Petr Ocelík

Petr Ocelík
Masaryk University | MUNI · Department of International Relations and European Studies

Ph.D.

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Introduction
My research interests are focused on energy governance issues, using a framework of political network analysis. I am currently involved in two projects of the Czech Grant Agency Foundation, both covering issues of social acceptance and policy-making within a coal mining domain, as well as in the project "Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks" (COMPON) where I am responsible for a case study of the Czech Republic.
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January 2016 - present
Masaryk University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2010 - present
Masaryk University
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  • Researcher
January 2009 - December 2015
Masaryk University
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (33)
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Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus on the existence and serious impacts of anthropogenic climate change, diverse societal actors strive to undermine both its scientific basis and derived policy responses. Mass media constitute a key discursive space where such actors attempt to influence public understanding and thereby particular policy...
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This article discusses the integration of scholars from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) into the broader field of European political science. Evaluating data from 2000 to 2020, we ask whether CEE scholars managed to “close the gap” stemming from the initially underdeveloped state of post-communist political science. We contend that the results are...
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This book summarizes a three-year research project on local opposition to coal mining in the Northwestern part of the Czech Republic. The research focused on the relational dimensions of the opposition movement and the political context in which the movement operates.
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Scientifically informed climate policymaking starts with the exchange of credible, salient, and legitimate scientific information between scientists and policymakers. It is therefore important to understand what explains the exchange of scientific information in national climate policymaking processes. This article applies exponential random graph...
Book
This book summarizes a three-year research project on local opposition to coal mining in the Northwestern part of the Czech Republic. The research focused on the relational dimensions of the opposition movement and the political context in which the movement operates.
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The article provides an analysis of the mobilization strategies of far-right movements from the Czech Republic and Germany based on the content they provide via hyperlinks on their websites. Vertical and reticular characteristics of the hyperlinked pages have been analyzed, two aspects which form central parts of the mobilization strategies of soci...
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The article, authored by Černoch, Lehotský, Ocelík, Osička, and Vencourová, is titled “Anti-fossil frames: Examining narratives of the opposition to brown coal mining in the Czech Republic” and was published in Elsevier´s Energy Research and Social Science. It examines coalmining opposition in the Czech Republic, country with strong coal identity,...
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One of the EU's main decarbonization goals is a reduction in the energy use of coal. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that public support for decarbonization can be gained automatically by pointing out threats from climate change, particularly in light of the role coal plays in the local and national economy and in energy security. In this...
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The European Commission's proposal of the new EU Multiannual Financial Framework for the years 2021-27 reaffirms the gradual reorientation of EU spending from cohesion policy towards research and innovation and current challenges such as migration. While at first sight, the shift in the EU budget seems commendable, a closer look reveals that the pr...
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The role of social networks in the sustainability transformation of Cabo Pulmo: A multiplex perspective. Coastal tourism is often caught in a crossfire between economic benefits, ecological impacts and social tensions. Development of large-scale resorts can reduce the provision of certain ecosystem services and threat local people's livelihoods. So...
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The article explores framing of the siting process of a deep geological repository of nuclear waste in the Czech Republic by the municipalities' representatives in the pre-selected localities. Three distinguished frames have been reconstructed. The risk frame, which connects the project with a number of predominantly environmental threats, is count...
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In this article we focus on the interconnection of the natural gas infrastructure in Eastern Europe. We identify three distinct factors that together deeply influenced the contemporary trends at the regional gas market: the gas crises at the security level, the European energy policy at the policy level, and the unconventional revolution at the eco...
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The main aim of this article is to place the report “The Future of Mixed Methods: A Five Year Projection to 2020” to the context of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). First, the impact of the heritage of socialist regimes, such as the institutional discontinuities and the hegemony of historical methods, on the quality of methodology in research and...
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We use the MEOS model to assess the possible impact of Polish unconventional gas (UNG) production on natural gas flows through the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. MEOS is a network flow optimization model designed to solve the minimum-cost flow problem in a network that consists of nodes (production areas, consumption areas, transship...
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Using the existing theoretical discussion as a starting point, the aim of this article is to interrogate critically the strategic character of China's energy policy towards Russia. Having carefully examined the premises of the "Strategic Approach" to energy security, the article proceeds to define specific research questions, which are applied to C...
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The advent of unconventional resources of natural gas has altered the order on global as well as continental gas markets. With rising liquidity, the position of established dominant suppliers is eroding. We focus on the initial response of Russia, the leading supplier of natural gas to Europe, to the new situation, building the research on unit-lev...
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Kniha se věnuje základům energetických technologií a způsobům obchodování s energetickými komoditami. Hlavní pozornost je věnována dodávkovým řetězcům jednotlivých komodit, tedy průzkumu, získávání, transportu, zpracování a využití ropy, zemního plynu, uhlí a uranu. Kromě toho jsou představeny základní postupy výroby a transportu elektřiny.
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The upcoming years will show whether or not the North American model of unconventional natural gas resources development can be replicated outsider the continent. In Europe, Poland has recently gained most attention and in this sense it is considered to be a test case for whole Union. This book presents key dimensions which will either foster or in...
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The study examines the impact which the potential curtailment of oil supplies through the Druzhba pipeline could have on the Czech and Polish oil industries. It starts, therefore, with a comprehensive analysis of the Czech and Polish oil sectors. The section that follows focuses on Russia. It examines the Russian oil sector, export preferences and...
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The study is intended as a follow-up text of the research on unconventional gas resources in Poland, which the IIPS conducted in 2011 (see Černoch et al.: Unconventional Sources of Natural Gas: Development and Possible Consequences for the Central Eastern European Region). This time the research team was enhanced by the researchers arriving from th...

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I would like to employ the concept of structural balance which requires signed networks. So far I have been using mainly sna, network, statnet and bipartite R packages, nevertheless it seems that options for signed network analysis are rather limited. I would be especially interested in tools for clustering and blockmodeling of signed networks. (After googling I only found research which uses ERGM (statnet package) for testing of the structural balance hypothesis, nevertheless nothing on mentioned exploratory techniques). Is there R option for signed networks? If not, what other software I should look for?

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1) Characterize the structural properties of multi-relational social networks among the organizations involved in the conflict of the Cabo Pulmo National Park, and determine the equivalent structural structures that these organizations occupy. 2) Evaluate how and why the transnational networks of the social movement of Cabo Pulmo influenced local politics to cancel the planned tourism development.
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The strip mining of brown coal, a key energy resource of the Czech energy industry, has been territorially restricted by a government decree issued in 1991. This decision has been contested ever since by mining companies steering an opposition of local communities and environmental activists. The project explores the conflict from three perspectives. First, we are interested in the overall structure of the inter-personal activist networks, individual participation as well as in the mechanisms of tie formation. Second, we map advocacy coalitions formed around the issue, focusing on their objectives, beliefs, and interactions. Third, we examine the corresponding media discourse by identifying dominant topics and by tracing how they evolve over time. In sum, we aim to uncover structural constraints and opportunities underpinning the region's trajectory of energy transition.