Energy Union. Europe’s New Liberal Mercantilism?

Author (Person)
Series Title
Publication Date 2017
ISBN 978-1-137-59105-0
Content Type

This book contributes to an ongoing debate about the EU as a global actor, the organisation’s ability to speak with one voice in energy affairs, and the external dimension of the regulatory state. Investigating whether the Energy Union amounts to a fundamental shift towards Europe's new 'Liberal Mercantilism', it gathers high-level contributors from academia and the policy world to shed light on the changing nature of the EU's use of power in one of its most crucial policy fields.

It argues that the Energy Union epitomises a change in the EU’s approach to managing its economic power. Whilst the EU remains committed to a liberal approach to international political economy, it seems ready to promote regulation for the purpose of augmenting its own power at the expense of others, notably Russia. This edited collection will appeal to political scientists, economists and energy experts.

+ Makes a significant contribution to debates about energy policy and EU governance
+ Bridges the divide between domestic approaches to public policy and perspectives informed by international relations and geopolitics
+ Contributes to analyses of EU-Russia relations

Source Link
Subject Categories
Countries / Regions