Dr. Tom Dyson
Reader in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations
About Dr. Dyson...
Dr. Dyson has held visiting positions at several universities and think-tanks, including the Centre for Military History and the Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Potsdam. His research interests lie in the fields of military innovation studies, especially military learning, and European defence cooperation. He is the author of Organisational Learning and the Modern Army (2019), European Defence Cooperation in EU Law and IR Theory (2013, with Theodore Konstadinides), Neoclassical Realism and Defence Reform in post-Cold War Europe (2010) and The Politics of German Defence and Security (2007). Dr Dyson’s research has been funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service. He is presently PI for an ESRC-funded project on military learning examining the development of formal organisational learning processes (lessons-learned processes) within the Dutch, Estonian and Portuguese armed forces.
A revolution in military learning? Cross-functional teams and knowledge transformation by lessons-learned processes
Dyson, T., 21 Jul 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: European Security. p. 1-23
Unpacking Military Emulation: Absorptive Capacity and German Counterinsurgency Doctrine during ISAF
Dyson, T., 15 Dec 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: European Security. p. 1-22
Organisational Learning and the Modern Army: A New Model for Lessons-Learned Processes
Dyson, T., 25 Jun 2019, 1 ed. Routledge. (Cass Military Studies)
Pathways to improve military learning: key lessons learned research agendas
Dyson, T., 12 Jun 2019, Defence in Depth
E-pub ahead of print
The Challenge of Creating an Adaptive Bundeswehr
Dyson, T., 7 May 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: German Politics. p. 1-18
The Military as a Learning Organisation: Establishing the Fundamentals of Best-practice in Lessons Learned
Dyson, T., 2019, In: Defence Studies. 19, 2, p. 107-129
Enhancing Energy Security in the European Union: Pathways to Reduce Europe’s Dependence on Russian Gas Imports
Dyson, T. & Konstadinides, T., May 2016, In: European Law Review. 41, 4, p. 535-556
Energy Security and Germany’s Response to Russian Revisionism: The Dangers of Civilian Power
Dyson, T., 2016, In: German Politics. 25, 4, p. 500-518
The imperative for British leadership on pooling and sharing
Dyson, T., May 2015, The Common Security and Defence Policy: National Perspectives. Fiott, D. (ed.). 79 ed. Brussels: Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, p. 21-22 (Egmont Paper; no. 79).
Germany’s Limited Leadership in the EDA: The International and Domestic Constraints on Defence Cooperation
Dyson, T., 7 Apr 2015, The European Defence Agency: Arming Europe. Nikolaos, K. & Oikonomou, I. (eds.). London: Routledge, (Routledge Studies in European Security and Strategy).
Military Change in Britain and Germany in a Time of Austerity: Meeting the Challenge of Cross-national Pooling and Sharing
Dyson, T., 31 Mar 2015, Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century: Cross-regional Perspectives. Bekkevold, J. I., Bowers, I. & Raska, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, (Cass Military Studies).
Neoclassical Realism: Clarifying the Nature of Systemic- and Domestic-Level Variables in CSDP
Dyson, T., 2015, International Relations Theory and European Security: We Thought We Knew. Cladi, L. & Locatelli, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge
Deutsche Verteidigungspolitik in der zweiten Legislaturperiode von Kanzlerin Merkel
Dyson, T., 14 Dec 2014, Politik im Schatten der Krise: Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel 2009-13 . Saalfeld, T. & Zohlnhoefer, R. (eds.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, p. 605-25
The imperative for British leadership on pooling and sharing
Dyson, T., 30 Nov 2014, European Geostrategy.
German Defence Policy under the Second Merkel Chancellorship
Dyson, T., 9 Sep 2014, (E-pub ahead of print) In: German Politics. 23, 4, p. 460-476
European Precision Strike Capabilities: A Neoclassical Realist Perspective
Dyson, T., Sep 2014, Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications. 1st ed.Routledge, (Routledge Global Security Studies).
Introduction, Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications
Dyson, T. & Aaronson, M., Sep 2014, Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications. Aaronson, M., Aslam, W., Dyson, T. & Rauxloh, R. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge, (Routledge Global Security Studies).
Precision-strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-legal and Decisional Implications
Dyson, T., Aaronson, M., Aslam, W. & Rauxloh, R., Sep 2014, Routledge. (Routledge Global Security Studies)
Understanding the limitations of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy
Dyson, T. & Konstadinides, T., 26 Sep 2013, e-International Relations.
The reluctance of German politicians to take a strong line on defence policy poses a security risk for Europe
Dyson, T., 5 Sep 2013, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog.
European Defence Cooperation in EU Law and IR Theory
Dyson, T. & Konstadinides, T., Apr 2013, Palgrave Macmillan. (New Security Challenges)
Developing New Capabilities: The European Imperative
Dyson, T., 27 Mar 2013, Hitting the Target?: How New Capabilities are Shaping International Intervention. Aaronson, M. (ed.). London: Royal United Services Institute, p. 105-113 (Whitehall Report Series; vol. 13, no. 2).
Balancing Threat, Not Capabilities: European Defence Cooperation as Reformed Bandwagoning
Dyson, T., 2013, In: Contemporary Security Policy. 34, 2, p. 387-91
German Defence Politics: A View From Abroad
Dyson, T., 2013, Understanding German Defence. Baden Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
H. Rothstein and J. Arquilla, Afghan Endgames: Strategy and Policy Choices for America’s Longest War, (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2012).
Dyson, T., 2013, In: Contemporary Security Policy.
The Material Roots of European Strategy: Beyond Culture and Values
Dyson, T., 2013, In: Contemporary Security Policy. 34, 4, p. 419-445
Organising for Counterinsurgency: The Adaptation of British and German Military Doctrine in Afghanistan
Dyson, T., 2012, In: Contemporary Security Policy. 33, 1, p. 27-58
Defence Policy under the Labour Government: Operational Dynamism and Strategic Inertia
Dyson, T., May 2011, In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 13, 2, p. 206-229
Condemned Forever to Becoming and Never to Being? The Weise Commission and German Military Isomorphism
Dyson, T., 2011, In: German Politics. 20, 4, p. 545-567
Managing Convergence: German Military Doctrine and Capabilities in the 21st Century
Dyson, T., 2011, In: Defence Studies. 11, 2, p. 244-270
Neoclassical Realism and Defence Reform in Post-Cold War Europe
Dyson, T., Oct 2010, Palgrave Macmillan. (New Security Challenges)
Defence Policy: Temporal and Spatial Differentiation with Reformed Bandwagoning
Dyson, T., 2010, Whose Europe?: The Politics of Differentiated Integration. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 322-43