Anders Wivel

Anders Wivel

Professor

Primary fields of research

1) Foreign policy, in particular the foreign and security policies of small European states

2) European integration and security, in particular the exercise of power politics and the role of small states in the EU

3) International Relations theory, in particular the realist tradition.

In addition, my research interests include geopolitics, international security, the transatlantic relationship and globalisation.

My research seeks to advance our understanding of how power politics is being transformed in the Euro-Atlantic area and how this transformation affects both the challenges and opportunities of small states. In general my work engages strongly with the realist perspective on international relations, and my research publications include purely theoretical work as well as in-depth theoretically informed empirical analyses based on a variety of written sources and interviews.

I welcome enquiries on supervision related to my primary research areas. Students interested in small state foreign policy, including the policies of Denmark and the other Nordic countries, are encouraged to check out this online forum from the Erasmus+ funded strategic partnership Small States in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

Member of the Department of Political Science research group on International Relations, Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) and Cente for European Politics (CEP). Cooperates on a regular basis with Centre for Military Studies (CMS)

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Small State Diplomacy after the Corona Crisis

    Pedi, R. & Wivel, Anders, 26 Oct 2020, In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 15, 4, p. 611-623

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Soft Balancing, Institutions, and Peaceful Change

    Wivel, Anders & Paul, T. V., 2020, In: Ethics and International Affairs. 34, 4, p. 473-485

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Handbook on the Politics of Small States

    Baldacchino, G. (ed.) & Wivel, Anders (ed.), 2020, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 448 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    International Institutions and Power Politics: Bridging the Divide

    Wivel, Anders (ed.) & Paul, T. V. (ed.), 2019, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 268 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Punching above their weight, but why? Explaining Denmark and Estonia in the transatlantic relationship

    Wivel, Anders & Crandall, M., 2019, In: Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 17, 3, p. 392-419

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    The Power of Peaceful Change: The Crisis of the European Union and the Rebalancing of Europe’s Regional Order

    Wivel, Anders & Wæver, Ole, 1 Jun 2018, In: International Studies Review. 20, 2, p. 317-325

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Forerunner, follower, exceptionalist or bridge builder?

    Wivel, Anders, 2018, In: Global Affairs. 4, 4-5, p. 419-434

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    How do small island states maximize influence? Creole diplomacy and the smart state foreign policy of the Seychelles

    Bueger, Christian & Wivel, Anders, 4 May 2018, In: Journal of the Indian Ocean Region. 14, 2, p. 170-188

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    What Happened to the Nordic Model for International Peace and Security?

    Wivel, Anders, 2017, In: Peace Review. 29, 4; Peace Journalism, p. 489-496 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Vulnerability without capabilities? Small state strategy and the international counter-piracy agenda

    Smed, U. T. & Wivel, Anders, 2 Jan 2017, In: European Security. 26, 1, p. 79-98

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Realism in Foreign Policy Analysis

    Wivel, Anders, 2017, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 27 (Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Vol. Politics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopedia chapterResearchpeer-review

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