Marshall Goldman - Oilopoly (2nd Hand Paperback)
Subtitled : Putin, Power & The Rise of The New Russia.
Oilopoly : A story of oil and gas, corruption and naked power, this book traces the rise of the Russian oil economy from its origins in the nineteenth century right through to Vladimir Putin's determined efforts to rein in the oil oligarchs, re-nationalize Russia's industries, and pay off its international debt.
Charting Putin's astounding success in transforming the country into the world's largest oil producer, Marshall Goldman argues that Russia has rapidly evolved into a new breed of superpower - one whose energy-driven economy can, at the flick of a switch, deprive entire nations of their most important resource.
Russia's spectacular recovery and reassertion of its superpower status is nothing short of an economic and political miracle. Marshall Goldman, one of the world's leading authorities on Russia, uncovers a gripping tale of intrigue, corruption, greed, patronage, nepotism, and oligarchy as Russian oil and gas drive its economy and reignite its traditional great power ambitions.
Based on extensive research, including several interviews with Vladimir Putin, this dramatic page-turner is the incredible story of one country's unprecedented, meteoric return to the world stage.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Politics & Government
- Published : 2008 (Oneworld Publications)
- ISBN : 9781851687473
- SKU : B002780
- PPC : LL400gm
- RRP : £10.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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"This is a good book on the complicated history of oil and Russia. The book covers the various dynamics and factors that led the former Soviet Union and now Russia to become an energy superpower. A major part of this book focuses on the geopolitics of Vladimir Putin's rise vis-à-vis oil and gas and also the role played by state champion Gazprom and its pipeline network that is used to funnel Russian and Central Asian gas throughout Eastern and Western Europe. All in all, a good read." - Goodreads Review.
"This may be Goldman's best book, and that's saying a lot . . . read & learn" - Marvin Keith, CBS, Moscow Bureau.
Marshall Goldman is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College and Senior Scholar at the Davis Centre for Russian Studies at Harvard University. An internationally recognized authority on Russian history, politics, and economics, he has met with Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin, and has advised former President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush on Russian affairs.
His many other publications include Lost Opportunity: What has Made Economic Reform in Russia so Difficult, and The Privatisation of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry. He has also written for such publications as Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and is a regular contributor to the Russian newspapers, Moscow News and The Moscow Times.
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