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Contemporary Approaches in Humanities

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Günther Löschnigg and Rasim Yilmaz

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Impact of the Shale Gas Revolution to the Russia-EU Energy Dialogue is the Balance of Power Changing? (Ayşegül Uçkun)

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Ayşegül Uçkun*

The Impact of the Shale Gas Revolution to the Russia-EU Energy Dialogue is the Balance of Power Changing?

Shale gas is one of the non-conventional energy resources and it is seen as a game changer in international energy markets and energy policies. The shale gas revolution has changed the energy outlook particularly for the United States of America (US) and the rest of the world. In this respect, it is expected to affect Russia’s power to a certain extent since it uses natural gas as a lever in international relations. Because of the fact that the main export market of Russian natural gas is the European Union (EU), the EU is really important for Russia in the energy market. On the other hand, one of the main aims of the EU’s energy policy is to ensure security of supply. Therefore, the EU wants to reduce the dependency rate on natural gas to Russia. Shale gas is one of the most basic solutions for the EU. However, shale gas production in the EU cannot be developed because the geological structure is not feasible enough for the production, there are environmental concerns, regulation of property rights contains strict rules, etc. Therefore, the EU has to find a different solution and this solution is given to the EU by the US. After the shale gas revolution, while the power of the US in gas market begins to increase, the market share...

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