Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

9-2011

Abstract

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the organization that, despite its constrained membership, is as close as the world currently comes to a global focal point on the key energy governance arenas. Although when the IEA was established in the 1970s it had the specific and limited purpose of enabling the world's leading oil consumers to undertake collective action in response to oil supply shocks, it now finds itself at the center of many of the key developments in global energy governance. Its evolution and current challenges reflect the key themes of this special issue: the competition between state and market, the emergence of multipolarity, the particular growing importance of Asia and the rise of climate change on the agenda of key tasks needing governance. The article focuses on where the agency now fits in the larger global energy governance panoply. © 2011 London School of Economics and Political Science and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Discipline

Energy Policy | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Global Policy

Volume

2

Issue

s1

First Page

40

Last Page

50

ISSN

1758-5880

Identifier

10.1111/j.1758-5899.2011.00120.x

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-5899.2011.00120.x

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