Renegotiating authority in the Energy Union: A Framework for Analysis

Herranz-Surrallés, Anna, Solorio, Israel and Fairbrass, Jenny (2020) Renegotiating authority in the Energy Union: A Framework for Analysis. Journal of European Integration, 42 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0703-6337

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Abstract

In a context of multiple crises, European Union (EU) energy policy is often identified as one of the few areas still exhibiting strong integration dynamics. However, this policy domain is not exempt from contestation and re-nationalization pressures. This collection seeks to understand better the contradictory integration and fragmentation tendencies by problematizing the notion of authority. While authority lies at the heart of European integration theory, less attention has been given to explaining when and why previously conferred authority becomes contested and how authority conflicts are addressed. In framing this collection, we build on sociological approaches to examine systematically the conferral of authority (what counts as authority and how it comes to be recognized) and its contestation (the types of contestation and strategies for managing authority conflicts). We focus this analytical discussion on the Energy Union, being an example of ‘hybrid area’, which sits uncomfortably at the nexus of different policy areas.

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Additional Information: Special Issue: Renegotiating Authority in EU Energy and Climate Policy Journal of European Integration 42(1) 2020 Guest Editors: Anna Herranz_Surralles, Israel Solorio and Jenny Fairbrass PAPER 1: Herranz-Surrallés, A., Solorio, I. and Fairbrass, J. 2020. “Renegotiation Authority in the Energy Union: A Framework for Analysis.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 2: Tosun, J. and Misic, M. 2020. “Conferring Authority in the European Union: Citizens’ Policy Priorities for the European Energy Union.” Journal of European Integration, 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 3: Eckert, S. and Eberlein, B. 2020 “Private Authority in Tackling Cross-border Issues. The Hidden Path of Integrating European Energy Markets.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 4: Bocquillon, P. and Maltby, T. 2020. “EU Energy Policy Integration as Embedded Intergovernmentalism: the Case of Energy Union Governance Regulation.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 5: Solorio, I. and Jörgens, H. 2020. “Contested Energy Transition? Europeanization and Authority Turns in EU Renewable Energy Policy.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 6: Dupont, C. 2020. “Defusing Contested Authority: EU Energy Efficiency Policymaking.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 7: Goldthau, A. and Sitter, N. 2020. “Power, Authority and Security: The EU’s Russian Gas Dilemma.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 8: Schmidt-Felzmann, A. 2020. “Nord Stream 2 and Diffuse Authority in the EU: Managing Authority Challenges regarding Russian Pipelines in the Baltic Sea Area.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming. PAPER 9: Youngs, R. 2020. “EU Foreign Policy and Energy Strategy: Bounded Contestation.” Journal of European Integration 42(1), forthcoming.
Uncontrolled Keywords: authority,contestation,sovereignty,governance,energy policy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 03:14
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/73406
DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2019.1708343

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