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Fueling ResistanceThe Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking$
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Kate J. Neville

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197535585

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197535585.001.0001

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The Changing Politics of Global Energy

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Fueling Resistance

Kate J. Neville

Oxford University Press

This chapter asks the core question of the book: What explains the grievances that underpin different energy projects, and how can we understand convergent dynamics of contention and resistance in very different places? It then sets out the central argument, that the emergence of grievances and the patterns of resistance depend on three intersecting political economy factors: the finance, ownership, and trade relations of energy projects and commodities. Together, the chapter explains, these factors create the conditions that provoke or mitigate community grievances, and thus mobilization. The chapter introduces the two case studies of the book—biofuels in Kenya and fracking in Canada’s Yukon territory—considering the energy frontiers that are represented by these new technologies in places at the margins of political and economic power. The resistance that emerges in response to energy projects involves a complex interplay between political economy and contentious politics.

Keywords:   contentious politics, political economy, energy frontiers, margins, mobilization, commodities

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