The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy

  • Thijs Van de Graaf
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool
  • Arunabha Ghosh
  • Florian Kern
  • Michael T. Klare

Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in IPE book series (PHIPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thijs Van de Graaf, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Arunabha Ghosh, Florian Kern, Michael T. Klare
      Pages 3-44
  3. Energy Actors and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Thijs Van de Graaf, Fariborz Zelli
      Pages 47-71
    3. Bassam Fattouh, Anupama Sen
      Pages 73-94
    4. Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
      Pages 115-138
  4. Energy Trade, Finance and Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Rafael Leal-Arcas, Costantino Grasso
      Pages 205-224
    3. Ustina Markus
      Pages 225-246
    4. Richard Lane, Peter Newell
      Pages 247-267
    5. Harro van Asselt, Jakob Skovgaard
      Pages 269-288
  5. Energy Transitions

  6. Energy Conflict and the Resource Curse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Emily Meierding
      Pages 441-460
    3. James Henderson
      Pages 461-486
    4. Llewelyn Hughes, Eugene Gholz
      Pages 487-504
    5. William Gochberg, Victor Menaldo
      Pages 505-525
  7. Energy Justice and Political Ecology

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 721-743

About this book


This Handbook is the first volume to analyse the International Political Economy, the who-gets-what-when-and-how, of global energy. Divided into five sections, it features 28 contributions that deal with energy institutions, trade, transitions, conflict and justice. The chapters span a wide range of energy technologies and markets - including oil and gas, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, nuclear, and electricity - and it cuts across the domestic-international divide. Long-standing issues in the IPE of energy such as the role of OPEC and the ‘resource curse’ are combined with emerging issues such as fossil fuel subsidies and carbon markets. IPE perspectives are interwoven with insights from studies on governance, transitions, security, and political ecology. The Handbook serves as a potent reminder that energy systems are as inherently political and economic as they are technical or technological, and demonstrates that the field of IPE has much to offer to studies of the changing world of energy.


Global Political Economy (GPE) Energy governance Energy Security Energy geopolitics Political ecology Global value chains multinational corporations resource curse natural gas biofuels carbon markets renewable energy carbon capture and storage (CCS) climate change Organization of the Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Energy investment and divestment Fossil fuel subsidies

Editors and affiliations

  • Thijs Van de Graaf
    • 1
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool
    • 2
  • Arunabha Ghosh
    • 3
  • Florian Kern
    • 4
  • Michael T. Klare
    • 5
  1. 1.Ghent Institute for International StudiesGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.University of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Council on Energy, Environment and WaterNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.University of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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