Andreas Wenger, Robert W. Orttung and Jeronim Perovic
Energy, changing markets, energy use patterns, energy security, oil supplies, Middle East, Russia, Latin America, Africa, United States, Europe, China, India, Cooperative Framework
Comprehensive overview of global energy producers and consumers, with a chapter on each major producer and consumer. Shows how energy affects the prospects for conflict and cooperation around the world.
Case studies and conclusions show how different countries are reacting to evolving international energy conditions. Contributes to comparative political studies, international relations, and security studies
With energy security at the top of the global agenda, this book examines the development of a new producer-consumer framework. As the era of cheap energy comes to an end, Asia’s demand for energy increases, and concerns over climate change increase, it is clear that the old framework is no longer sustainable in this new era. This book examines the evolving relations between the key producers (Middle East, Russia, Latin America, and Africa) and traditional consumers such as the US and Europe, and new consumers such as China and India as they adjust to the changing marketplace and political realities.
At the centre of the book is the key question of how dynamics in the global energy market affect the nature of international relations. It is argued that while conflict over resources is possible, there are many opportunities for international cooperation over energy resources. Although coal, oil, and gas will define energy usage for the foreseeable future, greater efficiency and alternative sources of energy will play an important role in shaping the new producer-consumer framework.
Andreas Wenger, Robert W. Orttung and Jeronim Perovic (eds), Energy and the Transformation of International Relations: Toward a New Producer-Consumer Framework(OUP/Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford 2009)