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By Robin Gendron, Mats Ingulstad, Espen Storli

ISBN-10: 0774825324

ISBN-13: 9780774825320

Because the key part in aluminum construction, bauxite has develop into probably the most vital minerals of the final 100 years. to a couple it introduced fiscal and political virtue, yet for lots of others, its improvement left a legacy of exploitation. Aluminum Ore explores the heritage of bauxite within the 20th century and the worldwide forces that this background represents, from its strategic improvement within the First international battle to its position within the globalization of markets as businesses from the northern hemisphere vied for the assets of the south. that includes essays by means of students from around the globe, this wide-ranging assortment is a background of 1 crucial mineral and a brand new point of view on a time of change.

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23 Benito Mussolini, “Il Piano Regulatore della Nuova Economia Italiana,” in Omnia Opera di Benito Mussolini, vol. 27, ed. Eduardo Susmel and Duilio Susmel (Florence: La Fenice, 1959), 241-48. 24 Joel Hurstfield, “The Control of British Raw Material Supplies, 1919-39,” Economic History Review 14, 1 (1944): 1-31. 25 Mark Mazover, Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe (London: Penguin Books, 2008), 578-79; Richard Overy, Goering: The “Iron Man” (London: Routledge, 1984), 36-37. 26 George Baer, Test Case: Italy, Ethiopia, and the League of Nations (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1976), 199-204.

Robert Westerfield (New York: Nova Science, 2004), 179-203. 12 Geoffrey Jones, “Globalization,” in The Oxford Handbook of Business History, ed. Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 14170; quotation is at 162. 13 Even though the evidence is tenuous at best, the correlation between increasing globalization and the policy constraints facing modern states has lent credence to the claim that there is a causal relationship. For an early critique, see Paul Pierson, “Post-Industrial Pressures on the Mature Welfare States,” in The New Politics of the Welfare State, ed.

US Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries: Bauxite and Alumina, January 2006 (Washington, DC: US Geological Survey, 2006). 9 As one historian remarked when trying to explain this process, a brief description is almost inevitably unsuited both for the layman and the technician; too technical for the former and not sufficiently detailed for the latter. Charles Carr, Alcoa: An American Enterprise (New York: Rinehart, 1952), 70. 10 Alfred Eckes and Thomas Zeiler, Globalization and the American Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

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