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14 May 2024

New book examines challenges of energy security

A new book co-authored by a King’s academic analyses the policy preferences and approaches of central and eastern European states to managing the challenges of energy security and climate change.


In Energy Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe, Dr Tomas Maltby, from the Department of Political Economy at King’s, and Dr Matúš Mišík, from Comenius University Bratislava, assess the diversity of approaches and preferences towards energy in the region in the context of their EU membership.

In particular, the book examines the role of energy security for states in light of the historical dependence on Russia and the disruption caused by the invasion of Ukraine, as well as the varying importance placed by states on climate policies.

The book also highlights the difference of approach and policy priority that exists in the region, arguing against the view of central and eastern Europe as a homogenous bloc.

The book, published by Cambridge University Press, is available here: Energy Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Tomas  Maltby

Reader in International Politics