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The Resource Carbon democracy : political power in the age of oil, Timothy Mitchell

Carbon democracy : political power in the age of oil, Timothy Mitchell

Label
Carbon democracy : political power in the age of oil
Title
Carbon democracy
Title remainder
political power in the age of oil
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Oil is a curse, it is often said, that condemns the countries producing it to an existence defined by war, corruption and enormous inequality. Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story, arguing that no nation escapes the political consequences of our collective dependence on oil. It shapes the body politic both in regions such as the Middle East, which rely upon revenues from oil production, and in the places that have the greatest demand for energy. Timothy Mitchell begins with the history of coal power to tell a radical new story about the rise of democracy. Coal was a source of energy so open to disruption that oligarchies in the West became vulnerable for the first time to mass demands for democracy. In the mid-twentieth century, however, the development of cheap and abundant energy from oil, most notably from the Middle East, offered a means to reduce this vulnerability to democratic pressures. The abundance of oil made it possible for the first time in history to reorganize political life around the management of something now called "the economy" and the promise of its infinite growth. The politics of the West became dependent on an undemocratic Middle East. In the twenty-first century, the oil-based forms of modern democratic politics have become unsustainable. Foreign intervention and military rule are faltering in the Middle East, while governments everywhere appear incapable of addressing the crises that threaten to end the age of carbon democracy-- the disappearance of cheap energy and the carbon-fuelled collapse of the ecological order. -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1955-
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Mitchell, Timothy
Dewey number
333.8232
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9560.6
LC item number
.M58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Environmental policy
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Middle East
  • Western countries
  • Politique énergétique
  • Politique pétrolière
  • Industrie pétrolière
  • Dioxyde de carbone
  • Politique de l'environnement
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Environmental policy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Middle East
  • Western countries
  • Demokratie
  • Erschöpfbare Ressourcen
  • Fossiler Brennstoff
  • Internationale Politik
  • Krise
  • Politisches System
  • Demokratie
  • Erschöpfbare Ressourcen
  • Fossiler Brennstoff
  • Internationale Politik
  • Krise
  • Politisches System
Label
Carbon democracy : political power in the age of oil, Timothy Mitchell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machines of democracy
  • The prize from fairyland
  • Consent of the governed
  • Mechanisms of goodwill
  • Fuel economy
  • Sabotage
  • The crisis that never happened
  • McJihad
Control code
ocn711052060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781781681169
Lccn
2011277420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781844677450
  • (OCoLC)711052060
Label
Carbon democracy : political power in the age of oil, Timothy Mitchell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machines of democracy
  • The prize from fairyland
  • Consent of the governed
  • Mechanisms of goodwill
  • Fuel economy
  • Sabotage
  • The crisis that never happened
  • McJihad
Control code
ocn711052060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781781681169
Lccn
2011277420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781844677450
  • (OCoLC)711052060

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