This book examines a little-known facet of Soviet decisionmaking. It shows that the decision to accelerate the development of the West Siberian energy complex was influenced by a "policy coalition" composed of local officials, enterprise managers, specialists, and academics.
1. Introduction 2. Organizational Setting for Energy Policy-Making 3. Soviet Energy Strategy 4. The Controversy Over West Siberian Oil 5. Articulation of Pro-West Siberian Demands 6. The Soviet Leadership on West Siberian Oil 7. The Formation of a Pro-West Siberian Policy Coalition 8. Conclusion