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dc.contributor.advisorWainwright, Joel
dc.creatorKass, Amanda
dc.description2007-2008 Critical Difference for Women Professional Development Grant recipienten_US
dc.description2008 Huntington Award Winner, Department of Geographyen_US
dc.description.abstractDespite the 2007 findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other signs that human-induced climate change is occurring, states have accomplished little to reduce energy consumption. Most proposed solutions to climate change fail to substantially reduce energy consumption in the global north. This paper seeks to understand the political economy of oil under neoliberalism, by examining the connections between oil production in Nigeria and consumption in the USA. More narrowly, I consider how the rise of a new militant anti-oil group in the Niger Delta region, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), and alternative energies being explored in the United States are both responses to depleting fossil fuels. The paper argues that neoliberal policies have contributed to extremes between socioeconomic groups at all scales. Thus, the prospects for addressing global warming have been reduced/worsened by the hegemony of neoliberalism.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Scienceen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciencesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCritical Difference for Womenen_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Geography Sciences Honors Theses; 2008en_US
dc.subjectpolitical economyen_US
dc.subjectclimate changeen_US
dc.titleNeoliberal Nigeria, The United States, and Oil: Linking Production and Consumptionen_US
dc.description.embargoNo embargoen_US

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