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    DescriptionEach week the oil and gas fields of sub-Saharan Africa produce well over a billion dollars’ worth of oil, an amount that far exceeds development aid to the entire African continent. Yet the rising tide of oil money is not promoting stability and development, but is instead causing violence, poverty, and stagnation. It is also generating vast corruption that reaches deep into American and European economies. In Poisoned Wells, Nicholas Shaxson exposes the root causes of this paradox of poverty from plenty, and explores the mechanisms by which oil causes grave instabilities and corruption around the globe. Shaxson is the only journalist who has had access to the key players in African oil, and is willing to make the connections between the problems of the developing world and the involvement of leading global corporations and governments.


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    Title
    Poisoned Wells
    Subtitle
    The Dirty Politics of African Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Shaxson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403971944
    ISBN 10: 1403971943
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: IND
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BISAC V2.8: SOC045000
    BIC subject category V2: KCP, KNBP
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000, BUS070040, BUS079000, POL011020
    DC22: 338.27282096
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: KNB, KCP
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    14 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville