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Title: Reducing energy subsidies in China, India and Russia : Dilemmas for decision makers
Authors: Dansie, Grant
Lanteigne, Marc Edouard
Øverland, Indra
Keywords: Energy subsidies
Politics
China
India
Russia
JZ International relations
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2010
Citation: Dansie , G , Lanteigne , M E & Øverland , I 2010 , ' Reducing energy subsidies in China, India and Russia : Dilemmas for decision makers ' Sustainability , vol 2 , no. 2 , pp. 475-493 .
Abstract: This article examines and compares efforts to reduce energy subsidies in China, India and Russia. Despite dissimilarities in forms of governance, these three states have followed surprisingly similar patterns in reducing energy subsidies, characterised by two steps forward, one step back. Non-democratic governments and energy importers might be expected to be more likely to halt subsidies. In fact, the degree of democracy and status as net energy exporters or importers does not seem to significantly affect these countries’ capacity to reduce subsidies, as far as can be judged from the data in this article. Politicians in all three fear that taking unpopular decisions may provoke social unrest.
Version: Publisher PDF
Status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/3015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su2020475
ISSN: 2071-1050
Type: Journal article
Rights: © 2010 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
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