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Crude Intentions by Alexandra Gillies (Director of Governance Program, Director of Governance Program, Natural Resource Governance Institute)

Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World

Alexandra Gillies (Director of Governance Program, Director of Governance Program, Natural Resource Governance Institute)

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Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publication date: 4 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780190940706
4 stars out of 5

"Aspects of it are unavoidably technical, but the book’s accessible style makes them easy to comprehend"

In Crude Intentions, Alexandra Gillies focuses on the period from about 2004 to 2014, when the price of oil rose to historically high levels, to weave a compelling tale about how unprecedented amounts of money from oil-rich states were siphoned off and where they ended up. Her cast of characters includes multinational oil companies and the elites of resource-rich states in Africa and Asia as well as national oil companies, oil traders and oil service firms. It also encompasses the mostly Western enablers – wealth managers, accountants, bankers, real estate dealers, management consultants, auditors – who played an indispensable role.

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