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Introduction to Energy Security Studies

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Kod przedmiotu: WP-PR-U2-ItESS Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Introduction to Energy Security Studies
Jednostka: Wydział Prawa i Administracji
Grupy: Grupa przedmiotów fakultatywnych POWER
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Poziom przedmiotu:


Symbol/Symbole kierunkowe efektów uczenia się:

SM2_W07, SM2_W10, SM2_W11, SM2_W12, SM2_U01, SM2_U15

Skrócony opis:

This course is tought by Dr. Vakhtang Maisaia, Professor, Caucasus International University (Georgia).

To teach the student about the essence of The role of Oil and Gas Policy in modern International Relations, in the Black Sea Region and South Caucasus. How Energy Security Concept was and is used by different states to reach not only in economical but also in political goals? What are the differences in Energy Policy of US, EU and Russia? How the small states can avoid the problems founded by different energy interests of leading states?

Pełny opis:

Introduction to Energy Politics key aspects

General discussion on topic issues

The role of Energy in modern Geopolitics: Geopolitics of Energy –

The Geopolitics of Energy

• How important are energy resources for

• contemporary International Politics, and

• considering realms of the processes what are Connections

• between energy Economics and Politics

• What is a definition of Geopolitics of Energy?

• How energy tools are used by states in modern

international relations

• Demonstration documentary movie on world energy


Energy Security – concept, content and policy

• The main threats for Energy Security of the states

• The main threats for international Energy Security

• The instruments for guaranteeing Energy Security of the states

• The instruments for guaranteeing international Energy Security

Policy of Energy Suppliers for International Energy Policy

• Who are energy suppliers of the world

• The policy of OPEC

• Oil Geopolitics in Action

Energy Security and Global Actors – International Energy

Agency (IEA)

• History of IEA

• IEA and 1973 Oil International Crisis

• IEA and Global Energy Security Challenges

• Consumers protection and institutional leverage

• Henry Kissinger’s policy toward Energy Security

NATO Energy Security Agenda: Global and Regional


• What is NATO’s role in Fostering Energy Security

• Trans-Atlantic Energy Cooperation

• NATO Regional Energy Security Strategy

• NATO Energy Security instruments and tools

Risks and Military Conflicts and Energy Geopolitics

• Middle East conflict and energy policy

• Caucasus-Caspian Region and Geopolitical Challenges

• Russia-Georgian 2008 August War and Energy Policy

• Energy Wars and Regional Security Dilemma

Technology Development and Energy Security

• Technology Options for Energy Security

• Alternate Energy Technologies

• Climate Change and Energy Security

• LNG, Shale Oil and Gas and Undersea Pipeline

Future Energy Security Scenario: Renewable vs. Non-

Renewable Energy Resources???

Round-Table Mini Conference Debates

Presentation of Research Topics delivered by the pairs –

- 1.5 hours

Final Exam – 2 hours


Basic literature

1) Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn “Energy Security – Toward A New Foreign Policy Strategy”, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Washington, D.C., 2005

2) Vakhtang Maisaia “The Caucasus-Caspian Regional and Energy Security Agendas – Past, Contemporary and Future Geopolitics: View from Georgia”, IREX, Brussels, 2007

3) Jos Van Gennip (General Rapporteur) “Energy Security” – NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 2006

4) “European Energy Security Strategy” – European Commission, Brussels, 2014 – in electronic version

5) “The East Mediterranean Geopolitical Puzzle and the Risks to Energy Security” – in electronic version

6) “Natural Gas and Geopolitics-From 1970 to 2040” edited by David Victor, Amy Jaffe and Mark Hayes, Cambridge University Press, 2006

Auxiliary literature

1. “Energy Security in a changing World”, Edited by EURISC Foundation, 2008

2. “Black-Caspian Sea Region and European Energy Security”, Kyiv Security Forum, 2008

3. “Nabucco crisis pits Turkey against the EU and Azerbaijan”,BBJ.HU.14.03.2008

4. Ukraine, Russia and Gas – energetic blackmail, from Economist print edition, 02.06.2009

5. Turkey and Russia conclude energy deals”, by Sebnem Arsu, 07.08.2009

6. The Energy Charter Treaty and Related Documents – A Legal Framework for International Energy Cooperation by Energy Charter Secretariat, 2004

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, student will have the following skills:

Knowledge and understanding

- broad knowledge of the field;

- critical analyzing of theories and principles. Analyzing of comples issues of the given field.

- Broad and complex knowledge, which encompasses critical comprehension of theories and principles;

- Skills necessary for professional worker.

Applying knowledge

- Using some special methods for problem solving; Conducting research or practical projects in accordance with predetermined guidelines;

- Ability to see a problem during working process on the basis of acquired knowledge and to define, to formulate the substance of the problem;

- Ability to research the information necessary for the solving of the problem, also to define the problem solution way and to formulate reasoned theoretical argument about this way;

- Ability to identify and use habits and skills necessary for particular situation;

- Ability to choose the best of the alternatives (in case of existing several alternatives) on the basis of comparing their effectiveness and prove his/her choice in a reasoned way.

Making judgments

- Collection data related to the field and its explanation;

- Analysis of used data and /or situation using standard or special methods; drawing grounded conclusion.

- Ability to gather and define specific data, also analyze abstract data and/or situations with standard and some specific methods, to form a reasoned conclusion;

- Ability to formulate reasoned conclusion on the topics included in his/her sphere of competency.

Communication skills

Verbal communication:

- Ability to present his/her position clearly and precisely;

- Ability to orally present the information contained in written documents;

- Ability to single out necessary parts out of the information heard and to present them orally in a processed manner;

- Ability to conduct business discussion, participate in discussion with the specialists of the field;

Written communication:

- Ability to prepare detailed written reports and materials of analytical kind regarding various issues;

- Ability to use academic standards of writing;

- Ability to formulate reasoned opinion in written way;

- Ability to extract important parts out of large amount of information and present it in writing

Learning skills

- Ability to search for the information necessary for understanding the variety of field expert opinions and concepts of the energy security;

- Ability to determine priorities for further study on the new problems and solutions related to the field of energy policy;

- Ability to select and collect data related to the energy markets and energy security fields;

- Ability to evaluate own learning process in a coherent and comprehensive manner.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

In order to promulgate teaching capability feedbacking, in aegis of the evaluation provision is foreseen arranging 20 points in total during the course delivery and only 70% of 20 points who has passed the course is to be considered as "passed" according to the academic procedure. As for 20 points are to be dispersed like in that manner:

5 points - Final Exam –divided into 2 points for critical essay (at least one page), 2 points for mini-simulation scenario dealing with concrete problems of international security and 1 point – definition;

10 points - seminar activities, based on student's engagement and based on the Professor’s assessment criteria;

5 points - simulation exercise and game in proper manner

The Evaluation procedure will be engaged into the system of lectures deliver procedural format – 4 hours per day – 2 hours theory+2 hours seminar.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-02-01 - 2020-09-20
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