Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Kalypso Nicolaïdis


Professor of International Relations, Faculty Fellow, St Antonys College
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St Antony's College

Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations and director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford. She was previously associate professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is chair of Southeastern European Studies at Oxford and Council member of the European Council of Foreign Relations. In 2012-2013, she was Emile Noel-Straus Senior Fellow at NYU Law School (2012-2013). In 2008-2010, she was a member of the Gonzales reflection group on the future of Europe 2030 set up by the European Council. She also served as advisor on European affairs to George Papandreou in the 90s and early 2000s, the Dutch government in 2004, the UK government, the European Parliament, the European Commission, OECD and UNCTAD. She has published widely on international relations, global governance, trade ethics, law and democracy promotion, as well as the internal and external aspects of European integration in numerous journals including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy and International Organization. Her last books are Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies (edited with Sebe and Maas, IB Tauris), Normative Power Europe Revisited (edited with Whitman, Journal Conflict and Cooperation) and European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Context (ed w/ Lacroix, OUP, 2010).  She is a graduate of Sciences-Po (1982) and received her PhD from Harvard in 1993. More information - including publications - can be found on her website: http://kalypsonicolaidis.com/

International Relations Theory; Contemporary IR; International Political Economy; European Integration; Research Methods

For a full list of my publications by issue area and co-author please consult my website:
website: http://kalypsonicolaidis.com/

Selected Publications


Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies, edited with Berny Sebe and Gabi Maas, 2014

European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts, edited with Justine Lacroix, OUP, 2010

Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Memory and Conflict in a Transnational Era, edited with Dimitar Bechev, I.B. Tauris, 2009

Under the Long Shadow of Europe - Greeks and Turks in the era of Postnationalism, edited with Kerem Öktem and Othon Anastasakis, The Hague: Brill, 2009

Whose Europe? National Models and the Constitution of the European Union, edited with Stephen Weatherill, European Studies at Oxford Series, Oxford University Print, fall 2003.

The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the US and the EU, edited with Robert Howse, Oxford University Press, 2001.

The Greek Paradox: Promise vs Performance, edited with Graham Allison, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996.

Strategic Trends in Services - An Inquiry into the Global Services Economy, edited with Albert Bressand, New York: Harper and Row, 1989.

Special Issues

Normative Power Europe Revisited, edited with Richard Whitman. Special Issue of Conflict and Cooperation, June 2013, 48 (2)

The changing landscape of European constitutionalism, edited with Pavlos Eleftheriadis, and Joseph Weiler, Special Issue of International Journal Constitutional Law (2011) 9(3-4)

Articles and Chapters

“Southern Barbarians? A post-colonial critic of EUniversalism” in Echoes of Colonialisms: The Present of Europe’s Colonial Pasts, edited with Berny Sebe and Gabi Maas, forthcoming

“The Decentering Agenda: Europe as a Post-Colonial Power” w/ Nora Fisher Onar in Conflict and Cooperation,June 2013, 48 (2) 283-303 48(2)

“The Western Condition: Turkey, the US and the EU in the New Middle East” w/ Karabekir Akkoyunlu and Kerem Öktem, SEESOX paper Series, February 2013

“European Demoicracy and Its Crisis,” Journal of Common Market Studies March2013 Volume 51. Number 2. pp. 351–369

“The Idea of European Demoicracy” in Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law Julie Dickson and Pavlos Eleftheriadis, editors, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

“Rethinking Europe’s Rule of Law and Enlargement Agenda: The Fundamental Dilemma” w/Kleinfeld. Jean Monnet Working Paper 12/12. ” Jean Monnet Working Paper 12/12 NYU School of Law

“Epilogue” in Kerem Oktem, Ayse Kadioglu and Mehmet Karli, Another Empire? A Decade of Turkey’s Foreign Policy Under the Justice and Development Party” (Istanbul: Bilgi University Press)

“Hercules vs Sisyphus: The path to democratically sustainable reform in Greece” w/ Jens Bastian in Othon Anastasakis, Dorian Singh (eds) Reforming Greece: Sisyphean task or Herculean challenge?(Oxford: SEESOX publications, May 2012)

“Trusting the poles, Mark 2: towards a regulatory peace theory,” in Ioannis Lianos and Okeoghene Odudu Regulating Trade in Services in the EU and the WTO: Trust, Distrust and Economic Integration, Cambridge University Press, 2012

“The Choice for Sustainable Solidarity in Post-Crisis Europe”, with Juri Viehoff, in 'Solidarity for Sale', Europe in Dialogue 2012 / 01, Bertelsmann Stiftung

“Foreword: The changing landscape of European constitutionalism” with Eleftheriadis, and J.H.H. Weiler, in Int J Constitutional Law (2011) 9(3-4): 673-677

“Germany as Europe: How the Constitutional Court unwittingly embraced demoi-cracy: A Comment on Franz Mayer,” International Journal of Constitutional Law (2011), Vol. 9 No. 3-4, 786-792

“Sustainable Integration: Towards EU 2.0?” The JCMS Annual Review Lecture, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2010 Volume 48 Annual Review pp. 21–54

“EU 2.0: Towards Sustainable integration”, 12 July 2010, OpenDemocracy.

“European Stories: An Introduction” w/ Justine Lacroix in Justine Lacroix and Kalypso Nicolaidis, eds, European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts, edited OUP, October 2010

“From Policy to Polity: Can the EU’s special relations with its Neighbourhood be Decentred?” with Dimitar Bechev, Journal of Common Market Studies, June 2010

"Introduction: Frontiers, Memory and Conict in the Mediterranean,” w/ Dimitar Bechevin Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Memory and Conflict in a Transnational Era, edited by Dimitar Bechev and Kalypso Nicolaidis, I.B. Tauris, 2009

“Introduction: The long shadow of Europe. “ w/ Othon Anastasakis and Kerem Öktem“ in Under the Long Shadow of Europe - Greeks and Turks in the era of Postnationalism, edited with Kerem Oktem and Othon Anastasakis, The Hague: Brill, 2009

“The Trade-Migration Linkage: GATS Mode IV,” with Alex Betts in Eagleton-Pierce, Jones, Nicolaidis (eds), Building Blocks Towards a Global Trade Ethics, Oxford GTE Programme, WP Series, July 2009

“Towards a Global Trade Ethics” with Robert Howse in Eagleton-Pierce, Jones, Nicolaidis (eds), Building Blocks Towards a Global Trade Ethics, Oxford GTE Programme, WP Series, July 2009

“The European Union's Democratic Agenda” with Paul Magnette in The EU and Global Governance, in M. Telò (ed), London, New York, Routledge: 43-63, 2009

“One Union, One Story? In Praise of Europe’s Narrative Diversity” w/ Janie Pelabay in Alex Warleigh-Lack, eds Reflections on European Integration, Palgrave 2008

“Why the European Union strengthens Turkish secularism", with Hakan Altinay, in Open Democracy, September 2008.

“Europe, Africa and EPAs: opportunity or car-crash?” with Paul Collier, Open Democracy, January 2008

“Kir Forever? The Journey of a Political Scientist in the landscape of recognition”, in Maduro, ed, The Past and Future of EU Law; The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty Hart Publishing, 2010

Can a Post-Colonial Power Export the Rule of Law? Element of a General Framework” w/ Rachel Kleinfeld, inGianluigi Palombella and Neil Walker (eds),Relocating the Rule of Law (Oxford: Hart, 2008)

“Tensions in Transitional Justice”, w/ Phil Clark, Zachary D. Kaufman, in After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond [p.-p.] (Phil Clark & Zachary D. Kaufman, eds.) (New York, NY: Columbia University Press and London, UK: C. Hurst & Co., 2008)

“Democracy without Sovereignty: The Global Vocation of Political Ethics', w/ Robert Howse inThe Shifting Allocation of Authority in International Law: Considering Sovereignty, Supremacy and Subsidiarity (Tomer Broude and Yuval Shany, eds., Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2008) at pp.163-191

“Comment raconter l’Europe tout en prenant la diversité narrative au sérieux?” w/ Janie Pelabay, Raison Publique: Ethique, Politique et Société, numero 7, October 2007

“Europe in the Mirror of the Mediterranean,” w/ Dimitri Nicolaïdis, In Thierry Fabre and Paul Sant Cassia, Between Europe and the Mediterranean, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

“Our Democratic Atonement: Why we Need an Agora Europe” The People’s Project? New European Treaty and the Prospects for Future Negotiations, Brussels, European Policy Centre, December 2007

“Les Fins de l’Europe” In Bronislaw Geremek and Robert Picht, eds Visions d’Europe, Paris: Odile Jacob, 2007

"Integration Without Accession: The EU's Special Relationship with the Countries in its Neighborhood", Report to the European Parliament (with Dimitar Bechev), October 2007.

“The European Union presidency: a practical compromise,” w/ Simone Bunse, October 2007, Opendemocracy.

"Trusting the Poles? Constructing Europe through mutual recognition", Journal of European Public Policy, 14:5, 682-698, August 2007.

"Mutual recognition 'on trial': the long road to services liberalization", w/ Susanne Schmidt Journal of European Public Policy, 14:5, 717-734, August 2007.

“Europe at fifty: towards a new single act” (w/ Philippe Herzog), Open democracy, June 2007

“Bringing Federalism Back In”, in Knud Erik Jorgensen et al. (eds.) Handbook of European Union Politics , 2007 (with R. Daniel Kelemen).

"Big versus Small: Shared Leadership and Power Politics in the Convention", (with Simone Bunse and Paul Magnette), in C. Mazzucelli and D. Beach, (eds.), Leadership in the Big Bangs of European Integration, 2006.

“Constitutionalizing the Federal Vision?", in Anand Menon and Martin Schain (eds.) Comparative Federalism, OUP 2006

"Notre Demoï-cratie européenne: La Constellation Transnationale à l'horizon Patriotisme Constitutionnel" in Politique européenne , No 19, Spring 2006.

"The European Union as a Conflicted Trade Power", in Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 13 No. 6, 2006, pp. 906-925 (with Sophie Meunier).

“Europe and beyond: struggles for recognition” Open democracy, February 2006

"Transnational Mutual Recognition Regimes: Governance without Global Government,"(with Gregory Shaffer), Michigan Review of International Law, Vol 68 (2005), pp. 267-322. Also available as " IIJJ Working Paper No. 2005/06.

“United States of Europe?”, in New Humanist, November-December 2005.

“The Future of the Constitutional Process in the European Union,” European Parliament. Constitutional Committee Report, October 2005 (with Andrew Moravcsik).

"The Struggle for EUrope"Dissent, Fall 2005.

"UE: Un Moment Tocquevillien", in Politique Etrangere, 3: 2005.

"Is the Commission the Small Member States' Best Friend?", (with Bunse, S. and Magnette, P.), (Stockholm: Swedish Institute of European Policy Studies), 2005.

"Shared Leadership in the EU: Theory and Reality', (with Bunse, S. and Magnette, P.), in Curtin, D., Kellermann, A.E., and Blockmans, S. (eds) (2005) The EU Constitution: The Best Way Forward? (The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press).

A Compact Between the United States and Europe(co-authored) February 2005, Brookings Institute.

"Coping with the Lilliput Syndrome: Large vs. Small Member States in the European Convention, European Public Law Vol. 11, 1, pp.83-102, 2005 (with Paul Magnette).

"How to Fix Europe's Image Problem", Foreign Policy, May-June 2005 (with Andrew Moravcsik).

"The European Union as a Trade Power"in Christopher Hill and Michael Smith (eds) (2005) The International Relations of the European Union (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (with Sophie Meunier).

The new constitution as european 'demoi-cracy'?“ in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 76 – 93

"The EuroMed beyond Civilisational Paradigms", with Dimitri Nicolaïdis, in Adler and Crawford (eds) The Convergence of Civilizations? Constructing a Mediterranean Region (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004).

"We, the Peoples of Europe...", in Foreign Affairs, November/December 2004 pp.97-110

"In Defence of Europe - A Response to Kagan", Journal of European Affairs, September 2004 (with Anand Menon and Jennifer Welsh).

"The Power of the Superpowerless", in Tod Lindberg (ed) Beyond Paradise and Power: Europe, America, and the Future of a Troubled Partnership, Routledge, 2004.

“L'Union Européenne, puissance post-coloniale en Méditerranée ? » in Colonialism et postcolonialism en Méditerranée, sous la direction de Thierry Fabre, Marseille : éditions Parenthèses, 2004.

"What is in a Name: Europe's Federal Future and the Convention on the Future of Europe" in The Journal of European Law, January 2004. Published in abridged form in European Voice "Future of Europe Talks should be FUN" March 20, 2003.

The European Convention: Bargaining in the Shadow of Rhetoric", West European Politics, April 2004.

La Turquie dans l’Union, et Miroir de l’Europe, Mouvement, N 31 2004/1

"Diversity or Cacophony? The Continuing Debate over Sources of International Law"(with Joyce Tong), Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol 24 (2004), pp. 1349-1375.

"Getting to Yes: Suggestions for Embellishment of the Annan Plan for Cyprus"(with Othon Anastasakis and Gilles Bertrand) South East European Studies Programme Report, February 2004.

“Quelle Justice au dela de l’Etat-Nation? Deux Paradigmes pour l’Europe” (avec Justine Lacroix) Mouvements, 2004/5 (n35)

"Notre Démo-cratie européenne; Cette constitution est-elle une troisième voie pour l'Europe?", in L' Europe en Partage, Lignes/ Editions Léo Scheer, Numéro Spécial, en coédition avec la revue Transeuropéennes Paris, February 2004.

“We, the Peoples of Europe,” in The Democratic Papers, British Council (Brussels), May 2004, pp.20-32.

"Coping with the Lilliput Syndrome: Large vs. Small Member States in the European Convention, Politique Europeene no. 14, Spring 2004 (with Paul Magnette).

"Turkey is European... for Europe's sake", in Turkey and the European Union: From Association to Accession?, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, January 2004

“We the Peoples of Europe.” Open Democracy, December 2003.

"Living with Our Differences", in Nikos Kotzias, (ed.), The Future Transatlantic Relations, Palgrave, 2003.

Large and Small Member States: Reinventing the Balance / Grands et petits Etats dans l'Union européenne : réinventer l'équilibre(with Paul Magnette), Notre Europe, May 2003.

"La Constitution a l'aune de notre Demoi-cratie Européenne," Revue Transeuropéenne, Paris: October 2003. "The New Constitution as European Demoi-cracy?,"London: Federal Trust, December 2003.

"Our European Demoi-cracy: Is this Constitution a Third Way for Europe?"in Nicolaidis, Kalypso and Stephen Weatherill (eds), Whose Europe? National Models and the Constitution of the European Union, European Studies at Oxford Series, Oxford University Press, Fall 2003.

"The EuroMed beyond Civilisational Paradigms", with Dimitri Nicolaïdis, in Adler and Crawford (eds) The Convergence of Civilizations? Constructing a Mediterranean Region (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004)

"We, the Peoples of Europe", in Foreign Affairs, November/December 2004, pp.97-110"Enhancing WTO Legitimacy: Constitutionalization or Global Subsidiarity?" with Robert Howse in Marco Verweij and Timothy Josling (eds), Deliberately Democratizing Multilateral Organization, (special issue of) Governance volume 16, number 1, January 2003.

"Order and Justice Beyond the Nation-State: Europe's Competing Paradigms" with Justine Lacroix, in Rosemary Foot, John Gaddis and Andrew Hurrell (eds), Order and Justice in International Relations (Oxford: OUP, 2003)

"'This is my Utopia' --The EU, the WTO, Global Governance and Global Justice: Synergies of Crisis, Narratives of Projection," with Robert Howse, in Journal Of Common Market Studies, (Special Anniversary issue), 2003; and in: Joseph H H Weiler, John Peterson and Iain Begg (eds) Integration in an Expanding European Union: Reassessing the Fundamentals (Oxford and Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing), 2003

"Revisiting Trade Competence in the European Union: Amsterdam, Nice, and Beyond" with Sophie Meunier, in Madeleine O. Hosli, Adrian van Deemen and Mika Widgren (eds.), Institutional Challenges in the European Union, London/New York: Routledge 2002