From Carbon Democracy to the Right to the City: On the Struggle Against Neoliberalism

Author: Koenraad Bogaert

Publication Date: 14/03/2014
Source: Jadaliyya



Link: From Carbon Democracy to the Right to the City: On the Struggle Against Neoliberalism

Summary

In his book Carbon Democracy, Timothy Mitchell analyses the interrelation between, on the one hand, the historical development of energy from fossil fuels and, on the other hand, the rise of democratic mass politics. The rise of coal in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries made especially the industrial revolution and the development of the modern capitalist city possible.