Director of CIDOB and Professor of Applied Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), where he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics (1986–1988), Director of the Institute for European Studies (1988–1992, 1994–2000) and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in International Relations and European Integration (2000–2009). He is the author of over a hundred publications (articles, book chapters and books) on economic integration, Latin America, the Mediterranean economy, monetary institutions and public choice.
Bridget L. Coggins
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research interests lie at the intersection of domestic conflict and international relations, including studies of secessionism, insurgency, terrorism, maritime piracy, and illicit trafficking. Coggins’ first book is Power Politics and State Formation in the 20th Century: The Dynamics of Recognition (Cambridge, 2014). Her two ongoing research projects examine the international security consequences of state collapse and rebels’ strategic use of diplomacy in war. Coggins was an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations in South Korea (2013-2014), is an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea Chair, and taught previously at Dartmouth College.
Head of the Department of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His published works deal mainly with federalism, the ethics of war and secession, and conflicts on sovereignty in the Caucasus and the Balkans. He coordinated an EU-financed teaching project on European Studies for the Abkhazian State University in 2012–15, and participated as an expert in the International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (IIFFMCG) in 2009.
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on the dynamics of secession and the study of sovereignty, the state system,
and the international order. He is the author of Age of Secession, the International and Domestic Determinants of State Birth (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and he is currently writing a book on the strategies of secessionist movements.
Associate Professor and Head of Institute at University of Greenland. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and a PhD in social science from Roskilde University, Denmark. His publications cover local and regional development and planning, innovation, and public sector organisation, mainly in a north Atlantic context. His recent research focuses on educational planning, west Nordic regional development and the social history of the Faroe Islands.
Professor of Politics and Policy at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He is also Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at Oxford University. His work focuses on secession and recognition and on conflict, peace and security in south-east Europe. He has published twelve books, including: The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Kosovo: The Path to Contested Statehood in the Balkans (I.B.Tauris, 2009). His next book, Secession and State Creation: What Everyone Needs to Know (co-written with Mikulas Fabry), is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests are comparative politics, Canadian politics, European politics, nationalism and federalism. He is the editor of New Institutionalism. Theory and Analysis published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005; the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007); the co-author (with Daniel Béland) of Nationalism and Social Policy. The Politics of Territorial Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2008); and the co-author (with Daniel Béland, Gregory Marchildon, Rose Olfert and Haizhen Mou) of Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada. Political and Economic Dimensions (University of Toronto Press, 2017).
Professor of Territorial Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Associate Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change. She has published widely in the field of territorial politics, multi-level government and nationalism, and is actively involved in informing debate within the wider policy and political community through media work, public engagement, parliamentary advice and consultancy. She was awarded an ESRC Senior Scotland Fellowship to examine the implications of Scottish independence for cross-border co-operation and intergovernmental relations, and her work within the Centre on Constitutional Change focuses on examining the evolution of UK devolution, intergovernmental relations and the implications of Brexit for UK territorial politics.
Full professor of Political Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. His current research topics are campaign and party finance, elections, and political career patterns. He previously published about national identity and territorial party politics. He regularly contributes to the debate on Belgian politics and Flemish independence in the media. His research has been published in Electoral Studies, West European Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, Political Psychology, Party Politics, Government and Opposition, Politics and Gender, Local Government Studies, among others.
Lecturer in International Relations at the Handa Centre for the Study of Political Violence and Terrorism (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews and Senior Research Associate at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). His main research interests are comparative politics, nationalism and ethnic conflict, security studies and terrorism and counter-terrorism. He has authored four books with Routledge entitled Ethnicity and Violence (2008), The Politics and Memory of Democratic Transition (2009), ETA’s Terrorist Campaign: From Violence to Politics (2016) and When Does Terrorism Work? (2018).
Professor Matt Qvortrup (Coventry University) has written extensively on referendums. Trained as a lawyer and a political scientist, his books include Referendums and Ethnic Conflict (2014), Referendums
Around the World (2nd edition 2017) and Government by Referendum (forthcoming 2018). He is a frequent commentator for CNN, the BBC and has written op-eds for El Pais, the Guardian and Newsweek.
Chair of Political Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremburg. He has published widely in the fields of European integration, German politics (federalism), comparative politics and
comparative public policy, and political economy. His most recent research projects focus on “austerity as a political challenge”, “the federal second Chamber in Germany” and “decentralization in the Arab World”. Roland Sturm has been a Visiting Professor in Seattle (University of Washington), Beijing (University of Peking), and Barcelona (Pompeu Fabra).
Eckart Woertz is Senior Research Fellow and Research Coordinator at CIDOB, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, and Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po in Paris. Formerly he was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Director of Economic Studies at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai and worked for banks in Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Besides numerous journal articles on Middle East development issues he is author of Oil for Food (Oxford University Press, 2013), co-editor of The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge, 2016) and editor of GCC Financial Markets (Gerlach Press, 2012). He is on the editorial boards of Food Security and the Journal of Arabian Studies and holds a PhD in economics from Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg.