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Reflections on How Political Scientists (and Others) Might Think about Energy and Policy

Matthew Holden

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548453
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548453.003.0043

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Reflections on How Political Scientists (and Others) Might Think about Energy and Policy

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This article specifies three important factors regarding energy and policy. The first is that energy policy will be greatly influenced by Russia, China, and India in the coming years; the last two being the biggest energy consumers in the world. The second is that energy patterns of the poorest countries of the world will become difficult, unless there are notable economic and technological changes. The third and final factor is that global energy policy will be influenced by climatic events. The article looks at how political scientists have looked at energy and considers the experiences from US policy making regarding energy.

Keywords: energy policy; influences; energy patterns; global energy policy; US policy making

Article.  8243 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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