NAREDO, JOSÉ MANUEL; AGUILERA, FEDERICO (2009): Economía, poder y megaproyectos

NAREDO, JOSÉ MANUEL; AGUILERA, FEDERICO (2009): Economía, poder y megaproyectos

Este libro tiene como origen el curso que, con el mismo título, se celebró en la Fundación César Manrique entre el 17 y el 19 de octubre de 2007, y que fue dirigido por los editores, Federico Aguilera y José Manuel Naredo.

La publicación incluye textos de Óscar Carpintero, Albert Recio, Manuel Delgado, Félix Arias y Marcos Roitman, además de los propios editores.

Tras los cánticos al libre mercado y al crecimiento de la producción, las operaciones de mera adquisición de riqueza están cada vez más al orden del día. Este libro da cuenta de ello a través de análisis generales y aplicados. Los primeros precisan el contexto sociopolítico en el que toma cuerpo la refundación oligárquica del poder en las actuales democracias, así como la cobertura ideológica que la hace pasar desapercibida. Los análisis aplicados se ilustran con casos en los que determinados personajes y grupos empresariales obtienen el lucro fácil e inmediato mediante «operaciones» inmobiliarias o financieras amparadas por el poder, utilizando como pretexto determinados megaproyectos de gran impacto territorial.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2007, 2009, Albert Recio, capitalismo, cursos, energía, Félix Arias, Fundación César Manrique, ideología, impacto sobre el territorio, infraestructuras, Manuel Delgado, Marcos Roitman, megaproyectos, Óscar Carpintero, política, políticas públicas, productivismo, sociopolítica
GREER, JOHN MICHAEL (2009): The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

GREER, JOHN MICHAEL (2009): The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

Página sobre el libro en el web de la editorial.

In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world – not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base.

Fusing human ecology and history, this book challenges assumptions held by mainstream and alternative thinkers about the evolution of human societies. Human societies, like ecosystems, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, making it futile to try to impose rigid ideological forms on the patterns of evolutionary change. Instead, social change must explore many pathways over which we have no control. The troubling and exhilarating prospect of an open-ended future, he proposes, requires dissensus – a deliberate acceptance of radical diversity that widens the range of potential approaches to infinity.

Written in three parts, the book places the present crisis of the industrial world in its historical and ecological context in part one; part two explores the toolkit for Ecotechnic Age, and part three opens a door to the complexity of future visions.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2009, cambio social, crisis, english, New Society Publishers, peak oil, previsiones, propuestas, transición pospetróleo
YOUNGQUIST W. (1997): GeoDestinies: The inevitable control of Earth resources over nations and individuals

YOUNGQUIST W. (1997): GeoDestinies: The inevitable control of Earth resources over nations and individuals

The Earth’s mineral riches are distributed unevenly over the globe, and this has tremendous effects on the human condition. Different regions have achieved great power and affluence with the development of resources, from water and fertile soil to oil and high-tech metals. What will happen to these economies as the resources are depleted?

This unique volume presents and analyzes essential data on energy and mineral resources and population issues of concern to sociologists, geologists, ecologists, economists, policymakers, futurists, and political scientists.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 1997, english, geología, geopolítica, minerales, National Book Company, población, política, previsiones, recursos naturales
VV.AA. (2004): World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

VV.AA. (2004): World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).


Genero: Informes y estudios, Libros
Subjects: alemania, earthscan, eficiencia, energía, english, escenarios, estrategias, financiación, geopolítica, German Advisory Council on Global Change, gobernanza, gobiernos, instituciones, inversiones, investigación, metodologías, pobreza energética, políticas públicas, previsiones, tecnología, transición, transporte, WBGU
LEEB, STEPHEN; LEEB, DONNA (2004): The Oil Factor: How Oil Controls the Economy and Your Financial Future

LEEB, STEPHEN; LEEB, DONNA (2004): The Oil Factor: How Oil Controls the Economy and Your Financial Future

Existen otras ediciones (¿anteriores? ¿posteriores?) con un subtítulo diferente: How to protect yourself -AND PROFIT- from the coming energy crisis.

Financial guru Stephen Leeb shows how following oil prices can lead investors to real financial security. A storm is coming-an inflationary ‘perfect storm’ whipped up by skyrocketing oil prices that will lay waste to millions of portfolios if investors don’t prepare.Renowned financial advisor Stephen Leeb asserts that in this perilous period, oil prices will drive all other economic indicators. But there is a way to diversify away from disaster, by dedicating a significant part of one’s portfolio to real assets that keep their value relative to inflation. Here, Leeb helps readers pick the ‘energy-producer star performers,’ and reveals the ‘double payoff’ to investing in metals like platinum and silver. He also explains why the stocks of ‘mega-insurers’ are a safe bet, and shows how investing in real estate does not have to mean actually owning it. Filled with sound advice for an unstable marketplace, this is the book no one with a 401K can afford to miss.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: beneficios, consecuencias económicas, crisis económica, crisis energética, crisis financiera, inflación, inversión, petróleo, precio del petróleo, seguridad financiera