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The Resource Blood oil : tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world, Leif Wenar

Blood oil : tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world, Leif Wenar

Label
Blood oil : tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world
Title
Blood oil
Title remainder
tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world
Statement of responsibility
Leif Wenar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wenar, Leif
Dewey number
338.2/7285
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9560.5
LC item number
.W46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Natural resources
  • Economic policy
  • Geopolitics
Label
Blood oil : tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world, Leif Wenar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Addicted to money -- Power : what big men want -- Coercion, corruption ... -- ... Then maybe blood -- Might makes right -- Curses on us : petrocrats, terrorists, and conflict -- How might makes right -- Grasping dirty hands -- Counter-power -- The determination of peoples -- Popular resource sovereignty -- The state of the law -- Popular philosophy -- Our corruption : why leaders must lie -- Principles for action -- Clean trade policy I : protecting property -- Clean trade policy II : supporting accountability -- The future -- Epilogue: The philosophy of unity
Control code
ocn911518548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
liii, 494 pages
Isbn
9780190262921
Lccn
2015023440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190262921
  • (OCoLC)911518548
Label
Blood oil : tyrants, violence, and the rules that run the world, Leif Wenar
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Addicted to money -- Power : what big men want -- Coercion, corruption ... -- ... Then maybe blood -- Might makes right -- Curses on us : petrocrats, terrorists, and conflict -- How might makes right -- Grasping dirty hands -- Counter-power -- The determination of peoples -- Popular resource sovereignty -- The state of the law -- Popular philosophy -- Our corruption : why leaders must lie -- Principles for action -- Clean trade policy I : protecting property -- Clean trade policy II : supporting accountability -- The future -- Epilogue: The philosophy of unity
Control code
ocn911518548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
liii, 494 pages
Isbn
9780190262921
Lccn
2015023440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190262921
  • (OCoLC)911518548

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