9780192552396 (electronic book) 0192552392 (electronic book) 9780191860287 019186028X
The decisions we make about energy shape our present and our future. From geopolitical tension to environmental degradation and an increasingly unstable climate, these choices infiltrate the very air we breathe. Energy security politics has direct impact on the continued survival of human life as we know it, and the earth cannot survive if we continue consuming fossil energy at current rates. The low carbon transition is simply not happening fast enough, and change is unlikely without a radical change in how we approach energy security. But thinking on energy security has failed to keep up with these changing realities. Energy security is primarily considered to be about the availability of reliable and affordable energy supplies - having enough energy - and it remains closely linked to national security. This book tackles a crucial aspect of international politics: the politics of energy security.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Cover; The Energy Security Paradox: Rethinking Energy (In)security in the United States and China; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; 1: Introducing the Energy Security Paradox; Energy, the State, and the Anthropocene; Beyond States: Developing the Energy Security Paradox; Approaching Security as Practice; Researching Energy Security as Practice; Debating Energy Security and Overview of Chapters; Overview of Chapters; 2: Understanding Energy (In)security; What is Energy Security? What Does it Mean to Understand Energy as a Security Issue?A Pragmatic and Contextual Approach to the Value of Security; Moving Forward; 3: 'Common Sense' Energy Security in the United States; Energy in the United States: History and Policy-making; US Energy Security Policy; Legislation and Regulation; Consumption and Production; The Policy-making Process: Change and Continuity; Energy Security and Foreign Policy; Energy Security in Official Discourse; National Security and Survival; Economic Security and Growth; Strategy and Power Politics; Energy Independence. The United States' Energy Security Paradox4: Contesting Energy Security in the United States; Power/Resistance: Challenging the Common Sense; Alternative Visions of Energy Security; Contestation in State Discourses; Contestation by Non-state Actors; Possibilities for Change?; 5: 'Common Sense' Energy Security in China; Energy in China: History and Policy-making; China's Energy Security Policy; Legislation and Regulation; Production and Consumption; Policy-making Process: Change and Continuity; Energy Security and Foreign Policy; Energy Security in Official Discourse. Supply Security and Price SecurityNational Security and Economic Growth; Energy Self-sufficiency and the Importance of Domestic Supply; The Importance of a Stable International Environment; China's Energy Security Paradox; 6: Contesting Energy Security in China; Power/Resistance: Challenging the Common Sense; Alternative Visions of Energy Security; Contestation in State Discourses; Contestation by Non-state Actors; Possibilities for Change?; 7: Conclusion: Reimagining Energy Security; Of (In)securities and Paradoxes; Theorizing the Value of Energy Security; Negative Energy Security. Positive Energy SecurityReimagining Energy Security; APPENDIX: Interviews Undertaken; Bibliography; Index.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 5, 2018). Print version record.