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Franz, Tobias and McNelly, Angus (2024) 'The "Finance‐Extraction‐Transitions Nexus": Geographies of the Green Transition in the 21st Century.' Antipode, 56 (4). pp. 1289-1307.

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Abstract

The hegemonic understanding of the green transition will require a massive surge in mineral extraction. We contend that this entails wider, radical shifts in 21st century financialised capitalism. While there has been increasing critical interest in the role of finance capital in development, the links between finance, extraction, and the green transition have been largely overlooked. We fill this gap by arguing that the green transition, understood as a transformation of global capitalism, is marked by new rounds of appropriation, exploitation, and extraction, (re)producing dependencies for resource‐rich Global South countries. These emergent geographies of the green transition are best evaluated through what we call the “finance‐extraction‐transitions nexus”. The nexus highlights the interplay between finance capital, mineral extraction, and the material, socio‐economic, and environmental implications of the green transition. This provides new ways to theoretically, conceptually, and methodologically engage with resource extraction and the green transition in the age of financialised capitalism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: finance, climate change, green transition, geographies of green transitions, extractivism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 14678330
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.13049
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 12 May 2024 08:39
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41866

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