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Energy Politics [PDF / EPUB] Energy Politics It is not uncommon to hear states and their leaders criticized for mixing oil and politics The US led Ira War was criticized as a war for oil When energy exporters overtly use energy as a tool to prom It is not uncommon to hear states and their leaders criticized for mixing oil and politics The US led Ira War was criticized as a war for oil When energy exporters overtly use energy as a tool to promote their foreign policy goals Europe and the United States regularly decry the use of energy as a weapon rather than accept it as a standard and legitimate tool of diplomacyIn Energy Politics Brenda Shaffer argues that energy and politics are intrinsically linked Modern life from production of goods to means of travel and entertainment to methods of waging war is heavily dependent on access to energy A country's ability to acuire and use energy supplies crucially determines the state of its economy its national security and the uality and sustainability of its environment Energy supply can serve as a basis for regional cooperation but at the same time can serve as a source of conflict among energy seekers and between producers and consumersShaffer provides a broad introduction to the ways in which energy affects domestic and regional political developments and foreign policy While previous scholarship has focused primarily on the politics surrounding oil Shaffer broadens her scope to include the increasingly important role of natural gas and alternative energy sources as well as emerging concerns such as climate change the global energy divide and the coordinated international policy making reuired to combat them Energy Politics concludes with examinations of how politics and energy interact in six of the world's largest producers and consumers of energy Russia Europe the United States China Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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