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dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBalaban, Gökçe
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:03:21Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:03:21Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/14636
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 88-94.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to understand energy security behavior of the EU in the light of two IR theoretical stances: rationalism-neo-realism and constructivism. In order to do that, the study targets the question: “What is the central motivation of EU energy security policies- norms or interests- and how the different IR theories of rationalism-neo-realism and constructivism can interpret EU energy security policies differently”. Power and wealth being the most crucial, interest-based policies refer to the efforts that will promote the material interests, disregarding the normative considerations. Norm-based policies, on the other hand, represent the policies which are resulted from the identity, norms and political culture, and which are sometimes taken at the expense of the material interests. Thus, this thesis proposes two contradictory impulses- interests and norms- for EU energy security behaviour, and tries to understand which one is dominant in energy security decision-making process. Relying on official EU documents and on literature works, this study reaches to the conclusion that in environmental topics, the EU is strongly committed to the norms. However, in the topics considering the supply security such as guaranteeing the present and future energy supplies, and energy diversification- the EU follows more interest-based policies. In conclusion, although the EU is the most committed actor to environmental protection in the world, a fully normative approach is still lacking in EU energy security behavior.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBalaban, Gökçeen_US
dc.format.extentvii, 94 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEnergy Securityen_US
dc.subjectEUen_US
dc.subjectInterestsen_US
dc.subjectNormsen_US
dc.subjectNeo-realismen_US
dc.subjectConstructivismen_US
dc.subject.lccHD9502.E85 B35 2007en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas--Russia.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas--European Economic Community countries.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas industry--Russia.en_US
dc.titleEU energy security behavior : exploring the central motivationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB104915


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