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Martijn Vlaskamp

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Assistant Professor

Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Research Fellow


Martijn Vlaskamp is Assistant Professor and Research Fellow Juan de la Cierva Incorporación at IBEI. Prior to that he was Beatriu de Pinós fellow (at IBEI) (2018-2021) and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at Yale University and IBEI (2015-2018).

Martijn completed his PhD in International Relations and European Integration at the Autonomous University of 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 natural resource governance, political violence, and EU Foreign Policy. In his work, he often combines these different areas of research. In his current project he studies how a decrease in demand for certain natural resources influences the political stability in countries rich in these resources.

Martijn's research has been published in “West European Politics”, “Cooperation and Conflict” and other peer-reviewed journals. He is the co-editor of two edited volumes. Martijn 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)


2020. Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Fellowship

2018Beatriu 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.Sanciones internacionales: sus “otros” efectos.Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals,Special issueLinkLogo open access
  • 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,219:1-6LinkLogo open access
  • 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,26 (1):176-196Link
  • 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,59(3):407-25LinkLogo open access
  • 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,3(4):978-86LinkLogo open access
  • 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):1115-1138LinkLogo open access
  • Barbé, Esther; Kienzle, Benjamin; Vlaskamp, Martijn


    Henry F. Carey (ed.)

    The Challenges of European Governance in the Age of Economic Stagnation, Immigration, and Refugees.Lanham:Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield.Link
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