Recent Submissions

  • The challenges facing Eastern Mediterranean gas and how international law can help overcome them 

    Stanič, A.; Karbuz, Sohbet (Taylor and Francis, 2021)
    Enormous natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean have attracted the attention of the international energy majors. The region, however, remains one of the most under-explored and -exploited regions in the world. ...
  • Beyond scarcity: rethinking water, climate change and conflict in the Sudans 

    Selby, J.; Hoffmann, Clemens (Elsevier, 2014)
    This article develops a new framework for understanding environment-conflict relations, on both theoretical grounds and through a qualitative historical analysis of the links between water and conflict in the states of ...
  • Rethinking climate change, conflict and security 

    Selby, J.; Hoffmann, Clemens (Taylor&Francis, 2014)
    This special issue of Geopolitics presents a series of critical interventions on the links between global anthropogenic climate change, conflict and security. In this introduction, we situate the special issue by providing ...
  • Water scarcity, conflict, and migration: a comparative analysis and reappraisal 

    Selby, J.; Hoffmann, Clemens (Sage Publications, 2012)
    How should we characterise the relations between environmental scarcity, conflict, and migration? Most academic and policy analyses conclude that scarcities of environmental resources can have significant impacts upon ...
  • Energy, security, and foreign policy 

    Özdamar, Özgür (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
    Next to national defense, energy security has become a primary issue for the survival and wellbeing of both developed and developing nations. A review of the literature shows how concerns for energy security acquired a new ...
  • Low carbon development pathways and priorities for Turkey 

    Voyvoda, E.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Sabancı University İstanbul Policy Center, 2015)
    Scientists and decision makers agree that climate change is the biggest problem ever faced by humankind. Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including 195 contracting states and ...
  • The Nabucco Project: implications for the EU strategic energy review 

    Grigoriadis, Ioannis N. (Notre Europe, 2010)
    Energy is a key issue of this year’s European political agenda. Article 194 (1) of the Lisbon Treaty states that the Union energy policy will aim – amongst others things – to “ensure the functioning of the energy market,” ...
  • Policy analysis: toward a green development pathway for the peripheral world 

    Acar, S.; Voyvoda, E.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Academic Press, 2018)
    This chapter uses the analytical model described in Chapter 4 to quantitatively investigate the set of viable macroeconomic policy instruments for combating climate change, and addresses a set of duality characteristics ...
  • Modeling for green growth: environmental policy in a dualistic peripheral economy 

    Acar, S.; Voyvoda, E.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Academic Press, 2018)
    The chapter introduces the main components of the applied general equilibrium model to represent the dual structure of Turkey. It discusses the distinguishing features and its contribution to the modeling literature with ...
  • Energy and environmental policy against climate change in Turkey 

    Acar, S.; Voyvoda, E.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Academic Press, 2018)
    Based on the structure of the economy in general but especially focusing on the duality patterns laid out in Chapter 2, this chapter first examines the recent energy and environment statistics in Turkey, and second, evaluates ...
  • Patterns of growth in dual economies: challenges of development in the 21st century 

    Acar, S.; Voyvoda, E.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Academic Press, 2018)
    This chapter attempts to examine patterns of growth in dual economies within the context of challenges of development for the 21st century. To this end, we first study the broad contours of growth and adjustments in the ...
  • Introduction 

    Acar, S.; Voyvoda, E.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Academic Press, 2018)
    This chapter serves as an introduction to the main research questions, background, and objectives of the study. It describes the context (i.e., conceptualization of duality) and the modeling tools for decarbonized sustainable ...
  • A new era in Russian gas market: the diminishing role of Gazprom 

    Özdemir, Volkan; Karbuz, S. (Elsevier, 2015)
    The Russian gas industry is in a transition, which can be characterized as modest decentralization. While its gas production continues to decline and competition on the Russian market intensifies, Gazprom will have to adapt ...
  • The Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) as a unique project in the Eurasian gas network: a comparative analysis 

    Özdemir, Volkan; Yavuz, H. B.; Tokgöz, E. (Pergamon Press, 2015)
    Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) as a part of the Southern Gas Corridor has significant implications for the transit security of the European Union and the domestic gas market of Turkey. Among those countries in Eurasia, ...
  • What should Turkey do to stabilize the Black Sea region 

    Özdamar, Özgür (Sofia Platform, 2015)
    With the end of Cold War and the attacks of 11 September 2001, the Black Sea region has been at the intersection of three global players’ respective regional points of view. These powers and their approaches are the ...
  • Turkish-Iranian relations after the framework agreement 

    Özdamar, Özgür (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 2015)
    Turkey has been closely observing the Iranian nuclear program and its bilateral, regional and global implications since 2002. As one of the most important neighboring countries, Iran’s defense policy has always been an ...
  • State and substate oil trade: the Turkey‐KRG Deal 

    Özdemir, Volkan; Raszewski, S. (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2016)
    After the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, there has been increasing tension between the central government in Baghdad and the Erbil‐based Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern part of the country. Although KRG President ...
  • The role of energy security in Turkish foreign policy (2004–2016) 

    İpek, Pınar (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
    Energy security is a growing concern not only for Turkey but also for many energy-import-dependent countries. This chapter examines how the role of energy security in Turkish foreign policy is constituted by material ...
  • Oil and intra-state conflict in Iraq and Syria: sub-state actors and challenges for Turkey’s energy security 

    İpek, Pınar (Routledge, 2017)
    The continuing dependency on fossil fuels of the Middle East not only in Turkey's energy mix but also in world energy demand requires further analysis of oil and conflict in the region since the fall of Mosul in Iraq to ...
  • Environmental impacts of coal subsidies in Turkey: a general equilibrium analysis 

    Acar, S.; Yeldan, Alp Erinç (Elsevier, 2016)
    In this study we aim at providing an analytical framework for Turkey to study the macroeconomics and environmental impacts of the existing coal subsidization scheme. To this end we develop a regionally differentiated applied ...

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