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Mezinárodní souvislosti těžby ropy v Africe
The International Impact of Oil Extraction in Africa

Author(s): Jan Záhořík
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně

Summary/Abstract: This paper focuses on oil deposits in Africa and their impact on global politics. The role of the major international actors, the USA, China and the European Union, is discussed from the perspective of energy security after 11th September 2001. Oil industry is the fastest developing economic area in Sub-Saharan Africa but its influence on African regimes is rather controversial since the majority of the oil producers in Africa are owned by the most autocratic and oppressive regimes which are supported, in exchange for oil, by Western donors and economic partners. Oil security has thus become a major component of the international actors’ politics although each of them has a different strategy and perspective.

  • Issue Year: XI/2009
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 284-306
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Czech