Research seminar with Adrian Hyde-Price: Learning to Lead? Germany and European Order
Learning to Lead? Germany and European Order
Over recent years, Europe has faced cascading crises, including the financial crash, terrorism, Ukraine, migration and Brexit. With the election of Donald Trump, some have suggested that we are now facing the demise of the liberal world order itself. No country is more directly and immediately affected by these developments than Germany – Europe’s ‘Zentralmacht’. Germany has responded to these multiple challenges to Europe’s liberal values and institutions by assuming a growing leadership role, a role with which it is neither familiar nor comfortable. This seminar will examine the nature and style of German leadership, focusing on the Ukraine crisis, European security cooperation and transatlantic relations. It will also explore what impact the recent federal elections – and resultant coalition negotiations – might have on this evolving leadership role in defending the liberal world order.
Adrian Hyde-Price is Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has previously held academic appointments at the universities of Bath, Leicester, Birmingham, Southampton and Manchester, and has been a Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, working on the International Security Programme. He has also been a visiting research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs; Lund University; the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn; Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Bonn; and the Humboldt University. His research focuses on European security, and he specializes on the EU and NATO; German foreign and security policy; and security in the Baltic Sea region. His has published widely in international journals and edited volumes; his single-authored monographs include The Challenge of Multipolarity: European Security in the Twenty-First Century (2007); Germany and European Order (2000); The International Politics of East Central Europe (1996); European Security Beyond the Cold War: Four Scenarios for the Year 2010 (1991); and British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church: Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World (co-edited 2008).
Convenors: karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Karin Aggestam) & anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Anders Uhlin)