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Kilning the EU

Mell, Erik (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study examines EU integration with a focus on the security of energy supply. It postulates that since the Union's inception, the security of energy supply has played a prime role. The study examines the foundation of the Union, showing that the first two communities were ECSC and Euratom?both heavily concerned with energy, then it explores the first oil crisis, the following transatlantic conflicts over energy between 1978-1982, the current dependence of the Union on imported energy supplies, and what actions the EU is taking towards a sustainable future. It also explores how this focus has created political ?heat? with its closest ally, the US. It postulates that this political heating up and kilning phase, aids the formation of a... (More)
This study examines EU integration with a focus on the security of energy supply. It postulates that since the Union's inception, the security of energy supply has played a prime role. The study examines the foundation of the Union, showing that the first two communities were ECSC and Euratom?both heavily concerned with energy, then it explores the first oil crisis, the following transatlantic conflicts over energy between 1978-1982, the current dependence of the Union on imported energy supplies, and what actions the EU is taking towards a sustainable future. It also explores how this focus has created political ?heat? with its closest ally, the US. It postulates that this political heating up and kilning phase, aids the formation of a common external position. The study concludes with an explanation of how energy concerns will play a role in the future of the European integration process and the transatlantic relationship. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This study examines EU integration with a focus on the security of energy supply. It postulates that since the Union's inception, the security of energy supply has played a prime role. The study examines the foundation of the Union, showing that the first two communities were ECSC and Euratom?both heavily concerned with energy, then it explores the first oil crisis, the following transatlantic conflicts over energy between 1978-1982, the current dependence of the Union on imported energy supplies, and what actions the EU is taking towards a sustainable future. It also explores how this focus has created political ?heat? with its closest ally, the US. It postulates that this political heating up and kilning phase, aids the formation of a common external position. The study concludes with an explanation of how energy concerns will play a role in the future of the European integration process and the transatlantic relationship.},
  author       = {Mell, Erik},
  keyword      = {security,energy supply,integration,European Union,EU,neo-functionalism,geo-politics,transatlantic relations,kiln effect,Sustainable Energy,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kilning the EU},
  year         = {2006},
}