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The Resource Energy kingdoms : oil and political survival in the Persian Gulf, Jim Krane

Energy kingdoms : oil and political survival in the Persian Gulf, Jim Krane

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Energy kingdoms : oil and political survival in the Persian Gulf
Title
Energy kingdoms
Title remainder
oil and political survival in the Persian Gulf
Statement of responsibility
Jim Krane
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the discovery of oil in the 1930s, the Gulf monarchies--Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Bahrain--went from being among the world's poorest and most isolated places to some of its most ostentatiously wealthy. To maintain support, the ruling sheikhs provide their subjects with boundless cheap energy, unwittingly leading to some of the highest consumption rates on earth. Today, as summertime temperatures set new records, the Gulf's rulers find themselves caught in a dilemma: can they curb their profligacy without jeopardizing the survival of some of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies? In Energy Kingdoms, Jim Krane takes readers inside the monarchies to consider the conundrum facing the Gulf states. He traces the history of their energy use and policies, looking in particular at how energy subsidies have distorted demand. Oil exports are the lifeblood of their political-economic systems--and the basis of their strategic importance--but domestic consumption has begun eating into exports while climate change threatens to render the region uninhabitable. At risk are the sheikhdoms' way of life, their relations with their Western protectors, and their political stability in a chaotic region. Backed by rich fieldwork and deep knowledge of the region, Krane expertly lays out the hard choices that Gulf leaders face to keep their states viable
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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Krane, Jim
Dewey number
338.2/72809536
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9576.P52
LC item number
K73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Center on Global Energy Policy series
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy policy
Label
Energy kingdoms : oil and political survival in the Persian Gulf, Jim Krane
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before oil -- The oil age arrives -- The big payback -- From energy poverty to energy extremism -- Unnaturally cool -- We have a serious problem -- Iran and Dubai lead the way -- Shifting gears in Saudi Arabia -- The politics of reform -- Conclusion: the climate hedge
Control code
on1035433826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780231179300
Lccn
2018027640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028847194
System control number
(OCoLC)1035433826
Label
Energy kingdoms : oil and political survival in the Persian Gulf, Jim Krane
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Before oil -- The oil age arrives -- The big payback -- From energy poverty to energy extremism -- Unnaturally cool -- We have a serious problem -- Iran and Dubai lead the way -- Shifting gears in Saudi Arabia -- The politics of reform -- Conclusion: the climate hedge
Control code
on1035433826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780231179300
Lccn
2018027640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028847194
System control number
(OCoLC)1035433826

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