Cooperation or illusion: an examination of the intergovernmental council of copper exporting countries

  title={Cooperation or illusion: an examination of the intergovernmental council of copper exporting countries},
  author={Karen A. Mingst},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={263 - 287}
  • K. Mingst
  • Published 1 March 1976
  • Economics, Political Science
  • International Organization
Discussions of international commodity organizations often compare the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Intergovernmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries (CIPEC), yet few researchers have examined CIPEC. A comparison of environmental characteristics of copper and petroleum suggests that although copper producers' collusion is possible, it is problematical and depends on political as well as economic factors. Since its formation in 1967, CIPEC members have been… 

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