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Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World

Alexandra Gillies


Billions of dollars stolen from citizens are circling the globe, enriching powerful individuals, altering political outcomes, and disadvantaging everyday people. Where does one begin to fight corruption of this magnitude? To find answers, this book examines the corruption crisis that erupted during the recent oil boom. Telling stories drawn from cases of corruption around the world, the book reveals how company bosses have signed off on risky schemes, kleptocrats have used oil wealth to cement their hold on power, and armies of bankers, accountants, and lawyers have stashed the stolen loot off ... More

Keywords: corruption, kleptocracy, bribery, resource curse, money laundering, oil, petroleum, energy, extractive industries, transparency, governance, illicit financial flows

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190940706
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190940706.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Gillies, author
Director of Governance Program, Natural Resource Governance Institute