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Empires of Oil: Corporate Oil in Barbarian Worlds by Duncan Clarke

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9Targets of choice

Corporate oil is a primary focus for animus on the part of many groups across the world. As a large and wealthy industry it offers no shortage of targets. Sometimes the animus is target-specific; sometimes it is directed against corporate oil as a whole. In general, corporate oil is ill prepared to handle modern forms of such animus, despite decades of experience, and often lacks a coherent strategy to deal with it.

Although corporate oil has long been subject to hostility, the situation assumed a new complexion in the late 20th century. The development of global communications, the fragmentation of the world order, the spawning of the NGO sector, the emergence of social activism, and the application of international law all ...

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