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Contending geo-logics: energy security, resource ontologies, and the politics of expert knowledge in Estonia

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Engaging with nascent scholarly efforts to foreground the ‘geo’ of geopolitics, this article examines how certain low-quality geo-logical substances are constituted as strategic, ‘unconventional’ fossil fuel resources, the exploitation of which is deemed indispensable for energy security reasons. Based on a detailed study of oil shale exploitation in Estonia, the paper specifically analyses the politics of knowledge that enable such carbon-intensive and energy-inefficient industries to perpet...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/14650045.2016.1210129

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Geopolitics Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
831-856
Publication date:
2016-07-28
Acceptance date:
2016-07-04
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EISSN:
1557-3028
ISSN:
1465-0045
Pubs id:
pubs:638463
URN:
uri:f56222d7-45e7-4cdc-a4f9-4bd5c9d6047f
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uuid:f56222d7-45e7-4cdc-a4f9-4bd5c9d6047f
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pubs:638463
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