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Dr Basil Germond FHEA FRGS

Senior Lecturer

Basil Germond

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594252

Office Hours:

Monday 1330-1530 or by appointment (County South, Room B50)

Research overview

I am Senior Lecturer in Foreign Policy and International Relations Theories, and Programme Director for our MAs in Diplomacy (including distance-learning). I am specialised in naval affairs, maritime security and ocean governance, as well as in European security and the geopolitical actorness of the EU.

My research interests cover the maritime dimension of the European Union, maritime security, current naval developments, maritime strategy and maritime geopolitics, ocean governance, the European Union's geopolitics (including its geopolitical vision and discourse), energy security and the Arctic region, and frontiers in IR.

I am a member of the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) with a research project that tackles maritime security and piracy discourses in Europe, and of Security Lancaster (contribution to projects on maritime security).

 

PhD supervision

Maritime/naval affairs; ocean governance; the concept of seapower

Qualifications

MA, MRes, PhD (University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies), PGCAP (Lancaster), FHEA, FRGS

Professional Role

Since 2011, I have designed, developped and managed our MA programmes in Diplomacy as well as various new distance-learnign MA programmes. I have now taken over the role of Director of postgraduate taught studies.

Departmental roles

- Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies

Faculty role

- Member of the Undergraduate Course Committee

- Member of the Postgraduate Studies Committee (ex officio)

External affiliations

- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

- Associate Researcher, the Pierre du Bois Foundation for Current History, Switzerland

- Associate Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Development, UCLan

- Member of the editorial board of the Romanian Review of European Governance Studies

Current Research

1) In 2014, I completed a monograph on the maritime dimension of European security: Seapower and the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan, May 2015).

2) Within the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), ESRC-funded, I have worked on the EU's 'comprehensive approach' narrative, and I currently work on climate change discourses.

3) My next monograph (work in progess) discusses the concept and practice of post-modern and neo-modern seapower.

4) I am currently working on the conceptualisation of ocean governance and the placefulness of the sea, and the implications for the discipline of IR.

Current Teaching

PPR.410 Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations 

PPR.430 Theories and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 

PPR.431 Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

PhD Supervisions Completed

Andrew Taylor (2017), Maritime Strategy in the Era of Control and Denial of Visibility, ESRC funded, Forthwith award of PhD.

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