Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions (Paperback)Peter Newell (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 482 g
'A cogent and timely analysis of one of the most central issues of our time: how to rapidly, deeply and fairly decarbonize the world economy? Rooted in a critical global political economy framework, Power Shift deftly unravels the interconnections between shifts in political power and key dimensions of energy transitions - from production to finance and from governance to mobilisation. This book is essential reading for all scholars and students of global energy politics, climate change, as well as international political economy more broadly.' Thijs Van de Graaf, Ghent University
'A genuine masterpiece in its comprehensive global coverage, and it's rich, interdisciplinary approach. I have never before seen a book tie so well together theoretical frameworks, history, politics, finance, governance, justice and purposive action. It's an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the global political economy of energy expressed in an easy to read, and even enjoyable, style. A much-needed book informing this critical moment of the global energy transition.' Benjamin K. Sovacool, Aarhus University
'Peter Newell has done it again! Power Shift is a must-read for students, and others, interested in current attempts to steer society towards a lower carbon future that is equitable and just. It provides a comprehensive global account of how and why sustainable transitions are taking place. Most importantly, however, it also explicitly highlights the important power shifts within global capitalism that are already resulting from sustainable transitions.' Caroline Kuzemko, University of Warwick
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