The Grant Agency of Masaryk University granted support to the project submitted by the research team of doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák titled „Energy Infrastructure and its impact on energy security“. The research team consists of researchers of International Institute of Political Science, Department of International Relations and European Studies (FSS MU) and Faculty of Science MU.
Member of the IIPS, Petr Ocelík has presented a contribution Public Acceptance: Case of the Czech Republic at the "Reserves Unconventional Europe 2013" conference organized by Hanson Wade, which took place in London from the 12th to the 14th March. The contribution addressed importance of the public acceptance issue, early engagement of local communities and flaws of NIMBY approach towards local opposition.
On 4th December Conference ,,Populist Political Parties in East-Central Europe", organized by the International Institute of Political Science and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, took place. Here you can find a policy paper based on the content of the conference by Aneta Pinková.
The International Institute of Political Science in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung cordially invites you to attend the conference „Populist political parties in East Central Europe“, to be held on 4 December 2012 at the former building of the Faculty of Medicine (Komenského náměstí 2, opposite to the building of the Faculty of Social Studies).
On Monday, September 12 doc. Břetislav Dančák, dean of the Faculty of Social Studies, and Mgr. Jan Osička, assistant of the Department of International Relations and European Studies FSS MU, took part in the conference named “Energy policy of the Czech Republic and its relation to resource potential of the Czech Republic and Europe”. The conference was concerned with the updated version of the state energy policy which is being approved by the Czech government these days. The conference was organized by the South Moravian Chamber of Commerce and the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University.
From November 5 to November 9, 2012 Mgr. Filip Černoch Ph.D. was giving lectures at the University of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. Lectures were part of the course called Energy Policy of the EU which is offered to postgraduate students and is realized within the framework of broader curriculum named Energy Policy. The course was focused on topics such as the history of the European energy policy, its external dimensions, environmental aspects, future perspectives etc.
On October 2nd a round table focused on environmental impacts and regulation took place at the Consulate general of Poland in Ostrava. The round table was part of the research project of the Czech-Polish forum titled Shale gas: a new area of cooperation between the Czech Republic and Poland which is realized by International Institute of political Science and Collegium Civitas. The round table consisted of two discussion panels in which participants from Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Geological Survey, Polish Academy of Science, University of Economics and other institutions took part in.
On 11th September the 5th prestigious Central European Gas Congress took place in Prague. Mgr. Petr Ocelík, member of the Department of International Relations and European Studies, participated with a contribution named Shale Gas in Poland: The Supply Security Perspective, in which he analyzed the possible impact of shale gas development on the Central Eastern European region. Petr Ocelík is also a member of the team of authors who recently issued the study concerning the issue of shale gas development. This study was published by the IIPS.
From July 24 to August 4, 2012 The Masaryk University Centre in Telč hosted the first Summer School on energy security. The Summer School was organized by the Department of International Relations and European Studies of the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in cooperation with the International Institute of Political Science of MU, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, German operator of electrical networks 50 Hertz and the Embassy of the United States of America.
This edited volume focuses on populist political parties in the region of East Central Europe, more precisely the post-communist member countries of the European Union. Authors of the individual chapters use a common typology of populist parties (exclusively and non-exclusively populist parties) which is introduced in the first, theoretical chapter of the volume. Each chapter – case study deals with various aspects of populist parties, such as their history, organizational structure, ideological profile, electoral base and position in the political system.
This publication represents an account of the evolution of Europe’s role in international economic and political relations. Throughout the book we employed a historical approach, so that we could reflect on various challenging issues. Among the most important is the rise in Europe’s influence during the late Middle Ages and the early Industrial Era, the dramatic weakening of Europe in the first half of the 20th century, and her recent search for a new role in the globalized world. To make an informed contribution, we discuss a vast array of works of many prominent authors.
This book represents a conceptual elaboration and empirical investigation of a relatively neglected area of attention in Czech youth research: Czech ‘mainstream’ youth as ‘consumers’. The objective is to ascertain the extent to which the concept of ‘mainstream’ youth offers a valuable lens for understanding young people’s relationship to social change and how it might be relevant for further youth research in the Czech Republic.
This book presents basic characteristics of constructivist approach to international policy, which constitutes alternative approach beside strategic and market oriented concepts. Attention is paid to basic theoretical models of constructivism and conceptualization of energy security. Selected texts focused on the issue of energy security are presented in the end of the book.
Oil Policy of the USA: History and Challenges is the title of the latest book published by the Masaryk University Publishing. The book is divided into several chapters: initial chapters deal with development of oil industry in the USA from its very beginning; attention is also paid to importance of oil in US foreign policy; cases of using so called „oil weapon” and recent challenges. Subsequent chapters deal with threats for the naval transportation of oil and with the issue of unconventional sources of natural gas that recently spurred the gas industry, a historical twin of the oil sector.
The Masaryk University Publishing has just released a book titled “Energy Policy of the European Union” written by Filip Černoch, Ph.D., researcher of the International Institute of Political Science focusing on the issue of energy security, and Veronika Zapletalová, who works at the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the FSS MU and also focuses on the issue of European energy policy.
What is the basis of Chinese and Indian energy security? How does Japan react on the rapid economic growth of these two states? What are the basic principles of Russian energy policy? These are only a few questions considered in the brand new book titled „Energetická bezpečnost asijských zemí a Ruské federace“.
The Masaryk University Publishing has just released a book titled “Energetický sektor České republiky”. One of the two authors, Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D., is also a researcher of the International Institute of Political Science who focuses on the issue of energy security. The book consists of ten chapters which analyze various sectors and energy sources, such as oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, etc.
The Masaryk University Publishing released new book titled „Technical and Economical Aspects of Energetics“. Co - authors of this book are Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D and Mgr. Petr Ocelík, researchers of the International Institute of Political Science and energy security experts.