Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea (Columbia/Hurst) by Ricardo Oliveira

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Subjects:

  • Contemporary Politics - Africa,
  • Foreign Economic Policy,
  • Political Science,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Industries - Energy Industries,
  • Industries - General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • Economic policy,
  • Guinea, Gulf of,
  • Petroleum industry and trade,
  • Political aspects

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10196563M
ISBN 10023170027X
ISBN 109780231700276

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Editorial Reviews. In this groundbreaking book, Soares de Oliveira sets out to analyse the political economy of oil in the Gulf of Guinea, one of the world's rising centres of hydrocarbon production.

He focusses on a central contradiction, namely, why are American, European and Asian oil companies enthusiastically committing tens of billions Author: Ricardo M. Soares De Olivei. Their macabre partnership with importers, producers, and oil companies seems immune to the political tragedies festering across the Gulf of Guinea, where the state, while largely moribund, is kept from collapsing in order to keep oil flowing to its by:   Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® The Paperback of the Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira at Barnes & Noble.

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Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea Ricardo Soares de Oliveira Serves as an illuminating case study of the peculiar political economy of oil Explains why Europe, America and Asia have poured so much money into a region characterised by its failing states. Investigates the paradox at the heart of Gulf of Guinea politics.

This work aims to bring out the extent to which oil has forged the interaction of the region with the world economy, and how this international relevance of petroleum has shaped post colonial domestic politics and institutions.

This book investigates the paradox at the heart of present-day Gulf of Guinea politics. The governance crisis festering throughout every one of the region's states ought to discourage outsiders.

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Ricardo M. Soares de Oliveira analyzes the political economy of oil in this strategically vital writes a conceptually sophisticated and empirically rich account of the Gulf's. Stable Seas: Gulf of Guinea explores the connections between maritime governance themes and security challenges, drawing on interviews conducted with experts and practitioners in seven countries across the region.

Maritime insecurity threatens stability of coastal communities as well as their landlocked neighbors and puts the sustainable development of the region at risk.

This book investigates the paradox at the heart of present-day Gulf of Guinea politics. The governance crisis festering throughout every one of the region’s states ought to discourage outsiders from capital-intensive, long-term commercial involvement and cast doubts over the political survival of ruling cliques.

However, the presence of large petroleum deposits radically changes this. Summary: The Gulf of Guinea, on Africa's Atlantic coast, supplies fifteen per cent of America's oil and has experienced an inflow of investment. This book analyzes the political economy of oil in this region.

Oil and politics in the Gulf of Guinea. Development in Practice: Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. Author: Rosemary Galli. Dependence on oil exports for a country from the Gulf of Guinea region means a propensity towards a higher level of corruption of the public sector and a lower level of political freedom and civil liberties in the society.

Keywords: natural resources, oil, Gulf of Guinea region, democratization, corruption, diversification of economy. Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn : Pierre Englebert. For a book that covers a broad range of diverse issues, Oil and the Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea is a surprisingly readable volume.

For those just delving into the topic, Damian Ondo Mañe provides examples and breakdowns of some of the more complex subjects, yet there are enough solid data and thorough research to satisfy more seasoned.

Gulf of Guinea, part of the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean off the western African coast, extending westward from Cap Lopez, near the Equator, to Cape Palmas at longitude 7 degrees west.

Its main tributaries include the Volta and Niger rivers. Learn more about the Gulf of Guinea. The eight oil states in West Africa around the Gulf of Guinea together produce some five million barrels of oil a day and may hold as much as a tenth of the world's oil reserves.

Soares de Oliveira has written an important study of the impact of oil on the region's politics. Oil, he shows, has had a powerfully negative effect on the quality of government. Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea affects a number of countries in West Africa as well as the wider international community.

Byit had become an issue of global concern. Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are often part of heavily armed criminal enterprises, who employ violent methods to steal oil cargo.

Inthe International Maritime Bureau, Oceans Beyond Piracy and the Maritime Piracy. The Gulf of Guinea is the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean from Cape Lopez in Gabon, north and west to Cape Palmas in Liberia. The intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian (zero degrees latitude and longitude) is in the gulf.

Among the many rivers that drain into the Gulf of Guinea are the Niger and the coastline on the gulf includes the Bight of Benin and. de Oliveira 's Oïl and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea starts from the apparent puzzle of the survival of West African oil states, but similarly exposes a du- bious convergence of interests of local elites, international companies, and global institutions around oil.

By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu, Prejula Prem and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) –An oil tanker was attacked on Sunday in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and most of its crew were kidnapped, the latest in a.

Her second book (in progress) focuses on the origins of the “Oil Curse” in Africa and is entitled Before the “Curse”: Petroleum, Politics, and Transnational Oil Companies. By contrast, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira's Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea starts from the apparent puzzle of the survival of West African oil states, but similarly exposes a dubious convergence of interests of local elites, international companies, and global institutions around by: The Gulf of Guinea is one of the world's most dangerous maritime regions.

Pirates attack Greek oil tanker off Togo Pirates boarded the Greek oil tanker Elka Aristotle early on Monday. offshore oil and gas exploration and production (E & P) activities This particular scenario is currently unfolding in the Gulf of Guinea The countries of the Gulf of Guinea, an area in the 4.

at 5. See id. at 3 (describing rising demand in spite of OPEC’s production cuts). Oil & Politics In The Gulf Of Guinea by Oliveira, RicardoM S Soares De. C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.

The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend   Since the discovery of the Jubilee oil field in the Gulf of Guinea inGhana has emerged as an oil-rich nation and emerging exporter of high-quality crude oil.

Simultaneously the energy supplies available to Ghanaian citizens in everyday life have become increasingly unreliable, marked by persistent rolling blackouts. FLORENTINA ADENIKE UKONGA Executive Secretary • Deputy Executive Secretary (Political Affairs) Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC).

• High Commissioner of Nigeria to Jamaica with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Belize and Ambassador of Nigeria to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

• Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Gulf of Guinea nations produce more than 3 million barrels of oil per day — about 4 percent of the global total — mostly for European and American markets, with the bulk coming from OPEC member Nigeria ( million bpd).

Smaller producers include Equatorial Guinea (, bpd), Congo Republic (, bpd), Gabon (, bpd), Cameroon. A stretch of West Africa’s coast spanning more than a dozen countries, the Gulf of Guinea is a growing source of oil, cocoa and metals for world markets.

But rising rates of piracy, drug smuggling and political uncertainty in an area ravaged by civil wars and coups have made it a challenging area for investors.

The Gulf of Guinea, a key production hub surrounded by eight oil exporting countries in West Africa, has emerged as a global hot spot. It has accounted for. Gulf of Guinea: UK, US, African navies join forces against oil thieves, pirates On Aug am In Crime Guard by vanguard Kindly Share This Story.

An oil tanker was attacked on Sunday in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and most of its crew were kidnapped, the latest in a string of incidents highlighting the security risks to shipping in the.

The Gulf of Guinea, on west Africa’s southern coast, is the world’s most pirate-infested sea. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports 72 attacks last year on vessels at sea between.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has sought the help of the Nigerian and Benin navies to find an oil tanker that has gone missing with 22 Indian crew members off Benin's coast.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed late Sunday that the tanker, Marine Express, went missing in the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea gained independence in after years of Spanish rule; it is one of the smallest countries in Africa consisting of a mainland territory and five inhabited islands.

The capital of Malabo is located on the island of Bioko, approximately 25 km from the Cameroonian coastline in the Gulf of on: 16th Street NW, Washington, DC Air power plays a considerable role in surveillance and coercion against the menace of kidnapping, sabotage, oil theft and illegal oil refining, militancy, and armed robbery against ships in the Niger Delta and associated piracy off the coasts of Nigeria, its neighbours and the Gulf of Guinea.

Soares de Oliveira, Oil and Politics in in the Gulf of Guinea, pp. 93, ; Nodland, “Guns, Oil, and ‘Cake”,’ p. For a discussion of this issue, see Martin N. Murphy, Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World (New York & London: Columbia University Press/Hurst, ), pp.

28Cited by: 6. The Gulf of Guinea pirates also appear to be more violent. In Somalia, there is no effective government authority that can counter piracy, and an international anti-piracy patrol has stepped in .Guinea is a poor country of approximately million people in that possesses the world's largest reserves of bauxite and largest untapped high-grade iron ore reserves, as well as gold and diamonds.

In addition, Guinea has fertile soil, ample rainfall, and is the source of several West African rivers, including the Senegal, Niger, and. Africa and for that matter the Gulf of Guinea cannot be indifferent to the global energy politics of the 21st century.

The increasing importance of Author: John-Paul Safunu Banchani.

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