Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America

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A study of the relationship between energy production and political power. Editor(s): McNeish, John-Andrew; Borchgrevnik, Axel; Logan, Owen. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1KL; GTF; JPQB; KCM; KNB. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 225 x 147 x 24. Weight in Grams: 520. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Contested Powers looks specifically at the role of fossil fuels and renewable energy in the economic development of countries in Latin America. The contributors to this volume argue that the two currently dominant approaches to energy policy—either a focus on energy conservation or a focus on creating renewable energy resources—are actually two sides of the same coin. Both approaches are hindered by an underlying division of labor and capital that puts the means for ecologically sound technological advancement in the hands of a minority. The essays in Contested Powers go beyond Latin America to demonstrate that the key to addressing climate change and sustainable development around the globe is to first address the relationship between political and financial power and energy use and resources.

About the Author: John-Andrew McNeish is a social anthropologist with experience in research, education, and consultancy. Axel Borchgrevnik is associate professor at the Institute for International Studies and Interpreter Education in Oslo, Norway. Owen Logan is a photographer, writer, and a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen. He is also a contributing editor to Variant Magazine.

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