This book places the study of EU energy politics in the broader, evolving context of global energy markets and explores the complex interactions between EU and national political dynamics and between energy security and environmental concerns at the local level. Review "A cogent and highly readable book about the politics of energy security in Europe and beyond.

Analyzing oil and particularly natural gas developments in a wide area stretching from the Baltic to the Mediterranean sea, Andrea Prontera convincingly demonstrates that energy security is neither a matter of geopolitics, or of markets, but rather of both. The book definitely succeeds in unpacking the meshing of old and new dynamics in a lucid, insightful and instructive way.

His main research interests and publications lie in the areas of international political economy, comparative public policy and energy policy. Geographic Information Systems In Smart Technologies, Systems And Embedded Systems: Real-time Interfacing A Guided Tour Of Reversible Computation: Extending Horizons Geomorphology Of Lake-catchment Systems Nonstationary Resonant Dynamics Of Polymer Modified Bitumen: Properties Polymer-carbon Nanotube Composites: Preparation, English French German Italian Spanish.Prontera is assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations, University of Macerata, Italy.

The geopolitical significance of the Mediterranean Sea region is the result of three factors: its location at the junction of Europe, Asia and Africa; its significant international sea routes and straits — Gibraltar, Bosphorus, Dardanelles, Suez Canal — and its potential as a source of oil and natural gas.

Recent gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have only reaffirmed this potential. They have resulted in a set of significant geoeconomic decisions concerning the development of flows and exchanges in the form of traded gas. It is emphasized in the literature that the geoeconomy may connect geopolitical strategy and economic policy, but it is usually perceived as the use of economic policy instruments to implement geopolitical goals.

It also means considering energy trade as a tool for achieving foreign-policy and security objectives. In contrast to oil, natural gas has physical characteristics that make transportation expensive, whether through pipeline or in liquefied form LNG. This constitutes a significant fraction of the total delivered cost of the gas trade and is an important component of the sector's political economy.

Owing to these fixed infrastructural components, the gas sector is particularly sensitive to political relationships among countries; gas-development policies are strongly affected by the security context in which they are embedded. Since the end of the s, the hydrocarbon resources of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea have greatly increased in importance.

The major gas discoveries off the coast of Israel and Cyprus between and in the Leviathan and Aphrodite fields and off the coast of Egypt in in the Zohr field can have a significant transformative impact on the politics of energy security in the entire region and beyond Table 1.

Israel, the first country of the region to make major gas discoveries, was also the first mover in the economic and political game for its monetization, in terms of new export routes and infrastructure projects. In the following years, Israel and Greece attempted to upgrade and institutionalize their energy cooperation by including Cyprus, which, after the Aphrodite gas-field discovery inwas ready to play an important role in regional energy security.

The Israeli, Cypriot and Greek energy ministers created joint task forces to evaluate the feasibility of several options. However, other projects were simultaneously evaluated by each government according to its own energy-security agenda and national interests. From tovarious competitive options were under consideration for the monetization of gas resources. They required varying levels of cooperation from two or more countries, had different price tags, and enjoyed different degrees of political support see Table 2.

However, for Cyprus, Israel, and the energy companies involved in the development of gas resources, a pipeline to Greece presented many problems. The European gas market presented so many uncertainties in the medium to long term that committing new resources to it would have been a risky undertaking, especially when considered against the other available options, such as LNG facilities to reach the more profitable Asian markets.

From a political standpoint, Cyprus and Israel also appreciated the flexibility offered by the LNG solution. This was especially true for Israel; a pipeline would have linked the majority of its export gas to a single route that would have to cross parts of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, where claims by Turkey overlapped with the Cypriot and Greek Exclusive Economic Zones EEZs.

A Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the Cypriot government and the companies involved in the Aphrodite field for the development of an LNG facility was signed on July 26,with a plan to start exporting by They had just won the second offshore bidding round launched in the Cypriot EEZ.

However, the weaknesses in Cyprus's plan were exposed when Israel expressed strong opposition to the location of export facilities outside its territory and requested that any export infrastructure be considered a "strategic asset" and firmly placed under Israeli sovereignty.

During the same period, a pipeline from Israel to Turkey also became a possibility in the wake of the tentative rapprochement between the two countries promoted by U. President Obama in late Marchhe persuaded Netanyahu to apologize to the Turkish government for the Mavi Marmara incident.

From the Turkish point of view, the plan to build a pipeline from the Leviathan field was a useful counterbalance to Cypriot-Israeli relations. The project would also have supplied additional gas for the growing Turkish domestic demand.

For the energy companies involved in the development of the Israeli gas fields, a pipeline to Turkey could have proved more profitable than Cyprus's proposed LNG plant.

A Turkish pipeline would have involved lower direct costs and served a lucrative market. In the first case, a rapprochement between Ankara and Nicosia would be a precondition. This is very unlikely, due to the conflict in Syria and the maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon. In any case, it would present high security risks. Finally, another option appeared. After the election of President Nikos Anastasiades in Cyprus — a moderate who had previously supported the UN's Annan Plan — peace talks between the island's two communities resumed in February By the end ofnone of the projects discussed between and were at the point of materializing; different factors had contributed to further complications regarding monetization.

In the wake of the war in eastern Ukraine, the appeal of the East Med Gas Pipeline as an alternative source for the EU seemed to be restored. On the other hand, the prolonged economic and financial crisis in Greece, aggravated by the confrontation between the government of Alexis Tsipras and the EU institutions, added additional uncertainty to a project that was already technically, politically and financially challenged.

In Israel as well, after the withdrawal of the Australian company Woodside from the development of the Leviathan field in Maythe prospect for an LNG export facility was undermined.His main research interests and publications lie in the areas of international political economy, comparative public policy and energy policy.

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Innovative not only in regard to the case studies presented which include the Caspian region, the Baltic, Mediterrean countries, Central Asia and EU-Russia relationsbut also in regard to the analytical framework adopted - an International Political Economy approach informed by an historical institutional perspective - the book challenges the common view of the 'de-politicisation' of energy security supported by the mainstream market approach and the power politics and 'zero-sum game' view supported by the geopolitical perspective.

This book places the study of EU energy politics in the broader, evolving context of global energy markets and explores the complex interactions between EU and national political dynamics and between energy security and environmental concerns at the local level.

Beyond the EU Regulatory State Andrea Prontera The EU's growing dependence on natural gas and Russian resources, energy security has become a hot discussion topic in academia and in policy circles in Brussels, Washington and many European capitals.Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Prontera makes good use of emergent lines of theorizing on the EU as a catalyst for integration processes both within the EU and beyond. The result is a new opening into research on EU energy security and EU external relations in general, conceptualizing the Union as a Catalytic Power Europe.

This approach is significant as studies on EU energy security often either lack any firm theory or utilize standard conceptions used by international organisations such as the International Energy Agency.

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As a result, the book situates itself firmly into the emerging literature on innovative approaches to energy security. In other words, this book finds the EU not only the familiar market-maker, nor does it succumb to accusing the EU from lacking power in foreign economic relations, but rather, it analyses the EU as a facilitator.

This observation has also important implications for our understanding of power in international relations and political economy.

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Roland Dannreuther, Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Professor of International Relations, the University of Westminster This is more than a reference book on energy security—it is a major contribution to understanding state-market relations, European integration and economic diplomacy in the 21 st century.

It is also unusual in building bridges across sub-disciplines and world-views. Rather than identifying tensions and contradictions, Prontera provides solutions: an original and constructive way to explain the hybridity of EU external energy policy.

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John S. Duffield, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University The book offers an analysis of European energy security policy going beyond the traditional realism vs. It develops an innovative approach - focusing on the EU as Catalytic State - to investigate and understand the governance of energy policies at the European level, and in particular to assess the role of the EU as energy security actor in the regional and global scene.

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Prontera, Politiche energetiche e politiche agricole, problemi di governance e strumenti di integrazione. Il caso della Provincia di Ascoli in Politiche per i sistemi agricoli di fronte ai cambiamenti: obiettivi, strumenti, istituzioni; Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane; pp. Prontera, G. Aree geografiche e paesi in cui si applica prevalentemente l'esperienza di ricerca Aree : Europa, Italia. Ricerche sviluppate e in corso Informazione non pervenuta.

Partecipazione come referee di progetti di ricerca nazionali ed internazionali MIUR. Relazioni internazionali Classe: LM Politica energetica, Relazioni Internazionali, Politica dell'economia globale, Politiche dell'Unione Europea, Istituzioni internazionali.Due to its interdisciplinary features — the book combines EU studies, international affairs, political economy and energy studies — and the topics covered, this book will be of special interest to scholars of the international political economy of energy and to those interested in European politics and EU international relations.

Beyond the EU Regulatory State offers a fresh and compelling approach to conceptualizing the institutions of the European Union and understanding how they promote energy security. The catalytic state model developed here provides a welcome challenge to conventional approaches to characterizing the role of the EU and promises to find useful applications in other areas of European integration.

The book offers an analysis of European energy security policy going beyond the traditional realism vs. It develops an innovative approach - focusing on the EU as Catalytic State - to investigate and understand the governance of energy policies at the European level, and in particular to assess the role of the EU as energy security actor in the regional and global scene. Prontera makes good use of emergent lines of theorizing on the EU as a catalyst for integration processes both within the EU and beyond.

The result is a new opening into research on EU energy security and EU external relations in general, conceptualizing the Union as a Catalytic Power Europe. This approach is significant as studies on EU energy security often either lack any firm theory or utilize standard conceptions used by international organisations such as the International Energy Agency.

As a result, the book situates itself firmly into the emerging literature on innovative approaches to energy security. In other words, this book finds the EU not only the familiar market-maker, nor does it succumb to accusing the EU from lacking power in foreign economic relations, but rather, it analyses the EU as a facilitator.

This observation has also important implications for our understanding of power in international relations and political economy. This is more than a reference book on energy security—it is a major contribution to understanding state-market relations, European integration and economic diplomacy in the 21 st century.

It is also unusual in building bridges across sub-disciplines and world-views. Rather than identifying tensions and contradictions, Prontera provides solutions: an original and constructive way to explain the hybridity of EU external energy policy. Request Inspection Copy. Add to cart. Pages: Monograph. Buy in the Americas. John S. Also Recommended. This website is using cookies We use them to ensure the best possible experience on our website Continue.