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How a strong state shaped Norway’s oil industry

NorwayNorway was not the only developed country to adopt a strong state role in the oil sector in the early 1970s.  But while other countries liberalized according to NPM principles in following decades, the Norwegian state “remained at the helm,” Ole Gunnar Austvik of Lillehammer University College says in the current issue of Governance.  Austvik charts the shifting role of government in oil and gas activities.  The Norwegian experience, he concludes, shows that “the state has a major role to play in sectors of strategic national importance.”  Read the article.

Written by Governance

June 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

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