politics of oil and global warming

politics of oil and global warming

Theory is useful because it enables you to introduce some debate into your
essay. The purpose of theory is to understand and explain particular
phenomena. For example, why did the UK and US governments respond in the
ways they did to the issue of peak oil? Is there a pattern in terms of UK and US
interventions in the Middle East and elsewhere and how should we understand
and explain it? Furthermore, as there is usually more than one theoretical
perspective, this generates a debate you can explore in your essay. Depending
on which question you choose, I recommend employing the main theories of
international relations (i.e. liberalism, realism and Marxism) and the main
theories of political systems, power and policy-making. Feel free to utilize other
theories if you think that they are relevant and useful.