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By Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima, Paul Warde

Power to the People examines the various yet interconnected relationships among strength intake and financial improvement in Europe over the past 5 centuries. It describes how the conventional strength economic climate of medieval and early sleek Europe was once marked via solid or falling according to capita strength intake, and the way the 1st commercial Revolution within the eighteenth century--fueled by way of coal and steam engines--redrew the industrial, social, and geopolitical map of Europe and the area. the second one business Revolution persevered this strength growth and social transformation by using oil and electrical energy, yet after 1970 Europe entered a brand new level during which power intake has stabilized. This e-book demanding situations the view that the outsourcing of heavy abroad is the reason, arguing 3rd business Revolution pushed by way of new details and verbal exchange applied sciences has performed a massive stabilizing role.

Power to the People bargains new views at the demanding situations posed at the present time by means of weather switch and top oil, demonstrating that even if the trail of contemporary fiscal improvement has tremendously elevated our strength use, it has no longer been a narrative of ever-rising and non-stop intake. The booklet sheds gentle at the usually long and intricate adjustments wanted for brand spanking new strength platforms to emerge, the position of power assets in financial development, and the significance of power potency in selling progress and lowering destiny strength demand.

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