Summary of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet
The New Geopolitics of Energy
Copyright © 2008 by Michael T. Klare
Used by arrangement with Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt & Company
Discover who will be the next century’s superpowers. Hint: Oil will replace military might.
Oil and other energy resources are the flashpoints of modern world politics, and they will be at the center of future conflicts. Author Michael Klare analyzes energy politics from a global perspective, presenting his points methodically, from continents to nations to oil companies, eventually working his way down to the pipeline routes that deliver the oil and natural gas to consuming nations. Although, because of this structure, the book at times reads like an almanac, the minutiae do not diminish the importance of the story Klare tells. getAbstract recommends this book to oil industry executives and other serious students of petropolitics.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “petrosuperpowers” are reshaping world politics;
- What the geopolitics of oil are; and
- Which oil companies are benefiting from this transition.
About the Author
Michael T. Klare is the author of 13 books, including Blood and Oil and Resource Wars. A contributor to Harpers, Foreign Affairs and the Los Angeles Times, he is the defense analyst for The Nation and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College.
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