Political Economy of Energy Policy
Course Code: PUBLG012
Course Tutor: Dr Slava Mikhaylov (Department of Political Science)
Assessment: One 3,000 word essay
Credit Value: 15
About this course
This course examines political economy and empirical perspectives of energy policy and its implications for energy supply and demand, environmental policy and climate change, and domestic and international politics. It discusses aspects of local, national, and global markets for oil, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear power, and renewable energy; and examines public policies affecting energy markets including taxation, price regulation and deregulation, energy efficiency, and control of emissions and environmental policy more generally. The course also discusses the impact of energy sector on political processes both on domestic and international levels. This course will develop and utilize tools of policy analysis to understand the main contemporary issues related to energy sector. The primary focus is on global and national energy markets and institutions, and on how local energy issues are embedded in the context of a national and global political economy.