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The oil-foreign policy nexus: a response to Simon Bromley

Hertog, Steffen (2006) The oil-foreign policy nexus: a response to Simon Bromley. St Antony's International Review, 2 (1). pp. 71-74. ISSN 1746-451X

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Abstract

Does the United States' (US) thirst for oil cause its military expansionism or are US policies towards world oil just a by-product of its broader imperialist strategies? This is Simon Bromley's main question, and on the basis of a carefully balanced analysis, he seems by and large to favour the second hypothesis. Dispelling the most conspiratorial interpretations of US oil interests with a concise historical account, Bromley does a service to the academic Left and its intellectual credibility. At the same time, Bromley's broader interpretation leaves specific causal mechanisms unspecified, as it is based on a somewhat functionalist understanding of global capitalism's requirements of systemic reproduction.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.stair-journal.org/
Additional Information: © 2006 St Antony's International Review
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2010 16:53
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29886/

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