Critical oil politics. Governing oil in ‘left turn’ Latin America.
Carlos Eduardo Morreo is a graduate researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations at The Australian National University. Prior to the ANU he was a researcher at the Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos ‘Rómulo Gallegos’ and a lecturer at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas. During 2008 and 2009 Carlos was a Department Manager in the Venezuelan Ministry of the Environment.
International relations International political economy Social and political theory Political philosophy Science and technology studies Sociology of the economy Postcolonial studies Latin American studies
Carlos’ research brings together social theory, political economy and international relations with a focus on the making of Latin American and postcolonial socio-technical and economic realities. His current research focuses on the translations of 'socialist expertise' in Venezuela and Ecuador into novel technical, economic knowledges and practices in the making of left turn Latin America oil political economies. His research looks in detail at the role these economic knowledges and practices play in the Petrocaribe energy cooperation program and Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Initiative, constituting a novel category of oil politics, namely, ‘critical oil politics’.