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Dr Tom Casier

Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Brussels School of International Studies

Tom Casier is Academic Director of the Brussels School of International Studies as well as Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair. He convenes the MA in International Relations and the MA in European Public Policy and teaches the modules EU Politics and Governance and Europe and Global Change.

Tom Casier is Academic Director of the Brussels School of International Studies as well as Jean Monnet Chair and Senior Lecturer in International Relations. He is Deputy Director of the Global Europe Centre: http://www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec/ He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven (KULeuven), where he lectures on political developments in Central and Eastern Europe.

Tom Casier obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Leuven with a dissertation on the transformation process in Central and Eastern Europe. From 1990 to 1999 he worked at the University of Leuven, first as a Researcher of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, later as post-doctoral researcher and as coordinator European Studies. In the following years he worked as Lecturer at EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration) in Maastricht and at EHSAL in Brussels. From 2003 to 2007 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Maastricht, where he was also founding Director of the MA in European Studies.

Currently Tom Casier coordinates a Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group (MRG) on EU-Russia relations, with the Universities of Carleton, St. Petersburg State University and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Current Projects:

Jean Monnet Chair: Europe and Global Change
Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group: EU Russia Relations: Developing a transnational perspective

 

 

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Book
Casier, T. and Vanhoonacker, S. (2016). Europe and the World.Redefining Europe's Role in a Changing world. Palgrave Macmillan.
Casier, T. (2003). Inleiding tot de internationale relaties. Deel 1 & 2. ('Introduction to International Relations'). Brussels: EHSAL.
Book section
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). Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. in: David, M., Gower, J. and Haukkala, H. eds. National Perspectives on Russia. European Foreign Policy in the Making? . Routledge, pp. 118-131.
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.
Casier, T. (2013). The EU's two-track approach to democracy promotion: the case of Ukraine. in: Lavenex, S. and Schimmelfennig, F. eds. Democracy Promotion in the EU's Neighbourhood: From Leverage to Governance? Routledge, pp. 72-93. Available at: http://www.tandf.net/books/search/author/frank_schimmelfennig/.
Casier, T. (2012). The EU's two-track approach to democracy promotion: the case of Ukraine . in: Lavenex, S. and Schimmelfennig, F. eds. Democracy Promotion in the EU's Neighbourhood: From Leverage to Governance? . Routledge. Available at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415523110/.
Casier, T. (2012). Are the policies of Russia and the EU in their shared neighbourhood doomed to clash? in: Kanet, R. E. and Raquel Freire, M. eds. Competing for influence. The EU and Russia in post-Soviet Eurasia. . Dordrecht: Republic of Letters, pp. 31-53. Available at: https://www.rolpub.com/product_info.php?products_id=147.
Casier, T. (2012). The European Neighborhood Policy: Living up to Regional Ambitions? . in: Bindi, F. and Angelescu, I. eds. The Foreign Policy of the European Union. Assessing Europe's Role in the World. Washington: Brookings Press, pp. 99-117. Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2012/theforeignpolicyoftheeuropeanunion.
Casier, T. (2010). The European Neighbourhood Policy: Assessing the EU's Policy toward the Region. in: Bindi, F. ed. The Foreign Policy of the European Union. Assessing Europe's Role in the World. Brookings Institution Press, pp. 99-115. Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2009/theforeignpolicyoftheeuropeanunion.aspx.
Casier, T. (2008). The New Neighbours of the European Union: the Compelling Logic of Enlargement? in: DeBardeleben, J. ed. The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a place for neighbours. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 19-32.
Casier, T. (2007). The clash of integration processes? The shadow effect of the enlarged EU on its Eastern neighbours. in: Malfliet, K., Verpoest, L. and Vinokurov, E. eds. The CIS, the EU and Russia. The Challenges of Integration. . United Kigndom: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 73-94.
Casier, T. and Vanhoonacker, S. (2007). The EU as a global player. in: Blom, T. ed. Reviewing Europe. Maastricht University Press, pp. 107-138.
Casier, T. (2002). Europa in het buitenlands beleid van Rusland ('Europe in Russia's Foreign Policy'). in: Malfliet, K., Bogaert, M. and Verpoest, L. eds. Het Europees Beleid van Rusland. Leuven: Garant.
Casier, T. (1998). The boundaries of europe. An inquiry into Russia's identity. in: Casier, T. and Malfliet, K. eds. Is Russia a European Power? Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven, pp. 45-65.
Casier, T. (1996). Regionalism despite itself: the pecularities of regionalisation in Russia. in: Malfliet, K., Alexeyev, V. and Casier, T. eds. Regionalism in Russia. The Urals Case. Leuven: Institute for European Policy, pp. 13-26.
Article
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. (2016). The different faces of power in EU-Russia relations. Europe-Asia Studies.
Casier, T. (2015). [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.
Casier, T. (2011). Russia's energy leverage over the EU. Myth or Reality? . Perspectives on European Politics and Societies [Online] 12:493-508. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15705854.2011.622963.
Casier, T. (2011). The Rise of Energy to the Top of the EU-Russia Agenda: From Interdependence to Dependence? Geopolitics [Online] 16:536-552. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2011.520862.
Casier, T. (2011). The EU's two-track approach to democracy promotion: the case of Ukraine. Democratization [Online] 18:956-977. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2011.584734.
Casier, T. (2011). The Bilateral Relations of the Benelux Countries with Russia: Between Rhetorical Engagement and Competitive Business Interests. Journal of Contemporary European Studies [Online] 19:237-248. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2011.580912.
Casier, T. (2011). To adopt or not to adopt. Explaining selective rule transfer under the European Neighbourhood Policy. Journal of European Integration 33:37-53.
Casier, T. (2006). Putin's policy towards the West. Reflections on the nature of Russian foreign policy. International Politics 43:384-401.
Casier, T. (2006). European Neighbourhood Policy and the paradoxes of enlargement. Administration and Public Management Review 2.
Casier, T. (2005). Macht, ideologie en de ondergang van de Sovjetunie ('Power, Ideology and the Collapse of the Soviet Union'). Nieuwste Tijd 4:58-64.
Casier, T. (2005). Rusland. Worstelen met het imperiaal verleden? ('Russia. Struggling with Its Imperial Past?'). Oost-Europa Tijdingen 27:47-53.
Casier, T. (2004). Rusland en Europese 'normaliteit' ('Russia and European "normalcy"'). Internationale Spectator 58:162-163.
Casier, T. (2003). De uitbreiding is rond: het perspectief van de buitenstaanders [The EU enlargement has been accomplished: the perspective of the outsiders]. Internationale Spectator 57:146-147.
Casier, T. (2002). De Outsiders van Europa ('The Outsiders of Europe'). De Standaard.
Casier, T. (1999). The Shattered Horizon. How Ideology Mattered to Soviet Politics. Studies in East European Thought 51:35-59.
Casier, T. (1998). Rusland: de stiefdochter van Europa? ('Russia: Europe's stepdaughter?'). Kultuurleven 65:70-74.
Casier, T. (1996). Worstelen met het communisme ('Struggling with Communism'). Kultuurleven 63:74-78.
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.
Edited book
Casier, T. and DeBardeleben, J. eds. (2016). EU-Russia relations in crisis: understanding diverging perceptions. Routledge.
Casier, T. and Malfliet, K. eds. (1998). Is Russia a European Power? The Position of Russia in a New Europe. Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven.
Malfliet, K., Alexeyev, V. and Casier, T. eds. (1996). Regionalism in Russia. Tue Urals Case. Leuven: Institute for European Policy.
Review
Casier, T. (2011). European Foreign Policies. Does Europe Still Matter? Journal of Common Market Studies 49:1363-1364.
Casier, T. (2008). Centraal-Azië: nieuw tornooi der schaduwen? Internationale Spectator 62:48-49.
Casier, T. (2004). BOEKBESPREKINGEN - Rusland en Europese 'normaliteit'. Internationale Spectator 58:162-163.
Monograph
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.
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.
Casier, T., Whitman, R. and Korosteleva, E. (2013). Global Europe Centre Policy Paper. Building a Stronger Eastern Partnership: Towards an EaP 2.0. Global Europe Centre. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec/GEC%20Policy%20Paper.pdf.
Casier, T. (2001). Inleiding tot de internationale relaties. Vol. 1 & 2. [Introduction to International Relations.]. EHSAL, Brussels.
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Tom Casier’s research interests include EU-Russia relations (including energy), Russian foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy / Eastern Partnership and Europe and global change. Recent articles have appeared in International Politics, Journal of European Integration, Democratization, Geopolitics and Europe-Asia Studies.

Current externally funded projects:

Jean Monnet Chair: ‘Europe and Global Change’ (funded by the LLP programme of the European Union), 2012-2015.

Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group ‘EU-Russia Relations: Developing a Transnational Perspective’ (funded by the LLP programme of the European Union), 2013-2015.

This project seeks to create a new transnational perspective on EU-Russia relations, moving beyond the currently dominant EU- and Russia-centred approaches. It does so by creating a durable research network for collaborative research among four leading experts and Jean Monnet Chairs from three contexts: the EU, Russian and external. The partner universities are:

• University of Kent / Brussels School of International Studies (Tom Casier) - coordinator
• Carleton University, Canada (Joan DeBardeleben)
• St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Tatiana Romanova)
• Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (Arne Niemann)

Research links:

Global Europe Centre: http://www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec/
BSIS Research theme: EU, Russia and the Common Neighbourhood: http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/studying/research/projects/eu-russia.html

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At BSIS Tom Casier teaches two MA courses: ‘EU Politics and Governance’ and ‘Europe and Global Change’. He is the Convenor of the MA programmes ‘International Relations’ and ‘European Public Policy’.

At the University of Leuven (KULeuven) Tom Casier lectures on political developments in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Tom Casier supervises PhD students in the fields of International Relations and European Foreign Policy. He welcomes in particular doctoral students working on EU-Russia relations, Russian foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy / Eastern Partnership and the interaction between the policies of the EU and Russia in their shared neighbourhood.

Current PhD students: Irina Zarin, Tomislava Penkova, Erol Kalkan, Moritz Pieper, Carlotta Fagioli, Natalie Girke

PhD students who have completed: Bojan Savic, John Kotsopoulos, Olga Burlyuk, Nur Daut

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Last Updated: 11/05/2017