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The Resource Global energy security and American hegemony, Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael

Global energy security and American hegemony, Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael

Label
Global energy security and American hegemony
Title
Global energy security and American hegemony
Statement of responsibility
Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This analysis of the United States and energy security examines the close relationship between US military supremacy in oil-rich regions and America's maintenance of global power. Energy security generally evokes thoughts of American intervention in the Middle East to protect US interests in that region's oil-rich fields. Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael move beyond that framework to consider US actions in Latin America, Central Asia, and Africa. Drawing on State and Defense Department records and other primary sources and previous scholarship, they show how US foreign policy since World War II has sought to maintain a global energy security regime that supports the nation's allies while maintaining American hegemony
  • Stokes and Raphael explain how US intervention in energy-rich states insulates and stabilizes those nations' transnationally oriented actors and political economies and why American oil diversification strategy strengthens the country's position against rivals in the global capitalist system. They argue that counterinsurgency aid and other types of coercive US statecraft protect the recipient states from an array of potentially revolutionary armed and unarmed internal social forces, thereby securing the energy supplies of nations deemed strategically important to the United States or its allies. Clear and accessible, this cutting-edge contemporary policy analysis will engage scholars of US foreign policy and international relations as well as policymakers grappling with the importance of energy security in today's world."--Pub. desc. from website
  • "This brilliant book forces us to rethink the last 70 years. It demonstrates how the Iraqi invasion [Iraq] 'was clearly about oil'; how that quest has roots running back to the 1940s; and how lopsided policies termed 'globalization' have been integrated into this quest. These themes are graphically driven home in superb analyses of, among other areas, Latin America, the Middle East, and Central Asia--areas that will determine future American prosperity."--W. LaFeber (review), pub. website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stokes, Doug
Dewey number
333.790973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.U52
LC item number
S829 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Raphael, Sam
Series statement
Themes in global social change
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy policy
  • United States
  • Developing countries
Label
Global energy security and American hegemony, Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael
Instantiates
Publication
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
Introduction : Global oil supplies and US intervention -- US hegemony and global energy security -- Counterinsurgency and the stabilization of order -- The Persian Gulf and beyond -- The Caspian Basin : US oil hegemony in the Former Soviet Union -- West Africa : stabilizing the Gulf of Guinea -- Latin America : capital, crude, and counterinsurgency in America's "backyard" -- Conclusion : The futures of American hegemony?
Control code
439901884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780801894961
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009038860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)439901884
Label
Global energy security and American hegemony, Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael
Publication
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
Introduction : Global oil supplies and US intervention -- US hegemony and global energy security -- Counterinsurgency and the stabilization of order -- The Persian Gulf and beyond -- The Caspian Basin : US oil hegemony in the Former Soviet Union -- West Africa : stabilizing the Gulf of Guinea -- Latin America : capital, crude, and counterinsurgency in America's "backyard" -- Conclusion : The futures of American hegemony?
Control code
439901884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780801894961
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009038860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)439901884

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