Putin, Power and the Rise of the New Russia
- ISBN: 9781851687473
- Editorial: Oneworld Publications Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2010
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 20 cm
- Nº Pág.: 244
- Idiomas: Inglés
A story of oil and gas, corruption and naked power, Oilopoly 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. Narrated with panache by a world expert on Russia, this is an indispensable read for anyone interested in world politics and the future of our global energy supply. Biography: Marshall Goldman is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College and Senior Scholar at the Davis Centre for Russian Studies at Harvard University.