The EU-Russia Energy Relations Between Nondiscursive and Discursive Approaches: An Introduction

  • Lukáš Tichý


The introduction describes the meaning and importance of the topic, which focuses on the discourses of the European Union and the Russian Federation regarding energy relations in the years 2004–2014, and the monograph’s difference from previous research on the issue (the EU–RF energy relations). The introduction also mentions the main goal of the monograph which is to define the approaches to the EU energy discourse in relation to Russia and vice versa and to interpret the contents of the EU and Russian discourses on their mutual energy relations. Also, a brief overview is made of the theoretical framework and the main theoretical concepts, and this is followed by the methodological framework and the main methods applied. Finally, the introduction describes the main bibliographical sources and the structure of the monograph.


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

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