Russia, Transition and Poland’s Energy Security: A Retrospective View

Ostrowski, W. 2021. Russia, Transition and Poland’s Energy Security: A Retrospective View. Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. 29 (2-3), pp. 195-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/25739638.2021.2007605

TitleRussia, Transition and Poland’s Energy Security: A Retrospective View
TypeJournal article
AuthorsOstrowski, W.
Abstract

This article asserts that debates concerning Poland’s energy security should be analysed in the context of transition politics and domestic politics. Most importantly, domestic politics reveal the corrupted environment of the 1990s and early 2000s, which allowed Polish and Russian political, commercial and private actors to engage in rent seeking activities. The collusion between the two sets of actors had a detrimental effect on the way in which the debate concerning Polish energy security has developed. Furthermore, corruption scandals that brought to the open murky dealings between the Russian oil and gas sectors and Polish political actors, have not only kept generating interest around the question of the country’s energy security but also further fuelled concerns about Russia’s real intentions.

KeywordsPoland
energy security
middle-companies
scandals
transition
JournalJournal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
Journal citation29 (2-3), pp. 195-207
ISSN2573-9638
2573-9646
Year2021
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/25739638.2021.2007605
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25739638.2021.2007605
Publication dates
Published online23 Nov 2021

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