Contested Powers

The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America

John-Andrew McNeish (Editor), Axel Borchgrevink (Editor), Owen Logan (Editor)

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Abstract

In the global North the commoditization of creativity and knowledge under the banner of a creative economy is being posed as the post-industrial answer to dependency on labour and natural resources. Not only does it promise a more stable and sustainable future, but an economy focused on intellectual property is more environmentally friendly, so it is suggested.

Contested Powers argues that the fixes being offered by this model are bluffs; development as witnessed in Latin American energy politics and governance remains hindered by a global division of labour and nature that puts the capacity for technological advancement in private hands. The authors call for a multi-layered understanding of sovereignty, arguing that it holds the key to undermining rigid accounts of the relationship between carbon and democracy, energy and development, and energy and political expression. Furthermore, a critical focus on energy politics is crucial to wider debates on development and sustainability.

Contested Powers is essential reading for those wondering how energy resources are converted into political power and why we still value the energy we take from our surroundings more than the means of its extraction.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherZed Books
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)9781783600953
ISBN (Print)9781783600922
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2015

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Latin America
energy
politics
economy
intellectual property
division of labor
political power
sovereignty
creativity
natural resources
sustainability
governance
democracy
labor
resources
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McNeish, J-A., Borchgrevink, A., & Logan, O. (Eds.) (2015). Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America . London: Zed Books.

Contested Powers : The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America . / McNeish, John-Andrew (Editor); Borchgrevink, Axel (Editor); Logan, Owen (Editor).

London : Zed Books, 2015. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

McNeish, J-A, Borchgrevink, A & Logan, O (eds) 2015, Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America . Zed Books, London.
McNeish J-A, (ed.), Borchgrevink A, (ed.), Logan O, (ed.). Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America . London: Zed Books, 2015. 336 p.
McNeish, John-Andrew (Editor) ; Borchgrevink, Axel (Editor) ; Logan, Owen (Editor). / Contested Powers : The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America . London : Zed Books, 2015. 336 p.
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