This Handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple ways in which oil has shaped, changed and affected international relations and global politics. Theoretically innovative, it provides new insights into the interaction between the materiality of oil and its social, economic and political manifestations.
International contributors address the continuing legacy of oil, colonialism, and neo-imperialism and how this has had lasting effects on regions like the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Chapters also assess the complex ways in which oil has influenced the trajectory of global capitalism with the emergence of multiple and powerful economic actors and institutions, and how this has affected the less powerful, the marginalised and the dispossessed. The Handbook concludes by considering the future of oil in the context of the transition to a low-carbon energy system and the challenges and geopolitical consequences of a world becoming less dependent on oil.
Exploring the interaction between oil, hegemony and the international political order, this Handbook will be critical reading for scholars and students of international relations, energy policy and environmental governance and regulation. It will also be beneficial for practitioners and policy makers in the field of the international political economy of energy.
'The Handbook on Oil and International Relations surveys a vast field of scholarship in a manner that is both authoritative and insightful. The contributors, who are some of the top scholars in their respective areas, bring to bear a considerable degree of theoretical sophistication, while their empirical grasp of specific regions is invaluable. This fills a gap in the field and will be read widely.'
– Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, University of Oxford, UK
'Oil politics is a core driver of international politics, from the roots of war to economic relations. This book covers a wide-ranging set of topics, with chapters by some of the top scholars in the field.'
– Jeff Colgan, Brown University, US
'Dannreuther and Ostrowski have succeeded in bringing together some of the world's foremost experts on the global petroleum sector. Although the oil industry is to be phased out, it is still going to be around for a while and it is still big – so we still need to understand how it works.'
– Indra Overland, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
Contributors: Nathan Andrews, Philip Andrews-Speed, Margarita M. Balmaceda, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya, Mathieu Blondeel, Michael Bradshaw, Gregory Brew, Gavin Bridge, Dag Harald Claes, Roland Dannreuther, Tim Di Muzio, Alexander Dodge, Betul Dogan-Akkas, Matt Dow, Aurora Ganz, Andreas Goldthau, Raymond Hinnebusch, Llewelyn Hughes, Peyman Jafari, Inwook Kim, Christopher Len, David Mares, Emily Meierding, Xiaoyi Mu, Lindsay Ofrias, Nelson Oppong, Wojciech Ostrowski, Kwabena Oteng Acheampong, Richard Sakwa, Suzana Sawyer, Thijs Van de Graaf, Caleb Wellum, Douglas A. Yates.
Edited by Roland Dannreuther Professor of International Relations and Wojciech Ostrowski, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Westminster, UK.