|| IPM6830 |
|| SECURITY & DEFENCE POLICY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Dr Alistair J K Shepherd |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
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|Next semester offered
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| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 20 Hours. 1 x 2 hour seminar per week |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 4500 word essay ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 2,500 word Report/Review||40%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|| |
At the end of the module the students are expected to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ESDP. This encompasses how and why ESDP developed, how it fits into the structure of the EU, how it relates to NATO and the US, and the attitudes and policies of the major EU states towards ESDP. This will enable them to critically assess the benefits and difficulties ESDP brings to the EU, the way it alters the nature of the EU and the EU's prospects as an international security actor.
This module examines key aspects in the development of foreign, security and defence policy within the European Union.
This module aims to provides a comprehensive examination, analysis and understanding of the development, obstacles and prospects facing the EU's foreign, security and defence policy. It aims to develop an in depth knowledge of the EU's security role, capabilities and relations with other international organisations and states. It explores the political, institutional and military aspects of ESDP, analyses the necessity of such a policy and evaluates the prospects for a coherent policy.
The course explores the political, institutional and military aspects of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), as well as its effect on and relations with NATO. It examines the requirement for such a policy and the prospects for the EU to develop a coherent ESDP and an effective role in international security independent of the US. The course begins with an overview of the development of foreign and security policy within the EC/EU followed by a more detailed analysis of events through the 1990s. The module then moves on to its main focus, the development of ESDP in the post-1998 (St. Malo) period. It analyses how and why ESDP developed, what its objectives are, which states have been pre-eminent in its evolution, what institutional restructuring has taken place and what military capabilities and economic resources are required. It also examines how the EU will interact with NATO, the US and Russia. The feasibility and utility of ESDP post-enlargement and post-September 11 respectively is examined to provide some indication of ESDP's future.
Throughout the module students will enhance and refine their oral and written communication skills through seminars and essays. The module should enable students to develop rigorous analytical and research capabilities and demonstrate a strong ability to critically assess information and provide concise appraisals. In the seminars the students will have the opportunity to enhance their group participation, presentation and debating abilities. Finally, they should also be able to further improve their time and project management skills and strengthen their IT skills for both research and the presentation of material.
** General Text
Duke, Simon (2000) The Elusive Quest for European Security: From EDC to CFSP
Eliassen, K.A. (1998) Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union
Hunter, Robert E. (2002) The European Security and Defence Policy: NATO's Companion or Competitor?
Santa Monica, RAND
** Essential Reading
Carlsnaes, Walter, Sjorsen, Helene & While, Brian Contemporary European Foreign Policy
Howarth, Jolyon & Keeler, John (2003) Defending Europe: The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy
Salmon, T. & Shepherd, A. (2003) Toward a European Army: A Military Power in the Making
London, Lynne Rienner
** Recommended Text
Carlsnaes, Walter, Sjorsen, Helene & While, Brian Contemporary European Fori
This module is at CQFW Level 7