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Political Science

Main research areas

  • European Union
  • British, Danish, and Swedish relations with the European Union
  • Critical Social Theory
  • Planetary Politics

Main teaching areas

  • Masters in European Affairs
  • EU in planetary politics
  • British, Danish, and Swedish relations with the EU
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods

Current research and teaching

My research is on the European Union’s normative power in planetary politics, examining the symbioses between planetary society, economy, ecology, conflict, and polity. I have 30 years of research experience on the European Union's relations with Britain, Denmark, and Sweden. My research is currently focused on projects marking the twentieth anniversary of the normative power approach, including a forum on the ‘Arrival of Normative Power in Planetary Politics’ and a special issue on ‘Normative Power in the Planetary Organic Crisis’.

My learning and teaching uses research to inform courses on the Masters in European Affairs, international relations, and research methods. I teach courses on 'European Governance', ‘Europe in Global Affairs’, ‘International Relations’, and ‘Political Cinéma’.

I am an advocate of the student-centred pedagogy of Active Learning. I run workshops and courses on Active Learning and incorporate its pedagogy into my teaching.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science

Free keywords

  • European Union
  • Critical Social Theory
  • Planetary Politics
  • European Communion
  • Normative Power
  • Planetary Organic Crisis
  • Active Learning
  • Political Psychology
  • Ontological Security
  • British EU membership
  • Brexit
  • Danish EU membership
  • Swedish EU membership


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