Syllabus/achievement requirements

Books and compendiums are available from Akademika bookstore at Blindern campus. You will need a valid semester card to buy compendiums.


  • Kuzemko, Caroline, Michael F. Keating and Andreas Goldthau (2015) The Global Energy Challenge. Environment, Development and Security. Palgrave 224  pp
  • Claes, Dag Harald (2018) The Politics of Oil – controlling Resources, Governing Markets and Creating Political Conflicts. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 245 pp *

* The hardback is very expensive. Three copies are available in the library.

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  • Bradshaw, Michael (2013) Global Energy Dilemmas, Polity. Ch. 1. (21 pp)
  • 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, p. 91-117. (26 pp)
  • Goldthau, Andreas et al. (2018). Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 3, 21 and 23. (50 pp)


Online articles

  • 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 pp)
  • Cherp, Aleh and Jessica Jewell (2014). ‘The concept of energy security: Beyond the four As’, Energy Policy 75, pp. 415–421 (6 pp)
  • Claes, Dag H. and Øistein Harsem (2013). ‘The interdependence of European–Russian energy relations’ Energy Policy, 59: 784-791. (8 pp)
  • Colgan, Jeff et al. (2012). Punctuated Equilibrium in the Energy Regime Complex The Review of International Organizations, 7(2): 117-143 (26 pp)
  • Emerson, Sarah A.& Andrew C. Winner (2014) ‘The Myth of Petroleum Independence and Foreign Policy Isolation’, The Washington Quarterly, 37(1): 21-34, (13 pp)
  • Gause, Greogory III. (2015). ‘Sultans of Swing? The Geopolitics of Falling Oil Prices. Brookings Policy Briefing, April 2015. (8 pp)
  • Goldthau, Andreas and Benjamin K. Sovacool (2012). ‘The uniqueness of the energy security, justice, and governance problem’ Energy Policy 41: 232-240. (9 pp)
  • Hancock, Kathleen J  and Benjamin K Sovacool (2018) ‘International Political Economy and Renewable Energy: Hydroelectric Power and the Resource Curse’ International Studies Review, vix058, 1-18. (18 pp)
  • Holden, Steinar (2013). ‘Avoiding the resource curse in the case of Norway’.Energy Policy, 63: 870-876. (6 pp)
  • Hughes, Llewelyn and Phillip Y. Lipscy 2013. ‘The Politics of Energy’ in Annual Review of Political Science. 16: 449-469. (20 pp)
  • Mestad, O. (2015). Managing the Nation’s Wealth – the Government Take and the Resource Curse. Marius/Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law Yearbook, (456), 211‒226. (15 pp)
  • Månsson, André (2015) A resource curse for renewables? Conflict and cooperation in the renewable energy sector, Energy Research & Social Science, 10: 1–9 (9 pp)
  • Morse, Edward L. (2014). ‘Welcome to the Revolution – Why Shale Is the Next Shale” Foreign Affairs, May/June. 93(3): 3-9. (6 pp)
  • Ross, Michael L. (2015) What Have We Learned about the Resource Curse? American Review of Political Science. 18(1): 239-259. (20 pp).
  • Stirling, Andy (2014) Transforming power: Social science and the politics of energy choices, Energy Research & Social Science, 1: 83–95, (13 pp)
  • Szulecki, Kacper (2018) ‘The Multiple Faces of Energy Security: An Introduction’ chapter 1 in Szulecki, Kacper ed. (2018) Energy Security in Europe – Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Cham (Switzerland): Palgrave Macmillan. (29 pp)
  • Szulecki, Kacper and Kirsten Westphal (2018) ‘Taking Security Seriously in EU Energy Governance: Crimean Shock and the Energy Union’ chapter 7 in Szulecki, Kacper ed. (2018) Energy Security in Europe – Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges. Cham (Swizerland): Palgrave Macmillan. (25 pp)
  • Urpelainen, Johannes and Thijs Van de Graaf (2013) ‘The International Renewable Energy Agency: a success story in institutional innovation?* International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 15(2): 159-177. (18 pp)
  • Van de Graaf, Thijs and Jeff Colgan (2016) Global energy governance: a review and research agenda, Palgrave Communications, 2. (11 pp)
  • 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 (7 pp)
  • Victor, David G. (2013). ‘National Oil Companies and the Future of the Oil Industry’ in The Annual Review of Resource Economics, 5: 445-462. (17 pp)
  • 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 (9 pp)

Total: 903 pages.

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