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Abstract

Energy is the physical fuel of societal dynamics. Its form and use is an integral part of a society. Therefore, the politics and the economics of energy provision and consumption are too complex to be left to any particular discipline or elite. Also, there is no such discipline as energology. Therefore, an interdisciplinary approach has to be taken which methodologically has to muddle through. It is the target of this book to describe the various facets of energy politics in such a manner that a comprehensive picture is obtained which reflects the kind of society in which we live and which permits projections to be made as to possible or probable futures.

Keywords

Energy Service Gross National Product Radioactive Mineral Physical Climate Energy Politics 
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Copyright information

© Springer Japan 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmar Krupp
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  1. 1.Department of General Systems Studies, College of Arts and SciencesThe University of TokyoMeguro-ku, 153 TokyoJapan

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