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Europe in the World Research Seminar Series

Dates:
  • Thu 02 Jun 2016 16.00 - 18.00
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Examining EU Citizens' Sentiments about the EU Security and Defence Policy Through Twitter: The Case of the Ukraine Crisis

Ioannis Galariotis (Max Weber Fellow)

This presentation examines how the citizens of the EU member-states conceive the EU as a global security actor and what their perceptions and sentiments are about the EU security and defence policy. Do the citizens of the EU member-states feel convinced (and/or angry) about how the EU behaves in world affairs? And, to what extent can the EU be conceived as a global security actor by its own citizens? To estimate and examine the perceptions and sentiments of the citizens of the EU member-states, Galariotis uses data from Twitter regarding the role of the EU in the recent Ukraine crisis. Millions of tweets in the English language will be explored and analysed from February to April 2014, when Russian troops invaded in the Ukrainian autonomous region of Crimea resulted in the annexation of Crimea by Russia on the 18th of March 2014.


Western Strategies in the 'Pacific Century': The Reconfiguration of US, British and French Security Policies in East Asia

Hugo Meijer (Lecturer in Defense Studies, King’s College London; Research Associate, Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI); and Visiting Fellow, EUI)

As the world’s centre of strategic and economic gravity is shifting from the Euro-Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific, this presentation examines the changing role and engagement of Western great powers in the East Asian regional security complex. The aim is to provide a comparative analysis of the security policies of three major Western great powers (US, Britain and France) in East Asia in the face of both “traditional” and “non-traditional” security challenges. It focuses in particular upon: the rise of China, the regional proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and piracy – with the risks of destabilisation of the sea lanes of communications that it entails. To do so, the presentation adopts a qualitative-quantitative methodology. On the one hand, it builds upon key concepts of the English school of thought to bring to light contradictory dynamics (fragmentation vs integration) at play in the East Asian regional security complex. On the other, it develops a “visual network analysis” to map the evolving bilateral, mini-lateral and multilateral security partnerships of the Western great powers in East Asia in managing the region’s key security challenges. This presentation thereby seeks to shed light on the reconfiguration of Western strategies in one of the world’s most strategically sensitive regions of the 21st century.

Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte

Examining EU Citizens' Sentiments about the EU Security and Defence Policy Through Twitter: The Case of the Ukraine Crisis

Ioannis Galariotis (Max Weber Fellow)

This presentation examines how the citizens of the EU member-states conceive the EU as a global security actor and what their perceptions and sentiments are about the EU security and defence policy. Do the citizens of the EU member-states feel convinced (and/or angry) about how the EU behaves in world affairs? And, to what extent can the EU be conceived as a global security actor by its own citizens? To estimate and examine the perceptions and sentiments of the citizens of the EU member-states, Galariotis uses data from Twitter regarding the role of the EU in the recent Ukraine crisis. Millions of tweets in the English language will be explored and analysed from February to April 2014, when Russian troops invaded in the Ukrainian autonomous region of Crimea resulted in the annexation of Crimea by Russia on the 18th of March 2014.


Western Strategies in the 'Pacific Century': The Reconfiguration of US, British and French Security Policies in East Asia

Hugo Meijer (Lecturer in Defense Studies, King’s College London; Research Associate, Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI); and Visiting Fellow, EUI)

As the world’s centre of strategic and economic gravity is shifting from the Euro-Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific, this presentation examines the changing role and engagement of Western great powers in the East Asian regional security complex. The aim is to provide a comparative analysis of the security policies of three major Western great powers (US, Britain and France) in East Asia in the face of both “traditional” and “non-traditional” security challenges. It focuses in particular upon: the rise of China, the regional proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and piracy – with the risks of destabilisation of the sea lanes of communications that it entails. To do so, the presentation adopts a qualitative-quantitative methodology. On the one hand, it builds upon key concepts of the English school of thought to bring to light contradictory dynamics (fragmentation vs integration) at play in the East Asian regional security complex. On the other, it develops a “visual network analysis” to map the evolving bilateral, mini-lateral and multilateral security partnerships of the Western great powers in East Asia in managing the region’s key security challenges. This presentation thereby seeks to shed light on the reconfiguration of Western strategies in one of the world’s most strategically sensitive regions of the 21st century.


Location:
Seminar Room A, Villa la Fonte

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
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