MVZ442 Energy Security of EU and USA

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2009
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hedvika Koďousková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Suchý, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Thu 14:00–15:40 U42
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with energy security of the EU and USA and with mutual energy relations between them and the suppliers as well. Thanks to successful completion of the course students will be able to analyze actors and characteristics of energy-security policies of the EU and USA and evaluate their foreign policy implications. Moreover they will be able to evaluate and summarize the main energy problems related to these players. Finally, students will be able to make reasoned decisions about the up to date questions of the energy politics of the EU and USA.
  • 1) Introduction to the course 2) Historical development of the CEP I. 3) Historical development of the CEP II. 4) Environmental dimension of the CEP 5) Environmental dimension of the CEP, the energy-climate package 6) External dimension of the CEP 7) Reading week 8) External energy dimension of the CEP - trade energy policy of Russia 9) Liberalization of the common energy market of the EU 10)Energy security of USA - internal dimension 11)Energy security of USA - external dimension 12)Energy security of USA - challenges and threads 13)Energy security of USA - lecture of representative of US Embassy in Prague
  • Jaffe, A. M. – Medlock, K. B. – Smulcer L. A. (2008): U. S. Energy Policy FAQ, The U.S. Energy Mix, National Security and the Myths of Energy Independence, The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University (
  • Van Schaik, L.- Van Hecke, K.: Skating on thin ice: Europe´s internal climate policy and its position in the world. Royal Institute for International Relation, working paper 12/2008. (
  • YOUNGS, Richard. Energy security : Europe's new foreign policy challenge. New York: Routledge, 2009. xiv, 230. ISBN 9780203882627. info
  • TSERETELI, Mamuka. Economic and energy security : connecting Europe and the Black Sea-Caspian region. Stockholm-Nacka: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, 2008. 86 s. ISBN 9789185937158. info
  • ČERNOCH, Filip and Břetislav DANČÁK. Energetická bezpečnost v Evropě a pozice České republiky. 1st ed. Praha: CEVRO, 2008. ISSN-1801-376. info
  • Energy security : visions from Asia and Europe. Edited by Antonio Marquina Barrio. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xxi, 288. ISBN 9780230219700. info
  • WAISOVÁ, Šárka. Evropská energetická bezpečnost. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2008. 203 s. ISBN 9788073801489. info
  • SMITH, Keith A. Russia and European energy security : divide and dominate. Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2008. iii, 26. ISBN 9780892065554. info
  • Emerging global energy security risks. Geneva: United Nations, 2007. vii, 103. ISBN 9789211169751. info
  • The future of European energy security : interdisciplinary conference. Edited by Leszek Jesień. Kraków: Tischner European University, 2006. 253 s. ISBN 8360125805. info
Teaching methods
Lectures involve class discussions and require active participation; position papers improve the ability of students to summarize an issue in the field of energy security; seminar papers improve the ability of students to analyze particular energy issues; readings serve to broaden and deepen the spectrum of knowledge students acquire during lectures.
Assessment methods
Written test (midterm and final); composition of position papers; composition of a seminar paper; active participation in class.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013.
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