Journal article: Frame contestation and collective securitisation: the case of EU energy policy
Peer-reviewed article in West European Politics, written with Stephanie Hofmann, for a special issue on collective securitisation and the EU. Has the European Commission become an agent of collective securitisation in EU energy policy? We argue that EU energy policy has seen repeated collective and national securitisation moves directed in particular at Russian gas exports…
Journal article: Bureaucratic Authority and Mimesis: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Multiple Integration Logics
Peer-reviewed article in International Spectator, written with Cristian Bobocea: Regional economic integration in the post-Soviet space stands in a complex relation with the European Union’s integration process. Multiple competing internal logics of integration, as well as the EU model are drivers of Eurasian regionalism. The Eurasian Economic Union illustrates how bureaucracies mobilise their technocratic authority in…
Review of A. K. Stahl’s “EU–China–Africa Trilateral Relations in a Multipolar World”
Read my review of Anna Katharina Stahl’s book “EU–China–Africa Trilateral Relations in a Multipolar World” in Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) here.
African Affairs & BISA Postgraduate Prize
Many thanks to the journal African Affairs and the British International Studies Association (BISA) for awarding me their Postgraduate Prize 2017 for the best paper on a topic related to Africa.
ECSA Switzerland Best Article Prize
I am thankful to the European Communities Studies Association (ECSA Switzerland) for awarding me their Best Article Prize 2017 of for my JCMS article “Africa–EU Relations and Normative Power Europe: A Decolonial Pan-African Critique“.
Panels on the African Union at BISA Brighton and ECAS Basel
In June 2017, I had the pleasure of convening two panels on the African Union with Micha Wiebusch (SOAS/Antwerp). At the British International Studies Association annual conference in Brighton, and at the European Conference on African Studies in Basel panelists proposed a great variety of papers on the theme “Speaking Africa, integrating Africa? Norms and power…
Book chapter: Interregionalism between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union
This is a book chapter in a volume edited by Sieglinde Gstöhl and Simon Schunz, entitled “Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy“. The contributions add to the critical theorization of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) through a number of innovative approaches. My chapter on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) charts the evolution of this organisation and of…
foraus-Blog: TTIP-Kritik und Brexit: Zur konstruktiven Demokratisierung Europas
In this foraus blog post in German, I plead for a pinch of pragmatism from the critics of TTIP. Much like Brexiteers, categorical anti-TTIP voices risk isolating themselves from having a real impact in the debate. Read the blog post here: http://www.foraus.ch/#!/blog/c!/content-5816-ttip-kritik-und-brexit-zur-konstruktiven-demokratisierung-europas
Policy Brief: Scenarios for EU-Eurasian Economic Union relations
In this policy brief for the College of Europe’s CEPOB series entitled “Conditionality in context – scenarios for EU relations with the Eurasian Economic Union”, I show how the EU’s conditionality on Russia after its annexation of Crimea and support to Donbass belligerents is fizzling out. The paper then develops and evaluates different scenarios for…
Paper: How Brexit would put EU development aid in turmoil
Although very few facts have gone unchallenged in a rather untypical campaign, it is very likely that a United Kingdom vote on 23 June to leave the EU would negatively affect its place and influence in the world. The Brexit camp has been strategically quiet on concrete post-Brexit scenarios, while the Remain camp has warned…