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Oil exploration, diplomacy, and security in the early Cold War : the enemy underground / Roberto Cantoni.

Author/Creator:
Cantoni, Roberto, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 290 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Routledge studies in modern European history; 43.
Routledge studies in modern European history ; 43
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Subjects:
Cold War (1945-1989).
Energy security -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
Petroleum reserves -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum reserves -- Political aspects -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
France -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Diplomatic relations.
France.
Italy.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
The importance of oil for national military-industrial complexes appeared more clearly than ever in the Cold War. This volume argues that the confidential acquisition of geoscientific knowledge was paramount for states, not only to provide for their own energy needs, but also to buttress national economic and geostrategic interests and protect energy security. By investigating the postwar rebuilding and expansion of French and Italian oil industries from the second half of the 1940s to the early 1960s, this book shows how successive administrations in those countries devised strategies of oil exploration and transport, aiming at achieving a higher degree of energy autonomy and setting up powerful oil agencies that could implement those strategies. However, both within and outside their national territories, these two European countries had to confront the new Cold War balances and the interests of the two superpowers.--Publisher's website.
Contents:
The allied shadow: international pressures and the Italian oil industry
From Iraq to Africa: the quest for French energy
Oil diplomacy in wartime Algeria
The midstream shift
Transnational counterattack against Soviet oil plans.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781138692909
1138692905
9781315531533
9781315531519 (ePub ebook)
9781315531526 (PDF ebook)
9781315531502 (Mobipocket ebook)
OCLC:
973159398