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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil - Mitchell, Timothy
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How do oil and democracy mix? Oil is a curse, we are told, that causes corruption and war, but Carbon Democracy tells a different story. Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, the politics of nature, the work of democracy, and the place of the Middle East in our common world. He begins with the history of coal, which gave those who produced it the power to shut down energy systems, a power they used to build the first mass democracies. Oil offered the West an alternative source of energy, and a different form of ...

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil 2013, Verso

ISBN-13: 9781781681169

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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil 2011, Verso Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781844677450

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