How do, and how should senior military officers in democratic states engage in domestic political processes? We will challenge existing theories of civil-military relations and engage in a dynamic process of theory revision and co-construction. Students will attend four traditional study days (October 28-31), followed by active participation in a two-day international conference (November 1-2), co-hosted by RDDC, SDU, and Princeton University, featuring two dozen of the world’s leading experts on this topic. During the conference, students will track the discussion and develop several lessons learned documents summarizing the findings of the course and conference, which they will then have the chance to present to an audience of Danish experts on December 15. The final paperwill allow the students to synthesize these experiences in a 10-page paper further developing new ideas in military politics.
Thursday, October 28, Fredericksberg Palace (Copenhagen): full day of classes focused on civil-military relations theories and the new military politics paradigm
Friday, October 29, Fredericksberg Palace (Copenhagen): full day of classes focused on regulation, control, autonomy and new war dynamics
Saturday, October 30, Fredericksberg Palace (Copenhagen): part day, focused on Exit and Voice dynamics
Sunday, October 31, Fredericksberg Palace (Copenhagen): part day, focused on Loyalty and Neglect dynamics
Monday, November 1, Svanemøllen Barracks (Copenhagen): full day of New Perspectives on Military Politics conference
Tuesday, November 2, Svanemøllen Barracks (Copenhagen): full day of New Perspectives on Military Politics conference
Wednesday, December 15, Location TBD (Copenhagen): part day of presentations on senior officer guidelines to Danish stakeholders
Guest Speakers : TBD
Email Thomas Crosbie (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the course.