Members of Research Group for European Policy Studies

Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen

rasmus@cgs.aau.dk
Assistant profesor, PhD (Cantab)
Department of Culture and Global Studies

  • The university as a transnational actor in international relations. The soft power of Western universities in the Middle East and East Asia.
  • Chinese universities, learning and innovation. Danish business and Chinese universities. The transnational relations of Chinese academia. Brain circulation.
  • International Relations and political psychology. British and French elite perceptions of international security 1880s to 1930s. Elite socialization and international systemic and security beliefs.
  • Arctic International Relations. Security policy, climate change and independence politics in Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands. Energy policy and knowledge-based economies in Iceland and Greenland.

Anette Borchorst

ab@dps.aau.dk
Professor, PhD
Department of Political Science, Aalborg University

  • EU policy processes and the social dimension
  • Antidiscrimination and intersectionality in the EU
  • Gender equality policies
  • Path dependent and argumentative processes of policy making

Shawn Donnelly

s.donnelly@utwente.nl
Assistant professor of European economic governance
Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • Global economic governance: especially global financial market regulation, financial stability
  • Financial market regulation: banking, securities, accounting, corporate governance
  • European economic policy and regulation
  • Theories of international relations and governance
  • Ideas and public policy
     

Søren Dosenrode

sd@cgs.aau.dk
Professor (with special responsibilities)
Center for Comparative Integration Studies, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

  • The European Union as a state
  • EU policy analysis
  • (Comparative) Regional integration studies & theory
  • International relations (theory) and moral

Nico Groenendijk

n.s.groenendijk@utwente.nl
Jean Monnet professor of European Economic Governance
Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • The budgetary and institutional development of the EU
  • EU coordination of domestic fiscal policies
  • Enhanced cooperation and alternative integration
  • Europe 2020
  • The EU patent system

Peo Hansen

peo.hansen@liu.se
Associate Professor in political science
Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University

  • Migration, citizenship and identity as these relate to the current project and political economy of European integration.
  • The nation-state, nationalism and supra-nationalism in the context of European integration.
  • The EU’s migration policy vis-à-vis Africa and the various EU-African cooperation and partnership agreements dealing with migration, development, political economy and security.
  • The significance of Europe's colonial enterprise in Africa (i.e. 'Eurafrica') for both the historical development of European integration and for the EU’s current relations with Africa and its wider geopolitical orientation


Ronnie Hjorth

ronnie.hjorth@liu.se
Reader in Political Science
Linköping University & Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm

  • International Political Theory (IPT)
  • International Relations
  • Equality in International Society: European and Global Perspectives
     

Peter Håkansson

peter.hakansson@liu.se
Guest lecturer in political science, PhD
Department of management and engineering, Linköping University

  • The interplay between political theory and international relations. I have an interest in the normative and philosophical basis of international relations. More precisely, I take an interest in how ideas shape and give meaning both to sovereign statehood and international society.
  • The notion of "civilization" in international relations. This entails an interest in how various types of "standards of civilization" have been (and still are being) invoked to categorize states and determine the legitimacy, and right to recognition, of states.
  • International organizations and United Nations. I am interested in the different roles international organizations in general and the United Nations in particular play. How they can function as instruments and arenas, as well as promulgators of policy.
  • The politics of international law. This entails an interest in the relationship between international politics and international law. How international law ultimately is subjective in character and how it favors certain ideas and interests over others.
  • International relations theory. I have a general interest in international relations theory. I am relatively well-versed in the so called English School of international relations.


Gabriella Jansson

gabriella.Jansson@liu.se
PhD Student in political science
Department of management and engineering, Linköping University

  • The translation of the EU e-government policy on national or local level of the Member States (special interest in Sweden, the U.K, Germany and Hungary).
  • The Europeanization of public administration and the creation of a “European Administrative Space”, in particular the use of e-government as a tool for achieving increased harmonization and cross-border cooperation between the Member States (with a main focus on policy formulation and policy tools on an EU level).

Per Jansson

per.jansson@liu.se
Senior lecturer in political science, PhD
Department of management and engineering, Linköping University

  • The intersection of international relations and political theory, in particular conceptions of the state and political authority, and the development of international norms and institutions.
  • Foreign- and security policy as elements in the formation of collective identities. In this context, rhetorical issues in the making and conduct of international affairs.
  • Discursive and ritual perspectives on politics.
  • Hermeneutical approaches to international relations and the theorizing of international institutions.

Stefan Jonsson

stefan.jonsson@liu.se
Professor, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University

  • Europe and its others / Constructions of European Identity - theoretical and historical perspectives.
  • Coloniality and Modernity as paradigmatic discourses of Europe.
  • European discourses of exclusion and inclusion (Eurocentrism - Racism - Antisemitism - Islamophobia - Universalism).
  • Europe´s Revolutionary Legacies, from 1789 to 1989.
  • Relations of Europe and Africa; the notion of Eurafrica.

Veronica Junjan

v.junjan@utwente.nl
Assistant professor of sociology, Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • Public Administration Reform in Central and Eastern Europe
  • EU governance of new social risks, particularly on consequences of circulatory migration on the provision of social services
  • Local government in EU, East-West local government cooperation
     

Liudvika Leisyte

l.leisyte@utwente.nl
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies & Centre for European Studies, University of Twent

  • Europeanization of higher education and research
  • Governance of higher education and research: convergence patterns in Europe
  • Multi-level studies of implementation of Bologna in European countries, especially Central and eastern Europe

Luisa Marin

l.marin@utwente.nl
Assistant professor of European Law

  • Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and its governance
  • Constitutional analysis of European criminal law cooperation
  • European Arrest Warrant and its implementation into domestic legal orders

Lars Niklasson

lars.niklasson@liu.se
Senior lecturer, Associate professor in political science
Department of management and engineering, Linköping University

  • Innovation policy
  • Regional policy
  • Regulation
  • Political economy and "varieties of capitalism"
  • Multilevel government and joined-up government
  • Principal-agent theory
  • Normative theory
  • Qualitative methods for impact assessment and evaluation

Sawitri Saharso

s.saharso@utwente.nl
Professor of Intercultural Governance, Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • Comparative migration and integration politics & policies
  • Citizenship
  • Human rights & identity
     

Minna van Gerven

minna.vangerven@utwente.nl
Assistant professor in sociology of governance
Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • European social and labour market policy and governance
  • Europeanisation of domestic social policies through Open Method of Coordination and European Social Fund
  • European social dialogue and neo-corporatism
  • Learning from the EU: diffusion of European policy innovations to East Asia
  • The sociology of European social integration and cosmopolitan Europe

Andreas Warntjen

a.k.warntjen@utwente.nl
Assistant Professor of European and International Politics
Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • EU legislative politics
  • International negotiations
  • Formal models of collective decision-making
  • Foreign policy analysis
     

Ramses A. Wessel

r.a.wessel@utwente.nl
Professor of the Law of the European Union and other International Organizations
Department of Public Administration & Centre for European Studies, University of Twente

  • The relationship between European Union law and international law
  • EU external relations law
  • The law of international organizations
  • Legal aspects of EU common foreign, security and defence policy
  • Changes in legal global governance
     

Li Xing

xing@cgs.aau.dk
Associate Professor, PhD
Senior researcher in Development Studies and International Relations, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

  • Globalization and the transformation of capitalist world system
  • International political economy and international relations
  • The rise of China and the impact on the international order
  • EU-China-US relations in a changing world order

Dr. Wolfgang Zank

wzank@cgs.aau.dk
Associate Professor
Center for Comparative Integration Studies, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

  • EU's Mediterranean policy
  • EU's "structural power" and geographical spill-overs of European integration
  • Socio-economic change and modernization policies and their impact on international cooperation and regionalisation


 

 

Contact RGEPS

Aalborg University

Wolfgang Zank, Associate Professor
Email: wzank@cgs.aau.dk


Barcelona Autonoma University

Blanca Vilá, Jean Monnet Professor
Email: blanca.vila@uab.es


Linköping University

Per Jansson, Senior Lecturer
Email: per.jansson@liu.se


Twente University

Nico Grönendijk, Jean Monnet Professor
Email: n.s.groenendijk@utwente.nl