The comparative politics of shale gas in Europe

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Energy (policy) Risk regulation Comparative politics
Project description

Why do some European countries prohibit shale gas exploitation, while others encourage it? This project looks for explanations drawing on a theoretical framework on the regulation of risky technologies. First, an interpretive case study is conducted of the UK and the Netherlands. Next, the results are tested on a larger empirical base through a QCA analysis.