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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 637 - Comp Politics & Policy: Energy
This seminar is an introduction to the politics and policy of oil, gas, coal and other fuels in an international context, with a particular focus on countries in the developing world. Course topics include the fundamentals of oil, gas, and coal production and markets, the political and economic consequences of petroleum wealth (commonly referred to as the “resource curse”), resource nationalism and OPEC, energy-related corruption, the political economy of shale, the future of nuclear and coal, and an assessment of how energy policy is implemented in practice. Readings will be drawn from the political science and economics literature, case studies, and policy memos and briefings from leading energy NGOs and research institutions. The main purpose of this course is to consider how international and domestic government policy can be designed to ensure good governance of natural resources and the broader energy sector.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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