MVZ211 Energy Security: Base and Implications for Functioning of International System

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Hedvika Koďousková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jan Osička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Ocelík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Veronika Zapletalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lukáš Lehotský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Suchý, 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
Mon 21. 9. to Wed 14. 10. Thu 13:30–15:00 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy, Fri 16. 10. to Wed 2. 12. Thu 13:30–15:00 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy, Fri 4. 12. to Sun 20. 12. Thu 13:30–15:00 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy, except Thu 5. 11. ; and Thu 15. 10. 13:30–15:00 P24, Thu 3. 12. 13:30–15:00 P24
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce "energy security" (ES) as a multi-layered term affecting various spheres of human society from global level to local issues. The course does so with selected concepts that will be introduced to students on particular case studies. Following completion of the course students will understand the complex nature of ES; they will be able to explain the meaning of different concepts; through selected case studies, they will gain insight into current issues. The course enhances students' interpretive skills and the ability to apply selected concepts on particular case studies.
  • 1) Introduction to energy security - key concepts. 2) Self-sufficiency. 3) Interdependence. 4) Liberalization. 5) Dutch disease. 6) Resource wars. 7) Mid-term test. 8) Pipeline policy. 9) Energy transition. 10) Externalities. 11) Maritime transport and piracy. 12) Social development. 13) Local opposition.
  • The Routledge handbook of energy security. Edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool. New York: Routledge, 2011. xviii, 436. ISBN 9780203834602. info
  • Energy security : economics, politics, strategies, and implications. Edited by Carlos Pascual - Jonathan Elkind. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. viii, 279. ISBN 9780815769194. 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
  • YERGIN, Daniel. The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world. New York: Penguin Press, 2011. ix, 804. ISBN 9781594202834. info
Teaching methods
Readings serve to broaden and deepen the spectrum of knowledge students acquire during lectures; mid-term test leads to continual student´s preparation; final exam helps students to summarize acquired knowledge.
Assessment methods
Compulsory readings; mid-term test; final exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Spring 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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