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Mikdashi, Zuhayr

The International Politics of Natural Resources

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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    Publication Date:
    June 2019
    Copyright year:
    1976
    ISBN
    978-1-5017-4268-2
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    An impartial and shrewd observer here takes a close look at the major producers of today's most sought-after commodities. Mr. Mikdashi deals with the ever-shifting pattern of cooperation and antagonism between transnational enterprises (companies owned by corporations in developed countries and active in more than one nation) and their host governments, especially those in the developing world. Comparing operations in various countries and in various industries, he describes how governments and transnationals work, together and separately, to exploit market opportunities.

    Petroleum, copper, iron, sulfur, uranium, bauxite, and tin-these are among the resources he examines. He illuminates the policies, strategies, and relationships of the protagonists under different market and environmental conditions, discussing the relations among the governments themselves and the alliances they have formed (such as OPEC and CIPEC). Finally he offers suggestions for cooperative action that could both serve the needs of the less developed areas and promote international harmony.

    Practical in approach and original in concept, the book clarifies complex contemporary problems and points the way toward solving them.

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    248 pages
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
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    Readership:
    General/trade;

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    MikdashiZuhayr:

    Zuhayr Mikdashi is Professor of Business Administration, American University of Beirut. He has been consultant to the World Bank and OPEC, advisor to the State of Kuwait and the United Nations Secretariat's Energy Section, and Visiting Professor at Centre d'étude industrielles, Geneva. He is the author of several publications, including The Community of Oil Exporting Countries (Cornell University Press, 1971).

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