Početna Graduate StudiesMasters degreeGraduate Academic International Studies – MA in Political Science – International StudiesModule: International PoliticsEuro-Atlantic Security

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Euro-Atlantic Security

  • Study programme/study programmes: Graduate academic international politics – master
  • Type and level of studies: 2nd cycle studies
  • Name of the course: Euro-Atlantic Security
  • Teacher (Surname, middle initial, name): Prof. Ivo A. Visković (50%), Prof. Predrag Simić (50%), exercise by Filip P. Ejdus, MA, Assistant
  • Status of the course: Elective
  • Number of ECTS: 5
  • Teaching methods:Lectures, seminars, workshops
  • Number of classes: 2+1

Aim and outcome of the course

The course is designed as a review and interpretation of the genesis of basic concepts and institutional mechanisms of security of Euro-Atlantic partners, the USA and the EU, after the end of the Cold War, with an emphasis on the European Union and its member-states. The goals are: introduction of students with contemporary development of security concepts in complex relations of the USA and its European partners after the year 1989; description of the EU search for own security identity and resolution of dilemmas on (not)independent security policy; explanation of doubts and differences among the EU members regarding capacities and benefits of development and carrying out of independent security policy; review of past results and problems in practical application of the CFSP/ESDP; pointing to the connection of the Euro-Atlantic security concepts with the security of South Eastern Europe.

Upon successful completion of the syllabus, students shall be trained for independent monitoring and analysis of events and processes pertaining to Euro-Atlantic security. They shall also gain knowledge necessary for correct recognition and monitoring of action of institutions created for operation in the fields of Euro-Atlantic security. They shall be able to analytically present changes linked to the concepts and policies of security in the USA-EU relations, as well as within the EU itself.

Content of the course
Theoretical teaching
Euro-Atlantic security in the time of the Cold War; NATO after the end of the Cold War; Dilemmas about the concept of security within the EU during the 1990s; concept of European Security and Defence Identity (ESDI); Creation of European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP); Development of the ESDP concept 1993-2003; The NATO-EU relations at the end of the 1990s; The NATO-EU relations – new security agenda after the September 11th, 2001; Impact of the war in Iraq to the USA-EU relations and to the relations within the EU; New concept of the US national security (2002 and 2006), European security strategy (2003) and the strategy of fight against terrorism (2005); The EU civil and military operations 2003-2006; The EU and the South Eastern Europe security issues; Changes in CFSP/ESDP after the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty
Practical teaching: Exercises, Other modes of teaching, Study research work
a) basic
1. Lidija Čehulić, Euroatlantizam, Politička kultura, Zagreb, 2003 (abt. 200 pages)
2. Lidija Čehulić, ESDP – Europska odbrambena politika, Politička kultura, Zagreb, 2006 (abt. 150 pages)
3. Nicole Gnesotto (ed.), EU Security and Defence Policy – The First Five Years (1999-2004), The Institute of Security Studies of WEU, Paris, 2004 (abt. 100 pages)
4. European Security Strategy, (several issues; 10 pages)
b) additional
1. several volumes from the edition Chaillot Papers, The Institute of Security Studies of WEU/EU, Paris, 1998-2008
2. B. Milinković – J. Teokarević, Bezbednost Evrope i širenje NATO-a, Institut za evropske studije, Belgrade, 1998
3. Dragan R. Simić, Nauka o bezbednosti – Savremeni pristupi bezbednosti, Službeni list, Belgrade, 2002 (part)
4. William Wallace, Is There a European Approach to War? EFPU Working Paper 2005/2, University of Oslo – Center for European Studies, 2005

Assessment of knowledge

Pre-examination commitments

  • Activity during the lectures 10
  • Colloquium(a) 40
  • Seminar(s) 10

Final examination

  • Oral examination 40