Bridging the Gaps in Global Energy Governance

Global Governance, Vol. 17, pp. 57-74, 2011

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP11-01CAG

Posted: 16 Mar 2011

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Ann Florini

Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences

Benjamin K. Sovacool

Science Policy Research Unit; Department of Business Technology & Development

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

Energy constitutes a rich, but underexplored, arena for global governance scholars and policymakers. The world is currently on an unsustainable and conflict-prone track of volatile and unreliable supply of energy fuels, vulnerable infrastructure, massive environmental degradation, and failure to deliver energy services to an enormous proportion of the global population.

Changing to a different path will be a monumental global governance endeavor that will require bridging multiple issue areas, regimes, and policy silos. Meeting that challenge will require a greatly expanded research agenda aimed at understanding the institutions, interests, and concerns that do and could shape global energy governance. In this article, we lay out key energy-related global issues and explore some of the connections among them to suggest an initial research agenda for global governance scholars.

Keywords: global governance, energy policy, global energy governance, energy security

Suggested Citation

Florini, Ann and Sovacool, Benjamin K., Bridging the Gaps in Global Energy Governance (February 1, 2011). Global Governance, Vol. 17, pp. 57-74, 2011 ; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP11-01CAG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1779983

Ann Florini (Contact Author)

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Benjamin K. Sovacool

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