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Geo-politics of the Euro-Asia Energy Nexus: The European Union, Russia and Turkey

Series: New Security Challenges

By: Ali Tekin (Author), Paul Andrew Williams (Author)

248 pages, 6 illustrations, 2 maps, 8 tables

Palgrave

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #206381 | ISBN-13: 9780230252615
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About this book

Since its seminal origins in the European Coal and Steel Community, EU market integration has been advancing in the field of energy as in the wider economy. However, Russian gas cutoffs to Europe in 2006 and 2009 served as a stark reminder that many member states remain vulnerable in terms of the physical security of their foreign energy inflows, a glaring Achilles heel of the EU that has risen to unprecedented prominence on its policymaking agenda. Turkey, an EU candidate member, has been emerging as a new and potentially more stable and independent 'corridor' for a wider diversity of pipeline-based hydrocarbon exports to the European market.

Geo-politics of the Euro-Asia Energy Nexus offers a freshly provocative look at the nexus linking EU security, trans-Turkey energy supply routes to Europe and Turkey's EU membership negotiations, arguing that Europe's collective energy security prospects have become increasingly tied to Turkey's progress towards joining the EU.


Contents

- Introduction

PART I: EUROPEAN UNION ENERGY POLICY
- Evolution of EU Energy Policy; with S. D.Sever
- External Dimension of European Energy Policy; with S. D.Sever

PART II: THE EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA AND OTHER ACTORS
- The EU Outreach to Non-Russian Energy
- Roads to Europe for Caspian and Middle Eastern Energy Supplies

PART III: TURKEY AS A TRANSIT AND CANDIDATE COUNTRY
- Turkey's Role as a 'trans-European' Energy Corridor
- Turkey's Energy Role and its Accession Process
- Conclusions


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Biography

Ali Tekin Jean Monnet Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. In addition he is visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, USA and has served as member of Turkish Parliament. His research is focused on EU-Turkey relations.

Paul Andrew Williams Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He was previously a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, USA. His research and publications have focused on transboundary water issues, global environmental politics and North-South energy relations.

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