Carbon Democracy Political Power in the Age of Oil

ISBN-10: 1781681163
ISBN-13: 9781781681169
Edition: 2013
Authors: Timothy Mitchell
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Description: 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 6/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgement
Introduction
Machines of Democracy
The Prize from Fairyland
Consent of the Governed
Mechanisms of Goodwill
Fuel Economy
Sabotage
The Crisis That Never Happened
McJihad
Conclusion: No More Counting On Oil
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Bibliography
Index

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