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Risks of Energy Security: the Need For Humanistic Geopolitics



The article analyzes the risks of energy security in the context of functioning of a modern main oil pipeline being a complex type of network transport the intensive development of which was claimed by the realities of globalization and the increasingly complex social and cultural dynamics. It is proved that the neo-liberal geopolitics because of its basic principles – freedom of enterprise, formal rationalism, pragmatism and mercantilism – not only failed to solve the problems of the declared equal access for residents of Europe and the world to energy resources, but also gave birth to man-made risks of local conflicts around the construction and functioning of pipelines with their trend to become globalized. According to the authors, the management of the arising risks and minimization of their negative
consequences lies in the ways of the humanistic script of the development of the partnership among countries and peoples and the harmonization of relations of socium with nature. The concrete specific driver of this process would be to move from the neo-liberal geopolitics to the humanist geopolitics the consolidated the goals of which are the search and establishment of new forms of humanism concerning human existential needs including the achievement of the indivisible energy security.


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