Gazprom – Kremls forlængede arm? Gazprom – A political tool for the Kremlin?

Clemens Ørnstrup Etzerodt, Elisabeth Retz Wessberg, Emilie Lykke Crillesen, Lasse Friis Hansen, Rasmus Grønborg, Astrid Emilie Lavlund Krogh, Julie Raun & Mads Frid Nørgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project explores to what extent and how Russia can exploit their natural gas as a power-resource in regard to foreign policy toward the nations of the European Union. Our further analysis is based on the following theories: Realism, neo-realism, Nye’s definition of power and Keohane & Nye’s theory of complex interdependence. Following our analysis we have been able to conclude, that Russia’s supply of natural gas can be defined as a source of power dominated by the term hard power. As an asymmetrical interdependent relationship is present between Russia and the members of the EU, a direct exploitation of the Russian gas seems unrealistic; as such exploitation will have considerable consequences for Russia. In spite of this, Russia’s actions and rhetoric on the international arena must be viewed in a realistic perspective.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 jun. 2011
VejledereLaurids Sandager Lauridsen


  • Politologi
  • Økonomi