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001    28929166 
003    OCoLC 
005    20141121174248.0 
008    930913s1994    nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010    93034801 
015    GB9440402|2bnb 
019    59843191 
020    0801426588 (alk. paper) 
020    9780801426582 (alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)28929166 |z(OCoLC)59843191 
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049    OTCC 
050 00 HD2757.5|b.S68 1994 
082 00 338.8/7|220 
100 1  Spar, Debora L.|0
245 14 The cooperative edge :|bthe internal politics of 
       international cartels /|cDebora L. Spar. 
264  1 Ithaca :|bCornell University Press,|c1994. 
300    xii, 273 pages ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Cornell studies in political economy. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Of cooperation, competition, and cartels -- The power to 
       persuade and the success of the international diamond 
       cartel -- Yellowcake: the rise and decline of the 
       international uranium cartel -- Howling like wolves: 
       cooperation in the international gold market -- Stockpiles,
       speculators, and the international silver market -- The 
       internal sources of cooperation. 
520    Why does international cooperation work for some 
       enterprises and not for others? And what distinguishes the
       few that succeed from the majority that fail? In this 
       tough-minded, lucid book, Debora Spar finds answers to 
       these questions when she examines the workings of four 
       commodity cartels. Along the way, she tells some 
       intriguing stories of skulduggery and collusion. 
520 8  The author has interviewed and secured documents from mid-
       level and senior players in the global markets for 
       diamonds, uranium, gold, and silver. She describes the 
       remarkable success of the international diamond cartel and
       offers previously unpublished details about the longtime 
       relationship between DeBeers, the South African diamond 
       conglomerate, and the secretive diamond trading agencies 
       of the former Soviet Union. 
520 8  Exploring the cautious collaboration that has long linked 
       the Russian and South African gold producers, she examines
       what the breakup of the Soviet Union has meant for this 
       relationship. She traces the short life and untidy demise 
       of the Canadian-led international uranium cartel and 
       probes the lack of cooperation among the world's silver 
520 8  From these four cases she builds a picture of cooperation 
       that departs significantly from the conventional portrayal
       and that has wide ramifications for our understanding of 
       cooperation among states as well as among firms. 
520 8  Writing with a sharp sense of political realities, Spar 
       suggests that certain kinds of states will be better 
       equipped than others to resolve the dilemmas of 
       cooperation. In her concluding chapter she points out the 
       characteristics that mark these "cooperative" states, 
       explores the internal trade-offs that are often entailed 
       in international cooperation, and proposes a series of 
       tactics that states can employ to gain and maintain the 
       cooperative edge. 
650  0 Cartels.|0
650  0 International economic relations.|0
653 0  Restrictive practices. 
830  0 Cornell studies in political economy.|0
912    .b10200228JOHNC 

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