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Rendering Development Investible: The Anti-Politics Machine and the Financialisation of Development (2024)
Journal Article
Power, M., & Taggart, J. (2024). Rendering Development Investible: The Anti-Politics Machine and the Financialisation of Development. Progress in Human Geography, https://doi.org/10.1177/03091325241240741

We critically engage with the so-called ‘Financialisation of Development’ and argue that such is neither automatic nor inexorable. We review and extend a body of recent research that underscores the extensive ‘work’ required by ‘big D’ Development ac... Read More about Rendering Development Investible: The Anti-Politics Machine and the Financialisation of Development.

Delivering an off-grid transition to sustainable energy in Ethiopia and Mozambique (2022)
Journal Article
Gebreslassie, M. G., Cuvilas, C., Zalengera, C., To, L. S., Baptista, I., Robin, E., …Castán Broto, V. (2022). Delivering an off-grid transition to sustainable energy in Ethiopia and Mozambique. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 12(1), Article 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13705-022-00348-2

Off-grid and decentralized energy systems have emerged as an alternative to facilitate energy access and resilience in a flexible, adaptable way, particularly for communities that do not have reliable access to centralized energy networks both in rur... Read More about Delivering an off-grid transition to sustainable energy in Ethiopia and Mozambique.

The irony of choice in the “New Development Financing Landscape” (2021)
Journal Article
Taggart, J., & Power, M. (2022). The irony of choice in the “New Development Financing Landscape”. The Geographical Journal, 188(1), 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12411

The so-called “New Development Financing Landscape” has heralded claims of an “Age of Choice” for developing countries. Here, more diverse sources of development finance have undercut the monopoly of influence held by “traditional” donors: opening up... Read More about The irony of choice in the “New Development Financing Landscape”.

Mahbub Ul Haq (1934-1998) (2019)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2019). Mahbub Ul Haq (1934-1998). In D. Simon (Ed.), Key Thinkers on Development (436-442). (2nd ed). Routledge

Solar energy for all? Understanding the successes and shortfalls through a critical comparative assessment of Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and South Africa (2018)
Journal Article
Kumar, A., Ferdous, R., Luque-Ayala, A., McEwan, C., Power, M., Turner, B., & Bulkeley, H. (2019). Solar energy for all? Understanding the successes and shortfalls through a critical comparative assessment of Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Energy Research and Social Science, 48, 166-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.10.005

Lanterns, homes systems, hot water systems and micro-grids based on small-scale solar have become prominent ways to address the energy access challenge. As momentum grows for this form of energy transition this paper draws together research on small-... Read More about Solar energy for all? Understanding the successes and shortfalls through a critical comparative assessment of Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Powering the State: The political geographies of electrification in Mozambique (2018)
Journal Article
Power, M., & Kirshner, J. (2019). Powering the State: The political geographies of electrification in Mozambique. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 37(3), 498-518. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418784598

This paper explores the role of electricity infrastructures in helping to create, expand or limit the contours of the state in post-colonial Mozambique. Through a focus on recent electrification campaigns and attempts to improve sustainable energy ac... Read More about Powering the State: The political geographies of electrification in Mozambique.

Africa and the export of China’s clean energy revolution (2016)
Journal Article
Shen, W., & Power, M. (2017). Africa and the export of China’s clean energy revolution. Third World Quarterly, 38(3), 678-697. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2016.1199262

The spectacular scale and speed of China’s domestic renewable energy capacity development and technology catch-up has in recent years been followed by the ‘go out’ of Chinese clean energy technology firms seeking new markets and opportunities in sub-... Read More about Africa and the export of China’s clean energy revolution.

The political economy of energy transitions in Mozambique and South Africa: The role of the Rising Powers (2016)
Journal Article
Power, M., Newell, P., Baker, L., Bulkeley, H., Kirshner, J., & Smith, A. (2016). The political economy of energy transitions in Mozambique and South Africa: The role of the Rising Powers. Energy Research and Social Science, 17, 10-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.03.007

In a world in which rising powers are reconfiguring global development trajectories with significant implications for their sustainability, it becomes increasingly important to understand whether and how low carbon energy transitions might be enabled... Read More about The political economy of energy transitions in Mozambique and South Africa: The role of the Rising Powers.

Towards a Critical Geopolitics of China’s Engagement with African Development (2016)
Book Chapter
Power, M., & Mohan, G. (2016). Towards a Critical Geopolitics of China’s Engagement with African Development. In T. Young (Ed.), Readings in the International Relations of Africa (322-337). Indiana University Press

China’s growth has required a concerted economic internationalisation and with it changing foreign policy discourses, that bring China closer binationally and multilaterally to other countries. As a result the orientation of China’s vision of ‘develo... Read More about Towards a Critical Geopolitics of China’s Engagement with African Development.

The Rise of the BRICS (2015)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2015). The Rise of the BRICS. In J. Agnew, V. Mamadouh, A. Secor, & J. Sharp (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to political geography (379-392). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118725771.ch28

Coined in 2001 by an economist at the multinational global investment firm Goldman Sachs, the “BRICs” acronym (referring to Brazil, Russia, India, and China) identified a group of four countries that were, due to their scale, population size, and gro... Read More about The Rise of the BRICS.

Mining and extractive urbanism: Postdevelopment in a Mozambican boomtown (2015)
Journal Article
Kirshner, J., & Power, M. (2015). Mining and extractive urbanism: Postdevelopment in a Mozambican boomtown. Geoforum, 61, 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.02.019

Mozambique has attracted international attention in recent years following the discovery of huge reserves of coal and gas deposits. A major focus of Mozambique’s extractives boom is the province of Tete, once a remote outpost but now a hub of power g... Read More about Mining and extractive urbanism: Postdevelopment in a Mozambican boomtown.

Reappraising Geopolitical Traditions. (2013)
Book Chapter
Sidaway, J., Mamadouh, V., & Power, M. (2013). Reappraising Geopolitical Traditions. In K. Dodds, M. Kuus, & J. Sharp (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics (165-188). Ashgate Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315612874.ch9

This chapter reworks some material from Sidaway and Mamadouh (2012) and Mamadouh (1998). We are grateful to Pearson and Kluwer for permission to rework and incorporate that material here. We are also grateful to Klaus Dodds and Merje Kuus for their h... Read More about Reappraising Geopolitical Traditions..

The Scopic Regime of Africa. (2010)
Book Chapter
Campbell, D., & Power, M. (2010). The Scopic Regime of Africa. In F. MacDonald, R. Hughes, & K. Dodds (Eds.), Observant States: Geopolitics and Visual Culture (167-198). I.B. Tauris

Redefining ‘Aid’ in the China-Africa Context (2010)
Journal Article
Tan-Mullins, M., Mohan, G., & Power, M. (2010). Redefining ‘Aid’ in the China-Africa Context. Development and Change, 41(5), 857-881. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2010.01662.x

Discussions on the politics of Chinese engagement with African development have been marked by increasing concern over Chinese use of aid in exchange for preferential energy deals. Normative liberal discourse criticizes the Chinese for disbursing ‘ro... Read More about Redefining ‘Aid’ in the China-Africa Context.

Towards a critical geopolitics of China’s engagement with African development (2010)
Journal Article
Power, M., & Mohan, G. (2010). Towards a critical geopolitics of China’s engagement with African development. Geopolitics, 15(3), 462-495. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650040903501021

China, in its quest for a closer strategic partnership with Africa, has increasingly dynamic economic, political and diplomatic activities on the continent. Chinese leaders and strategists believe that China's historical experience and vision of econ... Read More about Towards a critical geopolitics of China’s engagement with African development.

China and the geo-political imagination of African ‘development’ (2010)
Book Chapter
Power, M., & Mohan, G. (2010). China and the geo-political imagination of African ‘development’. In C. Dent (Ed.), China and Africa Development Relations (42-67). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203845028

In its pursuit of this growth-oriented model, a number of African countries have come to occupy centrestage in Chinese foreign policy as potential sources of raw materials to fuel China’s growth or as emerging markets for Chinese goods. In this way,... Read More about China and the geo-political imagination of African ‘development’.

'Digital war games and post 9/11 geographies of militarism'. (2009)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2009). 'Digital war games and post 9/11 geographies of militarism'. In R. Schubart, F. Virchow, & D. White-Stanley (Eds.), War Isn't Hell, it's Entertainment: Essays on Visual Media and the Representation of Conflict (198-215). McFarland

'The Commonwealth, ‘development’ and post-colonial responsibility' (2009)
Journal Article
Power, M. (2009). 'The Commonwealth, ‘development’ and post-colonial responsibility'. Geoforum, 40(1), 14-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2008.04.008

One important (though often neglected) part of the ‘development business’ committed to principles of partnership is the Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 54 independent countries, almost all of which were formerly under British rule. This pape... Read More about 'The Commonwealth, ‘development’ and post-colonial responsibility'.

'New African Choices? The Politics of Chinese Engagement' (2008)
Journal Article
Mohan, G., & Power, M. (2008). 'New African Choices? The Politics of Chinese Engagement'. Review of African Political Economy, 35(115), 23-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/03056240802011394

The role of China in Africa must be understood in the context of competing and intensified global energy politics, in which the US, India and China are among the key players vying for security of supply. Contrary to popular representation, China's ro... Read More about 'New African Choices? The Politics of Chinese Engagement'.

National States (2007)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2007). National States. In I. Douglas, R. Huggett, & C. Perkins (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Geography. Routledge

War veterans, disability and post-colonial citizenship in Lusophone Africa (2007)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2007). War veterans, disability and post-colonial citizenship in Lusophone Africa. In E. Gilbert, & E. Cowen (Eds.), War, Citizenship, Territory. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203938126

Introduction: Postcolonial Transformations As an imperial power, Portugal encountered numerous diculties in seeking to integrate its African colonial territories (Angola, Moçambique, GuineaBissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé, and Principé) into the empire a... Read More about War veterans, disability and post-colonial citizenship in Lusophone Africa.

Digitized Virtuosity: Video War games and post-9/11 Cyber-deterrence (2007)
Journal Article
Power, M. (2007). Digitized Virtuosity: Video War games and post-9/11 Cyber-deterrence. Security Dialogue, 38(2), 271-288. https://doi.org/10.1177/0967010607078552

In post-9/11 America, digital war games have increasingly come to provide a space of cyber-deterrence where Americans are able to `play through' the anxieties that attend uncertain times and new configurations of power. This article seeks to examine... Read More about Digitized Virtuosity: Video War games and post-9/11 Cyber-deterrence.

Dependency Theory. (2006)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2006). Dependency Theory. In B. Wharf (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Geography. SAGE Publications

'Anti-racism, deconstruction and 'overdevelopment' (2006)
Journal Article
Power, M. (2006). 'Anti-racism, deconstruction and 'overdevelopment'. Progress in Development Studies, 6(1), 24-39. https://doi.org/10.1191/1464993406ps125oa

This paper explores the connections between colonialism and development in order to understand more clearly how discourses on North-South relations continue to be imbued with the imperial representations that preceded them. Beginning with a concern t... Read More about 'Anti-racism, deconstruction and 'overdevelopment'.

Decolonization (2005)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2005). Decolonization. In T. Forsyth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Inernational Development (138-140). Routeldge

'War'. (2005)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2005). 'War'. In T. Forsyth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Development (745-746). Routledge

'Cold War'. (2005)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2005). 'Cold War'. In T. Forsyth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Development (88-89). Routledge

'Mahbub Ul Haq (1934-98)'. (2005)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2005). 'Mahbub Ul Haq (1934-98)'. In D. Simon (Ed.), Fifty key thinkers in development (264-270). Routledge

'Deconstructing twinned towers: Lisbon's Expo '98 and the occluded geographies of discovery' (2005)
Journal Article
Power, M., & Sidaway, J. (2005). 'Deconstructing twinned towers: Lisbon's Expo '98 and the occluded geographies of discovery'. Social and Cultural Geography, 6(6), 865-883. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360500353228

This paper develops a critique of Western representations of discovery, centrality and self-identity via a focus on Portugal's Expo '98. Two of the towers of the title were incorporated into the site of Expo '98 (the last universal exposition of the... Read More about 'Deconstructing twinned towers: Lisbon's Expo '98 and the occluded geographies of discovery'.

'The tears of Portugal': empire, identity, 'race', and destiny in Portuguese geopolitical narratives (2005)
Journal Article
Sidaway, J., & Power, M. (2005). 'The tears of Portugal': empire, identity, 'race', and destiny in Portuguese geopolitical narratives. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23(4), 527-554. https://doi.org/10.1068/d345t

Geopolitical discourses are constitutive moments within the expression and construction of ‘national’ identities. Approaching geopolitics and identities as contested and fluid domains, we examine the relationships between geopolitical narratives and... Read More about 'The tears of Portugal': empire, identity, 'race', and destiny in Portuguese geopolitical narratives.

Frames of reference on the geopolitical stage: Saving Private Ryan and the Second World War/Second Gulf War intertext' (2005)
Journal Article
Crampton, A., & Power, M. (2005). Frames of reference on the geopolitical stage: Saving Private Ryan and the Second World War/Second Gulf War intertext'. Geopolitics, 10(2), 244-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650040590946575

As sequels go, Gulf War II: Unfinished Business was a popular and omnipotent movie spectacle. The very process of naming the conflict implied a notion of watching a second episode and encountering the war from afar, whilst numerous media commentators... Read More about Frames of reference on the geopolitical stage: Saving Private Ryan and the Second World War/Second Gulf War intertext'.

'Worlds apart: global difference and inequality'. (2004)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2004). 'Worlds apart: global difference and inequality'. In P. Daniels, M. Bradshaw, D. Shaw, & J. Sidaway (Eds.), An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the twenty-first century (185-209). Pearson Prentice Hall

‘Geographies of governance and regional politics’. (2004)
Book Chapter
Power, M. (2004). ‘Geographies of governance and regional politics’. In D. Potts, & T. Bowyer-Bower (Eds.), Eastern and Southern Africa: Development challenges in a Volatile region (255-294). Pearson

The degeneration of tropical geography' (2004)
Journal Article
Power, M., & Sidaway, J. (2004). The degeneration of tropical geography'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 94(3), 585-601. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8306.2004.00415.x

How did colonial and tropical geography as practiced in the aftermath of World War II become development geography by the 1970s? We excavate the genealogy of development geography, relating it to geopolitical, economic, and social traumas of decoloni... Read More about The degeneration of tropical geography'.

Geo-politics and the representation of Portugal's African colonial wars: examining the limits of 'Vietnam syndrome' (2001)
Journal Article
Power, M. (2001). Geo-politics and the representation of Portugal's African colonial wars: examining the limits of 'Vietnam syndrome'. Political Geography, 20(4), 461-491. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0962-6298%2801%2900003-8

Portugal's defence of its African colonies between 1961 and 1974 destroyed the Estado Novo fascist dictatorship of António Salazar, impoverished Portugal, and nearly made the colonies go bankrupt. Portuguese involvement with colonial conflict in Moza... Read More about Geo-politics and the representation of Portugal's African colonial wars: examining the limits of 'Vietnam syndrome'.