Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea

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The Gulf of Guinea, on Africa's Atlantic coast, supplies fifteen per cent of America's oil and has recently experienced an immense inflow of investment. But why are American, European, and Asian oil companies enthusiastically committing tens of billions of dollars of long-term investment to the Gulf of Guinea's failing states, which are characterized by ruthless elites, recurrent warfare, and some of the world's most detrimental development practices?The answer is the Gulf's large petroleum reserves, which allow the elites ...

Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea 2007, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231700290

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Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea 2007, Columbia University Press, New York

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