1st Edition

Understanding Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe Russia, Transition and National Interest

Edited By Wojciech Ostrowski, Eamonn Butler Copyright 2018
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    The purpose of this book is to move beyond the approach which views energy as a purely geopolitical tool of the Russian state and assumes a 'one size fits all' approach to energy security in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It argues that in order to fully understand Russian involvement in the regional energy complex, the CEE-Russian energy relationship should be analysed in the context of the political and economic transitions that Russia and the CEE states underwent. The chapters on individual countries in the book demonstrate that, although Russia has and will continue to play a substantial role in the CEE energy sector, the scope of its possible influence has been overstated.

    Table of Contents


    List of Contributors


    List of Abbreviations

    1. Introduction

    Wojciech Ostrowski

    Part I: Analytical Framework

    2. Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe – an IR Theoretical Dimension

    Roland Dannreuther

    3. Debating Transition

    Terry Cox

    4. Russian Energy Companies and the Central and Eastern European Energy Sector

    Sylvain Rossiaud & Catherine Locatelli

    Part II: Case Studies

    5. Czech Republic

    Rick Fawn

    6. Romania

    Anca-Elena Mihalache

    7. Poland

    Wojciech Ostrowski

    8. Bulgaria

    Dimitar Bechev

    9. Hungary

    Eamonn Butler

    10. Baltic States

    Giedrius Česnakas

    11. Serbia

    Milos Damnjanovic

    12. Conclusion: Central and Eastern European Energy Security – More than Russia

    Eamonn Butler


    Wojciech Ostrowski is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster

    Eamonn Butler is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow