Syllabus/achievement requirements

Students attending Master's courses will be able to participate on a library course. At the course you will learn how to do searches in both national and international databases, and you will have the opportunity to search the articles that is on your curriculum.The course is voluntary, but we strongly recommend that students attend. More information to come.


Kuzemko, Caroline, Michael F. Keating and Andreas Goldthau (2015) The Global Energy Challenge. Environment, Development and Security. Palgrave

To be found in an article compilation which can be bought at Kopiutsalget at Akademika bookstore at Blindern campus

  • Bradshaw, Michael (2013) Global Energy Dilemmas, Polity. Ch. 1. Introduction (21pp.)

  • Busch, Per-Olof and Helge Jörgens (2012) Europeanization through Diffusion? Renewable Energy Policies and Alternative Sources for European Convergence, in European Energy Policy - An Environmental Approach, edited by Francesc Morata and Israel Solorio Sandoval, Edward Elgar (21pp.)

  • Claes, Dag Harald. 2001. The Politics of Oil-Producer Cooperation, Boulder: Westview Press. Chapter 7: ‘OPEC a Successful Cartel?’, pp. 239-280.

  • Claes, Dag Harald. 2013. ‘Cooperation and Conflict in Oil and Gas Markets’ in Andreas Goldthau, ed.The Handbook of Global Energy Policy. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fattouh, Bassam 2009. ‘How Secure are Middle East Oil Supply?’ in Andreas Wenger et al. Energy and the Transformation of International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press

  • Gause, Gregory III 2015b. ‘Oil and Political Mobilization in Saudi Arabia’, in Bernard Haykel Saudi Arabia in Transition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

  • Mills, Robin M. 2008. The Myth of the Oil Crisis. Westport: Praeger. Ch. 2 and 3, pp. 11-32

  • Mommer, Bernard 2002. Global Oil and the Nation State. Oxford University Press. Ch. 3. pp. 88-106

  • Noel, Pierre (2013) EU Gas Supply Security: Unfinished Business, in Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn, Johns Hopkins University Press, (17pp.)

  • Noreng, Øystein 2013. Global Resource Scramble and New Energy Frontiers’ in Andreas Goldthau, ed.The Handbook of Global Energy Policy. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Solorio Sandoval, Israel and Francesc Morata (2012) Introduction: the re-evolution of energy policy in Europe, in European Energy Policy - An Environmental Approach, edited by Francesc Morata and Israel Solorio Sandoval, Edward Elgar (21pp.)

  • Van de Graaf, Thijs (2013) The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance, Palgrave. Ch. 4. Interpreting the global energy architecture (19pp)

  • Wilhite, H. 2012. The energy dilemma. In K. Bjørkdahl and K. B. Nielsen, Development and the Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, pp. 81 – 97 (16 pp.)

  • Wilhite, H. 2014. Changing consumption and the negotiation of gender roles in India. In K. B.Nielsen and Anne Waldrop (Eds), Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India. New Delhi: Anthem Press, pp. 63-74 (11 pp)

Downloadable articles, books and other texts

You can search the articles and e-books in the e-journal database available at the University of Oslo Library. This requires having access to and being logged onto the UiO system. Contact the Reference Services at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library if you have problems finding the literature.


  • Amundsen, Eirik and Lars Bergman 2006. ‘Why has the Nordic electricity market worked so well?’ in Utilities Policy 14(3): 148-157.

  • Austvik, Ole Gunnar (2012). ‘Landlord and entrepreneur. The shifting roles of the state in Norwegian oil and gas policy’. Governance, 25(2): 315-334. (19 p.)

  • Charles L. Glaser, “How Oil Influences U.S. National Security,” International Security, Fall 2013, Vol. 38, No. 2, Pages 112-146.

  • Cherp, Aleh and Jessica Jewell, (2014) The concept of energy security: Beyond the four As, Energy Policy 75, pp. 415–421

  • Ciută, Felix (2010) Conceptual Notes on Energy Security: Total or Banal Security?, Security Dialogue, 41 (2), pp. 123-144 (21pp.)

  • Claes, Dag Harald (2002). ‘The Process of Europeanisation – Norway and the Internal Energy Market’.Journal of Public Policy, 22(3): 299-323. (24 p.)

  • Claes, Dag Harald (2003). ‘Globalisation and State Oil Companies: the Case of Statoil’.Journal of Energy and Development,29(1): 43-64. (19 p.)

  • Claes, Dag Harald 2015. ‘Geopolitical Implications of US Energy Independence Paper for the Norwegian National Political Science Conference in Oslo, January 2015.

  • Colgan, Jeff,Robert Keohane, Thijs Van de Graaf (2012) Punctuated Equilibrium in the Energy Regime Complex The Review of International Organizations, vol.: 7, issue: 2, 117-143 (26pp.)

  • Dubash, Navroz and Ann Florini (2011) Mapping Global Energy Governance, Global Policy, Volume 2, Issue Supplement s1, pages 6–18, (12pp.)

  • Emerson, Sarah A.& Andrew C. Winner (2014) ‘The Myth of Petroleum Independence and Foreign Policy Isolation’, The Washington Quarterly, 37:1, 21-34,

  • Florini, Ann (2011) The International Energy Agency in Global Energy Governance, Global Policy, Volume 2, Issue Supplement s1, pages 40–50, (10pp)

  • Gause, Greogory III. 2015a. ‘Sultans of Swing? The Geopolitics of Falling Oil Prices. Brookings Policy Briefing, April 2015.

  • Glaser, Charles L. 2013. ‘How Oil Influences U.S. National Security’ in International Security. 38(2): 112-146.

  • Goldthau, Andreas (2012) From the State to the Market and Back: Policy Implications of Changing Energy Paradigms, Global Policy, Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 198–210,

  • Holden, Steinar (2013). ‘Avoiding the resource curse in the case of Norway’.Energy Policy, 63: 870-876.

  • Houthakker, Hendrik (2002). Are Minerals Exhaustible? Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 42, pp.417-421.

  • Hughes, Llewelyn and Phillip Y. Lipscy 2013. ‘The Politics of Energy’ in Annual Review of Political Science. 16: 449-469.

  • Kustova, Irina (2015) EU–Russia Energy Relations, EU Energy Integration, and Energy Security: the State of the Art and a Roadmap for Future Research, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 11(3), pp. 287-295. (8pp.)

  • Kuzemko, Caroline (2014) Ideas, power and change: explaining EU–Russia energy relations, Journal of European Public Policy, 21(1), pp. 58-75. (17pp.)

  • MacKay, David J.C. (2009) Sustainable energy – without the hot air, Cambridge: UIT. Ch. 1. Motivations (19pp.) and Ch. 2. The Balance Sheet (6pp.)

  • Månsson, André (2015) A resource curse for renewables? Conflict and cooperation in the renewable energy sector, Energy Research & Social Science, 10, pp. 1–9 (9pp.)

  • Morse, Edward L. 2014. ‘Welcome to the Revolution – Why Shale Is the Next Shale” Foreign Affairs, May/June. 93(3): 3-9.

  • Sovacool, Benjamin K.and Ishani Mukherjee (2011) Conceptualizing and measuring energy security: A synthesized approach, Energy, 36(8), pp. 5343–5355 (12pp.)

  • Stirling, Andy (2014) Transforming power: Social science and the politics of energy choices, Energy Research & Social Science, 1, 83–95, (13pp.)

  • Szulecki, K., Pattberg, P. and Biermann, F. (2011), Explaining Variation in the Effectiveness of Transnational Energy Partnerships. Governance, 24: 713–736. (23pp.)

  • Szulecki, Kacper and Kirsten Westphal (2014) The Cardinal Sins of European Energy Policy: Non-governance in an Uncertain Global Landscape, Global Policy, 5, s1, pp. 38–51 (14pp.)

  • Szulecki, Kacper, Severin Fischer, Anne Therese Gullberg, Oliver Sartor (2015) Shaping the 'Energy Union': between national interests and governance innovation in EU energy and climate policy, Climate Policy, forthcoming (ca.20pp.)

  • Ulsrud, Kirsten, Tanja Winther , Debajit Palit,Harald Rohracher a nd Jonas Sandgren (2011) The Solar Transitions research on solar mini-grids in India: Learning from local cases of innovative socio-technical systems, Energy for Sustainable Development 15, pp. 293–303 (11 pp.)

  • Van de Graaf,Thijs (2012) Obsolete or resurgent? The International Energy Agency in a Changing Global Landscape Energy Policy, vol.: 48, 233-241 (8pp)

  • Van de Graaf, Thijs, and Aviel Verbruggen (2015) The oil endgame: Strategies of oil exporters in a carbon-constrained world, Environmental Science & Policy 54, 456–462 (7pp.)

  • Victor, David G. 2013. ‘National Oil Companies and the Future of the Oil Industry’ in The Annual Review of Resource Economics, 5: 445-462.

  • Westphal, Kirsten (2014) Institutional change in European natural gas markets and implications for energy security: Lessons from the German case, Energy Policy, 74, pp. 35–43 (9pp.)


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