The diversification discourse of Russia and its energy relations with the EU

Abstract

The article explores the energy security relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union. The focus, however, is not on the technical and institutional aspects of the relationship, but rather on the discursive approach that determines the prevailing interpretations of the relationship by the two parties. The aim of this article is to analyze the content and basic themes of the Russian diversification discourse on energy relations with the European Union in 2004–2018. At the theoretical level, the article is based on critical constructivism, which, in relation to the discourse, and security as the main concepts, reflects a number of pieces of fundamental knowledge. At the methodological level, the article is based on thematic analysis. In the article, it is the main method of data analysis through which we examine the content of the Russian diversification discourse on the energy relations.

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Tichý, L. The diversification discourse of Russia and its energy relations with the EU. Asia Eur J 17, 179–193 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10308-018-0518-5

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