69901 - PAN-EUROPEAN SECURITY

Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2017/2018

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Students are expected to learn the evolution of security dynamics in the pan-European space. In particular, they will be expected (i) to develop an understanding of some key turning points in Soviet/Russian-American-European relations (early Cold War, Détente, post-Cold War) and of how they shaped and influenced security in Europe during the Cold War and after; (ii) to learn about the evolution of the main international organizations active in European security both during and after the Cold War; and (iii) to learn about the evolution of the concept of security particularly since the end of the Cold War.

Programma/Contenuti

PART ONE: THE CONCEPTS

1. Tuesday 6.03 | 11.00-13.00 What is security? - Seminar

2. Wendsday 7.03| 11.00-13.00 What is “European” Security? - Seminar

3. Tuesday 13.03| 11.00-13.00 IR and Security (1): Realism and Liberalism - Seminar with students' presentation

4. Wendsday 14.03| 11.00-13.00 IR and Security (3): Constructivism and Post-Positivism - Seminar with students' presentation

5. Monday 19.03  17-19   Security Governance - Seminar with Students’ presentation

6. Tuesday 20.03| 11.00-13.00 Guest Lecture: Dr. Leonello Gabrici, European External Action Service, Director of the division Migration and Human Security. Recent developments of EU foreign policy in relation to the management of migration.

PART TWO: HISTORICAL ROOTS

7. Wendsday 21.03| 11.00-13.00 European security during the Cold War

8. Wendsday 21.04 | 13.00-15.00 The end of the Cold War: the academic debate - seminar NOTE DIFFERENT TIME

à NO CLASS 26.03 – 03.04.2018

9. Tuesday 10.04| 11.00-13.00 The Post-Cold War Transition - Seminar with students’ presentations

10. Wendsday 11.04| 11.00-13.00 Guest Lecture: Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute, Globalisation, Migration and the Nation

PART THREE: THE ACTORS AND THE CHALLENGES

11. Wendsday 11.04| 15.00-17.00 The European Union: EU's peculiar foreign policy - Seminar with students' presentation

12. Tuesday 17.04| 11.00-13.00 The EU: The European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy- Seminar with students' presentation

12. Wendsday 18.04| 11.00-13.00 Guest Lecture Prof. Marco Borraccetti, Migration and Trafficking in Human Beings in a Human Security Dimension

14. Tuesday 24.04| 11.00-13.00 Seminar & Debate: Evaluating EU’s foreign policy

à NO Class on April 25 and May 1st.

15. Wendsday 2.05 | 11.00-13.00 NATO: history and functioning - Seminar with students' presentation

16. Tuesday 8. 05| 11.00-13.00 NATO: Partnerships, enlargements and relations with Russia - Seminar with students' presentation

17. Wendsday 9.05| 11.00-13.00 Guest Lecture (via skype): Dr. Nathalie Tocci (Director of the Institute of International Affairs, Rome) Framing the EU Global Strategy. A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World.

18. Tuesday 15. 05| 11.00-13.00 Guest Lecture: Prof. Maria Do Ceu Pinto (University of Minho) Islamic Terrorism in the West and International Migrations: The 'Far' or 'Near' Enemy Within? What Is the Evidence

19. Wendsday 16. 05| 11.00-13.00 Other Organizations: The OSCE, The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and CSTO - Seminar with students' presentations

20. Tuesday 22. 05| 11.00-13.00 Guest Lecture: Giampiero Granchelli, OSCE, Head of Brcko Field Office, The OSCE, Minority Protection and Confidence Building Measures: experienced from the Balkans

21. Wendsday 23. 05| 11.00-13.00 Energy security, Counter-terrorism, Cybersecurity – Students’ presentations

Testi/Bibliografia

SYLLABUS WITH READING

PART ONE: THE CONCEPTS

1. Tuesday 06.03 | 11.00-13.00

Introduction to the course

What is security? - Seminar

Reading:

  1. Paul D. Williams, “Introduction”, in Security Studies : an Introduction, Routledge 2013 (2nd ed - NB also the 2008 edition is fine and is available online: http://hamdoucheriad.yolasite.com/resources/security%20studies.pdf).).
  2. Andrew Cottey, Chapter I: “Security in the 21st Century Europe”, in Security in the 21st Century Europe, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2013, pp. 6-33.

 

2. Wendsday 07.03| 11.00-13.00

What is “European” Security? - Seminar

Reading: same as above

 

3. Tuesday 13.03 | 11.00-13.00

IR and Security (1): Realism and Liberalism - Seminar with students' presentation*

Reading:

Paul D. Williams “Security Studies : an Introduction”, Routledge 2013 (2nd ed): chapters 2 (Realism) and 3 (Liberalism); (Ruffilli Library 355.033. NB also the 2008 edition is fine and is available online: http://hamdoucheriad.yolasite.com/resources/security%20studies.pdf ).

* students’ presentations on:

(i) A realist approach to European security (e.g. John Mearsheimer’s view of European security);

(ii) A liberal approach to European security (e.g. John Ikenberry’s view of European security)

 

4. Wendsday 14.03| 11.00-13.00

IR and Security (3): Constructivism and Post-Positivism - Seminar with students' presentation*

Reading:

Paul D. Williams “Security Studies : chapters: 5 (Constructivism); 7 (Critical Theory) (Ruffilli Library 355.033. NB also the 2008 edition is fine and is available online: http://hamdoucheriad.yolasite.com/resources/security%20studies.pdf ).

* students’ presentations on:

(i) A constructivist approach to European security

(ii) Critical theory and the analysis of European security: a case-study (e.g. Critical Theory and the analysis of counterterrorism in Europe)

 

5. Monday 19.03| 17.00-19.00 NB UNUSUAL DAY!!

Security Governance - Seminar with Students’ presentation*

Reading:

  1. Mark Webber , “Security Governance”, in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security,Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 17-40. [course material]
  2. James Sperling. “Regional security Governance”, in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 98-119 [course material].

* Two Students’ presentation on a case study of regional security governance

 

6. Tuesday 20.03| 11.00-13.00

Guest Lecture: Dr Leonello Gabrici, European External Action Service, Director of the division Migration and Human Security. Recent developments of EU foreign policy in relation to the management of migration

Background fact sheets:

1. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/fiches_techniques/2017/N54569/04A_FT(2017)N54569_EN.pdf

2. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/search.html?page=0&previousSubmitter=WORD&facetAction=ADD&selectedAuthor=&selectedKeyword=&selectedPolicyArea=&word=migration&selectedDocumentType=FACT_SHEET&documentTypes=&fakeDocumentTypes=FACT_SHEET&fakeSelectedPolicyArea=&fakeSelectedAuthor=&fakeSelectedKeywords=&previousResultSetDateStart=01-02-1998&dateStart=&previousResultSetDateEnd=29-01-2018&dateEnd=&sort=RELEVANCE

3. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/fiches_techniques/2017/N54568/04A_FT(2017)N54568_EN.pdf

PART TWO: HISTORICAL ROOTS

 

7. Wendsday 21.03| 11.00-13.00

The end of the Cold War: the academic debate - seminar

Reading:

  1. Jeremi Suri, Explaining the End of the Cold War: a New Historical Consensus?, “Journal of Cold War Studies”, 4, Fall 2002, pp. 60-92 on line at [course material]
  2. Michael Cox, "Another Transatlantic Split? American and European Narratives and the End of the Cold War," Cold War History, Vol. 7 No 1, February 2007, p. 121-146. [course material]
  3. Adam Roberts, An 'Incredibly Swift Transition': reflections on the end of the Cold War, in M. Leffler & A. Westad (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Vol.III: 2010 [course material]

 

8. Wendsday 21.03 | 13.00-15.00

European security during the Cold WarSeminar withstudents’ presentations:

  1. What was security during the Cold War?
  2. Proliferation and non proliferation during the Cold War
  3. Arms control during the Cold War
  4. The Cold War and security institutions in Europe

Background reading for the class: Antony Best et al., International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond , London and New York, Routledge, 2009, 2nd edition [course material] Chapters: 9, 11, 20.

 

NO CLASS 26.03 – 03.04.2018

 

9. Tuesday 10.04| 11.00-13.00

The Post-Cold War Transition - Seminar with students’ presentations*

Reading:

  1. John Ikenberry, “The restructuring of the international system after the Cold War”, in M. Leffler & A. Westad (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Vol. III: 2010 [course material]
  2. Antony Best et al., International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond , London and New York, Routledge, 2009, 2nd edition, Chapters 20 and 22 [course material].

* Students' presentations on:

(i) The War in Bosnia and the international reaction

(ii) The transformation of Russia’s foreign policy after the Cold War

(iii) The transformation of US's role after the Cold War

 

10. Wendsday 11.04| 11.00-13.00

Guest Lecture: Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute. Globalization, Migration and the Nation

Background reading: Anna Triandafyllidou (2017) "The Return of the National in a Mobile World”, in Anna Triandafyllidou (ed) Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

PART THREE: THE ACTORS AND THE CHALLENGES

 

11. Wendsday 11.04| 15.00-17.00

The European Union: EU's peculiar foreign policy - Lecture with students' presentation*

Reading:

  1. James Sperling, “European Union” in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 588-617 [course material]
  2. Keukeleire, S. & T. Delreux, The Foreign Policy of the European Union, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, Chapters 1 and 2. [course material]

* students' presentations:

(i) Historical evolution of EU’s external relations

(ii) The EU as a special type of power (civilian, normative, soft…) and the concept of “structural foreign policy”.

(iii) non CSDP external relations: the security component.

 

12. Tuesday 17.04| 11.00-13.00

The EU: The European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy - Seminar with students' presentation*

Reading:

Keukeleire, S. & T. Delreux, The Foreign Policy of the European Union, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, Chapters 7, 8. [course material]

* students' presentation on:

(i) CSDP 

(ii) EU missions

(iii) The EU Global Strategy: the document and the debate

 

13. Wendsday 18.04| 11.00-13.00

Guest Lecture Prof. Marco Borraccetti (University of Bologna), Migration and Trafficking in Human Beings in a Human Security Dimension

 

14. Tuesday 24.04| 11.00-13.00

Seminar, Students' presentation & Debate

 Seminar: Evaluating EU’s foreign policy

Reading:

Patrick Müller, “EU foreign policy: no major breakthrough despite multiple crises”, [http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/geui20/38/3] Vol. 38 , Iss. 3, 2016 [course material]

Sonia Lucarelli, "The European Union and the World: Why Figures are not Enough to Make the EU a Great Power", in ISPI Report 2018. Italian version: http://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/rapporto-2018-sempre-piu-un-gioco-grandi-e-leuropa-19614; English version forthcoming on the same webpage.

 

Presentation: The effects of Brexit on the CSDP

 Students’ debate: A European Army? Should the EU develop its own unitary and independent army?

NO Class on April 25 and May 1st.

 

15. Wendsday 2.05 | 11.00-13.00

NATO: history and functioning - Seminar with students' presentation*

Reading:

  1. David Yost, “NATO's evolving Purpose and the next geo-strategic Concept,” International Affairs 86:2 (March 2010), pp.489-522 . [course material]
  2. Andrew Cottey, “NATO”, in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 638-655. [course material]

* Students’ presentations on:

(i) historical developments (main steps);

(ii) NATO’S Strategic concepts (with particular attention to the core tasks set in the latest SC)

(iv) NATO’s operations

 

16. Tuesday 8. 05| 11.00-13.00

NATO: Partnerships, enlargements and relations with Russia - Seminar with students' presentation* and debate**

Reading:

same as above plus:

  1. Gülnur Aybet, “The Four Stages of NATO's Partnership Frameworks: Rethinking Regional Partnerships with the Middle East and North Africa”, Paper presented at the conference DYNAMIC CHANGE. Rethinking NATO's Capabilities, Operations and Partnerships , University of Bologna, October 26-27, 2012 [available at: http://www.act.nato.int/images/stories/events/2012/acor/dynamic_change.pdf].
  2. Hall Gardner, “The Russia annexation of Crimea: regional and global ramifications”, [http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpep21/17/4] Vol. 17 , Iss. 4, 2016

Optional: Ch. 5 in: M. Webber, J. Sperling and M. Smith, NATO’s Trajectory into the 21st Century: Decline or Regeneration? (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012).[course material]

* Students presentation on:

(i) Nato’s enlargements

(ii) NATO's partnerships

(ii) NATO-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War

 

17. Wendsday 9.05| 11.00-13.00

Guest Lecture: Dr. Nathalie Tocci (director of the Institute of International Affairs, Rome) Framing the EU Global Strategy. A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World.

Background reading: N. Tocci, Framing the EU Global Strategy. A Stronger Europe in a fragile world. Palgrave 2017, Chapters 2 and 3.

 

18. Tuesday 15. 05| 11.00-13.00

Guest Lecture: Prof. Maria Do Ceu Pinto (University of Minho) Islamic Terrorism in the West and International Migrations: The 'Far' or 'Near' Enemy Within? What Is the Evidence

 

19. Wendsday 16. 05| 11.00-13.00

Other Organizations: The OSCE, The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and CSTO - Seminar with students' presentations*

Reading:

  1. Andrew Cottey, “”The other Europe. Regional security governance in Europe's East”, in S. Breslin and S. Croft eds) Comparative Regional Security Governance,Routledge 2012. [course material]
  2. David Galbreath and Aynur Seidyusif, “Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe”, in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 656-670. [course material]

* students' presentations on:

(i) OSCE

(ii) SCO

(iii) CSTO

 

20. Tuesday 22. 05| 11.00-13.00

Guest lecture: Giampiero Granchelli (OSCE, Head of Brcko Field Office) The OSCE, Minority Protection and Confidence Building Measures: experienced from the Balkans

 

21. Wendsday 23. 05| 11.00-13.00

Energy security, Counter-terrorism, Cybersecurity – Seminar with Students’ presentations*

  1. Gawdat Bahgat, “Energy”, in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 360-374. [course material]
  2. Wyn Rees, “Counter-terrorism”, in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 452-474. [course material]
  3. Scott Jasper, “Cyberspace” in James Sperling (ed) Handbook of Governance and Security, Edward Elgar, Northampton USA, 2014, pp. 343-359. [course material]

* students' presentations of each of the areas:

(i) energy security, bringing examples of contemporary issues at stake (e.g. energy security in the Ukranian crisis; etc…)

(ii) Counter-terrorism, bringing examples of contemporary issues at stake

(iii) Cybersecurity, bringing examples of contemporary issues at stake

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REFERENCE TEXTS

NB: this is not compulsory reading but material for those who feel they need to gain background information on topics addressed in the course

HISTORY:

  1. Antony Best et al., International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond , London and New York, Routledge, 2009, 2nd edition [course material].

    EU:

  2. Christopher Hill and Michael Smith (eds) International relations and the European Union Oxford university press, 2011 (2nd ed.). RUFFILLI: 327.094 Relazioni internazionali; 327.4 Europa.
  3. Keukeleire, S. & T. Delreux, The Foreign Policy of the European Union, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Security :

  1. Paul D. Williams “Security Studies : an Introduction”, Routledge 2012 (2nd ed) [1st ed available at:http://hamdoucheriad.yolasite.com/resources/security%20studies.pdf ]
  2. Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Victor Mauer (eds), Routledge Handbook of Security Studies - London : Routledge, 2010 (2nd ed 2017). [1st ed; in the reading material]

Metodi didattici

lectures, seminars, students' presentations

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

NB: Class attendance in compulsory

Students will be evaluated on the basis of:
- class participation
- mid-term paper
- final oral exam

 

The mid-term paper

- Topic to be distributed two weeks before

- length: max 3.000 words plus bibliography

- the text should be scanned through Turnitin

- deadline: May 2, both printed and by email.

 

Rules for presentations:

- 10 minutes each

- power point circulated to the class, inclusive of bibliography

 

Rules for the debates:

 2 groups of 2

- presentation of group A with arguments in favour (5 minutes)

- Q&A with other group (5 minutes)

- presentation by group B with arguments against (5 minutes)

- Q&A with other group (5 minutes)

- Q&A of each with the class (5 + 5 minutes)

- class evaluation of the debate

 

 

 

 

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

power point

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Sonia Lucarelli