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This article advances recent scholarship on energy security by arguing that the concept is best understood as a sociotechnical imaginary, a collective vision for a “good society” realized through technoscientific-oriented

This article advances recent scholarship on energy security by arguing that the concept is best understood as a sociotechnical imaginary, a collective vision for a “good society” realized through technoscientific-oriented policies. Focusing on the 1952 Resources for Freedom report, the authors trace the genealogy of energy security, elucidating how it establishes a morality of efficiency that orients policy action under the guise of security toward the liberalizing of markets in resource states and a robust program of energy research and development in the United States.

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  • 2015-09-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1177/0162243915577632
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    Tidwell, Abraham S. D., & Smith, Jessica M. (2015). Morals, Materials, and Technoscience: The Energy Security Imaginary in the United States. SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN VALUES, 40(5), 687-711. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162243915577632

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