International and European Security, 7.5 credits (733A46)

International and European Security, 7.5 hp

Course description

Course module in Master's programme in International and European Relations.
The central themes of the course are:
- theoretical approaches to security;
- the deepening and broadening scope of security studies;
- international and European structures and institutions for security;
- the security policy process at different levels of the international and European system;
- the Common Security and Foreign Policy of the European Union.

 

Main field of study

Political Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Per Jansson

Course coordinator

Per Jansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson

Contact

Görel Fornander, administratör

Lisa Dobrosch/Kerstin Karlsson

Malin Gröndahl Maass, studievägledare

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MER International and European Relations, Master´s Programme 2 (Spring 2020) v202009-202013 English Linköping o
F7MSP Master´s Programme in Political Science 2 (Spring 2020) v202009-202013 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in International and European Relations
  • Master´s Programme in Political Science

Entry requirements

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits in Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology or another discipline relevant for the course. In-depth study of at least 90 ECTScredits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the major subject is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study (15 ECTS). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • understand and discuss different theories and conceptualizations of security;
  • analyze contemporary security issues, in a global, regional, and specifically European context;
  • recognize and critically discuss patterns of security relations in the world;
  • analyze and discuss the development and possible futures of the European Union in a security perspective.

Course content

The main themes of the course are:

  • theoretical approaches to security;
  • the deepening and broadening scope of security studies;
  • international and European structures and institutions for security;
  • the security policy process at different levels of the international and European system;
  • the Common Security and Foreign Policy of the European Union.

Teaching and working methods

The course offers lectures which introduce and develop the content of the course. Lectures are complementary to the literature. Seminars and workshops are important aspects of the learning process and provide opportunities for mutual, critical discussions which develop attitudes and skills. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Students are expected to read and take in the literature independently and/or in self-organized reading groups. Language of instruction is English.

Activities which constitute elements of examination are mandatory.

Examination

The course is examined through a combination of compulsory seminars, written essay, and written examination at the end of the course.

Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Books

Howorth, Jolyon, (2014) Security and Defence Policy in the European Union Second edition Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

ISBN: 9781137427885,9780230362345

Nye, Joseph S., Jr., (2011) The future of power 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, c2011

ISBN: 9781586488918,1586488910,9781610390699,9781586488925,1586488929

Smith, Michael E., (2017) International security : politics, policy, prospects Second edition [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9781137582935,9781137582928

Articles

Becker, Jordan, Malesky, Edmund, The Continent or the "Grand Large"? Strategic Culture and Operational Burden-Sharing in NATO International Studies Quarterly Vol. 61, pp. 163-180.
Biava, A., Drent, M., Herd, G.P., Characterizing the European Union's strategic culture: An analytical framework Journal of Common Market Studies (Journal of Common Market Studies, November 2011, 49(6):1227-1248)
Bloomfield, A., Time to Move On: Reconceptualizing the Strategic Culture Debate Contemporary Security Policy (Contemporary Security Policy, December 2012, 33(3):437-461)
CSIS Commission on Smart Power., Armitage, Richard Lee, 1945-, Nye, Joseph S., Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.), CSIS Commission on Smart Power., CSIS Commission on Smart Power: a smarter, more secure America

http://csis.org/publication/smarter-more-secure-america

Gray, C.S., Strategic culture as context: The first generation of theory strikes back Review of International Studies (Review of International Studies, January 1999, 25(1):49-69)
Kornprobst, Markus, Building agreements upon agreements: The European Union and grand strategy European Journal of International Relations Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 267-292
Mälksoo, M., From the ESS to the EU global strategy: External policy, internal purpose Contemporary Security Policy (Contemporary Security Policy, 1 September 2016, 37(3):374-388)
Suzanne Nossel, Smart Power Foreign Affairs Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 131-142
Tocci, N., The making of the EU global strategy Contemporary Security Policy (Contemporary Security Policy, 1 September 2016, 37(3):461-472)
Vennesson, P., Competing visions for the European Union grand strategy European Foreign Affairs Review (European Foreign Affairs Review, 2010, 15(1):57-75)

Other

A SECURE EUROPE IN A BETTER WORLD - THE EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGY

Approved by the European Council held in Brussels on 12 December 2003 and drafted under the responsibilities of the EU High Representative Javier SOLANA

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/78367.pdf

REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGY - PROVIDING SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD

Approved by the European Council held in Brussels on 11 and 12 December 2008 and drafted under the responsibilities of the EU High Representative Javier SOLANA

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/ueDocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/EN/reports/104630.pdf

SHARED VISION, COMMON ACTION: A STRONGER EUROPE A GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION’S FOREIGN AND SECURITY STRATEGY

https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/eugs_review_web_0.pdf

THE EUROPEAN UNION IN A CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT: A MORE CONNECTED, CONTESTED AND COMPLEX WORLD

https://europa.eu/globalstrategy/en/strategic-review-european-union-changing-global-environment

Additional literature

Other

Articles, reports and policy documents may be changed before the course starts

SEMI Seminars EC 1.5 credits
TENT Home Examination EC 6 credits

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