9781107654976-1107654971-Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War

Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War

ISBN-13: 9781107654976
ISBN-10: 1107654971
Author: Colgan, Jeff D.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 326 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107654976
ISBN-10: 1107654971
Author: Colgan, Jeff D.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 326 pages

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Acknowledged authors Colgan, Jeff D. wrote Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War comprising 326 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107654971 and 9781107654976. Since then Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Oil is the world's single most important commodity and its political effects are pervasive. Jeff Colgan extends the idea of the resource curse into the realm of international relations, exploring how countries form their foreign policy preferences and intentions. Why are some but not all oil-exporting 'petrostates' aggressive? To answer this question, a theory of aggressive foreign policy preferences is developed and then tested, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Petro-Aggression shows that oil creates incentives that increase a petrostate's aggression, but also incentives for the opposite. The net effect depends critically on its domestic politics, especially the preferences of its leader. Revolutionary leaders are especially significant. Using case studies including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, this book offers new insight into why oil politics has a central role in global peace and conflict.

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