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Martijn Vlaskamp

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Research Fellow Beatriu de Pinós


Martijn Vlaskamp is a Beatriu de Pinós fellow at IBEI. From 2015-2018 he was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at Yale University and IBEI.

Martijn completed his PhD in International Relations and European Integration at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. As part of his PhD research, he was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge and the Belgian Royal Institute for International Relations EGMONT.

His research interests include European Foreign Policy and Armed Conflicts Studies, with a special emphasis on the role of natural resources. In his current project, he will look at the perceptions and ideas of policymakers, experts and the general public concerning different conflict prevention and crisis management policies.

Martijn's research has been published in “West European Politics”, “Cooperation and Conflict” and other peer-reviewed journals. He has been funded by the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

Background and education

  • (2014) PhD in International Relations and European Integration, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • (2009) MA in European Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster (Germany)
  • (2009) MSc in European Studies, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
  • (2008) BSc/BA in Public Administration (dual degree), University of Twente (The Netherlands) and Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster (Germany)


2018. Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship

2015. MSCA Global Fellowship

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • International Studies Assocation
  • European Union Studies Association


Research interests

  • EU foreign policy
  • Natural resources and conflicts
  • Conflict management
  • Armed Conflicts

Selected publications

  • Daniels, Lesley-AnnVlaskamp, Martijn (coordinators)

    2021.Violencia política.Tecnos.Link
  • Portela, Clara; Vlaskamp, Martijn (coords.)

    2020.International sanctions: The “other” effects.Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals,Special issueLink
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn.2019.First, do no harm: five questions the EU needs to keep in mind for a sensitive approach to conflict resources.CIDOB Notes Internacionals,219Link
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn.2019.Good Natural Resource Governance: How Does the EU Deal with the Contestation of Transparency Standards?.In:

    Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

    European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Springer.Link
  • Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

    2019.European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Springer.Link
  • Muro, Diego; Vidal, Guillem; Vlaskamp, Martijn

    2019.Does international recognition matter? Support for unilateral secession in Catalonia and Scotland.Nations and nationalism,Link
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn.2018.The European Union and natural resources that fund armed conflicts: Explaining the EU’s policy choice for supply chain due-diligence requirements.Cooperation and Conflict. SAGE journals,Link
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn; Partzsch, Lena

    2016.Mandatory Due Diligence for 'Conflict Minerals’ and Illegally Logged Timber: Emergence and Cascade of a New Norm on Foreign Accountability.The Extractive Industries and Society,Link
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn; Muro, Diego

    2016.How do prospects of EU membership influence support for secession? A survey experiment in Catalonia and Scotland.West European Politics,39 (6):1115-1138Link
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn.2014.Gobernanza y autoridades privadas (Governance and Private Authorities).In: Esther Barbé (ed.).La Unión Europea en las Relaciones Internacionales (The European Union in International Relations).Madrid:Tecnos,pp: 415-433.Link
  • Vlaskamp, Martijn; Kienzle, Benjamin; Barbé, Esther

    2014.An ever weaker Union? The European Union in Global Governance Institution.In: H.F.Carey (ed.).The European Union and Human Rights.Lanham (MD):Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield.
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