The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska

The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska : Multinationals vs. the State

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Does Alaska's reliance on oil and gas mean that it inevitably will be controlled by corporate energy interests? Or can the state use its vast resource holdings to manage a more symmetrical partnership? "The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska" investigates the complex relationship Alaska has with its most precious commodity.Offering a new perspective on the challenges of oil-dependent development, the authors explore the dynamic balance between the power of a subnational government - as the owner of resources, possessor of fiscal authority, and regulator of safety and environmental conditions - and the ability of Big Oil to develop energy resources, affect the state economy, and influence state policies. The result is a comprehensive study of an often contentious alliance.It investigates the complex relationship Alaska has with its most precious commodity - oil - and with the corporations that bring that oil to market.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1588265579
  • 9781588265579

Review quote

"This well-documented volume is necessary reading for anyone interested in the politics of oil, regardless of geographical region." - Carl Shepro, University of Alaska, Anchorage"show more

About Jerry McBeath

Jerry McBeath is professor of political science at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Matthew Berman is professor of economics at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Jonathan Rosenberg is professor of political science at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Mary F. Ehrlander is co-director of the Northern Studies program and assistant professor of history at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.; A Brief History of Oil in Alaska.; Campaigns, Elections, and the Influence of Oil.; Petroleum Revenues and Tax Policy.; Oil Supply, Budgets, and Expenditures.; Economic Development and State Ownership of Oil and Gas.; Managing the Wealth.; Protecting the Environment.; Conclusions.show more