Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Abstract

This special issue brings together leading experts from Asia, Europe and North America to examine the international institutions, national governance mechanisms and financing systems that together will determine the future of the energy sector. The enormous environmental externalities imposed by fossil fuel extraction and consumption, the devastating corruption and human rights abuses that have accompanied this energy system, and the geopolitical vulnerabilities that have arisen because of the uneven natural distribution of these resources, have occasioned enormous handwringing - but not, yet, a shift to a more rational system of providing energy services. Although national governments play the dominant role in energy governance, these challenges are beyond the scope of any single national government to manage, making energy policy a key component of global governance and international relations. © 2011 London School of Economics and Political Science and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords

Political Science

Discipline

International and Area Studies | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Global Policy

Volume

2

First Page

1

Last Page

5

ISSN

1758-5880

Identifier

10.1111/j.1758-5899.2011.00131.x

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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