Energy Security: Perspectives, Improvement Strategies and Challenges


Mirjana Radovanović (Editor)
EDUCONS University, Faculty of Security Studies, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
BISAC: SCI024000

Energy security is one of the greatest challenges of the modern world. The situation is further complicated by the fact that energy security can be viewed from different points of view, which are often contradictory and with no consensus on what energy security is and how it is measured, monitored or foreseen. This book presents the most important aspects of energy security, including its role as an element of national security and a factor of geopolitical stability. Many factors affect energy security (and vice versa) in different ways. This book discusses the most important: the impact of political changes, military operations, organizations (EU and NATO), and social movements on energy security. Special emphasis is given to energy infrastructure, as one of the major preconditions that will – along with geopolitical changes – have the greatest impact on energy security in the future. The book presents energy security specificities and challenges in the case of EU countries, the Russian Federation, the United States and China. It also provides an example of small countries that do not have their own energy resources, and therefore need to ensure their secure energy and political future in a rapidly changing world. The book is primarily intended for the academic community, decision-makers, energy sector companies and security services around the world.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Ensuring Global Energy Security: The Role of Russian Energy Policy
(Olga Mirkoviæ Isaeva, Bojana Vasiæ and Mirjana Radovanoviæ, EDUCONS University, Faculty of Security Studies, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia)

Chapter 2. EU Engagement in South China Sea Disputes and Its Potential to Exchange Global Energy Security
(Andrea Fischer-Hotzel, Sophia Dieken, and Jürgen-Friedrich Hake, German Institute of Urban Affairs, Cologne, Germany, and others)

Chapter 3. The Role of HV Grid Development for Future Security in Electric Energy
(Yuri Yegorov, Franz Wirl, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 4. Energy Security in South East Europe: Present and Future Challenges
(Bojana Ž. Bajiæ , Damjan G. Vuèuroviæ and Siniša N. Dodiæ, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, Department of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 5. Accession to EU and NATO and Energy Security: A Case of Slovenia
(Polona Šprajc, PhD and Iztok Podbregar, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences,
Kranj, Slovenia)

Chapter 6. Natural Gas Infrastructure and Energy Security: A Comparison between the EU and China
(Yuri Yegorov, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 7. Arrow’s Theorem and a Sustainability Preference Order: The Necessity of Social Discourse to Preserve Energy Security
(Holger Schlör, Carolin Märker, Sandra Venghaus and Jürgen-Friedrich Hake, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE), Jülich, Germany)


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