Oil Companies in the International System
Oil Companies in the International System (1978) provides an original and wide-ranging examination of the impact that the leading oil companies have had on international relations. It looks at the interplay between the oil companies and the governments of both the industrialised and oil-producing countries and asks to what extent the former have been beyond the control of these authorities. It pays particular attention to the oil industry’s relations with the consuming countries, and considers the oil companies’ importance in international politics.
1. Introduction 2. Oil Majors and Parent Governments before 1939 3. Majors and Parents 1939–69: The Second Industry Restructuring 4. Majors and Host Governments pre-1970 5. Parent and Host Governments pre-1970 6. The Companies as Transitional Actors 7. Hosts and Companies in the 1970s 8. Companies, Industrialised Consumers and the OPEC Challenge 9. The Embargo and After – Testing Time 10. Will the Companies Survive?