The International Politics of Natural Resources; Negotiating Third-World Mineral Agreements: Promises As Prologue

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The International Politics of Natural Resources

By Zuhayr Mikdashi
Cornell University Press, 1976
214 pp. $12.50
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Negotiating Third-World Mineral Agreements: Promises As Prologue

By David N. Smith and Louis T. Wells, Jr.
Ballinger, 1975
266 pp. $17.50
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Both books help one to understand a crucial current issue: the restructuring of the world's raw materials industries. Professor Mikdashi of Beirut builds on solid work on OPEC and related efforts to suggest areas of compromise between producers and consumers. Professors Smith and Wells, of the law and business schools at Harvard respectively, go deeply into details of possible arrangements and the negotiating process itself.