Conclusions and Possible Futures
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This concluding chapter further outlines some of the implications of this analysis for the ways in which we can understand UK energy governance today. It does so principally by summarising answers to the four questions raised about UK energy governance in the book’s Introduction. As already observed, the conceptual framework of analysis adopted here has ranged across new institutionalisms, but with an emphasis on ideational institutionalism, concepts of depoliticisation, as well as Copenhagen School and more critical approaches to securitisation. As such the framework has been, in Hall’s words, ‘borrowed from multiple schools of thought’ (Hall 2010: 220). This broad conceptual framework has been adopted in order to structure the analysis in addition to answering specific questions about how, why and to what degree change has been taking place. As such, the original intention has been to provide revealing, contextual and lasting explanations.
KeywordsEnergy Policy Energy Security Security Objective Critical Security Economic Governance
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