MISSED OPPORTUNITIES: INSTITUTIONAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL BARRIERS TO GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSES TO ENERGY CRISIS

After a discussion of the various institutional, political, and social barriers which preclude government from responding to a crisis in an effective and efficient manner, this paper suggests that government take a minimal role in responding to energy contingencies. This least necessary role for government is described as the government doing a better job of identifying what the public wants and needs by planning with people, not for people.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. This paper appeared in Transportation Research Special Report No. 191, Considerations in Transportation Energy Contingency Planning. Proceedings of the National Energy Users' Conference.
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    • Massey, Catherine E
    • Toner, Wallace B
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 110-111
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330106
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM