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Carbon Democracy

ISBN: 9781781681169 | 1781681163
Edition: 00
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Verso
Pub. Date: 6/25/2013

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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.

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