Carbon Democracy: One of Foreign Policy Magazine's 2011 Best Books on the Middle East
Marc Lynch named Timothy Mitchell's Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil to Foreign Policy's Best Books on the Middle East, 2011 list. Placing the story of the rise of petrol-based economies at the center of the history of Western democracy, imperialism and empire, Mitchell's book, says Lynch, is
a challenging, sophisticated, and important book that undermines expectations in the best kind of intellectual provocation.
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