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Security and Defence Cooperation in the 21st Century : what issues? What models?

Coopérer en matière de sécurité et de défense : quels enjeux, quels modèles au XXIe siècle ?

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Published on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

We are pleased to send you the call for papers for an international seminar on “Security and Defence Cooperation in the 21st Century”. The seminar will take place in Paris on 12 June 2018. The aim of our bilingual seminar is to bring together a group of researchers and key actors working on security and defence cooperation.

Announcement

Argument

The ambition of this seminar is to understand how security and defence cooperation operates in the 21st century. We are particularly interested in the various challenges and forms of current and future defence cooperation, be they bilateral, multilateral or international. The main questions we wish to address are: 

Why do we cooperate and how do we cooperate effectively in the 21st century? 

Is today’s cooperation on security and defence matters different than it was in the last century (Jervis, 1978)?  

How does defence cooperation, often planned in the medium and long term, match with countries’ domestic political agendas? 

In other words, the seminar aims at understanding how defence partnerships are currently being redefined (Vaissière, 2003). 

The aim of this seminar is to bring together a group of researchers and practitioners from all disciplines in the theoretical field of security and defence studies. In order to better comprehend the issues raised by defence cooperation in the 21st century, we wish to focus our reflection on the following two topics:

Topic 1: Why do we (not) cooperate?

The first topic considers the reasons, the costs and benefits as well as the aims of security and defence cooperation in the 21st century. Why do we cooperate today: is it for political, economic, strategic or operational reasons? What are the purposes of these partnerships? Here we also consider what the choice of non-cooperation implies. Is it a symbol of isolationism to maintain strategic autonomy or is it a politico-economic choice to avoid additional costs?

Topic 2: Lessons learned

The second topic considers the advantages and disadvantages as well as the successes and failures of security and defence cooperation in the 21st century.

How is cooperation put in place, and how is it maintained? Who are the actors involved in this process? Do states prefer to act in specific ways or to cooperate in specific areas? 

How do we measure the effectiveness of defence cooperation? Have evaluation criteria evolved and, in turn, changed the opportunities for cooperation? What are the lessons learned from the different partnerships initiated since the beginning of the 21st century?

Schedule

Proposals for papers should not exceed one page and may be written in English or French. They should mention the title of the paper and specify the topic in which the paper fits. Proposals should be sent, together with a short biography of the author(s), to the address doctorantsris@gmail.com

before 31 January 2018.

  • Deadline for submitting proposals:31 January 2018
  • Selection of proposals: 15 March 2018
  • Deadline for sending final papers: 31 May 2018

The selected papers will not exceed 30,000 signs and will be accompanied by an abstract of 750 signs, in English or in French.

Scientific Committee

  • Fatiha Dazi-Héni (IRSEM, France)
  • Jean-Vincent Holeindre (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, France)
  • Julien Malizard (Chaire économie de défense, France)
  • Anne Millet-Devalle (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
  • Anne Muxel (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
  • Alice Pannier (Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., États-Unis)
  • Jason Warner (United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, États-Unis)

Organisation Committe

  • Etienne Dignat (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
  • Malcolm Leon (Université de Poitiers, France)
  • Iris Marjolet (Inalco, France)
  • Camille Morel (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France)
  • Friederike Richter (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
  • Jean-Annet de Saint Rapt (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, France)

Places

  • Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Keywords

  • coopération, partenariat, sécurité, défense, coopération, defence, relations internationales

Contact(s)

  • Doctorants RIS
    courriel : doctorantsris [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Doctorants RIS
    courriel : doctorantsris [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Security and Defence Cooperation in the 21st Century : what issues? What models? », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, https://calenda.org/428473

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