International Affairs

“This is a book from which one can learn much.

“This is a book from which one can learn much. It combines a number of theoretical and thematic literatures-critical environmental studies, regime typology, social movement analysis-to appraise how campaigns against big energy projects in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) might be conceived as emancipatory politics (…) In keeping with the spirit of critical security studies, Simpson wants a reversal: to make the referent of security those impacted by big energy projects, rather than the states which claim energy is needed for their national interest in uncertain global times … this is scholarship inspired by the daily grind of struggle of those who want to make that reversal real (…) The book achieves this reversal by impressive research, including multi-country field-work and scores of interviews that enable the recounting of campaigns against four energy projects (…)”