MEB425 External dimension of the EU Energy Policy

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Veronika Velička Zapletalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Nikita Minin, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, 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
Wed 13:30–15:00 U33
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course aims to provide the students with the detailed information about the external dimension of the energy policy of the European Union (especially about its history, aims, characteristics, problems, etc.). On successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand to key elements of relations between the EU and the main producent countries (e.g. Russia and Norway) and transit countries (e.g. Ukraine and Turkey) and other important energy consuments (e.g. China and India).
  • Introduction
  • Aims, characteristics, strategies of the ED EEP
  • Theoretical Reflections on (external) energy policy (Liberalism, Realism)
  • Relations with producent countries (Norway, Russia)
  • Relations with transit countries (Ukraine, Turkey)
  • Relations with other energy consumers (China, India)
  • Conclusion
    required literature
  • Dynamics of energy governance in Europe and Russia. Edited by Caroline Kuzemko. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xviii, 292. ISBN 9780230307902. info
  • TEKIN, Ali and Paul Andrew WILLIAMS. Geo-politics of the Euro-Asia energy nexus : the European Union, Russia and Turkey. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, xii, 230. ISBN 9780230252615. info
  • Toward a common European Union energy policy : progress, problems, and prospects. Edited by Vicki L. Birchfield - John S. Duffield. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, xii, 289. ISBN 9780230113190. info
  • YOUNGS, Richard. Energy security : Europe's new foreign policy challenge. New York: Routledge, 2009, xiv, 230. ISBN 9780203882627. info
  • The EU-Russian energy dialogue : Europe's future energy security. Edited by Pami Aalto. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008, xvi, 220. ISBN 9780754648086. info
  • HAGHIGHI, Sanam S. Energy security : the external legal relations of the European Union with major oil- and gas-supplying countries. Oxford: Hart, 2007, xxx, 480. ISBN 9781841137285. info
Teaching methods
Lectures involve class discussions and require active participation; position papers improve the ability of students to analyze particular issues; readings serve to broaden and deepen the spectrum of knowledge students acquire during lectures.
Assessment methods
The final grade will be calculated as a composite evaluation consisting of three parts: 1) attendance; 2) evaluation of the position papers; 3) evaluation of the final exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2018.
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