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Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states


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Title: Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states
Authors: Widengård, Marie
E-mail: marie.widengard@gu.se
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Human Ecology Section ; Institutionen för globala studier, avdelningen för humanekologi
Date of Defence: 2015-05-07
Disputation: 13.15, sal A326, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: biofuels, jatropha, assemblages, governmentality, political ecology, political economy, ethnography, governance, materiality, authority, territory, sovereignty, resources, poverty, sustainability, land use change, states, standards, certification, Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Brazil, EU
Abstract: Biofuels have come to represent the will to mitigate climate change by replacing fossil fuels with so-called climate-friendly and renewable plant sources, and to improve rural and poor conditions in the South through biofuel crop production, farm job creation, and smallholder cash cropping. The expansion of biofuels in countries in the South largely pivoted upon ‘the will to develop’, specifically through the oil shrub Jatropha curcas L. However, these ‘wills’ have intertwined with other intenti... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9384-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38580
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