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Research

In the study of international relations Engelbrekt has just published High-Table Diplomacy: Reshaping International Security Institutions with Georgetown University Press, a book devoted to the growing impact of a ‘polycentric’ international system on the diplomatic practice of great powers especially within the UN Security Council and the G7/G8/G20 (see also Global Governance, no. 2, 2015 and Global Policy, forthcoming). He has in this context recently similarly worked on the evolving US-Russian relations (see Internasjonal politikk, no. 4, 2014), Chinese-Russian relations, and those between Asia’s three ‘giants’—China, India and Japan—on the one hand and the United States and European Union on the other (see Asia-Pacific Review, no. 2, 2012).

In the narrower field of security and strategic studies Engelbrekt pays recurrent attention to NATO, the EU and Swedish national security issues. The NATO Intervention in Libya: Lessons Learned from the Campaign, co-authored and co-edited with Marcus Mohlin and Charlotte Wagnsson (London: Routledge), was published 2014. Previous edited volumes, also on Routledge, are Russia and Europe: Building Bridges, Digging Trenches (2010), with Bertil Nygren, and The European Union and Strategy: An Emerging Actor (2008), with Jan Hallenberg. All three volumes include chapters by other authors. A new project on Sweden’s geostrategic environment was launched at the Swedish Defence University in 2016.

With the 2011 publication of “EU Enlargement and the Emboldening of Institutional Integrity in Central and Eastern Europe: The ‘Tough Test’ of Public Procurement” in European Law Journal (no. 2, 2011), Engelbrekt wrapped up a long-term project examining the expansion of European Union laws, rules and norms to the accession countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Other publications in this area are available in Perspectives on European Politics and Society (no. 2, 2009) and Problems of Post-Communism (no. 4, 2007). In 2015 he embarked on a three-year project devoted to new media, civil society and political mobilization sponsored by the Baltic Sea Foundation, working with media and communication scholars at Södertörn University and University of Calgary.

Appointments

Professor, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership, Swedish Defense University, 2015-

Senior Lecturer (pro tempore), Department of Media & Communication Studies, Södertörn University, 2015-

Senior Lecturer (pro tempore), Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, 2001-2011

Research Analyst, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute, 1990-1994

Fellowships/Assignments

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 2016-

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago & Chicago Council on Global Affairs, spring 2014

Chair, Research Ethics Council, Swedish Defence University, 2013-

Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, fall 2010

Chairman, International Relations Section, Swedish Political Science Association, 2008-2013

Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of War Sciences, 2008-

Board Member, European Institute for the Furtherance of Democracy (Vienna), 2007-

Consultant, Swedish National Center for Crisis Management (CRiSMART), 2004-2005

Visiting Fellow, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, fall 2004

Board Member, International Relations Section, Swedish Political Science Association, 2003-2013

International Consultant, United Nations Development Program, 2002

Secretary-General, Swedish Atlantic Committee, 2000-2005

EUSSIRF Fellow, European University Institute, spring 2000

Coordinator, TEMPUS/PHARE Joint European Project, 1998-2001

Consultant, Economist Intelligence Unit, 1990-1992

Consultant, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Broadcast Division, 1989-1991 and 1995-1996

Guest lectures

University of Tartu, CEURUS/Johan Skytte Institute of Politics, April 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Political Science, April 2014

Chicago Council on Global Affairs, April 2014

Madison Committee on Foreign Relations/University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 2014

Singapore Management University, School of Social Sciences, November 2012

Nanyang Technical University (Singapore), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, October 2012

Kyushu University (Fukuoka), EU Centre, May 2012

Keio University (Tokyo), European Studies Institute in Japan, May 2012

University of Nicosia, Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (Nicosia), April 2009

Institute for Defence Studies (Oslo), November 2008

National Research Council (Ottawa, Canada), September 2006.

Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (Oslo, Norway), September 2006.

University of Bologna at Forlí (Italy), Istituto per l’Europa centrale-orientale e balcanica, February 2006.

European University Institute (Florence, Italy), Department of Law, January 2006

University of Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies, November 2005

University of Bologna (Italy), Istituto per l’Europa centrale-orientale e balcanica, September 2005

Humboldt-Universität Berlin (Germany), Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, September 2004

Publications

Books/co-authored and co-edited volumes

High-Table Diplomacy: The Reshaping of International Security Institutions (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2016).

Uppdragstaktik på svenska [Swedish Mission Type Tactics] (Stockholm: Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences/Swedish Defence University, 2016)

Svensk säkerhetspolitik i Europa och världen [Swedish Security Policy in Europe and the World at Large] (Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik, 2015), 2nd edition, with Arita Holmberg and Jan Ångström.

The NATO Intervention in Libya: Lessons Learned from the Campaign (London: Routledge, 2014), with Marcus Mohlin and Charlotte Wagnsson.

Russia and Europe: Building Bridges, Digging Trenches (London: Routledge, 2010), with Bertil Nygren (reprinted in paperback 2012.)

Svensk säkerhetspolitik i Europa och världen [Swedish Security Policy in Europe and the World at Large] (Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik, 2010), with Jan Ångström.

The European Union and Strategy: An Emerging Actor (London: Routledge, 2008), with Jan Hallenberg (reprinted in paperback 2009).

Managing Political Crises in Bulgaria: Pragmatism and Procrastination (Stockholm: Swedish National Defense College, 2005), with Markus Förberg.

Security Policy Reorientation in Peripheral Europe: A Comparative-Perspectivist Approach (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002).

Europeisk säkerhetspolitik [The Making of European Security Policy] (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2000), with Lisbeth Aggestam, Lotta Wagnsson and Mike Winnerstig.

Journal articles

 “Multilateralism Matters More? Exploring the Opportunities to End Climate Negotiations Gridlock,” Global Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 4-5, 2015, 399-410.

”Mission Creep? The Non-Traditional Security Agenda of the G7/G8 and the Nascent Role of the G20,” Global Governance, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2015, 537-556.

“Responsibility Shirking at the United Nations Security Council: Constraints, Frustrations, Remedies,” Global Policy, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2015, 369-378.

“Den ‘återställda’ dialogen USA-Ryssland: multilateral diplomati I ISSE och FN:s Säkerhetsråd 2009-2011” (The US-Russia Dialogue ‘Reset’: Multilateral Diplomacy in the OSCE and the UN Security Council 2009-2011), in Internasjonal politikk, Vol. 71, No. 4, 2013, 531-558.

“The Missing Link in the EU's Nascent Strategic Approach toward Asia: Military Diplomacy,” in Asia-Pacific Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012, 62-84.

“EU Enlargement and the Emboldening of Institutional Integrity in Central and Eastern Europe: The ‘Tough Test’ of Public Procurement,” in European Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. No. 2, March 2011, 230-251.

Après le non-alignement,” in Nordiques, No. 19, Printemps-été 2009, 1-17.

“What Carl Schmitt Picked Up in Weber’s Seminar. A Historical Controversy Revisited,” in The European Legacy, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2009, 667-684.

”The Impact of Enlargement on Institutional Integrity in Central and Eastern Europe”, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, vol. 10, no. 2, Spring 2009, 167-180.

“Efter alliansfriheten” (After Nonalignment), in Kungliga Krigsvetenskapsakademiens handlingar och tidskrift [The Proceedings and Journal of the Royal War Academy], Vol. 212, No. 6, 2008, 49-66.

“Bulgaria’s EU Accession and the Issue of Accountability: An End to Buck-Passing?” in Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2007, 3-14.

”Ingen skräll? EU:s östutvidgning” [No Bang? The EU Enlargement], in Internationella studier [International Studies], No. 4, Winter 2004, 36-46.

 “Back to Basics? International Engagement and Recurring Conflict in Southeastern Europe,” in The Global Review of Ethnopolitics, Vol. 3, Issue ¾, March/June 2004, 44-59.

“Multiple Asymmetries: The European Union’s Neo-Byzantine Approach to Eastern Enlargement”, in International Politics, Vol. 39, No. 1, (March) 2002, 37-52.

“Den sjuttonde alliansmedlemmen?” [The Seventeenth Alliance Member?] in Internationella studier [International Studies], No. 4, 1999, 61-72.

“Östra Centraleuropa: ett säkerhetskomplex?” [East Central Europe: A Security Complex?] in Kungliga Krigsvetenskapsakademiens handlingar och tidskrift [The Proceedings and Journal of the Royal War Academy], Vol. 202, No. 4, 1998, 123-136.

“Unfinished Democracy: Political Transformation in Southeastern Europe”, in Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 44, November-December 1997, 3-12.

Book chapters

“Småstaten Sverige: numera bindningsbenägen?” [Small State Sweden: Ready for Commitment?], in Bo Huldt and Gunilla Herolf (eds.), På egen hand eller tillsammans? Sverige i det nya Europa [Alone or Accompanied? Sweden in the New Europe] (Stockholm: Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, 2013), 228-254.

“Mobility and the Notion of Attainable Reach,” in Giuseppina Pellegrino (ed.), The Politics of Proximity: Mobility and Immobility in Practice (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011), 31-42.

“From Neutrality to Solidarity: Swedish Security Policy after EU Accession,” in James Sperling and Victor Papacosma (eds.) Europe’s Neutrals and European Security in the 21st Century (London: Routledge, forthcoming).

 “International System,” in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Leonardo Morlino (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Political Science (London: Sage, 2011).

“Norms,” in George Thomas Kurian et al. (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Political Science (Washington D.C.: CP Press, 2010).

“International Aid and the Process of Legalization: The Extreme Case of the European Union’s Eastward Enlargement,” in David Lehrer and Anna Korhonen (eds.), Western Aid in Postcommunism: Effects and Side-Effects (Basingstoke: Palgrave, forthcoming).

“The Impact of Enlargement on EU Actorness: Enhanced Capacity, Weakened Cohesiveness,” in Jan Hallenberg and Håkan Karlsson (eds.), Changing Transatlantic Security Relations: Do the U.S, the EU and Russia form a New Strategic Triangle? (London: Routledge, 2006), 18-43, with Magnus Ekengren.

“Nationalism,” in Jakob Gustavsson and Jonas Tallberg (eds.), Internationella relationer [International Relations] (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006), 375-394.

“Group-Rights Theory Meets Balkan Secessionism,” in Ishtiaq Ahmed (ed.), The Politics of Group Rights: The State and Multiculturalism (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005), 76-100.

“Political Studies in the Vortex: The Legacies of Meinecke, Schmitt and Voegelin,” in Transitions: Essays in Honour of Kjell Goldmann (Stockholm: Department of Political Science, 2003).

“Posledstvija ot chlenstvo v Evropeiskija sajuz na publichnata administratsija: shvedskijat opit” [Consequences of Membership in the European Union on Public Administration: The Swedish Experience], in Ingrid Shikova (ed.), Evropejska integratsija (Sofia: Institute for European Studies and Information, 2001), 91-100.

“Etnonationalism på Balkan—tre exempel ur ett historiskt perspektiv” [Ethnonationalism in the Balkans—Three Examples in Historical Perspective], in Lisbeth Aggestam et al. Identitet, politisk kultur och internationalisering [Identity, Political Culture and Internationalization] (Stockholm: Stockholm University, Department of Political Science), Rapport No. 1995: 2, 15-30.

“The Bulgarian Socialist Party: Unity at Any Cost,” in Wolfgang Höpken (ed.), Revolution in Raten: Bulgariens Weg in Die Demokratie  (München: Südost Europa Verlag, 1995), 83-116.

Review articles

of Christine Agius, The Social Construction of Swedish Neutrality: Challenges to Swedish Identity and Sovereignty (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006), and Robert Dalsjö, Life-Line Lost: The Rise and Fall ’Neutral’ Sweden’s Secret Reserve Option of Wartime Help from the West (Stockholm: Santérus International, 2006), in Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009, 154-157.

”Darker Legacies, Schmitt’s Shadow, and Europe,” German Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2006, 109-126.

“Kontroversiellt tankegods i europeisk rätt” [Controversial Legacy in European Legal Thought], Europarättslig tidskrift [Journal of European Law], No. 1, 2006, p. 185-197.

“Vidgade vyer i studiet av säkerhetspolitik” [Widening Horizons in the Study of Security], Internationella studier [International Studies], No. 2, 2001, 97-102.

Reviews

of Alex Prichard, Justice, Order and Anarchy: The International Political Theory of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (London: Routledge, 2013), in Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift [Journal of Political Science] Vol. 115, 2013, 263-266.

of Wilhelm Agrell, Ett krig här och nu: från svensk fredsoperation till upprorsbekämpning i Afghanistan 2001-2014 [A War Here and Now: From Swedish Peace Operation to Counter-Insurgence in Afghanistan, 2001-2014] (Stockholm: Atantis, 2013), in Militärhistorisk tidskrift [Journal of Military History], Vol. 34, 2013.

of John P. McCormick, Machiavellian Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), in Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift [Journal of Political Science] Vol. 113, 2011, 482-486.

of Nils Bruzelius, Near Friendly or Neutral Shores: The Deployment of the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines and US Policy towards Scandinavia, 1957-1963 (Stockholm: Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, 2007), in Krigsvetenskapliga akademiens handlingar och tidskrift [The Proceedings and Journal of the Royal War Academy], No. 4, 2007, 63-69.

of Edward W. Said, Humanism and Democratic Criticism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004) in Tidskrift för politisk filosofi [Journal of Political Philosophy], No. 1, 2005, 57-60.

”“En bättre återförsäkring än vi anade”?” [A Better Reinsurance Policy than We Suspected?] in Internationella studier [International Studies], No. 1, 2003, 3-11.

of Zheliu Zhelev, V goliamata politika [In Big Politics], in Nationalities Papers, 1998, 352-354.

of Armin von Bogdandy (ed.), Die Europäische Option. Eine interdisziplinäre Analyse über Herkunft, Stand und Perspektiven der europäischen Integration (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1993), in Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift [Journal of Political Science], Vol. 99, No. 3, 1996, 362-366.

Recent conference papers

“High-Table Diplomacy: Reconceptualizing the Study of International Security Institutions,” paper presented at the Annual ISA Convention, Atlanta, 16-19 March 2016. 

“Multipolarity and Its Sponsors,” paper presented at the 56th Annual ISA Convention, New Orleans, 18-21 February, 2015.

“Minilateralism Matters More? Exploring Opportunities to End Climate Negotiations Gridlock,” paper presented at the 56th Annual ISA Convention, New Orleans, 18-21 February, 215.

“Still the Intransigent Insider? Russia and Global Security Institutions,” paper presented at the 13th Aleksanteri Conference, University of Helsinki, 23-25 October 2013.

“Mission Creep? The Emerging Soft Security Agenda of the G20,” paper presented at the 1st European Workshops on International Studies, University of Tartu, 5-8 June 2013.

“Institutionalizing the Rule of Law in Southeastern Europe: The Uniqueness of the EU’s Eastward Enlargement,” paper presented at the ASN 17th Annual World Convention, Columbia University (New York), 19-21 April 2012.

“Torn Souls: Expectations and Aspirations of Home- and Hostlands on Mega Power Diasporas,” paper presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Seattle, USA, 2-5 September, 2011.

“Loyal, Disloyal, Torn or Indifferent? Diaspora Communities in the Age of Mega Powers,” paper presented at the International Political Science Association/European Consortium for Political Research conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, 16-19 February, 2011.

“Formations of Violence? Political Community and the Approaching Multipolarity,” and “From Neutrality to Solidarity: Swedish Security Policy after EU Accession,” papers presented at the 49th Annual ISA Convention, New Orleans, 16-20 February, 2010.

“European Energy Policy Meets Russian Bilateralism: The Case of South Eastern Europe,” paper co-authored with Ilian Vassilev and presented at the ASN 14th Annual World Convention, Columbia University (New York), 23-25 April 2009.

“European Union/ Acquis/ at Work: Institutional Divergence and Convergence in the New Member States, paper co-authored with Antonina Bakardjieva and presented at the 38th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Central European University, Budapest, 26-30 June 2008.

“Mobility and the Notion of Attainable Reach,” paper presented at the 38th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Central European University, Budapest, 26-30 June 2008.

“Political Community and Globalization: A Political Sociology Approach,” paper presented at the ASN 13th Annual World Convention, Columbia University (New York), 10-12 April 2008.

“What Carl Schmitt Picked Up in Weber’s Seminar: An Historical Controversy Revisited,” paper presented at conference Focal Point Germany, Center for German Studies, Södertörn University College, 8-9 November 2007.

“The European Union: A Strategic Actor under Permanent Construction?” paper presented at the ECPR Standing Group Conference, Turin, Italy, 12-15 September 2007.

“The Impact of Enlargement on Institutional Integrity in Central and Eastern Europe,” paper presented at conference “Romania and Bulgaria in Comparative Perspective,” the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, 26-28 January 2007.

“Enlargement and the Evolution of Institutional Integrity in Central and Eastern Europe: The ‘New York Test,’” paper presented at the Third Pan-European Conference on European Politics, ECPR Standing Group on European Politics, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

“Unfinished Business: Bulgaria’s EU Accession and the Issue of Accountability,” paper presented at the conference “Contributing to Lasting Stability: The European Union’s Role in South East Europe,” Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, 15 September 2006.

“The Impact of Enlargement on EU Actorness: Enhanced Capacity, Weakened Cohesiveness,” paper presented at the 44th Annual ISA Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25-February-1 March 2005, with Magnus Ekengren.

“The Challenge of Delimitation: Law, Politics and Economics in the New Member States”, After EU Enlargement: Changes and Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region, Center for German Studies/Södertörn College, 19-20 November 2004.

“Doubleclick. Installing the Acquis in Central and Eastern Europe”, epsnet Annual Conference 2004: Charles University, Prague, 18-19 June 2004 (http://www.epsnet.org/Publications/2004Proceedings/Papers2004.asp)

“The Case for Perspectivism in IR,” paper presented at the 44th Annual ISA Convention, Portland, Oregon, USA, 25-February-1 March 2003.

“Snags, Snubs and Snipers: Group Rights Theory Meets Balkan Secessionism”, paper presented at the conference “Group Rights and Differentiated Citizenship”, Stockholm University, 21-22 September 2001.

“Europe and the Postcommunist Balkans in the 21st Century: The Promise of Attainable Reach”, paper presented at the Sixth Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University (New York),  5-7 April 2001.