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Jean Monnet Module on “The EU and Security in the Wider Neighbourhood”

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  • Eğitmen: Prof. Dr. Sinem AKGÜL AÇIKMEŞE (Modül Koordinatörü)
  • Eğitmen: Prof. Dr. Mitat ÇELİKPALA (AB-Doğu Modül Lideri)
  • Eğitmen: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Salih BIÇAKCI (AB-Güney Modül Lideri)
  • Dersin Verildiği Okul: Kadir Has Üniversitesi
  • Kadir Has Üniversitesi Ders Kodu: PS 450

Course Description

This module focuses on the EU as an international security actor in its Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods which share unstable settings challenged by various political, societal and economic issues. The first track of the module is designed to equip the students with an introductory understanding of the external competences of the EU from a historical, institutional, conceptual and thematic perspective as well as a thorough grasp of the European Neighbourhood Policy with a specific focus on its modalities in both regions. The students will then be exposed to two regional tracks, first focusing on the Euro-East, second on the Euro-South; in order to understand the opportunities and challenges for the EU in dealing with security issues in its wider neighbourhood ithrough a more specialized approach.

Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide students with the analytical tools to understand the special nature of the EU’s approach towards the security issues in its wider neighbourhood both in the East and the South. The course’s main aim is to provide students with a strong understanding of the main political motivations as well as the track record of the EU in dealing with security around its neighborhood. Overall, this module aims at supporting the students in their academic work and further their research projects and ideas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will, demonstrate a thorough grasp of the literature on the ENP, understand the conceptual and empirical aspects of the study of the EU’s security policies towards the wider neighbourhood, acquire a good understanding and a comparative perspective on the modalities of the two-region aspect of the neighbourhood policies, apply their knowledge of the tools of policy analysis to empirical cases of EU neighborhood relations.

Course Requirements

You are expected to read the required texts and prepare for each class, attend classes not only physically but also by contributing to discussions and submit a reflection paper on the challenges and the opportunities that the EU faces in dealing with one specific security issue of the regional track that you choose.

Attandance & Make-up

In accordance with University regulations, you need to attend all classes and the guest lectures. Attendance will be taken, and students below %70 of attendance will not be able to get the credits.You are encouraged to discuss your legitimate excuse for non-attendance with the Module Coordinator in advance (or in emergency situations immediately afterwards) and/or provide documentation.

If you have a legitimate excuse that hinders you from submitting your assignment on time, please discuss this with me beforehand (or in emergency situations immediately afterwards), so that we can assign you a reasonable deadline. The papers that are not submitted on time will be penalized according to University regulations.

Class Code

Please turn off or silence your cell phones. No calls, incoming or outgoing, or text messaging are allowed. Please refrain from being involved in personal social media activities in class (facebook, twitter, instagram etc).

Grading

Students fulfilling class requirements will be awarded with a certificate of 5 ECTS credits.

Attendance
40%
Reflection Paper
60%

The ECTS certificates as well as the transcript of grade will be posted to the students’ addresses.

Reflection Paper

Guidelines

  • You are expected to write a reflection paper on the challenges and opportunities that the EU faces in dealing with one of the below specific security issue on a regional track that they choose.
  • The specific security issues are: 
    • Human security
    • Energy security
    • Environmental security
    • Economic security
    • Political security
    • Maritime security
    • Military security
    • Cyber security
    • Identity security
    • Regime security
  • Regional tracks are:
    • The Middle East and North Africa
    • The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood
  • You need to register to one of the issues and tracks by the end of the first week.
  • The word-limit is 2000 words. State the number of words used at the end.
  • You are asked to read/review at least 10 academic articles and/or book chapters.
  • Be careful not to copy from your class-mates’ essays or wikipedia-type websites.

Course Materials and Readings

You are expected to read the required texts from the books and articles as listed in the course outline. Your readings will be uploaded to Blackboard.

Please note:

  • Founding treaties and the formal website of the EU are important references for this course.
  • The readings for the guest lectures, if any, will be uploaded to Blackboard.

COURSE OUTLINE AND READINGS

Track 1: The EU and Security in the Wider Neighbourhood

Week 1: Evolution of EU’s External Relations

Week 2: Making of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Actors, Institutions and Instruments

  • Christopher Hill and Michael Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 75-100 (Chapter on the Institutional Framework).
  • Edith Drieskens, “Introduction: EU Actors”, Knud Erik Jorgensen et.al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE, 2015, pp. 561-570.

Week 3: Enlargement as EU Foreign Policy

Week 4: Common Security and Defense Policy

  • Christopher Hill and Michael Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 197-225 (Chapter on the EU’s Security and Defence Policy).
  • Stephanie B. Anderson, “The EU Defence Debate: What Kind of Power Is It”, Knud Erik Jorgensen et.al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE, 2015, pp. 928-945.

Week 5: EU’s External Economic Relations

  • Alasdair R. Young and John Peterson, “Trade”, Knud Erik Jorgensen et.al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE, 2015, pp. 837-853.
  • Maurizio Carbone, “Development and Foreign Aid”, Knud Erik Jorgensen et.al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE, 2015, pp. 898-913.

Week 6: EU Neighbourhood Policy: Evolution and Challenges

  • Federica Bicchi and Sandra Lavenex, “The European Neighbourhood: Between European Integration and International Relations”, Knud Erik Jorgensen et.al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE, 2015, pp. 868-884.
  • Sven Biscop, “The ENP, Security and Democracy in the Context of the European Security Strategy”, Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff (eds.), The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective: Context, Implementation and Impact, Palgrave, 2010, pp. 73-89.

Week 7: The Modalities of Euro-East Initiatives

 

  • Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, “The European Union and the Black Sea Region in Search of a Narrative or a New Paradigm”, Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou (eds.), The European Union and The Black Sea: The State of Play, Routledge, 2016, pp. 8-22.
  • Gwendolyn Sasse,”The ENP and EU’s Eastern Neighbours: Ukraine and Moldova as Test Cases”, Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff (eds.), The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective: Context, Implementation and Impact, Palgrave, 2010, pp. 181-206.

Week 8: The Modalities of Euro-South Initiatives

  • Federica Bicci, “The Impact of the ENP on EU-North Africa Relations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, Richard G. Whitman and Stefan Wolff (eds.), The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective: Context, Implementation and Impact, Palgrave, 2010, pp. 206-223.
  • Paola Rivetti and Francesco Cavatorta, “European Foreign Policy and the Middle East”, Knud Erik Jorgensen et.al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE, 2015, pp. 766-779.

Track 2: EU-East

The EU and Security in the Eastern Neighbourhood

Week 1: Security Dynamics of the Eastern Neighbourhood

Week 2: Conflicts of the Region and the EU’s Operational Role

  • Stanislav Secrieru, Protracted Conflicts in the Eastern Neighbourhood: Between Averting Wars and Building Trust, Neighbourhood Policy Paper 06, January 2013.
  • Marco Siddi and Barbara Gaweda, Bystander in its Neighbourhood? The European Union’s Involvement in Protracted Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space, IEP Policy Papers on Eastern Europe and Central Asia No.1, 2012.
  • Licinia Simao, “The EU’s Conflict Resolution Policies in the Black Sea Area”, Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou (eds.), The European Union and The Black Sea: The State of Play, Routledge, 2016, pp.22-35.
  • Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe and Cihan Dizdaroğlu, “Squaring the Circle: The EU’s Operational Impact in the Black Sea Region”, Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou (eds.), The European Union and The Black Sea: The Sate of Play, Routledge, 2016, pp.36-47.

Week 3: Energy Security in the Black Sea and the EU’s Role

Week 4: EU-Ukraine Relations and Russian Policies

Week 5: EU’s Policies towards the South Caucasus

Week 6: EU-Moldova Relations

Week 7: EU-Belarus Relations

  • Elena A. Korosteleva, “EU Partnership/Governence in Belarus: towards Policy Legitimation?”, Elena A. Korosteleva, The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours : towards a more Ambitious Partnership?, Routledge, 2012, pp.61-81.
  • David Rotman And Natalia Veremeeva, “Belarus in the Context of the Neighbourhood Policy: Between the EU and Russia”, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 27, 1, 2011, pp.73-98.

Track 3: EU-South

The EU and Security in the Southern Neighbourhood

Week 1: Security Dynamics of the Southern Neighbourhood

Week 2: Conflicts of the Region and the EU’s Operational Role

  • Silvia Colombo and Daniela Huber, “State of the Art: The EU, Crisis Management and Conflict Prevention”, The EU and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Neighbourhood: Tackling New Realities through Old Means? , IEMed/EuroMeSCo Papers 27, 2016.
  • On the Security Challenges in the Middle East and North Africa Region and the Prospects for Political Stability, EU Committee on Foreign Affairs (2014/2229(INI))
  • Towards a new European Security Strategy? Assessing the Impact of Changes in the Global Security Environment, EU Parliament Directorate-General for External Policies Policy Department, June 2015 - PE 534.989.

Week 3: The EU and the Arab-Israel Conflict

  • Mohammad El-Sayed Selim, “The European Union and the Arab Israeli Conflict: In Search of a New Approach”, Europe and the Middle East on Major Policy Issues, Al-Siyassa Al- Dawliya, 2010, pp. 17-29.
  • Esra Bulut Aymat (ed.), European Involvement in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Institute for Security Studies of the European Union, Chaillot Papers, 2010, pp. 15-30, 75-86.

Week 4: Terrorism, Violence and Radicalism in the Region and EU’s Policies

  • Leslie Lebl, “The Islamist Threat to European Security”, The Middle East Quarterly, 21, 3, 2014.
  • Frédéric Simon, “From 9/11 to Charlie Hebdo: The EU’s response to terrorism”, EurActiv, 14 January 2015.
  • Follow-Up to the Statement of the Members of the European Council of 12 February 2015 on Counter-Terrorism: Report on Implementation of Measures, Brussels, 10 June 2015 (OR. en) 9422/1/15 REV 1.

Week 5: EU’s Policies towards the Syrian Crisis

Week 7: EU-Libya Relations

  • Nicole Koenig, “Between Conflict Management and Role Conflict: the EU in the Libyan crisis, European Security, 23, 3, 2014.
  • Hrant Kostanyan and Steven Blockmans, “Saving Libya from itself: What the EU should do now?”, CEPS Commentary, 1 December 2014.
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