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2012 - Volume 6, Issue 1

Research Articles

Shale gas drilling in the province of Lublin, Poland.
  • Edyta Materka
Abstract: This research highlights the unraveling of Poland’s shale gas revolution and analyses the structural problems faced by villagers who oppose testing, drilling, wildcatting, and the production of shale gas in their rural communities in northern Poland. I argue that the bed-fellowship between...
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NATO flag waving over the sky
  • Giovanni Ercolani
Abstract: This work analyses the relationship NATO has been constructing through its Strategic Concepts (1999 and 2010) between the military alliance and the “world-word” of energy security. Both NATO Strategic Concepts are viewed as meta-narratives which have been constructed to re-invent a role for...
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Serbia's President B.Tadic (R) talks with Russia's Prime Minister V.Putin about details of planning South Stream gas pipeline in Belgrade, Serbia, March 23, 2011
  • Olga Khrushcheva
Abstract: This work evaluates the long-term effects of Putin’s energy policy on the development of the Russian energy sector from the perspective of Critical Security Studies. One of the concerns related to recent developments of the Russian energy sector is the increasing level of governmental control...
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view of the government building on the central square of Kim Il-Sung of Pyongyang - capital of the North Korea
  • Virginie Grzelczyk
Abstract: Over the past two decades, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has allegedly developed nuclear energy while suffering near collapse caused by catastrophic economic policies. This work presents an evaluation of North Korea’s contemporary energy policies and stances and suggests...
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Oil platform in the Arctic Ocean, the oil production
  • Peter Hough
Abstract: Climate change is literally and metaphorically bringing the Arctic in from the cold in international affairs with new economic opportunities emerging with the retreat of the ice sheets. Prominent amongst these is the prospect of previously inaccessible oil and gas sources in the High North...
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Tuvalu flag on texture brick wall
  • Sarah Hemstock
  • Roy Smith
Abstract: Tuvalu is a small island developing state (SID) with least developed country (LDC) status. The island has gained international attention due to the threat to its land territory as a result of climate change and subsequent sea-level rises. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held...
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Moldavian village in the morning
  • Cătălin GOMBOŞ
  • Dragoş C. MATEESCU
Abstract: This article employs a method of discourse analysis from a social constructivist perspective to evidence the emergence and stabilisation of a discourse of sovereignty in Moldova over the last decades. Within this context, it also explores the meaning of Transnistria and energy security for...
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The famous Ad Deir, often also refered to as Monastery, in the ancient nabbatean city of Petra in Jordan at sunset with a view to the city of Wadi Musa.
  • Imad El-Anis
Abstract: In 2007 the Jordanian government announced its intention to build one nuclear power plant by 2015 and a number of others by 2030. The objective of this nuclear energy programme was to provide a sustainable domestic energy supply and relieve the burden of reliance on external energy sources....
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