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Russian Energy in a Changing World: What Is the Outlook for the Hydrocarbons Superpower? Jakub M Godzimirski

Russian Energy in a Changing World: What Is the Outlook for the Hydrocarbons Superpower?

Jakub M Godzimirski

Published February 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781306406628
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218 pages
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For a long time Russias position as a key global energy player has enhanced Moscows international economic and political influence whilst causing concern amongst other states fearful of becoming too dependent on Russia as an energy supplier. TheMoreFor a long time Russias position as a key global energy player has enhanced Moscows international economic and political influence whilst causing concern amongst other states fearful of becoming too dependent on Russia as an energy supplier. The Global Financial Crisis shook this established image of Russia as an indispensable energy superpower, immune to negative external influences and revealed the full extent of Russias dependence on oil and gas for economic and political influence. This led to calls from within the country for a new approach where energy resources were no longer regarded wholly as an asset, but also a potential curse resulting in an over reliance on one sector thwarting modernization of the economy and the country as a whole. In this fascinating and timely volume leading Russian and Western scholars examine various aspects of Russian energy policy and the opportunities and constraints that influence the choices made by the countrys energy decision makers. Contributors focus on Russias energy relations with the rest of the world alongside internal debates about the need for diversification and modernisation in a changing economy, country and world system where overdependence on energy commodities has become a key concern for customer and supplier alike.