : the Hoover years59
4From depression to war, 1933-194178
5World War II and the structure of decision making, 1940-1943110
6The petroleum reserves corporation131
7The preservation of domestic and offshore resources155
8The failure of internationalism, 1943-1947172
9American enterprise denied and resurgent, 1945-1948218
10From Korea to OPEC252
11From OPEC to the Iranian revolution269
12From oil shocks to oil wars295
13Conclusion : reflections on the past and present319

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