Publisher description for Crisis amid plenty : the politics of Soviet energy under Brezhnev and Gorbachev / Thane Gustafson.

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Counter Although the Soviet Union has the most abundant energy reserves of any country, energy policy has been the single most disruptive factor in its industry since the mid-1970s. This major case study treats the paradox of the energy crisis as an essential part of larger economic problems of the Soviet Union and as a key issue in determining the fate of the Gorbachev reforms.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Energy policy Soviet Union, Petroleum industry and trade Government policy Soviet Union, Gas industry Government policy Soviet Union