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.
The book, edited by Dr. Kacper Szulecki, is the final output of the project financed by the German-Polish Science Foundation (grant No.
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