Weathering the Storm? The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy

Date: 
October 2, 2015 - 14:00 - 16:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Gellner Room
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Presenter(s): 
Nick Sitter
Presenter(s): 
Jean-Arnold Vinois
CEU host unit(s): 
School of Public Policy (SPP)
The European Union Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

SPP cordially invites you to a public lecture and book launch with

Jean-Arnold Vinois (Notre Europe)
Keynote Speaker

and

Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter (SPP)
Interventions

Since 1992 the European Union has put liberalization at the core of its energy policy agenda. The central challenge for the EU is that the energy world has changed, while the EU has not. The rise of Asian energy consumers (China, India), more assertive energy producers (Russia) and the threat of climate change have securitized the IPE of energy, and turned it more "realist." The main question the event addresses is therefore: What does a liberal actor do in a realist world?

The event represents the launch of Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter (2015), A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy, Oxford University Press.