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Curriculum vitae

Professor Anthony Forster FHEA FRSA AcSS

Career outline

2012- Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex.
2011-2012 Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Honorary Professor of Politics, Durham University.
2008-2011 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Honorary Professor of Politics, Durham University.
2006-2008 Executive Dean Social Sciences and Health and Honorary Professor of Politics, Durham University.
2004-2006 Head of the Department of Politics and Director of the Governance Research Centre, University of Bristol.
2002-2004 Director of the Governance Research Centre and Professor of Politics, University of Bristol.
2000-2002 Senior Lecturer then Reader in European Foreign and Security Policy, Defence Studies Department, King’s College, London.
1996-2000 Lecturer, School of Politics, University of Nottingham.
1995-1996 Lecturer, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford.
1985-1991 Army Officer.

Academic qualifications

1997-1999 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Nottingham.
1993-1996 D.Phil, St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.
1991-1993 M.Phil, European Politics and Society, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
1982-1985 BA Hons, Politics (First Class), Department of Politics, University of Hull.

Roles and networks

  • Member, UUK/Supporting Professional Admissions (SPA) Fair Admissions Task Force (2011-12).
  • Member, Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College (2010-12).
  • Committee Member, Higher Education Funding Council for England Widening Access and Participation Strategic Advisory Committee (2009- ).
  • Board Member and Director, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (2008- ).
  • Board Member, King’s College London Centre for Military Health Research (2004- ).
  • Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union, sub-committee C, CFSP (1999-2002).
  • Executive Committee Member, British International Studies Association (BISA) (co-opted) (1998-2001).
  • Member, UUK Students, Quality and Participation Policy Network (SQPPN) (2013- )
  • Board Member, BIS Shadow National Growth Board (2013- )
  • Board Member, Essex Employment and Skills Board (2013- )
  • Director, University Campus Suffolk (2012- )
  • Director, University of Essex Knowledge Gateway Limited (2013- )
  • Director, University of Essex Knowledge Gateway Holdings Limited (2013- )
  • Director, Blue Cross for Pets (2012- )

Academic honours and awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing (2010- ).
  • Elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (2009- ).
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2007- ).
  • Registered Practitioner in Higher Education, The Higher Education Academy (2004).
  • Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (2000-).
  • Member, Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2000-2004).
  • University of Nottingham Lord Dearing Award for Learning and Teaching (1999).
  • Political Studies Association (PSA) Bernard Crick New Entrant Prize for excellence in teaching (1998).

Research publications

Authored books

  • Out of Step: The Case for Change in British Armed Forces, London: Demos, 2007, 92pp. (ISBN 9781841801896). (with Tim Edmunds).
  • Armed Forces and Society in Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 328pp. (ISBN 1403903646 hbk; ISBN 1403903654 pbk).
  • Reshaping Defence Diplomacy: New Roles for Military Cooperation and Assistance, Adelphi Paper 365, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, 84pp. (ISBN 0198566530; ISSN 0567-932X). (with Andrew Cottey).
  • Euroscepticism in Contemporary British Politics: opposition to Europe in the British Conservative and Labour Parties since 1945, London: Routledge, 2002, x-157pp. (ISBN 0415287316).
  • The Making of Britain's European Foreign Policy, Essex, Longman Press, 2001, xvi-223pp. (ISBN 0582418356). (with Alasdair Blair).
  • Britain and the Maastricht Negotiations, London: Macmillan/St Antony's and New York: St Martin's Press, 1999, ix-211pp. (ISBN 0333731700).

Edited books/journals

  • Civil-Military Relations in Postcommunist Europe, London, Routledge, 2006, pp.181. (ISBN 0415376319). Also published as a special issue of European Security, 14:1. (ISSN 0966-2839). (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey).
  • Security and governance in an uncertain world, Conflict Security and Development, 5:2, Aug. 2005. (ISSN 1467-8802). Guest editor journal special issue.
  • Soldiers and Societies in Postcommunist Europe, Legitimacy and Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003, ix-264. (ISBN 0333946227). (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey).
  • The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe: Building Professional Armed Forces, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002, x-260pp. (ISBN 03339463219). (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey).
  • Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, xii-273pp. (ISBN 0333946243). (with Andrew Cottey and Tim Edmunds).

Academic journal articles

  • ‘The Military Covenant and British Civil-Military Relations: Letting the genie out of the bottle’, Armed Forces and Society, 38, April, 2012, pp.273-290. (ISSN 0095-327X).
  • ‘British judicial engagement and the juridification of the armed forces’, International Affairs, 88:2, March, 2012, pp.283-300. (ISSN 0020-5850).
  • ‘The Military, War and the State: testing authority, jurisdiction, allegiance and obedience’, Defense and Security Analysis, 27:1, March, 2011, pp.55-64. (ISSN 1475-1798).
  • ‘Breaking the Military Covenant: Governance and the British army in the twenty-first century’, International Affairs, 82:6, November, 2006, pp.1043-1057. (ISSN 0020-5850).
  • ‘Security and Governance in an uncertain world’, Conflict, Security and Development, 5:2, August, 2005, pp.137-140. (ISSN 1467-8802).
  • ‘Civil-Military Relations in Postcommunist Europe: Assessing the Transition’, European Security, 14:1, March, 2005, pp.1-16 (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey). (ISSN 0966-2839).
  • 'Anti-Europeans, Anti-Marketeers and Eurosceptics: the evolution and influence of Labour and Conservative Opposition to Europe', Political Quarterly, 73:3, July-September, 2002, pp.299-308. (ISSN 0032-3179).
  • 'Military Matters: Beyond Prague', NATO Review, 50:3, October, 2002, (with Andrew Cottey and Tim Edmunds). (ISSN 0255-3813).
  • 'The second generation problematic: Democratic Civilian Control of the Armed Forces', Armed Forces and Society, 29:1, Fall, 2002, pp.31-56 (with Andrew Cottey and Tim Edmunds). (ISSN 0095-327X).
  • 'New Civil-Military Relations and its research Agendas', Connections, 1:2, April, 2002, pp.71-88.
  • 'What is NATO for?', Survival, 43:4, Winter, 2001, pp.107-122 (with William Wallace). (ISSN 0039-6338).
  • 'Evaluating the EU-ASEM relationship: a negotiated order approach', Journal of European Public Policy, 7:5, 2000, pp.787-805. (ISSN 1350-1763). Reprinted in Rees, W., and Smith, M., The International Relations of the European Union, Sage: London. (ISBN: 987-1-4129-4753-4).
  • 'The European Union in South East Asia: continuity and change in turbulent times', International Affairs, 75:4, 1999, pp.710-716. (ISSN 0020-5850).
  • 'The State of the Art: Mapping the Theoretical Landscape of European Integration', Journal of International Relations and Development, 2:1, 1999, pp.14-29. (ISSN 1408-6980).
  • 'Politics of Europe: Changing the guard in the European Union: in with the new, out with the old?', Industrial Relations Journal, 30:4, 1999, pp.277-290 (with Chris Pierson and Erik Jones). (ISSN 0019-8692).
  • 'Britain and the Maastricht Treaty: A Critique of Liberal Intergovernmentalism', Journal of Common Market Studies, 36:3, September, 1998, pp.347-68. (ISSN 0021-9886).
  • 'No Entry: Britain and the EEC in the 1960s', Contemporary British History, 12:3, Autumn, 1998, pp.139-146. (ISSN 1361-9462).
  • 'Britain and the European Union: Still an Awkward Partner?', Journal of European Union Studies, 6:2, 1998, pp.41-57. (ISSN 0858-7795).
  • ‘The Politics of Europe: (Un)Employment Ambivalence’, Industrial Relations Journal: 1997 European Annual Review, 1998, pp.5-23 (with Christopher Pierson and Erik Jones). (ISSN 0019-8692, ISBN 0631211489).
  • 'Defence and European Integration', Journal of Theoretical Politics, 9:3, Summer, 1997, pp.297-315. (ISSN 0951-6928).
  • 'Common European Defence?', Survival, 34:3, Autumn, 1992, pp.98-118 (with Anand Menon and William Wallace). (ISSN 0039-6338).

Book chapters

  • 'New Labour's Governance of the British Army', in David Brown (ed.), The Development of British Defence Policy, Ashgate: London, 2010, pp.153-168. (ISBN 9780754674894).
  • 'The Transformation of European Armed Forces' in Frédéric Mérand (ed.), European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 2010, pp.193-212. (ISBN 9781442642409).
  • ‘Conclusions, Patterns and Trends in Armed Forces and Society Relations’ in Armed Forces and Society in Europe, reprinted in Nicola di Labanca, Guerre nuove, guerre vecchie. Dal 1945 a oggi, Milan: Bruno Montadori, 2008. (ISBN 13:9788861591059).
  • 'Armed Forces and Society: A Framework for Analysis', in Anthony Forster, Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey (eds.), Soldiers and Societies in Postcommunist Europe, Legitimacy and Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003, pp.1-22 (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey). (ISBN 0333946227).
  • 'Conclusion: Patterns and Trends in Military-Society Relations in Postcommunist Europe', in Anthony Forster, Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey (eds.), Soldiers and Societies in Postcommunist Europe, Legitimacy and Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003, pp.237-257 (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey). (ISBN 0333946227).
  • 'Introduction: The Professionalisation of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Europe', in Anthony Forster, Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey (eds.), The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe: Building Professional Armed Forces, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002, pp.1-16 (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey). (ISBN 03339463219).
  • 'Reforming Postcommunist Militaries', in Anthony Forster, Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey (eds.), The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe: Building Professional Armed Forces, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002, pp.233-252 (with Tim Edmunds and Andrew Cottey). (ISBN 03339463219).
  • 'Introduction: The Challenge of Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Postcommunist Europe', in Andrew Cottey, Tim Edmunds and Anthony Forster (eds.), Democratic control of the military in Postcommunist Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, pp.1-17 (with Andrew Cottey and Tim Edmunds). (ISBN 0333946243).
  • 'Soldiers, Politics and Defence in Postcommunist Europe', in Andrew Cottey, Tim Edmunds and Anthony Forster (eds.), Democratic control of the military in Postcommunist Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, pp.251-264 (with Andrew Cottey and Tim Edmunds). (ISBN 0333946243).
  • 'Les perspectives d'une politique européenne de sécurité indépendante: institutions et moyens' in Serge Sur and Jean-Jacques Roche (eds.), L'Annuaire français des relations internationales, sous la dir.de Jean-Jacques Roche et Serge Sur, Éditions Bruylant, Bruxelles, diffusion LGDJ, Paris, 2001, pp.1-13. (ISBN 2802720619).
  • 'Concepts of European Order after the Cold War', in Robin Niblett and William Wallace (eds.), Rethinking European Order: West European Responses, 1989-1997, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, pp.27-51 (with Robin Niblett). (ISBN 0333915712).
  • 'The British Response', in Robin Niblett and William Wallace (eds.) Rethinking European Order: West European Responses, 1989-1997, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, pp.124-144 (with William Wallace). ISBN (0333915712).
  • 'Prospects for an Independent Security Policy: Institutions and Capabilities', in Redefining Security? The Role of The European Union in European Security Structures, ARENA Report 7, Oslo: ARENA, 2000, pp.15-31. (ISSN 0807-3139).
  • 'Britain', in Ian Manners and Richard G. Whitman (eds.), The Foreign Policies of European Union Member States, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000, pp.44-63. (ISBN 0719057787).
  • 'Common Foreign and Security Policy: The Long Road from Shadow to Substance', in Helen Wallace and William Wallace (eds.), Policy-Making in the European Union, fourth ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp.411-35 (with William Wallace). (ISBN 0198781288).
  • 'Co-operative Security Structures of the Western World: Challenges to Western Security in the 21st Century', in Kurt Spillmann and Joachin Krause (eds.), International Security Challenges in a Changing World, (Studies in Contemporary History and Security Policy, 3), Bern/Berlin: Peter Lang, 1999, pp.321-336. (ISSN 1422-8327).
  • 'Britain, NATO and EU Enlargement: Reluctance, Denial and Confusion', in S. Victor Papacosma and Pierre-Henri Laurent (eds.), NATO and the European Union: Confronting the Challenges of European Security and Enlargement, Kent, OH: Lyman N. Lemnitzer Centre, 1999, pp.96-111. (ISBN 1882160045).
  • 'The European Union in South East Asia', in Franz Knipping, Piyanart Bunnag and Vimolvan Phatharodom (eds.), Europe and South East Asia in the Contemporary World, Baden Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1999, pp.249-260. (ISBN 3789062529).
  • 'The Intergovernmental Conference and the Renegotiation of European Order after the Cold War', in Pierre-Henri Laurent and Marc Maresceau (eds.), The State of the European Union, (ECSA Biennial Series, vol. 4), London: Lynne Rienner, 1998, pp.339-56 (with William Wallace). (ISBN 1555877206).
  • 'The Ratchet of European Defence: Britain and the reactivation of WEU 1984-91', in Anne Deighton (ed.), European Security, Defence and Integration: Western European Union 1954-96, Reading/Oxford: European Interdependence Research Unit/St. Antony's College, 1997, pp.29-46. (ISBN 0953027805).
  • 'Common Foreign and Security Policy: A New Policy or Just a New Name?', in Helen Wallace and William Wallace (eds.), Policy-Making in the European Union, third ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp.411-35 (with William Wallace). (ISBN 0198781288).
  • 'The European Community and Western European Union', in Charles Anstis and Alexander Moens (eds.), Disconcerted Europe: The Search for a New Security Architecture, Boulder: Westview Press, 1994, pp.48-75. (ISBN 081332324X).
  • 'The United Kingdom', in Charles Anstis and Alexander Moens (eds.), Disconcerted Europe: The Search for a New Security Architecture, Boulder: Westview Press, 1994, pp.135-58. (ISBN 081332324X).

Official reports

  • Special Advisor for the first report, Sub-Committee C (CFSP), Select Committee on the European Union, The Common European Policy on Security and Defence, HL Paper 101, pp.1-35 and HL Paper 101-I, pp.1-220, Session 1999-2000, 15th Report, 25 July 2000.
  • Special Advisor for the second report, Sub-Committee C (CFSP), Select Committee on the European Union, The Common European Policy on Security and Defence - An Update, HL Paper 3, pp.1-16, Session 2000-2001, 1st Report, 11 Dec. 2000.
  • Special Advisor for the third report, Sub-Committee C (CFSP), Select Committee on the European Union, The European Policy on Security and Defence, HL Paper 71 (I), pp.1-38 and HL Paper 71 (II), pp.1-187, Session 2001-2002, 11th Report, 29 Jan. 2002.
  • A Study for the Economic and Social Research Council on the Barriers to Interdisciplinary research, Evaluation Division, Jan 2003, pp.1-80. (Principal author).

Other professional activities

Publications

  • ‘Opinion: The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for higher education’, Times Higher Education (THE), 19 January 2010 (with Chris Higgins), http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=410073&c=2.
  • ‘Policy is bane of the able’ Times Higher Education (THE), 1899, 4 June 2009, p.24 (with Chris Higgins). http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=406814.
  • QAA Specialist Subject Reviewer for Politics; one of four academics who drafted the QAA Subject Overview report for Politics and International Relations (2000-2002).
  • ‘Preparing for the Quality Assurance Agency Specialist Subject Review’, British International Studies Newsletter, 63, Oct. 1999, p.4.
  • ‘A National Curriculum for Political Science and International Studies?’, British International Studies Newsletter, 63, Oct.1999, p.5.
  • ‘Does Benchmarking Matter? The New QAA Methodology for Subject Review’, British International Studies Newsletter, 62, July 1999, p.3.
  • ‘Licence to Teach’, British International Studies Newsletter, 61, May 1999, p.3.
  • ‘Teaching and Learning Portfolios’, University of Nottingham Teaching Newsletter, Jan. 1999. p.3.
  • ‘Students assessing students’, University of Nottingham, Teaching & Learning Newsletter, Jan. 1998. p.3.
  • ‘Personal and Academic Records’, PADSHE Newsletter, Jul. 1998. p.3.

Membership of learned and professional societies

  • Academician, Academy of the Social Sciences (2009- ).
  • Fellow, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (2000- ).
  • British International Studies Association (1996- ).
  • Political Studies Association (1996- ).