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.

Head of the Centre: D. Šitera

Team: T. Dopita, O. Horký-Hlucháň, M. O’Sullivan, T. Profant

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.

Vedoucí výzkumné skupiny a zástupce vedoucího Centra globální politické ekonomie – L. Tichý

Team: Z. Dubský, J. Mazač, N. Odintsov, M. Zubko