The politics of energy dependency : Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between domestic oligarchs and Russian pressure

Margarita M. Balmaceda

Energy has been an important element in Moscow's quest to exert power and influence in its surrounding areas both before and after the collapse of the USSR. With their political independence in 1991, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania also became, virtually overnight, separate energy-poor entities heavily dependent on Russia. This increasingly costly dependency -- and elites' scrambling over associated profits -- came to crucially affect not only relations with Russia, but the very nature of post-independence state building.The Politics of Energy Dependency explores why these states were unable to move towards energy diversification. Through extensive field research using previously untapped local-language sources, Margarita M. Balmaceda reveals a complex picture of local elites dealing with the complications of energy dependency and, in the process, affecting the energy security of Europe as a whole.A must-read for anyone interested in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the politics of natural resources, this book reveals the insights gained by looking at post-Soviet development and international relations issues not only from a Moscow-centered perspective, but from that of individual actors in other states.

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  • AcknowledgmentsNote on Sources and TransliterationAbbreviationsPart I: Larger Influencing Factors1. Introduction: Domestic Politics and the Management of Energy Dependency in the Former Soviet Union2. The Legacy of the Common Soviet Energy Past: Path Dependencies and Energy Networks3. Domestic Contradictions, Foreign Energy, Policy Levers, and Trans-Border Rent-Seeking: The Domestic Russian Background to the Role of Energy in Relations with Ukraine, Belarus and LithuaniaPart II: Case Studies4. Ukraine: Energy Dependency and the Rise of the Ukrainian Oligarchs5. Belarus: Turning Dependency into Power?6. Lithuania: Energy Policy Between Domestic Interests, Russia, and the EUPart: III: Conclusions7. Conclusion: Managing Dependency, Managing InterestsAppendix:Chronologies of Main Energy Events for Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine[MapsBibliography

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書名 The politics of energy dependency : Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between domestic oligarchs and Russian pressure
著作者等 Balmaceda, Margarita Mercedes
Balmaceda Margarita M.
シリーズ名 Studies in comparative political economy and public policy
出版元 University of Toronto Press
刊行年月 c2013
版表示 3 Rev ed
ページ数 xii, 444 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781487520229
NCID BB15433443
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言語 英語
出版国 カナダ