The Politics of Power - EU-Russia Energy Relations in the 21st Century

von: Lars-Christian U. Talseth

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9783319331263 , 321 Seiten

Format: PDF

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The Politics of Power - EU-Russia Energy Relations in the 21st Century


This book sheds new light on the complex EU-Russia relationship, by providing the first comprehensive account of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue. The author examines why Moscow and Brussels have failed to cooperate in this crucial area of interdependence. By invoking constructivism and Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of dialogue, and drawing on dozens of interviews with Russian and European officials, Talseth argues that the Energy Dialogue was unsuccessful because its interlocutors failed to come up with a common narrative for cooperation. Evidence suggests that the collapse of the Energy Dialogue was not pre-determined and initially there was a great deal of optimism and goodwill. Ultimately, the outcome of the Energy Dialogue was shaped by the unfolding time-space of Russo-European relations.

Lars-Christian U. Talseth is a researcher and journalist who has written and published extensively about Russia, Europe and energy. He received his DPhil from the University of Oxford, UK, and has worked for leading think tanks in Russia, Germany, Belgium and Norway.