Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives by Albert Marrin

By Albert Marrin

Oil isn't really beautiful, however it is a source that drives the trendy international. It has made fortunes for the fortunate few and supplied jobs for hundreds of thousands of normal folks.

Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil odor. but with no it, lifestyles as we are living it this day will be most unlikely. Oil fuels our engines, heats our houses, and powers the machines that make the typical issues we take with no consideration, from purchasing baggage to desktops to scientific gear. countries through the final century have long past to warfare over it. certainly, oil impacts each element of recent existence. It is helping form the background, society, politics, and financial system of each state on earth.

This riveting new e-book explores what oil is and the position this helpful source has performed in the USA and the area.

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6. Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman, “Institutions and Economic Adjustment,” in Stephan Haggard and Robert R. , The Politics of Economic Adjustment (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992), 3–40; Peter A. Hall, Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 1986); Richard Samuels, The Business of the Japanese State (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987); Kathleen Thelen, How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); John Zysman, Governments, Markets and Growth (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1983); and John Zysman, Political Strategies for Industrial Order: State, Market, and Industry in France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977).

Information and transportation technologies, ranging from the Internet to global air travel, are often seen as the root cause of globalization and its impact. 9 In this sense, Marshall McLuhan’s idea that the medium is the message rings true: The technological media (Internet, airplane) are the political message: decentralized, privatized, and individually empowering. Technologies diffuse throughout the globe and their ubiquity is thus a consequence of globalization. But technologies are very much viewed as a cause of globalization.

15. Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe: Guarding the Guards, Andrew Cottey, Timothy Edmunds, and Anthony Forster, eds. (New York: Palgrave, 2002); David Pion-Berlin, Through Corridors of Power: Institutions and Civil-Military Relations in Argentina (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997); Alfred Stepan, Rethinking Military Politics: Brazil and the Southern Cone (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988); Trinkunas, Crafting Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in Venezuela.

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