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Palgrave Macmillan

The Energy Security-Climate Nexus

Institutional Change in the UK and Beyond

ISBN 9781137307842
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Political Economy Series

In the advent of important crises of both climate change and energy supply (in)security, questions are being asked about changes in energy governance. Caroline Kuzemko explains how and why change takes place and discusses the convoluted UK energy governance system that has emerged between 2000 and the present day. She applies a complex theoretical approach based on new institutional concepts of policy paradigm change, but which also utilises concepts of (de)politicisation and securitization. UK energy governance, like energy policy elsewhere, is moving from one heavily influenced by neoliberal economic ideas to one where state intervention is more commonplace. Moreover, the new governance system is informed not by one but by multiple perspectives on energy and governance – geopolitical, climate change and pro-market.

Caroline Kuzemko is a Research Fellow in the Energy Policy Group at the University of Exeter, UK. Her recent publications include a co-edited volume The Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia (2012).

Introduction: Orthodoxies, Challenge and Change

1. Perspectives on Energy, Governance and Change

2. Conceptualising Change and the Pro-Market Energy Policy Paradigm
3. Historical Context, Ideas and Policy Practice
4. The Pro-Market Energy Policy Paradigm 2000-3: Resistance to Change
5. The Energy Security Crisis 2004-7: Russia and the Politicisation of Energy

6. Unravelling the Ties that Bind: 2008-10

7. The Energy Security-Climate Nexus UK and Beyond

Conclusions and Possible Futures

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