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Survival Governance: Energy and Climate in the Chinese Century

Peter Drahos


The climate and energy crisis requires a strong state to change the direction, speed, scale, and financing of innovation in world capitalism in order to create a bio-digital energy paradigm. Four states are possible contenders for catalyzing this survival governance: China, the European Union, India, and the United States. China is an improbable leader, but less improbable than the other three. No US president can close down the fossil fuel industry in time. The US state, worried about the slippage of its technological superiority, is turning to regulatory mechanisms like intellectual property ... More

Keywords: Belt and Road, China, climate change, eco-cities, energy governance, innovation, intellectual property, US hegemony, world capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197534755
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197534755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Drahos, author
Professor of Law, European University Institute