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Challenging Europe: Technology, Environment, and the Quest for Resource Security

Technology and Culture. 2020. Vol. 61. No. 1. P. 282-294.
Heymann M., Högselius P., Kochetkova E., Martin J., Sparenberg O., Veraart F., Åberg A.

Since the nineteenth century, access to and the development of natural

resources became an important element of national and international politics. Resource

security emerged as an issue vital to national security; and resource competition and

crises gave rise to international tensions as well as to technological innovation and new

modes of transnational cooperation. This paper discusses ongoing collaborative research

activities in the Tensions of Europe network. Three broader themes are presented: (1)

perceptions and constructions of resources, resource crises, and resource futures; (2)

globalized resource chains and environmental transformation; and (3) managing crises:

technologies, expertise, and the politics of natural resources.