Dr Laura Chappell
Lecturer in European Politics
Phone: Work: 01483 68 3170
Room no: 20 AC 05
My research focuses broadly on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy from both an EU and Member State perspective. In particular I work on the following:
- German and Polish Security and Defence Policies
- The European Defence Agency and Permanent Structured Cooperation in Defence
- EU Crisis Management Operations
- Strategic Culture
- UACES CRN - CSDP Strategy
I along with my co-collaborators (Prof. Sven Biscop – EGMONT, Brussels, Dr. Jocelyn Mawdsley - University of Newcastle and Dr. Petar Petrov - Maastricht University) were awarded £5000 by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) to convene a CRN looking at the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and strategy. The CRN aims to critically assess the EU’s role in security and defence, the term ‘strategy’ and what this implies analytically, the extent to which some form of strategy already exists or is feasible, and what the key elements of any future CSDP strategy and the connected military and civilian capabilities might be. The CRN will run from 2012 to 2015. We will be convening three workshops, one of which will take place at Surrey, as well as participating in a number of conferences over the next three years.
Chappell, Laura, 2012 (forthcoming). Germany, Poland and the Common Security and Defence Policy. Converging Security and Defence Perspectives in an Enlarged EU. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke
Chappell, Laura and Petrov, Petar, 2012. 'The European Defence Agency and Permanent Structured Cooperation: Are we heading towards another missed opportunity?', Defence Studies, 12 (1), 44-66.
Chappell, Laura (with Alecu de Flers, Nicole and Müller, Patrick), 201l. The EU’s Foreign and Security Policy: Incremental Upgrading of Common Interests and the Effects of Institutionalised Cooperation. In G Falkner ed. The EU’s Decision Traps: Comparing Policies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chappell, Laura, 2010. Poland’s Shifting Security and Defence Roles: Implications for the European Security and Defence Policy. Contemporary Security Policy, 31 (2), August.
Chappell, Laura. 2009. Differing Member State Approaches to the Development of the EU Battlegroup Concept: Implications for CSDP. European Security, 18 (4), pp417-439.
Chappell, Laura, 2009. Deploying the EU Battlegroups: Mission Impossible?, CFSP Forum, 7 (6), November, pp7-12.
Chappell, Laura, 2009. Strategic Posture Review: Poland, WPR Reports, August
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/documents/show/54 [Accessed 8th September 2009].
Chappell, Laura, 2006. Agnostic Bystander or Active Participant? Poland’s Role in the European Security and Defence Policy, Forum Natolinskie, 3(5). [Online] http://www.natolin.edu.pl/pdf/FN/FN_3_2006_chappell.pdf [Accessed 26th June 2008]
Implementing Permanent Structured Cooperation in Defence (PSCD): Overcoming the Missing “D” in CSDP? (With P. Petrov, University of Maastricht) - Forthcoming EUSA Conference, Boston, 2011.
Developing the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) to the East: The View from Berlin and Warsaw, UACES 40th Annual Conference 2010.
The European Defence Agency and Permanent Structured Cooperation: Are we heading towards another missed opportunity? (With P. Petrov, University of Maastricht) UACES 40th Annual Conference 2010 and the ECPR Fifth Pan-European Conference 2010.
The Impact of Polish and German Converging Roles on the Development of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). UACES 39th Annual Conference 2009
Developing the European Security and Defence Policy: the Perceptions and Contributions of Germany. ASGP 34th Annual Conference 2008
The ESS as a Political Basis for ESDP? The Views of Germany and Poland. BISA Annual Conference 2007
Germany, Poland the EU Battlegroup Concept: Matching Role Conceptions with Contributions. UACES 37th Annual Conference 2007
Germany, Poland and the European Security Strategy: Diverging Views in an Enlarged European Union? PSA 57th Annual Conference 2007
Shaping the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP): Poland’s role in an Enlarged European Union (EU). UACES 7th Annual Graduate Conference 2006
International Relations Theories (Undergraduate)
Global Governance (MA)
International Security and Defence (MA)
Previous Undergraduate teaching in the School of Politics, University of Surrey:
- Global and Regional Governance in Security and Defence
- The International System
- Contemporary International History
MA Lecture at the University of Maastricht: The Capabilities-Expectations Gap: The Military Dimension
Undergraduate seminar teaching at the University of Birmingham:
Introduction to the European Union: History, Politics and Institutions
Introduction to International Relations
Foundations of Politics
Institutions and Policies of the European Union
Senior Placement Tutor in the School of Politics
Senior Placement Tutor
Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)