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Professor Adrian Hyde-Price
Professor of International Politics

   
   
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Conflict and International Security

Research within the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages is grouped into a number of research 'clusters'. Adrian Hyde-Price is part of the 'Conflict and Security' cluster, which has a number of distinctive themes, and which is multi-disciplinary in character. Hyde-Price's contemporary research is focused on International Security issues, and he has written extensively on European security issues over the last fifteen years, dealing in particular with NATO and the EU; transatlantic relations; the OSCE; German foreign and security policy; Russia; and East Central Europe.

His contemporary research focuses on four main topics:

1. Europe and the Middle East

2. The EU as an International Security Actor

3. Coercive Diplomacy

4. Realist International Theory, Ethics and International Politics

 

1. Europe and the Middle East

'Building a Just and Durable Peace by Piece': An EU Framework 7 Research Project

Professor Hyde-Price is part of an EU Framework Programme 7 research project on 'Building a Just and Durable Peace by Piece' (JAD-PbP) that brings together a consortium of scholars from the UK, Sweden, Jordan and Israel. Its aim is to consolidate and advance knowledge on factors that trigger conflicts or facilitate the emergence of a just and durable peace.

The project will explore the factors and strategies that are conducive to the emergence of a just and durable peace by emphasising the continuities rather than the discontinuities between conflict and peace. The case-studies will be focused on the Middle East and the Western Balkans.

Professor Hyde-Price's research will focus on Europe and the Middle East, including the Middle East Peace Process, Iran's uranium enrichment programme and European responses to regional conflicts (including the 2006 Second Lebanon War and the December 2008-January 2009 Israel-Hamas conflict.

Draft Project Discussion Papers:

'The European Union and Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East: The Iranian Test-Case', Amman, Jordan, Arab Institute of Strategic Studies, June 22-24, 2009

'Venus in a Hobbesian World: The EU and the Middle East Peace Process', Regional Seminar Jerusalem, Hebrew University, Israel, May 22-25, 2009

'Burning a Path to Peace: Israeli Security and the Middle East Peace Process', BISA Conference, Exeter, December 16-18, 2009

'Beyond Eschatology: Realist Reflections on Peace in the Middle East', paper presented at the Millennium Annual Conference on Peace in International Relations, LSE, 20-12 October 2007

 

Sir Isaiah Berlin Israel Travel Award

Professor Hyde-Price was awarded a Sir Isaiah Berlin Israel Travel Award by the Academic Study Group on Israel and the Middle East which funded a research visit to Jerusalem in May 2007. During his visit, he presented a paper at a conference on Reflecting on 50 Years of European Integration (see below) and a paper on 'Russia and Europe: the Empire Strikes Back' at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Conference Papers:

'Burning a Path to Peace?: War, Peace and Justice in the Israel-Palestine Conflict', paper presented at the BISA Conference, University of Exeter, December 15-17, 2008

'Peace, Justice and Security in the Middle East', paper presented at the conference on Ethics and Justice in a Post-9/11 World held at the University of Leicester, June 9th, 2008

'The Challenges of a Wider European Union', paper presented to the 2nd Annual Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/Ben-Gurion University of the Negev conference round, Reflecting on 50 Years of European Integration, Jerusalem, 30 April-1 May 2007

'Venus in a Hobbesian World: Europe and the Middle East', paper presented at the Political Studies Association Annual Conference on 'Europe and Global Politics', April 11-13, 2007, University of Bath

 

2. The EU as an International Security Actor

This research examines the EU's foreign, security and defence policies. Professor Hyde-Price has published articles developing a realist critique of the concept of 'normative power Europe' and on the notion that the EU is an 'ethical power'.

Professor Hyde-Price is also active within the Global Europe Forum, coordinated by Professor Richard Whitman, which brings together research staff in the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages working on Europe's interaction with the wider international system.

Relevant publications:

  • '"Normative" Power Europe: A Realist Critique', Journal of European Public Policy, vol.13, no.2 (March 2006), pp.217-234

  • 'Interests, Institutions and Identities in the Study of European Foreign Policy', in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy, edited by Ben Tonra and Thomas Christiansen (Manchester: MUP, 2004), 99-113

  • 'Decision-Making Under the Second Pillar', in Accountability and Legitimacy in the European Union, edited by Anthony Arnull and Daniel Wincott (Oxford: OUP, 2003), pp.41-62

  • 'The European Union as an Actor in the Baltic Sea Region - A Theoretical Evaluation', in EU Enlargement and Beyond: The Baltic States and Russia, edited by Helmut Hubel (Berlin: Arno Spitz GmbH, 2002), pp.41-72

  • 'Germany in the European Union' (with Charlie Jeffery), Journal of Common Market Studies, vol.39, no.4 (November 2001), pp.689-717

 

3. Coercive Diplomacy

Within the Conflict and Security research cluster, much of Professor Hyde-Price's recent work has focused on coercive diplomacy. This involves the use of threats of military force, or the limited use of military force, to compel an actor to change its behaviour. He has been working on the theory and practice of coercive diplomacy for some years now, but his current research focuses on the European and American responses to the Iranian uranium enrichment programme.

Relevant publications:

  • 'Strategic Coercion: A Tool for the EU or for Europe's Major Powers?', in Jan Hallenberg, ed., Changing Transatlantic Relations (London: Routledge, 2006), pp.84-104
  • 'The European "Centaur": Power and Authority in Europe's Society of States', in Heinz Gärtner and Ian Cuthbertson, eds., European Security and Transatlantic Relations after 9/11 and the Iraq War (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp.167-82.
  • 'European Security, Strategic Culture and the Use of Force', European Security, 13: 3 (2004), pp.1-21

4. Realist International Theory, Ethics and International Politics

Professor Hyde-Price has sought to develop Realist International Theory and apply it to contemporary international security problems. As part of this endeavour, he has also explored the ethical dimensions of international politics, in particular those pertaining to the use of military force (including Just War theory and Liberal-democracies and the use of force).

Relevant publications:

'Realist Ethics and the "War on Terror"', Globalizations, 6: 1 (March 2009), forthcoming

'"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!": A Realist Response to Isaiah's Irenic Vision', in Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook, eds., Isaiah's Vision of Peace in Biblical and Modern International Relations. Swords into Ploughshares (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp.211-228

British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church: Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World, co-edited with Wyn Rees and Tim Blewett (Ashgate, 2007)

'Rattfardigandet Av Krig I Usa I En Amerikansk Diskurser' ('Justice in War in American Discourse'), published in (O)Rättfärdiga Krig ('(Un)Just War'), edited by Karin Aggestam (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2004), 115-138

Conferences Organised:

'British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church', Launde Abbey, Leicestershire, 2005. Key-note speech given by the Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt.Hon Hilary Benn.

'Christian Ethics and Military Practice', Launde Abbey, Leicestershire, 2007

 

Main Publications:

Single-authored books:

European Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge of Multipolarity, London: Routledge, 2007

Germany and European Order: Enlarging NATO and the EU, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000

The International Politics of East Central Europe, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1996

European Security Beyond the Cold War: Four Scenarios for the Year 2010, London, Sage, 1991


Co-Edited Books:

British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church: Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World, co-edited with Wyn Rees and Tim Blewett (Ashgate, 2008)

Europe's New Security Agenda (with Heinz Gärtner and Eric Reiter), Lynne Rienner, 2001

Security and Identity in Europe: Exploring the New Agenda (with Lisbeth Aggestam), London, Macmillan, 2000

 

Full List of Publications