Dr Michael F. Keating, Professor of International Political Economy at Richmond, released a new book in January 2018. Co-edited with Andreas Goldthau (Royal Holloway) and Caroline Kuzemko (The University of Warwick), the Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources, published with Edward Elgar press as part of their Handbooks on Research in Political Economy series. With over 32 contributors from all over the world, this handbook is set to be a key reference point for scholars and students in this topical and controversial area of research.
This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the latest research from leading scholars on the international political economy of energy and resources. Highlighting the important conceptual and empirical themes, the chapters study all levels of governance, from global to local, and explore the wide range of issues emerging in a changing political and economic environment.
The original contributions analyse energy as a highly complex, interconnected policy area, including how energy markets and regimes are constituted and the governance institutions that are being designed to challenge existing establishments. A number of contributors focus on intersections between energy and other policy fields or sectors, or nexes. These include the climate change, energy and low carbon transitions nexus; the food, water and forestry nexus; the energy, resources and development nexus; and the global–national–local nexus in energy. Significantly, this Handbook ties the contributions together by exploring opportunities for sustainable transitions and avoiding resource scarcity whilst taking other social needs, such as development, into account.
This Handbook will be an essential resource for scholars and students of international political economy, governance and development studies as it covers: the environment, development, human rights, global production, energy transitions and energy security.