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Joan DeBardeleben

Chancellor's Professor, Jean Monnet Chair – Politics and Society in Russia and the European Union, European Neighbourhood Policy

Degrees:M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2886
Office:3307 Richcraft Hall (former River Building)

Research Interests Related to European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

The European Union and Russia; the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership; Politics and society in the Soviet successor states, especially Russia; federalism and multi-level governance in Europe and Russia; Russian elections; Russian federalism.

Current Research Projects

Areas of Recent and Current Teaching

  • EURR 5205, INAF5807, PSCI5111 The EU and Its Eastern Neighbours
  • EURR 5001 Interdisciplinary Seminar in European and Russian Studies
  • EURR 5010  Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • EURR 2002 Europe and Russia in the World

Selected Professional Contributions and Activities:

Coordinator, Jean Monnet Network in EU-Canada Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue, funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Union, 2017-2020.

Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood, funded by the Erasmus Plus program of the European Union, 2016-2019.

Co-Director, Centre for European Studies, 2016-present; Director, 2000-2016.

Director, Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, 2008-present, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008-2017.

“Building Connections Award 2013” for “exceptional efforts and sustained impact through building partnerships”, awarded by Carleton University (Office of the Vice-President, Research and International).

Board Member, European Community Studies Association-Canada, 2018-2020; President, 2012-2014.

Editor-in-chief, Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies (formerly Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA), an on-line open-access peer-reviewed journal, 2009-Present.

Director, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, 1992-2003, 2006-07.

Selected Recent Articles and Book Chapters Relating to European and Russian Studies:

Joan DeBardeleben & Dmitry Nechiporuk (2019) Diverging views of EU-Russian borders: points of congruence and difference in EU and Russian analyses, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 27:2, 196-207, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2018.1534727

Achim Hurelmann and Joan DeBardeleben, “ ‘Demoi-cracy’: A Useful Framework for Theorizing the Democratization of Multilevel Governance?” in Configurations, Dynamics, and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance, Nathalie Behnke, Jörg Broschek, Jared Sonnicksen, eds. (ICham, Switzerland: Palgrave macmillan, 2019), pp. 293-310

Joan DeBardeleben, “Geopolitics of the EU,” European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective, eds. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), pp. 359-378.

Joan DeBardeleben, “The Russian Federation,” in Introduction to Comparative Politics, 8th edition,  Mark Kesselmann, Joel Krieger, and William A. Joseph, eds. (Cengage Learning, 2018).

Joan DeBardeleben, “Alternative Paradigms for EU-Russian Neighbourhood Relations,” in EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perspectives, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 115-136.

Joan DeBardeleben, “The Enlargement Template and the EU’s Relations with Russia,” in European Enlargement Across Rounds and Beyond Borders, edited by H. A. Ikonomou, A. Andrey, and R. Byberg (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 166-193.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Backdrop to the Ukraine Crisis: The Revival of Normative Politics in Russia’s Relations with the EU?” in Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign Policy in a Contested Area, eds. Matthew Sussex and Roger E. Kanet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 161-85.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Otnosheniia Rossii i Evrosoiuza v presse Rossii, Germanii, i Pol’shi,” (Russian, German, and Polish Media Coverage of EU-Russian Relations) (in Russian) Bulletin of St. Petersburg State University, vol. 1, no. 1 (2015).

Harry Nedelcu and Joan DeBardeleben, “Conceptualizing Party Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe”, East European Politics and Societies 30, no. 2 (2015), pp. 381-403.

Joan DeBardeleben and Mikhail Zherebtsov, “The Reinstated Gubernatorial Elections in Russia: A Return to Open Politics?” Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 3, no. 1 (2014), pp. 3-36.

Joan DeBardeleben, “New EU-Russian Borders after Enlargement: From Local to Transnational Linkages,” in Shifting Priorities in Russia’s Foreign and Security Policy, Roger E. Kanet and Remi  Piet, eds. (Ashgate, 2014).

Joan DeBardeleben, “The 2011-2012 Russian Elections: The Next Chapter in Russia’s Post Communist Transition?,” in J. L. Black and Michael Johns, eds, From Putin to Medvedev to Putin – Continuity , Change or Revolution? (Routledge, 2013).

Joan DeBardeleben and Mikhail Zherebtsov, “The Economic Crisis, the Power Vertical and Prospects for Liberalization in Russia,” in Economic Crisis in Europe: What it means for the European Union and Russia, edited by Joan DeBardeleben and Crina Viju, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 177-200.

Joan DeBardeleben “Applying constructivism to understanding EU–Russian relations,” International Politics, 49 (2012), 418–433.

Joan DeBardeleben and Mikhail Zherebtsov, “The Transition to Managerial Patronage in Russia’s Regions,” (with Mikhail Zherebtsov), in The Politics of Sub-National Authoritarianism in Russia, in Vladimir Gel’man and Cameron Ross, eds. (Ashgate, 2010).

Joan DeBardeleben “Revising the EU’s European Neighborhood Policy: The Eastern Partnership and Russia,” in Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century , Roger E. Kanet, ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010),  pp. 246-265.

Joan DeBardeleben and Lawrence LeDuc, “New Members, Old Issues: The Problem of Voter Turnout in European Parliament Elections”, in J. DeBardeleben and J. Pammett, eds, Activating the Citizen (Basingstoke, Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 106-127.

Joan DeBardeleben “The Impact of EU Enlargement on the EU-Russian Relationship,” in A Resurgent Russian and the West: The European Union, NATO, and Beyond, in Roger E. Kanet, ed.  (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Republic of Letters Publishing, 2009), pp. 93-112.

Achim Hurrelmann and Joan DeBardeleben “Democratic Dilemmas in EU Multilevel Governance: Untangling the Gordian Knot, ” European Political Science Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (2009), 229-247.

Selected Recent Books related to European and Russian Studies

Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, eds., EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2018)

 Joan DeBardeleben and Crina Viju, eds. Economic Crisis in Europe: What it Means for the European Union and Russia, co-editor and contributory (with Crina Viju) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 265 pages. Honorable mention for the  Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, EU Center of Excellence.

Joan DeBardeleben and Achim Hurrelmann, eds. Transnational Europe: Promise, Paradox, Limits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Joan DeBardeleben and Jon H. Pammett, eds. Activating the Citizen: Dilemmas of Citizen Participation in Europe and Canada (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Joan DeBardeleben, ed. The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a Place for Neighbours, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Joan DeBardeleben and Achim Hurrelmann, eds., Democratic Dilemmas of Multi-level Governance: Accountability and Legitimacy in the European Union, co-editor and contributor (with Achim Hurrelmann) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).