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Robert Kissack

Robert Kissack

Associate Professor

Head of Studies

Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD) Coordinator

Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) Co-coordinator

Biography

Robert Hissack has been at IBEI since 2008. His research profile is at the intersection of the foreign policy of the European Union (EU) and international organisation. More specifically, it has centred on the EU as an actor in the multilateral system and his book Pursuing Effective Multilateralism (Palgrave 2010) was one of the first in this field. He specialises in examining the capacity of the EU to operate in many different multilateral organisations, including the ILO, FAO, UN General Assembly and Security Council, the WTO and the IMF. He is currently leading IBEI’s participation in the Horizon 2020 ENGAGE project, as well as the Jean Monnet Networks NORTIA and RENPET. He also work closely with colleagues at IBEI, including Esther Barbé, Oriol Costa and Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués in many projects on European foreign policy.

He teaches two core courses of the Masters in International Relations, (International Relations Theory and Contemporary Issues in International Relations), and Theories of International Security to the students on the Erasmus Mundus ILGSPD students. He is also Head of Studies, Coordinator of the ILGSPD Programme and Co-coordinator of the Mundus MAPP programme.

Background and education

  • (1999) MSc in International Relations, London School of Economics
  • (1997) BA Politics and Economics, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
  • (2006) PhD in International Relations, London School of Economics

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • European Union Studies Association (EUSA)

Research

Research interests

  • European Union foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • International Organizations

Selected publications

  • Kissack, RobertMichaels, EvaFernández, Óscar

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    2022.Unpacking National Parliamentary Perceptions of CSDP Operations, 2016-2021.ENGAGE Working Paper Series,nº 8LinkLogo open access
  • Michaels, EvaKissack, Robert

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    2021.Evaluating the National Acceptability of EU External Action: Conceptual Framework for the ENGAGE Project.ENGAGE Working Paper Series,No.2. Produced for the European Commission:29 ppLinkLogo open access
  • Kissack, Robert.2019.The EU and Controlling the Use of the Death Penalty: An Organising Principle for Which Fundamental Norm?.In:

    Johansson-Nogués, ElisabethVlaskamp, MartijnBarbé, Esther

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    European Union Contested. Foreign Policy in a New Global Context.Springer.Link
  • Kissack, Robert.2017.The EU in the world: from multilateralism to global governance.In:

    Hadfield A, Manners I, Whitman RG, editors

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    Foreign policies of EU member states: continuity and europeanisation.London:Routledge,pp: 16.Link
  • Barbé, Esther; Costa Fernández, Oriol; Kissack, Robert.2016.The EU policy responses to a shifting multilateral system.Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire:Palgrave Macmillan.Link
  • Kissack, Robert.2015.‘Man overboard!’ Was EU influence on the maritime labour convention lost at sea?.Journal of European Public Policy,22 (9):1295-1315Link
  • Kissack, Robert.2014.The EU and Human Rights Promotion.In: A. K. Aarstad, E. Drieskens, K. E. Jørgensen, K. V. Laatikainen & B. Tonra (eds.).The Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy.SAGE (2014),pp: 820-834.
  • Kissack, Robert.2013.How to Lose Friends and Alienate People? The EU as a global social power.Journal of European Social Policy,Vol. 19(2):99-116Link
  • Kissack, Robert.2013.The EU’s Performance in the International Labour Organization.Journal of European Integration,33(6):651-665Link
  • Kissack, Robert.2011.The performance of the European Union in the international labour organization.Journal of European Integration,33:6:651-665LinkLogo open access
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