Dr Basil Germond MInstLM SFHEA FRGS

Senior Lecturer


I am the Director of Research Training for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. I am specialised in naval affairs, seapower, maritime security and ocean governance. I favour multi-disciplinary approaches across social sciences. I am committed to teaching & learning enhancement and academic standards and quality assurance.

Prior to my coming to Lancaster in 2011, I was Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford (CCW programme) and Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. I got my PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

Seapower and the political construction of the ocean
Germond, B. 2020 In: The Handbook to Ocean Space. Routledge
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Seapower and small navies: a post-modern outlook
Germond, B.Y. 1/10/2019 In: Europe, Small Navies and Maritime Security. London : Routledge
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Climate Change and Maritime Security Narrative: The Case of the International Maritime Organization
Germond, B.Y., HA, F.W. 1/03/2019 In: Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. 9, 1, p. 1-12. 12 p.
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Climate Change and Maritime Security
Germond, B.Y., Mazaris, A. 01/2019 In: Marine Policy. 99, p. 262-266. 5 p.
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Bridging the Gap between Climate Change and Maritime Security: Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Planning
Mazaris, A., Germond, B.Y. 1/09/2018 In: Science of the Total Environment. 635C, p. 1076-1080. 5 p.
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Clear Skies or Troubled Waters: the Future of European Ocean Governance
Germond, B.Y. 1/04/2018 In: European View. 17, 1, p. 89-96. 8 p.
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Critical Geographies of the Ocean: Mobilities, Placefulness and Maritime Relationalism
Germond, B.Y., Germond-Duret, C. 5/12/2017 In: Maritime Mobilities. Routledge p. 25-41. 17 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Ocean governance and maritime security in a placeful environment: the case of the European Union
Germond, B., Germond-Duret, C. 04/2016 In: Marine Policy. 66, p. 124-131. 8 p.
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The EU’s comprehensive approach as the dominant discourse: a corpus-linguistics analysis of the EU’s counter-piracy narrative
Germond, B., McEnery, T., Marchi, A. 3/02/2016 In: European Foreign Affairs Review. 21, 1, p. 137-156. 20 p.
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The maritime dimension of European security: seapower and the European Union
Germond, B. 06/2015 London : Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p. ISBN: 9781137017802.

The geopolitical dimension of maritime security
Germond, B. 04/2015 In: Marine Policy. 54, p. 137-142. 6 p.
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The future of maritime cyber security
Fitton, O., Prince, D., Germond, B., Lacy, M. 23/01/2015 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 36 p.
Other report

Cyber operations in the maritime environment
Fitton, O., Germond, B., Lacy, M., Prince, D. 08/2014
Working paper

The European Union: cruising the seven seas?
Germond, B. 9/07/2014
Other contribution

Small navies in perspective: deconstructing the hierarchy of naval forces
Germond, B. 1/05/2014 In: Small navies. Ashgate p. 33-50. 18 p.
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The European Union at the Horn of Africa: the contribution of critical geopolitics to piracy studies
Germond, B. 02/2013 In: Global Policy. 4, 1, p. 80-85. 6 p.
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The EU's security and the sea: defining a maritime security strategy
Germond, B. 12/2011 In: European Security. 20, 4, p. 563-584. 21 p.
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Climate change and security: the European Union’s discourse and climate geopolitics
Germond, B. 07/2011 In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Revisiting the Socio-Political and Technological Dimensions of Climate Change. Preston : UCLan p. 45-57. 13 p.
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From frontier to boundary and back again : the European Union's maritime margins.
Germond, B. 02/2010 In: European Foreign Affairs Review. 15, 1, p. 39-55. 17 p.
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Maritime Security Cooperation in the Mediterranean: Towards a Comprehensive Approach
Germond, B. 2010 In: VIII Seminario Internacional sobre Seguridad y Defensa en el Mediterráneo. Barcelona Center for International Studies, Dirección General de Relaciones Institucionales (Ministerio de Defensa de España) p. 65-73.

Maritime security in the Mediterranean : European and transatlantic approaches.
Germond, B., Grove, E. 2010 Washington ; Roma : The German Marshall Fund of the United States ; The Istituto Affari Internazionali
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The Routledge handbook of transatlantic security.
Hanhimaki, J., Soutou, G., Germond, B. 2010 Abingdon : Routledge. 300 p. ISBN: 0203846699, 0415572835 , 9780203846698 , 9780415572835 .

Venus Has Learned Geopolitics: The European Union's Frontier and Transatlantic Relations
Germond, B. 2010 In: The Routledge Handbook of Transatlantic Security. Abingdon : Routledge p. 206-217.
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Re-thinking European security interests and the ESDP : explaining the EU's anti-piracy operation.
Germond, B., Smith, M.E. 12/2009 In: Contemporary Security Policy. 30, 3, p. 573-593. 21 p.
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L'Union européenne et ses marches maritimes: vers une déterritorialisation de la sécurité
Germond, B. 2009 In: Dynamiques littorales et frontières maritimes. L'Harmattan p. 37-50. 14 p.

Multinational military cooperation and its challenges : the case of European naval operations in the wider Mediterranean area.
Germond, B. 06/2008 In: International Relations. 22, 2, p. 173-191. 19 p.
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Construire l'Europe
Germond, B., Liebich, A. 2008 Presses Universitaires de France. 301 p. ISBN: 978-2-13-056992-3.

Les forces navales européennes dans la période post-guerre froide
Germond, B. 2008 L'Harmattan. 295 p. ISBN: 978-2-296-05205-5.

La puissance navale turque: quels atouts pour l'Union européenne?
Germond, B. 2007 In: L'Europe-Puissance et la Turquie. L'Harmattan p. 131-153. 23 p.

The Naval and Maritime Dimension of the European Union
Germond, B. 2007 In: The EC/EU: a world security actor?. Paris : Soleb p. 346-361.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Similarites dans la rhetorique, les effets et la pratique des interventions de developpement et des interventions militaires humanitaires. [Similarities in the rhetoric, practice and effects of development interventions and military humanitarian interventions]
Germond-Duret, C., Germond, B. 04/2006 In: Revue Juridique et Politique des Etats Francophones. 60, 2, p. 301-331. 31 p.
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L'action des forces navales europeennes pour la prevention et la gestion des crises et des conflits en periode post-guerre froide. [The European naval forces and conflicts/crises management in the post-cold war era]
Germond, B. 2006 In: Prevention, gestion et sortie des conflits [Prevention, management and resolution of conflicts]. Geneva : Euryopa p. 75-99. 25 p.

Les forces navales europeennes face aux nouvelles menaces en mer. [The European naval forces and the new threats at sea]
Germond, B. 2006 In: Relations internationales. 125, p. 45-58. 14 p.
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De l'Atlantique a la Mediterranee : vers une reorientation de la geostrategie navale dans l'espace euro-atlantique depuis 1989. [From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean : towards a reorientation of naval geostrategy within the Euro-Atlantic space since 1989]
Germond, B. 12/2005 In: Les Cahiers de la Mediterranee. 71, 2, p. 227-244. 18 p.
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Les missions des marines militaires europeennes depuis 1989. [The missions of the European navies since 1989]
Germond, B. 2005 In: Relations internationales. 122, p. 105-116. 12 p.
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