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Natural Energy & Social Power: Metaphors from Physics to Politics

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Natural Energy & Social Power: Metaphors from Physics to Politics

Arnopoulos, Paris (1985) Natural Energy & Social Power: Metaphors from Physics to Politics. Discussion Paper. GAMMA Research Institute of Montreal, Montréal (QC).

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Abstract

Although energy has fascinated man since the discovery of fire, it was not until modern times that it came to the forefront of scientific investigation. It was even more recently that energy became a public issue in the global scale and thus began to interest social as well as natural scientists.

The so called "energy crisis" of the contemporary world may only be a passing phenomenon, but it has triggered a popular debate and more serious thinking on the relationship between natural resources and human society. The pessimists, on the one hand, warn of the depletion of energy and materials and look to conservation or steady-state economies as the answer; while the optimists, on the other hand, believe in the coming of a new era of energy abundance through high technology.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Political Science
Item Type:Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Authors:Arnopoulos, Paris
Date:1985
ID Code:983167
Deposited By: DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:03 Nov 2017 19:23
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56
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