U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure by Peter Z. GrossmanU.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure by Peter Z. Grossman

U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure

byPeter Z. Grossman

Paperback | March 18, 2013

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U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure is an analytic history of American energy policy. For the past forty years, the U.S. government has tried to develop comprehensive policies on energy, yet these efforts have failed repeatedly. These failures have not resulted from a lack of will or funds but rather from an inability to differentiate between what could be undertaken and what could actually be accomplished. This book explains how and why various policy efforts have come about, shows why politicians have been eager to back them, and analyzes why they have inevitably failed. Over the past four decades, U.S. energy policy makers have pursued not just policies that have failed but also a policy process that leads to failure.
Title:U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of FailureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521182182

ISBN - 13:9780521182188


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Crisis; 2. Failure; 3. Fuels; 4. EIA; 5. Morality; 6. Apollo; 7. Collapse; 8. Crisis 2.0; 9. Modesty.

Editorial Reviews

Advance praise: 'Peter Grossman's definitive documentation of the failures of energy policy is a must-read for every policy analyst.' Murray Weidenbaum, Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor, Washington University, St Louis, and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors during the Reagan Administration