States, Markets, and Institutions: Integrating International Political Economy and Global Energy Politics

The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy, 2016

27 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2016

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Thijs Van de Graaf

Ghent University

Benjamin K. Sovacool

Science Policy Research Unit; Department of Business Technology & Development

Arunabha Ghosh

Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Florian Kern

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Michael Klare

Hampshire College

Date Written: September 20, 2016

Abstract

This is the introductory chapter to the Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy. The Handbook is the first volume to analyse the International Political Economy, the who-gets-what-when-and-how, of global energy. Divided into five sections, it features 28 contributions that deal with energy institutions, trade, transitions, conflict and justice. The chapters span a wide range of energy technologies and markets - including oil and gas, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, nuclear, and electricity - and it cuts across the domestic-international divide. Long-standing issues in the IPE of energy such as the role of OPEC and the ‘resource curse’ are combined with emerging issues such as fossil fuel subsidies and carbon markets. IPE perspectives are interwoven with insights from studies on governance, transitions, security, and political ecology. The Handbook serves as a potent reminder that energy systems are as inherently political and economic as they are technical or technological, and demonstrates that the field of IPE has much to offer to studies of the changing world of energy.

Keywords: International Political Economy; Energy

JEL Classification: P28, 048, Q4

Suggested Citation

Van de Graaf, Thijs and Sovacool, Benjamin K. and Ghosh, Arunabha and Kern, Florian and Klare, Michael, States, Markets, and Institutions: Integrating International Political Economy and Global Energy Politics (September 20, 2016). The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy, 2016 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2841451

Thijs Van de Graaf (Contact Author)

Ghent University ( email )

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Belgium

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Benjamin K. Sovacool

Science Policy Research Unit ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Department of Business Technology & Development ( email )

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Denmark

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Arunabha Ghosh

Council on Energy, Environment and Water ( email )

Thapar House
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New Delhi, 110001
India

Florian Kern

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) ( email )

Mantell Building
Falmer
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United Kingdom

Michael Klare

Hampshire College ( email )

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Amherst, MA 01002
United States

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