Zwischen Neo-Fossilismus und „grüner Ökonomie“.: Entwicklungstendenzen des globalen Energieregimes

  title={Zwischen Neo-Fossilismus und „gr{\"u}ner {\"O}konomie“.: Entwicklungstendenzen des globalen Energieregimes},
  author={Markus Wissen},
Capitalism and the fossilist energy regime have been considered so closely interrelated that a crisis of the latter would inevitably raise a major threat for the former, resulting amongst others in growing geopolitical tensions. In critical (Marxist) debates such a crisis has been conceptualized as “peak oil” or “the end of cheap nature” ( Jason Moore). However, the recent boom of unconventional fossil energies particularly in the USA has put such diagnoses in question. The article analyses… 

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  • Axel Anlauf
  • Political Science
    PROKLA. Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft
  • 2019
Phosphor ist ein nicht ersetzbarer Nährstoff in Düngemitteln, die essentiell für die Produktion günstiger Nahrungsmittel sind. Der vorliegende Artikel analysiert die Veränderungen in der globalen



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