Differentiated Integration in the European Union after Brexit

A UACES funded Collaborative Research Network

RN Members

The Research Network includes well-established scholars, early career researchers and PhD students interested in recent developments regarding differentiated European integration. To date, a total of 76 people subscribed to our mailing list. This includes researchers in European studies focusing on various sub-fields such as history, economy, foreign policy, immigration, and political integration.

Network Coordinators:

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Benjamin Leruth is an Assistant Professor in Politics and Public Administration at the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, University of Canberra. He received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. He previously worked at the Universities of Bath and Kent and was a visiting fellow at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, where he recently co-edited the Journal of European Public Policy special issue on differentiated European integration. He recently edited three volumes: Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European PhenomenonAfter Austerity and the Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism.




Stefan Gänzle is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder. Previous affiliations include the German Development Institute in Bonn, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and the University of Jena. Together with Kristine Kern he is the editor of Macro-regional Europe: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Evidence.




Jarle Trondal is Professor of Public Administration at University of Agder, Department of Political Science and Management, Norway, and Professor of European Studies at the University of Oslo, ARENA Centre for European Studies, Norway. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main fields of research include European public administration, administrative behavior, administrative reform, and organizational studies.


Some of our Network members:

Nathalie - 2.jpgNathalie Brack is FNRS researcher and Lecturer at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. She received her PhD in Politics from the ULB and has held visiting fellowships in the UK (Oxford University), Belgium (Antwerp University) and France (Sciences Po Bordeaux). Her research interests include EU politics and institutions, Euroscepticism, legislative studies and the linkage between citizens and elected representatives. She has published several articles and books on these topics, such as the textbook How the EU really works (with O. Costa, 2014) and a special issue of the International Political Science Review on the mainstreaming of Euroscepticism (with N. Startin, 2015).

Daniela33.jpgDaniela A. Kroll is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. Daniela has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Florida and the University of Antwerp. She has published on differentiated integration and Brexit negotiations in the Journal of European Public Policy. In her PhD thesis she analyzes the interactions between the European Council and the Council of the EU in legislative decision-making. Her research interests include inter- and intra-institutional EU decision-making, international negotiations as well as the process of differentiated integration.

kryis-georgeGeorge Kyris is Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham. Previous affiliations include the LSE and the Universities of Warwick and Manchester, where he completed his PhD. His researched has been published in his monograph and articles for a range of journals, such as the JCMS, EFAR and CEP. His research interests include conflict and international organisations, debates on sovereignty, as well as the politics of the Eurozone crisis.

August 2016Tereza Novotná is an FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles and a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Brussels office of the EUROPEUM, Institute for European Policy, a Prague-based think tank. Tereza received her Ph.D. in Politics and European Studies from Boston University and has held visiting fellowships in the US, UK, Belgium, Germany and Austria. Tereza is the author of How Germany Unified and the EU Enlarged: Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation and co-editor of The Politics of Transatlantic Trade NegotiationsAlthough her current work focuses primarily on EU foreign policy, her broader research interests include the future of Europe, EU enlargement, democratization and integration processes (in Europe and on the Korean peninsula), transatlantic relations and TTIP negotiations, and the politics of Central and Eastern Europe as well as Germany. She has also practical experience from working for EEAS, EU Delegation in Washington and the Czech mission to the EU.

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Tim Oliver is a Dahrendorf Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Teaching Fellow at UCL. Previous affiliations include the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, NYU, the SWP, SAIS, RAND, the House of Lords and the European Parliament.



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Simon Usherwood is Reader in Politics at the Department of Politics, University of Surrey. He is also Treasurer of UACES and has previously been a Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe programme. His work focuses on Eeuroscepticism and UK-EU relations. He is an editor of the Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism and author of The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (OUP).





John Ryan is a Fellow at LSE Ideas (International Strategy and Diplomacy). Professor John Ryan was a fellow at the St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science Centre for International Studies and the European Integration section of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany.






Paul Tobin is a Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Manchester, and on the Board of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Paul has been a Visiting Scholar in Sweden, Belgium and Germany. His Ph.D. was awarded the UACES Best PhD prize and his work appears in JCMS and Global Environmental Politics, as well as a range of edited volumes.

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