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Professor Han Dorussen

Position in departmentResearch leave 2017 - 2018
Staff positionProfessor
Emailhdorus@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 872510
Room5.417
Biography

Professor Han Dorussen received his MA in political science from the University of Nijmegen and his Ph.D. in government for the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a lecturer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Between 2008 and 2011 and in 2013-4, he was Head of Department of Government at the University of Essex. He is a board member of the Network of European Peace Scientists, associate editor for the Journal of Peace Research, international affiliate of Centro Europeo di Scienza della Pace (CESPIC), and a member of the Michael Nicholson Centre of Conflict and Cooperation. His research focus is on international relations, international and comparative political economy and applied game theory. Current research interests include the relationship between trade and conflict, the use of economic policies in international politics, peacekeeping operations and the governance of post-conflict societies, and policy convergence in the European Union. Co-editor (with Emil Kirchner and Thomas Christiansen) of Security Relations between China and the European Union: From Convergence to Cooperation (Cambridge University Press 2016), and (with Michael Taylor) of Economic Voting (Routledge 2002). Published articles in Public Choice, International Organization, World Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Peacekeeping, International Interactions, European Union Politics, World Development, and Electoral Studies. 

Qualifications

BA/MA Political Science, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

PhD Government, University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Current research

On-going externally-funded research projects:

- EU-Japan Security Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (with Emil Kirchner)

- Political Initiatives and Peacekeeping - Data Collection, funded by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (with Govinda Clayton)

Research interests

The relationship between trade and conflict, the use of economic policies in international politics, peacekeeping operations and the governance of post-conflict societies, and policy convergence in the European Union.

Teaching responsibilities

Research leave 2017 - 2018

PublicationsLink to publications for Han Dorussen
Additional information

Phone interview on Sputnik 'World in Focus' on Dutch coalition government negotiations, 16 May 2017.

Blog post: 'Dutch elections: why Geert Wilders failed to destroy the mainstream government', The Conversation, 16 March 2017.

Newspaper opinion / analysis about the uncertainties caused by Brexit: 'Incertidumbre Empresarial' La Razon, Mexico, 24 November 2016, p. 29; 'Golpe al poder de May' La Razon, Mexico, 25 January 2017; 'Los ciudadanos ante todo' La Razon, Mexico, 20 June 2017; 'Lo que oculta la "premier"' La Razon, Mexico, 21 October 2017.

Blog post: 'More than Taxi-drivers? Pitfalls and Prospects of Local Peacekeeping', in Peacekeeping Challenges and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Sustainable Security, 1 September 2016, available on-line: https://sustainablesecurity.org/

Phone interview on 938Live Radio Singapore on the relationship between the UK and the EU and the EU referendum, 17 and 24 June 2016.

Phone interview on TBS eFM Radio South Korea on the record of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, 30 May 2016.

Blog post 'Flipping the Classroom in Teaching Conflict Resolution': http://blogs.essex.ac.uk/inpractice/2015/10/06/flipping-the-classroom-in-teaching-conflict-resolution/, or https://inpracticearticles.wordpress.com/flipped_classroom_dorussen_gizelis/ (longer versions) (with Ismene Gizelis), also see 'Will video kill the lecturing star?' in The Guardian on-line: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/nov/25/will-video-kill-the-lecturing-star (with Ismene Gizelis and Phil Arena).

'Celebrating Excellence Award' for developing the Career Development Learning Module and Moodle Resources by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Essex, 29 April 2015 (shared with Jason Glynos).

Regular commentator on EU and world events for BBC Essex.

Interview in the Turkish Weekly: http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/169675/battlefields-and-spoiler-groups-a-vital-adjustment-to-future-peacekeeping-missions.html 

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