Critical and scarce: the remarkable career of limestone 1850–1914

  title={Critical and scarce: the remarkable career of limestone 1850–1914},
  author={Sebastian Haumann},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={273 - 293}
  • S. Haumann
  • Published 3 May 2020
  • Economics
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
ABSTRACT Over the past decade, the notion of ‘critical raw materials’ has appeared as a political concept. The reliance on these raw materials is characterized by the ambivalence of enabling future development and indicating vulnerability posed by the risks of potential scarcity. In this paper, Haumann argues that the concept of ‘criticality’ can be extended to historical research on resource scarcity. It highlights the importance of the construction of value added chains, analysed as dynamic… 


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