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The Energy Security-Climate Nexus

Institutional Change in the UK and Beyond


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Caroline Kuzemko
    Pages 39-63
  3. Caroline Kuzemko
    Pages 92-119
  4. Caroline Kuzemko
    Pages 145-170
  5. Caroline Kuzemko
    Pages 171-196
  6. Caroline Kuzemko
    Pages 197-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 206-243

About this book


In the advent of important crises of both climate change and energy supply (in)security, questions are being asked about changes in energy governance. Caroline Kuzemko explains how and why change takes place and discusses the convoluted UK energy governance system that has emerged between 2000 and the present day. She applies a complex theoretical approach based on new institutional concepts of policy paradigm change, but which also utilises concepts of (de)politicisation and securitization. UK energy governance, like energy policy elsewhere, is moving from one heavily influenced by neoliberal economic ideas to one where state intervention is more commonplace. Moreover, the new governance system is informed not by one but by multiple perspectives on energy and governance geopolitical, climate change and pro-market.


energy energy policy Governance Institution Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Policy GroupUniversity of ExeterUK

About the authors

Caroline Kuzemko is a Research Fellow in the Energy Policy Group at the University of Exeter, UK. Her recent publications include a co-edited volume The Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia (2012).

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