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Adrian Hyde-Price


Adrian Hyde-Price joined the Department of Political Science in August 2014 and is a member of the Centre for European Research (CERGU).

He was previously Professor of International Politics at Bath University, and has served as Head of Politics and International Relations at Leicester University. He has also held tenured positions at the universities of Birmingham, Southampton and Manchester. During the critical years at the end of the Cold War, he was a Research Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, working on the International Security Programme. He is a graduate of the University of College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he read Political Science, and received his doctorate from the University of Kent at Canterbury.

He has been a visiting research fellow at the Stockholm Institute of International Affairs; the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Bonn; the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Bonn; the Humboldt University, Berlin; and the Department of Politics at Lund University. He has also worked as a British Council sponsored post-doctoral researcher in the former German Democratic Republic.

Research interests

His research focuses on European international relations, with a particular focus on the nature of power and international order in Europe. Specific areas of interest include:

• The European security system

• The EU as an international security actor

• NATO and transatlantic security relations

• German foreign and security policy

• The ethics of statecraft

• Theoretical approaches to the study of international security

 Current research 

• Contemporary German security and defence policy

• NATO after Afghanistan (including an edited volume on ‘Theorising NATO’)

• Military transformation in contemporary Europe (a collaborative research project funded by the ESRC)

• European strategic culture

• Security Communities and the democratic peace


Professor Hyde-Price has published over 90 research publications, including four research monographs. These include the following:

• Hyde-Price, A (2007) European Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge of Multipolarity, London: Routledge

• Hyde-Price, A (2000) Germany and European Order: Enlarging NATO and the EU, Manchester: Manchester University Press

• Hyde-Price, A (1996) The International Politics of East Central Europe, Manchester, Manchester University Press

• Hyde-Price, A (1991) European Security Beyond the Cold War: Four Scenarios for the Year 2010, London, Sage

• Hyde-Price, Rees and Blewett, eds., (2008) British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church: Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World, Ashgate

• Hyde-Price, A., Gärtner, H., and Reiter, E., eds.,(2001) Europe’s New Security Agenda, Lynne Rienner

• Hyde-Price, A., and Aggestam, L. eds., (2000) Security and Identity in Europe: Exploring the New Agenda, London, Macmillan

Peer-reviewed Articles:

• ‘The Future of the European Security System’, Studia Diplomatica, LXV: 1 (2012), pp.127-139

• ‘Realist Ethics and the “War on Terror”’, Globalizations, 6: 1 (March 2009), pp.23-40

• ‘A “Tragic Actor”? A Realist Perspective on “Ethical Power Europe”’, International Affairs, 84: 1 (2008), 49-64

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

• ‘Mitteleuropa Recidivus? A Realist Analysis’, in Eric Reiter, ed., Die Sicherheitspolitische Lage in Mitteleuropa, Vienna: Studien und Berichte zur Sicherheitspolitik, Schriftenreihe der Landesverteidigungsakademie, June 2006, pp.7-19

• ‘European Security, Strategic Culture and the Use of Force’, European Security, 13: 4 (2004), pp.1-21

• ‘Continental Drift? Transatlantic Relations in the Twenty-First Century’, Defence Studies, 2: 2 (Summer 2002), 1-20

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

• ‘Germany and the Kosovo War: Still a Civilian Power?’, in German Politics, vol.10, no.1 (April 2001), pp.19-34

• ‘Germany and the Visegrad Countries’, with Vladimir Handl, in Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs: Review for International Politics, Security and Integration, vol.11, no.1 (Spring 2001), pp.56-74

• ‘The Antinomies of European Security: Dual Enlargement and the Reshaping of European Order’, Contemporary Security Policy, vol.21, no.3 (December 2000), pp.138-165


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