European Security (DIP 600)
Dr. Robert M. Farley
Office: Patterson 467
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1-3pm
Office Telephone: 859-257-4668
The goal of this course is to provide students
with a foundation in the major debates on national security policy. The
first third of the course concentrates on many of the classic works of national
security, as well as commentaries on those works. The second third of the
course focuses on contemporary policy debates in the
Student discussion will take up the bulk of class time. I expect everyone to attend, have studied the readings, and have a familiarity with current events. Any major reputable newspaper will suffice for the latter, although I prefer the New York Times.
Grading will be based on class participation (20%), two 7-9 page analytical papers (30% each), and one final examination (20%).
Each of the two 7-9 page analytical papers must be typed and double-spaced. Please do not exceed the page limit. Although specific topic is up to you, one paper should have a regional focus, while the other should concentrate on a particular nation-state. The papers need not hold to any particular format (policy oriented memo, for example), but should be internally consistent in focus. Additional research is welcome, and may be necessary for the adequate presentation of some topics. The first paper is due on the week of your presentation (see below), and the second on the final day of the course.
You will be required to make an oral presentation and defense of one memo during class. You must indicate to me a preference for which week to present by the second week of the course, such that I can stagger presentations. The presentation should last about fifteen minutes, and will be followed by a fifteen minute question and answer period. The presentation will make up 50% of your participation grade, or 10% of the total grade.
The papers will be evaluated on both content and presentation. Information must be accurate, arguments must be well thought out, and style must be compelling.
Purchase of the following books is strongly recommended.
Desmond Dinan, Ever Closer Union. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2005.
Seth Jones, The Rise of European Security Cooperation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007
Ian Buruma, Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence. London: Penguin, 2007.
Dunn, Poland - a New Power in Transatlantic Security. New
York: Routledge, 2003.
The rest of the class readings are either available online or can be found in Patterson 469.
Week 1 (1/14): Introduction
Week 2 (1/28): History
Week 3 (2/4): Institutions-NATO
Robert Wilkie, "Fortress Europa: European Defense and the Future of the North Atlantic Alliance," Parameters: Winter 2002-3.
Week 4 (2/11): Institutions-European Union
Dinan 159-204, 483-530
Week 5 (2/18): More on Institutions
Emanuel Adler, “Seeds of Peaceful Change: The OSCE’s Security Community Building Model,” in Adler ed. Security Communities, 119-160. (available in computer room)
Hanna Ojanen, The EU and NATO: Two Competing models for a Common Defense Policy. JCMS: 2006, 44-1 (57-76). (available in the computer room)
Emil J. Kirchner, The Challenge of European Security Governance. JCMS: 2006, 44-5 (947-968). (available in the computer room)
Week 6 (2/25): The Military Question
Week 7 (3/3): The Islamic Question
Ömer Taspina, The Old Turks' Revolt: When Radical Secularism Endangers Democracy. Foreign Affairs, November/December 2007
Week 8 (3/17): The Eastern Question
Week 9 (3/24): Germany
Franz-Josef Meiers, The German Predicament:
The Red Lines of the Security and Defence Policy of
Week 10 (3/31):
Week 11 (4/7): Spain
Week 12 (4/14): France
Week 13 (4/21): Europe and America