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OLJEKRISEN 1973 - En studie i politisk ekonomi kring förlopp och effekter i Sverige och Danmark

Karlsson, Henrik and Mårtensson, Daniel (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
ABSTRACT

This thesis focuses on the OPEC oil crisis of 1973 and its impact on the Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Denmark. Starting from Walter Carlsnaes theory of energy vulnerability, the concepts of vulnerability and national security are tested on the selected cases and an array of policy alternatives are assessed. Posited available options like oil stockpiling, conservation, renewable energy and international coordination are evaluated as means for ameliorating the vulnerability of the nations. The theory chosen is further expounded with a consensus element to reinforce its explanatory power. The thesis utilizes a wide range of material from parliamentary records to daily newspapers in an attempt to shed some light on the... (More)
ABSTRACT

This thesis focuses on the OPEC oil crisis of 1973 and its impact on the Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Denmark. Starting from Walter Carlsnaes theory of energy vulnerability, the concepts of vulnerability and national security are tested on the selected cases and an array of policy alternatives are assessed. Posited available options like oil stockpiling, conservation, renewable energy and international coordination are evaluated as means for ameliorating the vulnerability of the nations. The theory chosen is further expounded with a consensus element to reinforce its explanatory power. The thesis utilizes a wide range of material from parliamentary records to daily newspapers in an attempt to shed some light on the interplay between economics and politics.

Sweden and Denmark evince diverging developments despite their common starting point with exceptionally high oil dependencies and can be located on different ends of the energy policy gamut. The oil crisis ushered in a new era of energy consciousness and this thesis attempts to show the origins of the energy policy agendas of the 21st century that are still being pursued in Scandinavia. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Henrik and Mårtensson, Daniel
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organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Oil crisis, OPEC, Energy policy, Sweden, Denmark, Political history, Politisk historia, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1326001
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
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2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {ABSTRACT

This thesis focuses on the OPEC oil crisis of 1973 and its impact on the Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Denmark. Starting from Walter Carlsnaes theory of energy vulnerability, the concepts of vulnerability and national security are tested on the selected cases and an array of policy alternatives are assessed. Posited available options like oil stockpiling, conservation, renewable energy and international coordination are evaluated as means for ameliorating the vulnerability of the nations. The theory chosen is further expounded with a consensus element to reinforce its explanatory power. The thesis utilizes a wide range of material from parliamentary records to daily newspapers in an attempt to shed some light on the interplay between economics and politics.

Sweden and Denmark evince diverging developments despite their common starting point with exceptionally high oil dependencies and can be located on different ends of the energy policy gamut. The oil crisis ushered in a new era of energy consciousness and this thesis attempts to show the origins of the energy policy agendas of the 21st century that are still being pursued in Scandinavia.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Henrik and Mårtensson, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Oil crisis,OPEC,Energy policy,Sweden,Denmark,Political history,Politisk historia,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {OLJEKRISEN 1973 - En studie i politisk ekonomi kring förlopp och effekter i Sverige och Danmark},
  year         = {2006},
}