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The Resource Oil, illiberalism, and war : an analysis of energy and US foreign policy, Andrew T. Price-Smith

Oil, illiberalism, and war : an analysis of energy and US foreign policy, Andrew T. Price-Smith

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Oil, illiberalism, and war : an analysis of energy and US foreign policy
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Oil, illiberalism, and war
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an analysis of energy and US foreign policy
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Andrew T. Price-Smith
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Analysis of energy and US foreign policy
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The United States is addicted to crude oil. In this book, Andrew Price-Smith argues that this addiction has distorted the conduct of American foreign policy in profound and malign ways, resulting in interventionism, exploitation, and other illiberal behaviors that hide behind a facade of liberal internationalism. The symbiotic relationship between the state and the oil industry has produced deviations from rational foreign energy policy, including interventions in Iraq and elsewhere that have been (at the very least) counterproductive or (at worst) completely antithetical to national interests. Liberal internationalism casts the United States as a benign hegemon, guaranteeing security to its allies during the Cold War and helping to establish collaborative international institutions. Price-Smith argues for a reformulation of liberal internationalism (which he terms shadow liberalism) that takes into account the dark side of American foreign policy. Price-Smith contends that the "free market" in international oil is largely a myth, rendered problematic by energy statism and the rise of national oil companies. He illustrates the destabilizing effect of oil in the Persian Gulf, and describes the United States' grand energy strategy, particularly in the Persian Gulf, as illiberal at its core, focused on the projection of power and on periodic bouts of violence. Washington's perennial oscillation between liberal phases of institution building and provision of public goods and illiberal bellicosity, Price-Smith argues, represents the shadow liberalism that is at the core of US foreign policy.--
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Price-Smith, Andrew T
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Energy policy
  • United States
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Oil, illiberalism, and war : an analysis of energy and US foreign policy, Andrew T. Price-Smith
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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FIEb17712798
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24 cm.
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xxxiv, 210 pages
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9780262029063
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)911846416
Label
Oil, illiberalism, and war : an analysis of energy and US foreign policy, Andrew T. Price-Smith
Publication
Copyright
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.
Control code
FIEb17712798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780262029063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911846416

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