Sourcing Energy from Latin America: Indian Quest for Energy Security

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Energy, more so if it is oil it gas, is a measure of national power it capability. The weight and strength of a state in international affairs depend upon the skills and resources it deploys to manage energy policy; more so, if it happens to be an oil-rich state. States formulate their policies and scholars thus analyse them accordingly in (geo-) political and strategic terms. Key questions in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have their own particular character, challenges and circumstances.


International Energy Agency Resource Curse Chinese Bank Cyclic Steam Stimulation Shale Revolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Canadian US and Latin American Studies, School of International StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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