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Energy in the Americas: Critical Reflections on Energy and History

Energy in the Americas: Critical Reflections on Energy and History

The man, and the only man we have for this hour.'

Indefatigable patriot, seasoned soldier, incomparable orator and leader of men - Winston Churchill's greatness in leading Britain's coalition government to triumphant victory in the Second World War is undisputed. Yet Churchill's enduring legacy to the world is attributable at least in equal part to his unshakeable belief in the science of war.

From the development of radar and the breakthroughs at Bletchley Park to the study of the D-Day beaches and the use of bouncing bombs, this brilliant and gripping narrative reveals the Second World War as an explosive phase of scientific history, an unprecedented crucible for change that involved a knife-edge race to the finish.

Introduction: “When Will We See the Pendulum Effect?” Critical Reflections on Energy and History in the Americas

Chapter 1. Unpacking Latin American Oil and Gas Policies: Views on Energy as a Market, Common, and Political Good

Chapter 2. Primary Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Chile, 1844–2010

Chapter 3. The Commercial and Political Dynamics of the Crude Oil Industry: The Case of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in Venezuela, 1913–1924

Chapter 4. Exxon and the Rise of Producer Power in Venezuela

Chapter 5. Current Concerns: Canadian–United States Energy Relations and the St. Lawrence and Niagara Megaprojects

Chapter 6. Tellico Dam, Dickey Dam, and Endangered Species Law in the United States during the 1970s

Chapter 7. Seismic Innovations: The Digital Revolution in the Search for Oil and Gas

Chapter 8. Optimism, Fear, and Free Trade: Canada’s Winding Path to a Globalized Petroleum Industry, 1930–2005

Chapter 9. The New Political Economy of Petroleum in Brazil: Back to the Future?

Chapter 10. The Expropriation of YPF in Historical Perspective: Limits of State Power Intervention in Argentina, 1989–2015

Chapter 11. Coming Full Circle: Mexican Oil, 1917–2018

Chapter 12. The Neoliberal Transformation of Colombia’s Energy Sector and Some Implications for Democratization in the Post-conflict Period

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