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Author Smith, James (Africanist)

Title Biofuels and the globalization of risk : the biggest change in the North-South relationships since colonialism? / James Smith
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (151 pages)
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biomass energy -- Case studies.
Biomass energy -- Government policy.
Biomass energy -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1780320221
1848135734 (electronic bk.)
9781848135734 (electronic bk.)