Winter Term 1995
Otto Pick
European Studies Department
Central European University

Course Objectives
The end of the cold war has transformed the functional role of security institutions in Europe. At the same time, the concept of "security" is undergoing fundamental reappraisal. The course will attemt to examine the role of existing security institutions in Europe by examining their relevance to prevailing threat perceptions. In more general terms, the course will also investigate the development of theories regarding the nature of war and the roots of the state's quest for security.

1. Concepts: Just and Unjust Wars. Total and Limited Wars. Persuasion and Coercion in pursuing policy objectives. Security dilemma.

2. Continental and maritime strategies - Clausewitz, Mahan, Drouet and Mao. "Wars of national liberation." Low intensity conflicts. Terrorism.

3. The security of Europe - institutions (NATO, WEU, CSCE)

4. The security of Europe - threat perceptions. low intensity conflicts based on ethnic difference. The role of nationalism.

5. Conflict management and conflict prevention.

6. Arms control and proliferation and deferrence.

Reading List:
Paret, P., ed., Makers of Modern Strategy
Carey & Galmod, eds., International Security in the Modern World.
Howard, M., The Causes of War.
Buzan, B., An Introduction to Strategic Studies.
SHEA., NATO 2000.
Jackson, R., ed., Europe in Transition.
Freedman, L., Military Power in Europe.
Pick, O., ed., The Cold War Legacy in Europe.
Barnaby, F., The Role and Control of Weapons in the 1990s.
Adelfi Papers, publ. by IISS, London:
# 284/285 European Security after the Cold War.
# 286 The US and European Security.
# 289 Russia's Strategic Innovation.
# 290 Strategic Implications of European Integration.
NATO Review (monthly)
SIPRI Yearbook
IISS Strategic Review

CRC-Curriculum Resource Center
CEU Budapest, Hungary
Modified: April, 1996


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