Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781848135727 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America only
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Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk

The Biggest Change in North-South Relationships Since Colonialism?

James Smith

Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk

James Smith

Distributed for Zed Books

160 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2010  
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781848135727 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848135710 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Foreword

1. Introduction: Perfect Storms
2..Science
3. Systems
4. Synergies
5. Scale
6. Sustainability? Globalising Risk
Endnotes
References
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