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Helen Thompson is a professor of international political economy who thinks that understanding energy can explain a lot (if not all as she is careful to say) that has happened politically over the past 100 years. Her most recent book has the title, Disorder, so you can get the idea of how she interprets the world order. No equilibrium for her.

She talked to The Mint and shared her insights on the implications of the energy revolution, European decoupling from Russian energy and the climate crisis. After all that we moved on to whether degrowth or post growth could ever be a realistic aspiration or dread. Her responses didn’t disappoint.

You can read the transcript here.

Helen Thompson

Helen is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University. Her most recent book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21stCentury was published by …

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