FSS:MEBn4002 Energy Security and Geopol. - Course Information
MEBn4002 Energy Security and GeopoliticsFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
- doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- ! MEB429 Energy Security and Geopol. && ! NOW ( MEB429 Energy Security and Geopol. )
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students should be able to analyze international relations and energy security on the basis of theory of geopolitics; the students will be taught in geopolitics from its first using by R. Kjellen to the present; students should understand the main differences between individual schools of geopolitical thinking and should be able to apply methods of geopolitics.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course students should be able to: analyse geopolitical consequences between international relations and energy security; understand fundamental principles of the energy security from geopolitical perspective; apply methods of individual schools of geopolitical thinking on particular state actors; explain basis of geopolitical conflicts for energy sources in key world regions.
- I. Introduction. Course and evaluation description.
- II. Classical Geopolitics: Haushofer vs. Mackinder.
- III. Classical Geopolitics: Mahan and Spykman.
- IV. Neoclassical Geopolitics: Kennan, Kissinger, Brzezinski, Gray.
- V. Reformulation of Geopolitics: Critical and Popular Geopolitics.
- VI. Case Study: Geopolitics of Central Europe in the Context of Energy.
- VII. Currant Russian Geopolitical Thinking – Implications for Energy Security.
- VIII. Environmental Geopolitics.
- IX. Case Study: Geopolitics of the USA - Energy Security and Fenomenon of the New Technology.
- X. Role of International Organizations with the Influence on the Global Energy (OPEC, IEA, NATO, EU).
- XI. Case Study: Geopolitics of the Middle East.
- XII. Case Study: Geopolitical Implication of China's Growth in Energy Field.
- XIII. Geopolitics of Resources Trade Routs.
- required literature
- Tsygankov, A. P. (2003): Mastering Space in Eurasia: Russian Geopolitical Thinking after the Soviet Break-Up. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1.
- Casey, A. – Sussex, M. (2012): Energy Transit States and Maritime Security in the Malacca Strait: the Case of Singapore. Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, Vol. 4.
- Flint C., Adduci, M., Chen, M., Chi, S. (2009): Mapping the Dynamism of the United States’ Geopolitical Code: The Geography of the State of the Union Speeches, 1998-2008. Geopolitics, Vol. 14.
- Roth, M. (2011): Poland as a Policy Entrepreneur in European External Energy Policy: Towards Greater Energy Solidarity vis-à-vis Russia? Geopolitics, Vol. 16, No. 3.
- G. Ó Tuathail, S. Dalby, P. Routledge (1998): The Geopolitical Reader. London: Routledge.
- KAPLAN, Robert D. The revenge of geography : what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 2012. xxii, 403. ISBN 9781400069835. info
- HAAS, M. de. Russia's foreign security policy in the 21st century : Putin, Medvedev, and beyond. London: Routledge, 2010. xviii, 211. ISBN 9780415477307. info
- Energy security challenges for the 21st century : a reference handbook. Edited by Gal Luft - Anne Korin. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger Security International, 2009. xv, 372. ISBN 9780275999971. info
- SPYKMAN, Nicholas J. America's strategy in world politics : the United States and the balance of power. Edited by Francis P. Sempa. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2007. xxxii, 500. ISBN 9781412806312. info
- HUNTINGTON, Samuel P. The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order. 1st ed. New York: Touchstone book, 1997. 367 s. ISBN 0684844419. info
- GRAY, Colin S. The geopolitics of super power. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. 274 s. ISBN 0813116279. info
- MAHAN, A. T. The influence of sea power upon history, 1660-1783. New York: Dover Publications, 1987. xxiv, 557. ISBN 0486255093. URL info
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- Stratfor Analysis. (2012). The Geopolitics of China: A Great Power Enclosed. Business Source Complete.
- Teaching methods
- The teaching is based on lectures and seminars. Students should take active part in debates in seminars and classes, students prepare position papers on each seminar.
- Assessment methods
- Gradeing is based upon the continuous point evaluation throughout the course, thus it is vital the actively participate on the seminars and pass the mid-semester and the final writing test; The course grade consists of the following parts: active participations on seminars, position papers, written mid-term tests and final written exam test.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.