This book addresses energy research from four distinct International Political Economy perspectives: energy security, governance, legal and developmental areas. Energy is too important to be neglected by political scientists. Yet, within the mainstream of the discipline energy research still remains a peripheral area of academic enquiry seeking to plug into the discipline's theoretical debates. The purpose of this book is to assess how existing perspectives fit with our understanding of social science energy research by focusing on the oil and gas dimension.
Slawomir Raszewski is Senior Researcher at the Department of War Studies, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security at King's College London, UK. He researches in the fields of oil and gas, energy policy and governance, and his energy policy and advisory experience includes policy, risk and regulation.
Chapter 1. Introduction.-
Chapter 2. Redefining Energy Security: The new prize in a time of Arctic petroleum resources and technological development.-
Chapter 3. The Political Economy of Energy in Russia.-
Chapter 4. European Gas Supply Security: Explaining the EU external gas pipeline choices.-
Alexandra M. Bocse
Chapter 5. The Political Economy of Oil: The limits of our ability to prevent failure.-
Jose A. Bolanos
Chapter 6. Natural Gas and Energy Security: A view from the European Union.-
Chapter 7. The Rise and Limits of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.-
Chapter 8. Oil and Gas Political Economy in Central Asia: The international perspective.-
Chapter 9. Nascent Gas Markets in the Era of Low Oil Prices: The challenges and opportunities of energy security in Southeast Asia.-
Chapter 10. The Australian LNG Industry: Legal and commercial challenges.-
Chapter 11. Converging Energy Governance in Mature Petroleum Provinces: Political, legal and economic dimensions in governing mature petroleum fields in the North Sea.-
Chapter 12. Iran's Post-Sanctions Oil and Gas Management.-
Kalina K. Damianova
Chapter 13. Emerging Frontiers of Energy Exploration in Post-Boom Africa.-
Chapter 14. Brazil's Management of Oil and Gas: State-centrism vs. liberalism.-
Chapter 15. Shale Gas Development and Environmental Governance in China.-
Meiyu Guo and Yuan Xu
Chapter 16. The (New) Political Economy of Oil and Gas: The implications of the changing dominant paradigm of international energy development?.-
Chapter 17. Conclusion: Transitioning from the 'old' to the 'new' political economy of oil and gas.