The Politics of Energy Crises

Paperback | November 2, 2016

byEric R.a.n. Smith, Juliet E. Carlisle, Jessica T. Feezell

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Energy crises, which amount to painful combinations of energy shortages and soaring prices, have struck the United States several times in recent decades. Each time they have resulted in political and economic shockwaves because, when gasoline becomes more expensive, the American public tendsto react with anger and suspicion. Energy crises instantly put related issues at the top of the nation's agenda, sometimes with dramatic consequences for public policy. What can we learn from recent history, particularly as it may predict the role that volatile public opinion will play throughoutthe energy policy making process? As The Politics of Energy Crises demonstrates, one can discern patterns in politics and policymaking when looking at the cycles of energy crises in the United States. As such it is the first systematic historical study of political conflict, public opinion, and organized interest group andpresidential and congressional action on energy issues, starting with the 1973 OPEC boycott and continuing through the present day. By charting the commonalities in political battles during energy crises, the authors make prognoses about what future energy crises will mean for United Statespolicy.

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Energy crises, which amount to painful combinations of energy shortages and soaring prices, have struck the United States several times in recent decades. Each time they have resulted in political and economic shockwaves because, when gasoline becomes more expensive, the American public tendsto react with anger and suspicion. Energy cr...

Eric R.A.N. Smith is Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Juliet E. Carlisle is Assistant Professor of Poltical Science at the University of Idaho. Jessica T. Feezell is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. Kristy E.H. Michaud is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:November 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190264640

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