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The Internal and External Dimension of the EU Actorness in the Energy Relations with Russia and Alternative Suppliers

The aim of this project is to provide a coherent conceptual approach to the study of the EU’s actorness in energy relations to the third parties. Particularly the main third parties are Russia and the alternative suppliers from Central Asia, the Caspian region, and the Middle East and North Africa.

The project is devoted to the research of the internal and external dimensions of the EU’s actorness in energy relations with suppliers with a special focus on Russia and its ability to find alternatives. In terms of the theoretical contribution, the project lies in the creation of a holistic framework of the EU actorness in international energy relations and is anchored in social constructivism. There was not a functional connection to be found between the concepts of energy security and the concept of the EU’s actorness with a focus on the role of the EU as the “ framing actor”. The utilization of framing within the EU’s actorness in the area of energy policy is new and allows for correction and specification of conceptualization attempts in the area of actorness. The results of the project are based in the interconnection and equalization of the internal and external dimensions of the EU’s actorness in energy relations.

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