Ole Elgström

Professor emeritus


Main research areas

  • The Global Roles of the European Union
  • Modern Multilateral Negotiations
  • Convergence of European Foreign Aid Policies: Europeanization, Nordification or Like-Mindization?

Current research and teaching

My research has in recent years focused on the European Union’s global roles and on how the EU is perceived by external actors. I have authored several articles on outsiders´ images of the EU in multilateral trade, aid and climate change negotiations. I also have a keen interest in negotiation theory, and notably in the EU’s negotiation strategies in international negotiations. I have recently probed the changed character of modern multilateral negotiations after the rise of the emerging powers (China, India, Brazil and others). In what ways have changing power configurations also transformed patterns of negotiation strategies and coalition-building? My teaching load is limited but I am in charge of a master course on “EU Negotiations” and I also do some supervision.

Recent research outputs

Ole Elgström & Natalia Chaban, 2021 Mar 15, The external action of the European Union: Concepts, Approaches, Theories. Gstöhl, S. & Schunz, S. (eds.). Macmillan, p. 265-77 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Natalia Chaban & Ole Elgström, 2021 Mar 10, In: Journal of Common Market Studies. 59, 1, p. 143-60 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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