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Title: Securing energy or energising security: The impact of Russia's energy policy on Turkey's accession to the European Union
Authors: Özpek, Burak Bilgehan
Keywords: Asymmetric İnterdependence
 Complex İnterdependence
 Energy Security
 Turkey-EU Relations
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmıllan Ltd
Source: Özpek, B. B. (2013). Securing energy or energising security: the impact of Russia's energy policy on Turkey's accession to the European Union. Journal of International Relations and Development, 16(3), 358-379.
Abstract: The emergence of an energy security crisis between Russia and European countries has cast doubt on the argument that commercial ties lead to peaceful political relations between states as the energy trade between Russia and Europe has been inclined to generate conflict rather than cooperation. Nevertheless, the crisis has showed that military security issues no longer dominate the agenda and that issues produce different degrees of cooperation and conflict between governments. Furthermore, governments cannot use military force in order to resolve issues in an era of interdependence. Therefore, the European Union (EU), which suffers from an asymmetric dependence on energy resources imported from or via Russia, has adopted a diversification policy. This policy not only affects energy security but also the EU's enlargement process. Accordingly, a diversification policy requires embracing alternative energy sources, such as Turkey's involvement in oil and gas pipeline projects bypassing Russia. Thus, Turkey's contribution to European energy security creates an interdependence, which could affect Turkey's relations with the EU.
ISSN: 1408-6980
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Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü / Department of Political Science and International Relations
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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