SUTTON Michael

Curriculum Vitae

SUTTON Michael
Courriel :
Carrière universitaire et/ou expériences professionnelles

Michael Sutton - Bio-bibliographie

Michael Sutton is Professor Emeritus of Modern History and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham. He pursued his undergraduate studies at University College Dublin, and took his masters and doctoral degrees at the London School of Economics. From 1973 he worked for some twenty years in Brussels, in the banking sector, as an international economist specializing in European affairs, and he has been associated continuously since 1983 with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), part of The Economist Group. In 1991 he entered the academic world, contributing to the MA programme in International Relations at Boston University’s London Graduate Center. His move to Aston University took place in 1995.

Professor Sutton’s academic publications reflect research interests that have been divided between the history of political and religious thought and, on the other hand, contemporary European history, with particular reference to France. He is the author of the book Charles Maurras et les catholiques français, 1890-1914. Nationalisme et positivisme (Paris, Beauchesne, 1994), which first appeared in English as Nationalism, Positivism and Catholicism: The Politics of Charles Maurras and French Catholics, 1890-1914 (Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics, Cambridge University Press, 1982). He and Nicolas Bárdos-Féltoronyi co-edited the volume, L’Europe du Centre. 50 années révolues ?, with a preface by Pierre Harmel (Brussels and Paris: De Boeck Université / Editions Universitaires, 1991). His last book France and the Construction of Europe, 1944-2007: The Geopolitical Imperative was published at the end of 2007 by Berghahn (Oxford and New York). More recently, he has prepared a Présentation for the forthcoming re-edition by Editions du Cerf of Henri de Lubac’s two-volume work, La postérité spirituelle de Joachim de Flore (as part of the Œuvres complètes of Cardinal Henri de Lubac).








Core reading

Soutou, Georges-Henri, La guerre de cinquante ans. Les relations Est-Ouest, 1943-1990, Paris: Fayard, 2001

or / and

Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War: A New History, New York and London: Penguin Press, 2005 [paperback edition, 2007]

Dinan, Desmond, Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to the European Integration, 4th ed., Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 [paperback], all the chapters in Part 1 entitled ‘History’

Sutton, Michael, France and the Construction of Europe, 1944-2007: The Geopolitical Imperative, New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2007 [paperback edition, 2011]

Marsh, David, The Euro: The Politics of the New Global Currency, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009 [paperback]

[The student should also be familiar with the architecture of the Consolidated Versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union]

Other reading (indicative – non-obligatory)

Bozo, Frédéric, Mitterrand, la fin de la guerre froide et l’unification allemande. De Yalta à Maastricht, Paris: Odile Jacob, 2005

Translation: Mitterrand, the End of the Cold War, and German Unification, New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2009

See also H-Diplo Roundtable Review, April 26, 2010 (Introduction: Marc Trachtenberg. Reviews: Will Gray, Robert Hutchings, Jacques Lévesque, Philip Zelikow. Author’s response: Frédéric Bozo)

Dinan, Desmond (ed.), Origins and Evolution of the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006

Dyson, Kenneth, and Kevin Featherstone, The Road to Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999

Garton Ash, Timothy, In Europe’s Name: Germany and the Divided Continent, New York: Random House, 1993

Translation: Au nom de l’Europe. L’Allemagne dans un continent divisé, Paris: Gallimard, 1995

Gordon, Philip H., and Jeremy Shapiro, Allies at War: America, Europe and the Crisis over Iraq, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004

Hitchcock, William I., The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Content: 1945 to the Present, New York: Anchor Books, 2004

Howorth, Jolyon, Security and Defence Policy in the European Union, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Kagan, Robert, Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003

Translation: La puissance et la faiblesse. Les Etats-Unis et l’Europe dans le nouvel ordre mondial, Paris: 2003

Moravcsik, Andrew, The Choice for Europe: Social Power and State Purpose from Messina to Maastricht, Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1998

_______ ‘De Gaulle between grain and grandeur: the political economy of French EC policy, 1958-1970 (part 1)’, Journal of Cold War Studies, 2(2), 2000, 3-43

_______ ‘De Gaulle between grain and grandeur: the political economy of French EC policy, 1958-1970 (part 2)’, plus responses (S. Hoffmann, J.T.S. Keeler, A.S. Milward, J. Gillingham, J. Vanke, M. Trachtenberg) and a rejoinder, Journal of Cold War Studies, 2(3), 2000, 4-142

Réau, Élisabeth, L’idée d’Europe au XXe siècle. Des mythes aux réalités, Brussels: Éditions Complexe, 2001

Soutou, Georges-Henri, L’alliance incertaine. Les rapports politico-stratégiques franco-allemands, Paris: Fayard, 1996

_______ ‘Three rifts, two reconciliations: Franco-American relations during the Fifth Republic’, in David M. Andrews (ed.), The Atlantic Alliance under Stress: US-European Relations after Iraq, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 102-127

Vaïsse, Maurice, La puissance ou l’influence ? La France dans le monde depuis 1958, Paris: Fayard, 2009

Young, Hugo, This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair, 2nd edn, London: Macmillan, 1999

Zelikow, Philip, and Condoleezza Rice, Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft, 2nd edn, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1997

Zorgbibe, Charles, Histoire de l’Union européenne, Paris: Fondation Robert Schuman / Albin Michel, 2005