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Geopolitics of European Territorial Waters - JTB346
Anglický název: Geopolitics of European Territorial Waters
Český název: Geopolitika evropských teritoriálních vod
Zajišťuje: Katedra evropských studií (23-KZS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 15 / neurčen (15)
Minimální obsazenost: 5
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
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Garant: Sofia Valdez Tůma, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Sofia Valdez Tůma, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (23.09.2023)
This course provides a general introduction to the European maritime studies, acknowledging the importance of its geopolitical dimension. It gives an historical understanding of the maritime legal framework that settles the boundaries of the territorial waters. Students will be familiarized with the maritime management of its resources (fisheries, seabed minerals, bioprospecting, energy sources), the management of conflicts in relation to the transport of goods and people (illicit trades, trafficking and smuggling), and of environmental issues (rising sea temperatures, and pollution). The course focus on six case studies (the European parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, the Baltic, North, Mediterranean and Black Seas) to illustrate the land-sea interactions, and multi-level governance arrangements addressing conflicting claims.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (23.09.2023)
Upon completing the course, the students will have a fundamental understanding of the role of the territorial waters in the contemporary European governmental policies. They will be able to compare several European maritime regions and analyse different aspects of its governance and defence. Students will develop the ability to research about the impact of global policies in local governance and management of the maritime space. 
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (23.09.2023)

Compulsory Literature 



Readings will be assigned from several sources (Articles, Book chapters, and documents). 



General Reading List 



Abulafia, D., The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022). 


Barrett, J., Barnes, R., Law of the Sea. UNCLOS as a Living Treaty (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2016). 


Bekkers, F., Bolder, P. Chavannes, E. (eds.), Geopolitics and Maritime Security. A Broad Perspective on the Future Capability Portfolio the Royal Netherlands Navy (The Hague, HCSS Security, 2009). 


Bogdanova, O., Makarychev, A. (ed.), Baltic-Black Sea Regionalisms, Patchworks and Networks at Europe’s Eastern Margins, (New York: Springer Cham, 2019). 


Borgerson, S.G., The National Interest and the Law of the Sea. Council Special Report n. 46 (New York, Council on Foreign Relations, 2009). 


Clarke, Charles (ed.), Understanding the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1991 (London, C. Hurst & Co, 2023). 


Corrao, F.M., Redaelli, R. (eds.), States, Actors and Geopolitical Drivers in the Mediterranean. Perspectives on the New Centrality in a Changing Region (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). 


Flanagan, S.J., Chindea, I.A., Russia, NATO, and the Black Sea Security Strategy (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2009). 


Germond, B., The Maritime Dimension of European Security. Seapower and the European Union (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan: 2015). 


Milusheva, S., The European Union in the International Maritime Organization. Which Role Should the EU Play? (Munich: GRIN, 2020). 


Ortolland, D., Pirat, J-P., Verret, T. (eds.), Geopolitical Atlas of the Oceans, The Law of the Sea, Issues of Delimitation, Maritime Transport and Security, International Straits, Seabed Resources (Île-de-France, Editions TECHNIP, 2017). 


Østhagen, A., Ocean Geopolitics. Marine Resources, Maritime Boundary Disputes and the Law of the Sea (Cheltenham Glos/Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2022). 


Riddervold, M., The Maritime Turn in EU Foreign and Security Policies. Aims, Actors and Mechanisms of Integration (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). 


Talbot, V., Magri, P., The Scramble for the Eastern Mediterranean Energy and Geopolitics (Milan: LediPublishing, 2021). 


Tsantoulis, Y., The Geopolitics of Region Building in the Black Sea: A Critical Examination (New York: Routledge, 2021). 


Weber, J. (ed.), Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: The High North Between Cooperation and Confrontation (New York: Springer Cham, 2020). 

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (23.09.2023)
Weekly lectures, complemented by discussions over assigned reading and/or current affairs.
Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (23.09.2023)

The exam comprises a 10-page essay, a short presentation and a final test. In each of the three parts of the exam, a prescribed minimum number of points must be gained to pass the entire course. The 5-10 min presentation and the test will take place in class.  


1) Essay (10 pages) – maximum 40 points 

1.1) Oral Presentation– maximum 10 points.  


2) Final test (multiple choice) – maximum 50 points. This part of the exam covers the entire content of the course. 



91 – 100 % A – Excellent 

81 – 90 % B – Very Good 

71 – 80 % C – Good 

61 – 70% D – Satisfactory 

51 – 60 % E - Sufficient 

0 – 50 % F – Fail 


Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jan Váška, Ph.D. (23.09.2023)

Programme of lectures in Fall Term 2023 



  1. October 6- Introductory class. Organization. Introduction to Geopolitics. 


  1. October 13- The Law of the Sea. Historical Perspective 


  1. October 20- The North Sea 


  1. October 27- The Mediterranean Sea 


  1. November 3- The Mediterranean Sea (cont.) 


  1. November 10- The Black Sea 


  1. November 17- The Baltic Sea 


  1. November 24- The Atlantic Ocean 


  1. December 1- The Arctic Ocean 


      (10) December 8- The United Nations Global Sea Policy 


      (11) December 15- The European Maritime Policy 


      (12) December 22- Conclusions and Presentation of the Essays 

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