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Dr Tom Casier

Reader in International Relations & Jean Monnet Chair

Brussels School of International Studies

Tom Casier is Reader in International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair. He teaches in the fields of International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy.

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.

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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). 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. (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. (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. (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. (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. and Vanhoonacker, S. (2007). The EU as a global player. in: Blom, T. ed. Reviewing Europe. Maastricht University Press, pp. 107-138.
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. (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). 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. (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. (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.
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. (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 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). 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. (2006). European Neighbourhood Policy and the paradoxes of enlargement. Administration and Public Management Review 2.
Casier, T. (2006). Putin's policy towards the West. Reflections on the nature of Russian foreign policy. International Politics 43:384-401.
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
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.
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 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]

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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.


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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 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.



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