MEBn5040 Contemporary Trends I. - Energy Poverty

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2022
1/1/0. 3 kr. Ukončení: z.
Mgr. Hedvika Koďousková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D.
Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů a evropských studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
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Cíle předmětu
The course identifies and examines the most topical issues and trends in the energy sector. Outcomes and findings of recent research projects carried on both the Department and external institution will be presented in this session. On successful completion of the course, students will be informed about the development of the most important research issues and trends in the contemporary energy industry. The current topics are reflected in the changing guest lecturers in individual course semesters. Emphasis in this course is placed on the students' active participation in discussions with guest lecturers. The course can be combined with Contemporary Trends II.
Výstupy z učení
The course examines various forms of “domestic energy deprivation.” Although in its most general sense, “energy poverty” could be described as a matter of “access” in developing countries vs. “affordability” in the developed world, it encompasses various regional, national, and local specifics. By attending the course, the students will be able to explain what it is about; understand the most common causes and consequences of energy poverty; suggest, discuss and critically evaluate energy poverty alleviation policies and measures. Finally, the course examines various theoretical assumptions on how to approach the issue and provides guidance for further work. As such, the student’s conceptual and analytical skills in this area will be strengthened. The student´s mini-workshops serve as an opportunity to apply acquired theoretical knowledge to given case studies, increase his/her presentational skills, and confront his/her ideas in a debate.
  • Four sessions in four weeks: 1) Guest lecture - Providing modern sources of energy in developing countries: the role of social and cultural factors; 2) Energy poverty in the EU and the CEE countries; 3) Student´s workshop - Energy poverty alleviation policies and measures on the selected case studies from the region; 4) Energy poverty under various theoretical frameworks, guidance for further work.
  • BOUZAROVSKI, Stefan. Energy poverty : (dis)assembling Europe's infrastructural divide. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. xiv, 117. ISBN 9783319692982. info
  • Energy poverty : global challenges and local solutions. Edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool - Jon Rozhon - Antoine Halff. First edition. Oxford: Oxford university press, 2014. xv, 459. ISBN 9780199682362. info
Výukové metody
Readings broaden and deepen the spectrum of knowledge the students get during lectures and seminars; lectures with internal teacher aim to provide general introduction to the issue; lessons with guest lecturer(s) aim to present findings from the field or specific case studies research outcomes; class discussions/mini-workshops strengthen students´ analytical as well as presentational skills as they are encouraged to choose and work with given case studies.
Metody hodnocení
Class attendance; seminar paper (selected case study) submitted after the course.
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Familiarize yourself with the ways how to avoid it.
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Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích jaro 2020, jaro 2021.