Dr Tom Casier

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About

Tom Casier is Reader in International Relations and holds a Jean Monnet Chair. He was Academic Director of the Brussels School of International Studies from 2014 to 2017. He is Deputy Director of the University of Kent's Global Europe Centre and Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Tom Casier obtained his PhD in Political Science from the KU Leuven. Before joining BSIS he was affiliated with KU Leuven, (as PhD Fellow of the National Fund for Scientific Research and Post-doctoral Researcher), EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration), EHSAL  and the University of Maastricht.

His research interests are in Russian foreign policy and EU-Russia relations, including energy (see research section for details).

Tom Casier is on study leave during the academic year 2017-18.

Research Interests

Tom Casier’s research deals with EU-Russia relations (including energy), Russian foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy / Eastern Partnership and Europe and global change. He has a particular interest in issues of identity, perception and power within this field, as well as in theoretical perspectives from Social Psychology. Recent articles have appeared in Geopolitics, Cooperation and Conflict, Contemporary Politics and Europe-Asia Studies. A book ‘EU-Russia relations in crisis’, co-edited with Joan DeBardeleben, is forthcoming with Routledge.

Tom Casier has regularly contributed policy advice to diverse institutions, including the European Parliament and the House of Lords. An extended policy reports ‘EU-Russia relation: which way forward?’ was published with fellow Jean Monnet Chairs in 2016 ( https://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/documents/JM%20Policy%20report.pdf )

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Research links:  BSIS Research theme:

Russia, the EU and the Neighbourhood: http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/studying/research/projects/eu-russia.html [85]

Global Europe Centre: http://www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec/ [84]

Teaching

At BSIS Tom Casier teaches courses in the fields of Russian Foreign Policy, International Relations and European Studies. He is on study leave in the academic year 2017-18.

Supervision

Tom Casier supervises PhD students in the fields of International Relations and European Foreign Policy. He welcomes in particular doctoral students in the following fields: EU-Russia relations, Russian foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy / Eastern Partnership the interaction between the policies of the EU and Russia in the neighbourhood, as well as theoretical perspectives from Social Psychology. Current PhD students: Irina Zarin, Tomislava Penkova, Carlotta Fagioli, Susanne Szkola and Camille Callesen. PhD students who have completed: Bojan Savic, John Kotsopoulos, Olga Burlyuk, Nur Daut, Erol Kalkan, Moritz Pieper, Natalie Brandenburg.

Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article

  • Casier, T. (2018). Gorbachev's 'Common European Home' and its relevance for Russian foreign policy today. Debater a Europa [Online] 2018:17-34. Available at: https://doi.org/10.14195/1647-6336_18_2.
  • Casier, T. (2017). The different faces of power in EU-Russia relations. Cooperation and Conflict [Online] 53:101-117. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010836717729179.
  • Casier, T. (2016). From logic of competition to conflict: understanding the dynamics of EU-Russia relations. Contemporary Politics [Online] 22:376-394. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2016.1201311.
  • Casier, T. (2016). Great game or great confusion? The geopolitical understanding of EU-Russia energy relations. Geopolitics [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2016.1185607.
  • Casier, T. (2015). ИСКАЖЕНИЕ АТРИБУЦИИ И ДОМИНИРОВАНИЕ ГЕОПОЛИТИЧЕСКИХ ПРЕДСТАВЛЕНИЙ В ОТНОШЕНИЯХ ЕВРОПЕЙСКОГО СОЮЗА И РОССИИ [Attributional bias and the geopoliticisation of EU-Russia relations]. Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta (Series Politics and International Relations) 6:56-64.
  • Casier, T. (2013). The EU-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenging the Normative Argument. Europe-Asia Studies [Online] 65:1377-1395. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2013.824137.

Book section

  • Casier, T. (2018). From logic of competition to conflict: understanding the dynamics of EU–Russia relations. in: Götz, E. ed. Russia, the West and the Ukraine crisis. Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Russia-the-West-and-the-Ukraine-Crisis/Gotz/p/book/9781138040243.
  • Casier, T. and DeBardeleben, J. (2017). Conclusion. in: Casier, T. and DeBardeleben, J. eds. EU-Russia relations in crisis: understanding diverging perceptions. Routledge, pp. 238-243. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/EU-Russia-Relations-in-Crisis-Understanding-Diverging-Perceptions/Casier-Debardeleben/p/book/9781138215061.
  • Casier, T. (2017). The EU and Russia in a multilateral setting. in: Casier, T. and DeBardeleben, J. eds. EU-Russia relations in crisis: understanding diverging perceptions. Routledge, pp. 201-218. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/EU-Russia-Relations-in-Crisis-Understanding-Diverging-Perceptions/Casier-Debardeleben/p/book/9781138215061.
  • Casier, T. (2017). EU-Russia relations in crisis : the dynamics of a breakup. in: Casier, T. and DeBardeleben, J. eds. EU-Russia relations in crisis: understanding diverging perceptions. Routledge, pp. 13-29. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/EU-Russia-Relations-in-Crisis-Understanding-Diverging-Perceptions/Casier-Debardeleben/p/book/9781138215061.
  • Casier, T. (2016). Identities and images of competition in the shared neighbourhood: how EU and Russian foreign policies interact. in: Simao, L. and Piet, R. eds. Security in Shared Neighbourhoods. Foreign policies of Turkey, Russia and the EU. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-34. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/security-in-shared-neighbourhoods-r%C3%A9mi-piet/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137499097.
  • Casier, T. (2015). The geopolitics of the EU's decarbonisation strategy: a bird's eye perspective. in: Dupont, C. and Oberthür, S. eds. Decarbonization in the European Union. Internal Policies and External Strategies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 159-179. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/decarbonization-in-the-european-union-claire-dupont/?K=9781137406828.
  • Casier, T. (2015). The EU and Russia. From a marriage of convenience to confrontation. in: Smith, M., Keukeleire, S. and Vanhoonacker, S. eds. The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges. Routledge, pp. 129-145. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415732284.
  • Casier, T. (2015). National Level: How the EU and Russia Manage Their Unintended Impact on Their Common Neighbours. in: Obydenkova, A. and Libman, A. eds. Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia. Ashgate, pp. 89-108. Available at: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472441249.
  • Casier, T. (2013). The European Union and Russia: partners by default? in: Cierco, T. ed. The European Union Neighbourhood: Challenges and Opportunities. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 123-141.

Monograph

  • Casier, T. (2014). Written evidence for inquiry into the EU and Russia, House of Lords (UK), EU External Affairs EU Sub-Committee. House of Lords. Available at: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/eu-sub-c-external-affairs-committee/eu-and-russia/written/14748.html.
  • Korosteleva, E., Casier, T. and Whitman, R. (2014). Building a Stronger Eastern Partnership: Towards an EaP 2.0. Global Europe Centre, University of Kent. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec/research/index.html?tab=policy-papers.

Edited book

  • Casier, T. and DeBardeleben, J. eds. (2017). EU-Russia relations in crisis : understanding diverging perceptions. [Online]. Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/EU-Russia-Relations-in-Crisis-Understanding-Diverging-Perceptions/Casier-Debardeleben/p/book/9781138215061.

Research report (external)

  • Casier, T. (2016). Why the EU-Russia Strategic Partnership could not prevent a confrontation over Ukraine. [Online]. LSE / Dahrendorf Forum. Available at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/publications/reports/pdf/LSE-IDEAS-Avoiding-a-New-Cold-War.pdf.

Forthcoming

  • Casier, T. and Vanhoonacker, S. (2016). Europe and the World.Redefining Europe's Role in a Changing world. Palgrave Macmillan.
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