Recent Developments in Cooperative Energy Security
Robert M. Cutler
|Abstract: Sustainable development has acquired a legitimate place in discussions of energy
development. The concept of cooperative energy security brings together a joint
concern with the international environment and energy, with a focus on sustainable
development. It is a progressive development of research into the sources of
effective international environmental protection. What has made it possible for the
energy industry to succeed today in historically the most difficult of circumstances
(the Caspian Sea basin) is the qualitatively new phenomenon of strategic alliances
amongst industry leaders that has emerged from the need to reply to the incredibly
complex engineering tasks combining economic, political and social elements in a
manner impossible to disentangle. Yet this notion of “strategic alliance”
also describes, in the political realm, the traditional relationship conceived in
democratic theory between a civil society and its government. Therefore, no
“public-private partnership” but rather a three-way strategic
alliance—amongst governments, industry and publics—is necessary today.
The present articles reviews recent steps in that direction.
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- [Introductory Remarks]
- What Is “Cooperative Energy
- Current Interpretations of “Cooperative Energy
- Origin and Development of the “Cooperative
Energy Security” Policy Concept
- Non-governmental Organizations and Cooperative
- Why to Prefer a “Three-way Strategic
Alliance” over “Public-Private Partnerships”
- The Complexity of Energy Security Today
|Suggested citation for this webpage:|
Cutler, “Recent Developments in Cooperative Energy Security” Oil, Gas
and Energy Law 5, no. 4 (November 2007), available at
25 February 2018.
Dr. Robert M. Cutler [ website — email ] was educated at MIT and The University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science, and has specialized and consulted in the international affairs of Europe, Russia, and Eurasia since the late 1970s. He has held research and teaching positions at major universities in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Russia, and contributed to leading policy reviews and academic journals as well as the print and electronic mass media in three languages.
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