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POLT 213 - The Politics of Oil

FC SSCI
4 credits
Extractive industries-especially the oil industry-play an outsized role in domestic and international politics. This course focuses primarily on the colonial and neocolonial politics of oil: oil wars, the resource curse, and the power of transnational corporations. It links between (literal) resource extraction and (figurative) extraction of value from financialized economies. Each student researches and represents a country in debating the creation of a new international organization to govern oil and climate change.
This course is appropriate for new students.



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