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The Energy Security Paradox: Rethinking Energy (In)security in the United States and China

Jonna Nyman


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 wit ... More

Keywords: energy security, USA, China, energy policy, climate change, Anthropocene, critical security studies, security paradox, energy security paradox, international security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198820444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198820444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonna Nyman, author
Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sheffield