Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World

Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World

by Dries Lesage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754677230

ISBN-13: 9780754677239

Pub. Date: 04/16/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Multipolar governance permits a number of important states to have significantly more economic and political clout than others, but among them there is hardly any hierarchy. The new energy challenge, with its intricate socio-economic, ecological and international-political considerations, is a multi-dimensional, multi-level and multi-actor issue that requires a

Overview

Multipolar governance permits a number of important states to have significantly more economic and political clout than others, but among them there is hardly any hierarchy. The new energy challenge, with its intricate socio-economic, ecological and international-political considerations, is a multi-dimensional, multi-level and multi-actor issue that requires a minimum of 'central' political steering, because neither the invisible hand of the market, nor unilateral or bilateral power politics are capable to bring about sustainable solutions. Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World investigates the relationship between the emergence of a multipolar world order and the enormous challenges of global energy governance that the world is facing in the 21st century. It reflects on fundamental questions such as how the main consuming countries can avoid conflict over scarce resources, how they will cooperate to bring about open energy markets, energy conservation and efficiency, and how they can promote renewable energy sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754677239
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Series:
Global Environmental Governance Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Global Energy Governance Today: The global energy challenge; Blueprint for a global sustainable energy regime; The institutional landscape of global energy governance. Part II Bringing in Multipolarity: Major power concerts and global energy governance; The players in the multipolar energy game; The G8's track record in global energy governance. Part III Conclusions: G8 leadership in global energy governance: an evaluation; Prospects for energy cooperation in a multipolar world; Bibliography; Index.

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