Carbon Democracy

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Politics
Paperback Published on: 07/05/2013
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Synopsis

Carbon Democracy provides a unique examination of the relationship between oil and democracy. Interweaving the history of energy, political analysis, and economic theory, Mitchell targets conventional wisdom regarding energy and governance. Emphasizing how oil and democracy have intermixed, he argues that while coal provided the impetus for mass democracy, the shift to oil drastically limited democratic possibility; above all, the ability to confront contemporary ecological crises.

  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 9781781681169
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 389g
  • Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 3 mm

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