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Global agrofuel crops as contested sustainability, Part I: Sustaining what development?

Levidow, Les and Paul, Helena (2010). Global agrofuel crops as contested sustainability, Part I: Sustaining what development? Capitalism Nature Socialism, 21(2) pp. 64–86.

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Abstract

This article analyses various causes of sustainability problems from agrofuels, especially from agri-industrial production methods in the global South. We will discuss the following questions:

. How are agrofuel crops being promoted as sustainable, beneficent sources of energy*and at the same time criticized as malign, even unsustainable?

. How does this conflict involve different accounts of sustainability?

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Centre for Political Ecology
ISSN: 1548-3290
Keywords: agrofuels; sustainability; global South; accumulation by dispossession; global integrated biofuels network
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 22756
Depositing User: Les Levidow
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 13:54
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2014 05:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22756
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