The book, edited by Dr. Kacper Szulecki, is the final output of the project financed by the German-Polish Science Foundation (grant No.
The questions of security: the perception or state of being free from threats, and environmental politics overlap in many ways. Researchers affiliated with ESPRi are interested in environmental security – ways in which the natural environment is represented as a threat or, on the contrary, as an object to be protected and secured. We are also interested in energy security, understood not merely as a policy objective but as a state of low vulnerability of vital energy systems. How energy becomes a security issue, when and why that takes places – and so, the securitization of energy – are also important questions. Finally, climate security and the securitization of climate change can be seen as both a means of mobilizing societies and states for climate action, or as ways of blocking necessary transitions.
Publiactions on Security/Environment
Securitization and state encroachment on the energy sector: Politics of exception in Poland’s energy governance
Author: Kacper Szulecki, Journal Article published in: Energy Policy (2020) (available in Open Accesss) DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111066 As energy security becomes a key topic of policy debates,
Authors: Andreas Heinrich, Julia Kusznir, Aleksandra Lis, Heiko Pleines, Karen Smith Stegen and Kacper Szulecki ESPRi Policy Brief no. 2, 2016 The recently proposed overarching
Heating up the Conflict: A research proposition for investigating the influence of climate change on violent conflict
Author: Marcin Orzechowski, ESPRi Working Paper No. 2, September 2012 The main aim of this article is to present a possible framework for investigating the