Energy Diplomacy

Major: Energy Security
Code of subject: 7.141.08.O.7
Credits: 5.00
Department: Political Science and International Relations
Lecturer: PhD in Political Science, Assistant Professor Zoriana Zazuliak PhD in Political Science, Assistant Professor Nataliia Lukach
Semester: 1 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: The course aims to analyze the impact of hydrocarbon energy (oil and natural gas) on world politics and international relations. It is anticipated that within the course students will consider the internal work of global energy markets and the mechanisms of their impact on politics. In addition, an important emphasis will be put on the role of other sources of energy: coal, renewable energy and nuclear energy. Students will process official political documents, collect information and formulate their own findings, and conduct research by consolidating information and comparing regional characteristics in the energy sector. Students are expected to: 1) understand problems in the field of energy security of producer and consumer countries; 2) Will be able to identify and analyze how countries have changed their foreign and domestic policies as well as military strategies in the light of such problems; 3) know about current trends in the field of energy and energy diplomacy; 4) learn to anticipate new patterns and structural changes in the international environment in the context of these trends.
Required prior and related subjects: • Pre-requisites: Energy Security, International and National Energy Policy, Sustainable Development Strategy and Energy Security • Co-requisites: EU Energy Policy, Energy Policy Trends in a Globalizing Environment
Summary of the subject: Many states, which are the main consumers of energy resources, are forced to import them. To do this, they have the necessary financial capabilities and technology. And they understand that their position on the global energy markets depends on their national security, life, social welfare and tranquility of those subjects that depend on access to energy. And all this against the backdrop of a lack of transparency in the energy market, the growing gap between the amount of consumption and production volumes of oil and gas in developed countries. In turn, there are many countries that are having huge reserves of energy resources, ready to share mutually beneficial terms. In addition, the global energy market is becoming increasingly global, and competition for access to energy is constantly increasing. The direct and indirect dependence of energy consumers, both from producer countries and from transit countries, is intensified. In these conditions it is quite understandable to intensify intergovernmental interactions in order to find the necessary compromises in order to ensure energy security not only of individual countries and regions, but of the entire world civilization as a whole Such intergovernmental interaction is at the heart of energy diplomacy, which is designed to ensure political stability and predictability of the situation in energy markets in order to avoid sharp conflict situations in the fight for fuel and energy resources.
Assessment methods and criteria: semester control (40%): oral presentations at the seminars, preparation of individual reserearch and presentations/ Final control (60%): three-level testing
Recommended books: 1. David G., Yueh V.,Yueh L. The New Energy Order: Managing Insecurities in the Twenty-First Century [Електронний ресурс] / G. David, V. Yueh, L. Yueh // Foreign Affairs - January/February 2010, - Режим доступу: 2. Goldthau A. The Roles and Rules and Institutions in Global Energy: An Introduction, Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game / A. Goldthau, J. M. Witte – Washington: Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010 3. Keith D., Parson E., Granger Morgan M. Research on global sun block needed now [Електронний ресурс] / D. Keith, E. Parson, M. Granger Morgan // Nature – 2010 - № 28 – vol. 463 – Режим доступу: 4. Scherman W. EPA’s Dangerous Desire to Become America’s Energy Regulator [Електронний ресурс] / W. Sherman // Forbes – 2015 - №11 – Режим доступу: americasenergy-regulator/#74494258628c 5. Wilfrid L. K. Consumer Country Energy Cooperation: The International Energy Agency and the Global Energy Order, Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game / L. K. Wilfrid - Washington: Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010 6. Енергетична дипломатія: світові приклади для України [Електронний ресурс] – Режим доступу: 7. Турчин Я. Б. Енергетична дипломатія як важлива складова зовнішньої політики держави: європейський досвід для України / Я. Б. Турчин // Гуманітарні візії – 2016 - №2. - С.55-61 8. Шевцов А. І., Дорошкевич А. З. Енергетична дипломатія в сучасних реаліях / А. І.Шевцов, А. З. Дорошкевич // Стратегічна панорама – 2002 - № 4