The books in this set, originally published between 1927 and 1996 discuss the oil industry and its impact on the world economy in the twentieth century. The issues of trade, tax and energy policies as well as national security are all relevant to the economics politics of oil and the volumes analyse and discuss:
- The extent to which American dominance in world affairs is based on the control of oil resources and the changes which will inevitably take place with the end of the oil era.
- Discernible trends in such crucial areas as global petroleum supply and pricing, and the international economic and political implications of both.
- The role of wealth maximisation, and wealth satisficing
- The impact of North Sea oil and gas on the British economy.
- Relations between oil exporters and importers, and between the USA, Europe and the Arab world
- The most important strategic issues facing both the producers and consumers of oil and gas.
Table of Contents
1. Regions in recession and resurgence 2. Towards Global Localization 3. Economic Geography 4. Urbanism, colonialism and the world-economy : cultural and spatial foundations of the world urban system 5. Global Cities 6. Return migration and regional economic problems 7. The Industrial Geography of Italy 8. The Geography of Iron and Steel 9. The capitalist space economy : geographical analysis after Ricardo, Marx and Sraffa 10. An industrial geography of the Netherlands : an international perspective 11. The Western European Economy 12. The Industrial Structure of American Cities