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EU-Russia Energy Relations

A Discursive Approach


About this book


This book explores the timely topic of energy security and international relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation. Pursuing a constructivist-discursive approach, it empirically analyses a corpus of energy discourses involving policymakers and representatives of the EU and the Russian Federation. Exploring various discursive meanings assigned to the material and technical character of EU-Russian energy relations, the monograph underscores how the identities and interests of both parties are strongly affected by the norms and values which frame the individual energy discourses.


European Union Russian Federation Energy Discourse Constructivism Identity Norms Integration discourse Liberalisation discourse Diversification discourse

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  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsPrahaCzech Republic

About the authors

Lukáš Tichý, PhD, is Head of the Centre for Energy Policy and a researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague, Czech Republic, where he focuses on issues concerning EU–Russian relations, energy security, discourse analysis, terrorist attacks on energy sectors, foreign and security policies of the EU and Russia, and international relations theory. He also lectures at the Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic.

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