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Regionalism in Addressing Energy Access Challenges

  • Victoria R. Nalule
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Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)

Abstract

In this chapter, the author discusses the concept of regionalism and how it emerged in Sub-Saharan Africa. She gives a historical background of regionalism and its application in the different parts of the world. In an endeavour to connect the concept of regionalism to energy access, Nalule discusses the common energy challenges faced by African countries at the national level and how these can be tackled at the regional level.

While giving arguments for regionalism in solving energy access challenges, Nalule compares the concept with the notions of isolationism and globalism, thereby discussing multilateral energy laws including the Energy Charter Treaty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victoria R. Nalule
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  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP)University of DundeeScotlandUK

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