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Political power and the Arab oil weapon the experience of five industrial nations by Roy E. Licklider

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English



  • Arab countries,
  • Netherlands,
  • Great Britain,
  • Canada,
  • Japan,
  • United States,
  • Arab countries.


  • Economic sanctions, Arab countries.,
  • Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.,
  • Arab countries -- Foreign relations.,
  • Netherlands -- Foreign relations.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations.,
  • Canada -- Foreign relations.,
  • Japan -- Foreign relations.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations.

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Edition Notes

StatementRoy Licklider.
SeriesStudies in international political economy ;, 21
LC ClassificationsDS63.1 .L53 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 343 p. ;
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2403807M
ISBN 100520062434
LC Control Number87034269

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