The scramble for African oil : oppression, corruption and war for control of Africa's natural resources /

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Author / Creator:Yates, Douglas A. (Douglas Andrew), 1964-
Imprint:London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2012.
Description:x, 260 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Series:New politics, progressive policy
New politics, progressive policy.
Subject:Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- Africa.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Africa.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780745330464 (hbk.)
0745330460 (hbk.)
9780745330457 (pbk.)
0745330452 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-247) and index.
Summary:Africa is often seen as a place to be pitied or feared as an area of instability. This book challenges these complacent assumptions, showing how our demand for oil contributes to the chronic problems plaguing the continent. Douglas A. Yates shows how the 'scramble' by the great powers for African oil has fed corruption and undermined democracy. Yates documents how Africans have refused to remain passive in the face of such developments, forming movements to challenge this new attempt at domination. This book is an urgent challenge to our understanding of Africa, raising questions about the consequences of our reliance on foreign resources. It will be vital reading for all those studying development and global political economy.