Centre for Global Political Economy
The Centre for Global Political Economy studies the mutual entanglement of political and economic power in international relations, the understanding of which is crucial for strategic decision-making of both state and non-state actors in the contemporary globalized world. The centre thus explores the multilevel governance of various global regulatory regimes, and changing production and financial flows, including developmental aid and energy relations. Moreover, we decipher the resultant socioeconomic inequalities and power asymmetries inherent to them among and in the varieties of world regions, national economies, social groups, and also gender relations.
Energy Policy Unit
The Energy Policy Unit (EPU) focuses on identifying key EU energy policy and security issues. The EPU also deals with the external dimension of the EU’s energy policies and security with regard to its present and potential future suppliers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa, and selected countries in Asia, North America, and Latin America. The primary objective of the EPU is to continuously monitor and analyse the internal dimension of energy policy and security in the EU and its energy relations towards the selected regions.
Leader of the Energy Policy Unit and deputy of the head of the Centre: L. Tichý
Leader of the unit
Expert areas of the unit
Decolonising Development: Research, Teaching and Practice
Gender Equality in Czech Foreign Policy and Development Assistance
Mainstream and Alternative Economic Discourses in Czechia and Slovakia
Support to frontier research on the borders of International Relations and other disciplines
The Internal and External Dimension of the EU Actorness in the Energy Relations with Russia and Alternative Suppliers