Blood Oil (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
552
Utgivningsdatum
2017-06-22
Förlag
OUP USA
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 38 mm
Vikt
703 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780190659967
Blood Oil (häftad)

Blood Oil

Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

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In this sweeping book, one of today's leading political philosophers, Leif Wenar, goes behind the headlines in search of the hidden global rule that thwarts democracy and development-and that puts shoppers into business with some of today's most dangerous men.
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Peter Singer, Princeton University, author of One World and The Most Good You Can Do Philosophers rarely write big books that could change the world, but Blood Oil is such a book. Wenar does not shy away from the horrific consequences of current trade practices, nor from the philosophical arguments needed to show that this trade rests on ethically indefensible assumptions. Yet instead of leaving us to despair, he offers realistic ways of bringing about change that would make the world a better and fairer place."


Angus Deaton, Princeton University, 2015 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, and author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality Have you ever worried that your spending might be supporting the 'sociopathic rulers and sadistic militias' that blight so many countries in Africa and around the world? Or that your purchases of oil are supporting injustice and oppression, just as British purchases of sugar once supported the enslavement of Africans? Leif Wenar has written the indispensable guide, combining politics, economics, and ethics to tell us just how and why we are all involved, and what we
ought to do to make the world a better place."


Steven Pinker, Harvard University, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and How the Mind Works This book is one of those rare manifestos that awaken people to a pressing ethical issue by changing the way they see the world. Whether or not its recommendations are practicable today, Blood Oil is a fantastically stimulating read: analytic, informative, rationally optimistic, and written with erudition and panache."


Branko Milanovic, CUNY Graduate School, former World Bank Lead Economist, Author of Worlds Apart and The Haves and the Have-Nots Leif Wenar's objective is to devise ways in which the vicious circle at heart of many development failures can be broken, so that odious regimes can be prevented from appropriating natural resources to their own advantage and saddling future generation with much diminished national wealth. Most importantly the book derives practical proposals on how such objectives are to be achieved. The book's conclusions will be of great interest to all those working in
international development, and particularly to national governments and international organizations."


Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Leader of the Anglican Communion It is time that we woke up to the fact that the level of our dependence on certain resources means that we let ourselves be blackmailed by tyrants. Our comfort is purchased by collusion with regimes that are responsible for high levels of human misery, injustice and bigotry. This courageous and forceful book challenges us to make the hard decision that might change this worsening situation. It is a serious and urgent appeal to the conscience of the West."



Michael Ignatieff, Harvard University, author of The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror Blood ...

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Leif Wenar holds the Chair of Philosophy and Law at King's College London. He earned his degrees in Philosophy from Stanford and from Harvard, where he worked with John Rawls and with Robert Nozick. He has been a Visiting Professor at Princeton and at Stanford, and has been a Fellow of the Carnegie Council Program in Justice and the World Economy.

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Introduction Need to Know Basis: The Facts about Resources, the Oil Companies and the Oil Countries Summary of the Book Part I. Them vs. Them Chapter 1. Addicted to Money Chapter 2. Power: What Big Men Want Chapter 3. Coercion, Corruption... Chapter 4. ...Then Maybe Blood Part II. Them vs. Us vs. Us Chapter 5. Might Makes Right Chapter 6. Curses on Us: Petrocrats, Terrorists and Conflict Chapter 7. How Might Makes Right Chapter 8. Gripping Dirty Hands Part III. The People's Rights Chapter 9. Counter-Power Chapter 10. The Determination of Peoples Chapter 11. Popular Resource Sovereignty Chapter 12. The State of the Law Chapter 13. Popular Philosophy Chapter 14. Our Corruption: Why Leaders Must Lie Part IV. Clean Trade Chapter 15. Principles for Action Chapter 16. Clean Trade Policy I: Protecting Property Chapter 17. Clean Trade Policy II: Supporting Accountability Part V. All United Chapter 18. The Future Epilogue. The Philosophy of Unity Notes References Index