EU-Russia Energy Relations

A Discursive Approach

  • Lukáš Tichý

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This book explores the timely topic of energy security and international relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation. Pursuing a constructivist-discursive approach, it empirically analyses a corpus of energy discourses involving policymakers and representatives of the EU and the Russian Federation. Exploring various discursive meanings assigned to the material and technical character of EU-Russian energy relations, the monograph underscores how the identities and interests of both parties are strongly affected by the norms and values which frame the individual energy discourses.


European Union Russian Federation Energy Discourse Constructivism Identity Norms Integration discourse Liberalisation discourse Diversification discourse

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  • Lukáš Tichý
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsPrahaCzech Republic

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