The politics and institutions of global energy governance

The politics and institutions of global energy governance / Thijs Van de Graaf. Palgrave Macmillan, October 2013, 208 p. – £ 58

Description (© Palgrave/MacMillan) :

From climate change over shale gas to the race for the Arctic, energy makes headlines in international politics almost daily. Thijs Van de Graaf argues that energy is in dire need of global governance. He traces the history of international energy cooperation from the notorious ‘Seven Sisters’ oil-companies cartel to the recent creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He analyses how international institutions have been created for securing oil rents, coordinating consumer-countries’ energy security policies, promoting producer-consumer dialogue, managing regional gas markets, and dealing with energy-related environmental externalities. Drawing on the emerging regime complexity literature, he constructs a novel analytical framework to explain the fragmented architecture of global energy governance, and studies prospects for institutional reform at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the G8/G20.

Contents :

1. Introduction
2. Energy and global governance
3. Morphogenesis of the energy regime complex
4. Interpreting the global energy architecture
5. Adaptation at the core: reform of the IEA
6. Diverging from the path: the creation of IRENA
7. The G8 and G20 as energy steering committees?
8. Conclusions

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Danièle Revel (2013, 24 octobre). The politics and institutions of global energy governance. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 18 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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