Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk: The Biggest Change in North-South Relationships Since Colonialism? [NOOK Book]

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Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk offers a fresh, compelling analysis of the politics and policies behind the biofuels story, with its technological optimism and often-idealized promises for the future. This essential new critique argues that investment in biofuels may reconfigure risk and responsibility, whereby the global South is encouraged to invest its future in growing biofuel crops, often at the expense of food, in order that the global North may continue its unsustainable energy consumption unabated ...
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Overview

Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk offers a fresh, compelling analysis of the politics and policies behind the biofuels story, with its technological optimism and often-idealized promises for the future. This essential new critique argues that investment in biofuels may reconfigure risk and responsibility, whereby the global South is encouraged to invest its future in growing biofuel crops, often at the expense of food, in order that the global North may continue its unsustainable energy consumption unabated and guilt-free. Thus, Smith argues, biofuels may constitute the biggest change in North-South relationships since colonialism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780320229
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 300 KB

Meet the Author

James Smith is co-director of and a senior lecturer in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a director at the ESRC Innogen Research Centre at Edinburgh and a visiting fellow in development policy and practice at the Open University. His research explores the relationships between knowledge, science and development, particularly in relation to agricultural research and how it is practised. He has worked with many international organisations and research centres including Oxfam, DFID, IDRC and the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter One Reconstituting Risk: The Globalisation of Risk and Responsibility Chapter Two Biofuels and the Politics of the Future Chapter Three Mapping the Metabolism of Bioenergy Chapter Four Biofuel Policy and Indian Global-Local Dialectics Chapter Five Sugar-coated: Bioethanol and Energy in the South Chapter Six Energy and the Unglobalisation of Food Chapter Seven Conclusion

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