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.
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