Russia's vast energy reserves, and its policies towards them have enormous importance in the current geopolitical landscape. This important book examines Russia's energy policies on the national, interregional and global level. It pays particular attention to energy policy actors ranging from state, federal and regional actors, to energy companies and international financial actors and organizations. The book models the formation of Russia's energy policies in terms of how energy policy actors perceive and map their policy environment.
The case studies cover federal, regional and environmental aspects of Russian energy policy, Russia's energy relations with Europe and the CIS, North East Asia, the globalization of Russian oil companies and the political economy of Russian energy. It is found that there are several concurrent energy policies in contemporary Russia, and that this situation is likely to continue. These policies are conducted primarily from the business frame perspective while notions of energy superpower Russia are found more ambiguous.
Russia's Energy Policies will benefit advanced master's level students, doctoral students, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The book will be a great resource for advanced international relations, political economy, international business and globalisation courses alongside energy policy courses, as well as area studies courses on Russian, post-Soviet and European politics and environmental politics.
Edited by Pami Aalto, University of Tampere, Finland
Contents: PART I: A NEW APPROACH TO RUSSIA'S ENERGY POLICY 1. Introduction Pami Aalto 2. How Are Russian Energy Policies Formulated? Linking the Actors and Structures of Energy Policy Pami Aalto, David Dusseault, Markku Kivinen and Michael D. Kennedy PART II: THE NATIONAL LEVEL 3. Public and Business Actors in Russia's Energy Policy Markku Kivinen 4. Russia's East and the Search for a New El Dorado: A Comparative Analysis of Russia's Kovytka, Sakhalin-2 and Chaiadinskoe Greenfield Projects David Dusseault 5. Environmental Sustainability of Russia's Energy Policies Nina Tynkkynen and Pami Aalto PART III: THE INTERREGIONAL LEVEL 6. Russian Foreign Policy and Energy: The Case of the Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Hanna Smith 7. Russia's Central and Eastern European Energy Transit Corridor: Ukraine and Belarus Margarita M. Balmaceda 8. Russia's Energy Policy in the Far East and East Siberia Shinichiro Tabata and Xu Liu PART IV: THE GLOBAL LEVEL: RUSSIAN ENERGY IN A WIDER PERSPECTIVE 9. `They Went East, They Went West...': The Global Expansion of Russian Oil Companies Nina Poussenkova 10. Russian Energy Dilemmas: Energy Security, Globalization and Climate Change Michael Bradshaw 11. Conclusion: Learning About Russian Energy Policies Pami Aalto References Index