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A Syllabus for Contextualizing Energy Policy Debates

Brian Hamilton and Rachel Gross

27 February, 2017

Original post by Brian Hamilton and Rachel Gross for Edge Effects.

Editor's note: A key way that 4S members contribute to public conversations and debates about political issues is through teaching. In this reblog, we highlight an “America First Energy Plan” Syllabus developed by scholars from the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was shared on the Institute’s Edge Effects blog earlier this month. The syllabus includes historical and contemporary perspectives on energy politics in America with the aim of equipping students with the tools to critically engage with and situate the approach of the new presidential administration. Check out the original blog post to see the list of fascinating units and readings.

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