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, not least in Central and Eastern European states, which are vulnerable to gas supply disruptions from Russia, it has been suggested that EU energy policy becomes ‘securitized’. However, full securitization […]

Towards a common EU energy policy? German and Polish 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 concept of a European “Energy Union” stresses the importance of regional cooperation, as it has become clear that absent increased coordination and cross-border cooperation, more obstacles than synergies may emerge. […]

Energy Security in Europe: new edited book published by Palgrave!

The book, edited by Dr. Kacper Szulecki, is the final output of the project financed by the German-Polish Science Foundation (grant No. 2014-15) lead by Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, with ESPRi’s participation. This edited collection highlights the different meanings that have been attached to the notion of energy security and […]

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 effects of climate change on conflict. Recent literature on climate change and conflict mostly ignores the effects of contextual factors – political, economic and social conditions in a given country […]

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