European Security and Foreign Policy in a Multipolar World Order: Crises, Adaptation, and Strategy

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European Security and Foreign Policy in a Multipolar World Order: Crises, Adaptation, and Strategy


  • Dr. Cornelia-Adriana Baciu (Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC)
  • Assoc. Prof. Delphine Deschaux-Dutard (University of Grenoble, Grenoble)

Abstract & Objectives

This Section aims at generating an academic discussion between various theoretical and methodological approaches to study security cooperation and transformation at different levels of governance in the European security and transatlantic landscape, as well as the power dynamics, institutional constraints and normative factors that can influence them. This Section is guided by two axes of research:

(1) European security policy, integration and cooperation – drivers, consequences and challenges and

(2) EU foreign policy: strategy, EU as a security actor, transatlantic relations and NATO. All paradigms, methodological approaches and schools of thought will be considered in equal measure.

Topics of Panels and Paper abstracts might include, but are not limited to:

  •     Costs, benefits, incentives and obstacles of security and defence cooperation in the framework of multinational collaborative mechanisms or alliances (e.g. PESCO, FNC, PfP, UK-France, EU-NATO).
  •     European security integration. Causes and consequences of change, adaptation and transformation of security policy, defence, foreign policy and strategic culture.
  •     EU as a security actor and the emerging geopolitical situation. Strategy and new visions of peace
  •     NATO, US foreign policy and transatlantic cooperation.
  •     New and emerging security technologies and their impact on the democratic order
  •     Digitalization and new technologies in the cyber space can pose new type of threats to democracy and security, at domestic, transnational and international level.

For information on the European Security and Strategy Research Network:

Submission Procedure and Publication

Propose a Panel with 4-5 Papers or an individual Paper:

Papers presented in this Panel will be aimed to be published in a Special Issue of a high-ranking academic journal.

Deadline for abstract submission is 19 February 2020.