International Relations and Security of Energy Supply : Risks to Continuity and Geopolitical Risks
Keppler, Jan-Horst (2007-02), International Relations and Security of Energy Supply : Risks to Continuity and Geopolitical Risks, European Parliament - Directorate General for External Policies of the Union : Bruxelles, p. 43. https://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/200
Series numberPE 374.366 EN
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Abstract (EN)The unequal distribution of the world’s natural resources is a longstanding problem. In comparative terms, nature has served Europe meagrely when it comes to energy resources. In the face of ever-rising demand, the exhaustion of domestic resources and rising import dependency due are the logical consequence. The key question is the following : Is such import dependency just another part of the global division of labour creating mutual benefits for exporting and importing countries alike, or does this situation constitute a strategic threat to European independence and economic growth ? This paper proposes to assess this question in seven chapters. Following the Introduction, Chapter 2 will assess the state and security of European energy supplies in the international context. Chapter 3 will provide a conceptual framework for addressing security of supply issues. Chapter 4 will discuss developments in a number of important geopolitical (OPEC, Russia, the United States) that are likely to have a major influence on the security of energy supplies in Europe. Chapter 5 will discuss a number of intra-European issues likely to have a bearing on the demand and supply of energy. Chapter 6 will make a number of concrete proposals that policymakers can adopt now to improve the security of European energy supplies. Chapter 7 will conclude.
Subjects / KeywordsEnergy supply risks; International relations; Economic Development
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