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The Concept of Energy Security: Implications of EU-Russia Energy Relations, 2004-2012

Johnson, Olga (2016) The Concept of Energy Security: Implications of EU-Russia Energy Relations, 2004-2012. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.

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Abstract

This research project presents a novel and fundamental understanding of energy security and threat perceptions by analysing the EU-Russia energy relationship concerning gas supply during the period 2004-2012. The ultimate goal of this thesis is to address the two-fold research question of why differences exist in the threat perceptions and understandings of energy security among member states of the EU, and how they affect EU’s energy stance and its gas relations with Russia. Encountering endemic problems with the coherence of EU energy policy towards Russia, the research focuses on two case studies, those of Poland and Germany, based on identifying their energy interests and identities and the previous patterns of energy interactions with Russia as an explanatory basis for the construction of threat perceptions.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Energy security, EU-Russia, gas relations, threat perceptions, constructivism, Poland, Germany
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (Leeds) > School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) (Leeds) > Centre for International Studies (Leeds)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.695940
Depositing User: Mrs Olga Johnson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:53
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/14357

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