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Held Captive by Gas

The Price of Politics in Gazprom's Long-Term Contracts with Central European Buyers (2009 to 2014)

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 1-21
  3. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 23-54
  4. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 55-96
  5. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 97-136
  6. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 137-170
  7. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 171-198
  8. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 199-232
  9. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 233-248
  10. Joshua Posaner
    Pages 249-258
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-269

About this book

Introduction

Gas makes or breaks economies, as shown by the effects of the 2009 Ukraine/Russia gas supply crisis. Joshua Posaner looks at four case study countries in Central and Eastern Europe. He examines the interdependence between the domestic political structure of a gas import-dependent country and the price it paid for imports up to 2014, using the level of reliance on the dominant supplier as an indicator. The more dependent a country is on a single supplier, the more it pays for its supplies. The author aims to explain why capitals prioritize energy security and balance their import portfolios differently, while taking a new angle on the European gas system. He offers a timely investigation into an oft-reported subject, with Russia’s perceived “energy weapon” and themes of “energy dependence” weighing heavily on European political discourse.

Contents
  • Energy Security
  • Research Design and Case Selection
  • Case Studies: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
  • Relationship between Price and Dependence
  • Re-Appraising the ‘Energy Weapon’

Target Groups
  • Academics, researchers, and students in the fields of political sciences, energy policy, international relations, political economy, development studies
  • Journalists, experts, and decision makers in the fields of energy policy, (renewable) energy industry, foreign relations, and development cooperation

The Author
Joshua Posaner studied at the University of Greenwich, School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London and completed his doctoral thesis at Freie Universität Berlin.

Keywords

Energy Energy Captive by Gas Geopolitics Gas Price of Politics Gazprom's Long-Term Contracts Pipelines Russia European Gas Buyers Case study Poland Case study Hungary Case study Slovakia Case study Czech Republic Energy Policy Wirtschaftskooperation Company Gazprom Renewable Energy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BerlinGermany

About the authors

Joshua Posaner studied at the University of Greenwich, School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London and completed his doctoral thesis at Freie Universität Berlin.

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