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Petropolitics

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Book Series: Energy, Ecology and the Environment ISBN: 9781552385401 9781552387696 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 512 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626373 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100651
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The importance of energy to the functioning of any economy has meant that energy industries are amongst the most regulated of industries. What might appear to be purely private decisions are made within a complex and evolving web of government regulations. Petropolitics: Petroleum Development, Markets and Regulations, Alberta as an Illustrative History provides an economic history of the petroleum industry in Alberta as well as a detailed analysis of the operation of the markets for Alberta oil and natural gas, and the main governmental regulations (apart from environmental regulations) faced by the industry. The tools used within this study are applicable to oil and gas industries throughout the world.Winner, 2014 Book of the Year, Petroleum History Society

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Long Night of the Tankers

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Book Series: Beyond Boundaries ISBN: 9781552387597 9781552387603 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 368 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626369 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100620
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Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a lesser-known but critical component of the Atlantic naval theatre during World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-hand accounts, authors Bercuson and Herwig examine the story behind Operation Neuland, the German plan to interrupt vital oil supplies from reaching the United States and the United Kingdom by preventing Allied oil tankers from leaving refineries in the Caribbean. The story begins in February 1942 and follows this German attempt to scuttle the Allied war machine through to the end of the war. Told largely from the German perspective, it details the planning and execution of the Germans and the diplomatic, political, and military responses of the Allies, particularly the United States, to overcome the German effort.Winner, 2014 John Lyman Book Award for U.S. Naval History (North American Society for Oceanic History)

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Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800

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Book Series: Atlantic World ISBN: 9789004271326 9789004271319 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 452 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613427 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access. Dutch Atlantic Connections reevaluates the role of the Dutch in the Atlantic between 1680-1800. It shows how pivotal the Dutch were for the functioning of the Atlantic sytem by highlighting both economic and cultural contributions to the Atlantic world.

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The Dynastic Centre and the Provinces

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Book Series: Rulers & Elites ISBN: 9789004251489 9789004272095 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613364 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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The dynastic centre and the provinces were linked by agents and ritual occasions. This book includes contributions by specialists examining these connections in late imperial China, early modern Europe, and the Ottoman empire, suggesting important revisions and an agenda for comparison. This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access

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Colonização agrária no Norte do Paraná: processos geoeconômicos e sociogeográficos de desenvolvimento de uma zona subtropical do Brasil sob a influência da plantação de café

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ISBN: 9788576286554 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.7476/9788576286554 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - EDUEM
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O estudo de Gerd Kohlhepp constitui referência imprescindível para a descrição e compreensão do precesso de colonização agrária do Norte paranaense e oferece um excelente fundamento para a reflexão sobre seus desdobramentos até hoje. A obra não tem apenas o sentido hitórico, que por si mesmo já a justificaria, de registrar um produto de altíssimo nível científico da Geografia de tradição alemã; mais que isso, ela ainda torna acessivel a paranaenses, breasileiros e toda a comunidade lusófona umj desses textos de fundação do Brasil sob perspectiva e contribuição estrangeira, que hoje, ao se tornarem visíveis, ajudam a refletir sobre as características contemporaneas da sociedade local e sobre os caminhos futuros que ela pode tomar - ou não - nas próximas décadas.

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Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia

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ISBN: 9780822355427 9780822377306 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625238 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100325
Subject: History
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This book provides valuable new ethnographic insights into life along some of the most contentious borders in the world. The collected essays portray existence at different points across India's northern frontiers and, in one instance, along borders within India. Whether discussing Shi'i Muslims striving to be patriotic Indians in the Kashmiri district of Kargil or Bangladeshis living uneasily in an enclave surrounded by Indian territory, the contributors show that state borders in Northern South Asia are complex sites of contestation. India's borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, China, and Nepal encompass radically different ways of life, a whole spectrum of relationships to the state, and many struggles with urgent identity issues. Taken together, the essays show how, by looking at state-making in diverse, border-related contexts, it is possible to comprehend Northern South Asia's various nation-state projects without relapsing into conventional nationalist accounts.

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Portrait of a Young Painter

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ISBN: 9780822357650 9780822376125 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625256 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100326
Subject: History
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This book adopts a biographical approach to understanding the culture surrounding the Mexico City youth rebellion of the 1960s. Mary Kay Vaughan's chronicle of the life of painter Pepe Zúñiga counters a literature that portrays post-1940 Mexican history as a series of uprisings against state repression, injustice, and social neglect that culminated in the student protests of 1968. Rendering Zúñiga's coming of age on the margins of formal politics, Vaughan depicts midcentury Mexico City as a culture of growing prosperity, state largesse, and a vibrant, transnationally-informed public life that produced a multifaceted youth movement brimming with creativity and criticism of convention. By discussing the influences that shaped Zuniga's worldview, she historicizes the process of subject formation and shows how doing so offers new perspectives on the events of 1968.

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State of Ambiguity

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ISBN: 9780822356301 9780822376842 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625261 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100320
Subject: History
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Cuba's first republican era (1902–1959) is principally understood in terms of its failures and discontinuities, its first three decades and the overthrow of Machado seen at best as a prologue to the "real" revolution of 1959. This book brings together scholars from North America, Cuba, and Spain to challenge this narrative, presenting republican Cuba instead as a time of meaningful engagement—socially, politically, and symbolically. Addressing a wide range of topics—civic clubs and folkloric societies, science, public health and agrarian policies, popular culture, national memory, and the intersection of race and labor—the contributors explore how a broad spectrum of Cubans embraced a political and civic culture of national self-realization. These essays recast the first republic as a time of deep continuity in processes of liberal state- and nation-building that were periodically disrupted—but also reinvigorated—by foreign intervention and profound uncertainty.

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Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France

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ISBN: 9780271061924 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625754 Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100090
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In Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France, Horowitz brings together the political and cultural history of post-revolutionary France to show how French society responded to and recovered from the upheaval of the French Revolution. The Revolution led to a heightened sense of distrust and divided the nation along ideological lines. In the wake of the Terror, many began to express concerns about the atomization of French society. Friendship was regarded as one bond that could restore trust and cohesion. Because trust and cohesion were necessary to post-revolutionary parliamentary life, politicians turned to friends and ideas about friendship to create solidarity. Relying on detailed analyses of politicians’ social networks, new tools from the digital humanities, and examinations of behind-the-scenes political transactions, Horowitz makes clear the connection between politics and emotions in the early nineteenth century, and reevaluates the role of women in political life.

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Muslims in Kenyan Politics

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ISBN: 9780810130029 9780810167872 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628770 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100721
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Muslims in Kenyan Politics explores the changing relationship between Muslims and the state in Kenya from precolonial times to the present, culminating in the radicalization of a section of the Muslim population in recent decades. The politicization of Islam in Kenya is deeply connected with the sense of marginalization that shapes Muslims’ understanding of Kenyan politics and government policies.Kenya’s Muslim population comprises ethnic Arabs, Indians, and black Africans, and its status has varied historically. Under British rule, an imposed racial hierarchy affected Muslims particularly, thwarting the development of a united political voice. Drawing on a broad range of interviews and historical research, Ndzovu presents a nuanced picture of political associations during the postcolonial period and explores the role of Kenyan Muslims as political actors.

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