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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

  • Russian federalism and elections in Russia
  • Interests, and Governance Structures in EU-Russian Relations: Constructing issues and framing interests
  • The EU’s Eastern Policy and the Ukraine Crisis
  • EU-Russia relations: Developing a transnational perspective (Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group project)

Areas of Recent and Current Teaching

  • EURR 5205, INAF5807 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
  • EURR 4002/5002, PSCI 5110 Post-Soviet States and Societies
  • EURR 5003/4003, PSCI 4809 Social and Political Perspectives in Europe

Selected Professional Contributions and Activities:

Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations, September 2011-

Director, Centre for European Studies 2000- (since 2006 an European Union Centre of Excellence, EUCE;  and Carleton University Research Centre), Carleton University, and Network Coordinator of the Canadian EUCEs, 2006- present

Director, Strategic Research Cluster, Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, involving a partnership with colleagues at the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, McGill University, University of Montreal, and University of Victoria, 2008-present

Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations, September 2011-

“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).

President, European Community Studies Association-Canada, 2012-2014

Academic Coordinating Committee, EU Study Tour and Internship Program

Editor, Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA), an on-line open-access peer-reviewed journal, 2009-present

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

“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.

“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).

The Russian Federation,” in Introduction to Comparative Politics, 7th edition,  Mark Kesselmann, Joel Krieger, and William A. Joseph, eds. (Cengage Learning, 2016), pp. 544-595.

“Conceptualizing Party Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe”, East European Politics and Societies (with Harry Nedelcu), online first, September 4, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0888325415599192.

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

“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).

“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).

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

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

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

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

“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.

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

Selected Books related to European and Russian Studies

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.

Transnational Europe: Promise, Paradox, Limits, co-editor (with Achim Hurrelmann) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Activating the Citizen: Dilemmas of Citizen Participation in Europe and Canada, co-editor and contributor (with Jon H. Pammett) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

European Politics in Transition (with Mark Kesselmann, Joel Krieger, et al), (Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2009).

The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a Place for Neighbours, editor and contributor (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

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

Soft or Hard Borders: Managing the Divide in an Enlarged Europe, editor and contributor (Ashgate, 2005).

Stavnovlenie trudovykh otnoshenii v postsovetskoi Rossii (The Formation of Labour Relations in Post-Soviet Russia), co-editor and contributor (with Svetlana Klimova and Vladimir Yadov) (Moscow: Akademicheskii Proekt, 2004), 318 pages.

Russian Politics in Transition (Boston; Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997), 290 pages.

Soviet Politics in Transition (Lexington, MA:  DC Heath and Co., 1992), 188 pages.

The Environment and Marxism-Leninism: The Soviet and East German Experience (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985), 328 pages.

Recent conference papers

“From Building a European Space to Competing Regionalisms,” International conference on ‘EU-Russian Relations: Which way forward?’, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 26-27, 2015.

“The Enlargement Template and the EU’s Relations with Russia,” International conference, University of Copenhagen and European University Institute, Copenhagen, May 22, 2015.

“Framing of EU-Russian Relations in National Media: Russia, Germany, and Poland,” UACES (British European Studies Association), Cork, Ireland, September 1-3, 2014.

“Putin’s ‘Power Vertical’, Regional Elections, and Multilevel Governance in Russia,” International Political Science Association, Montreal, July 20-24, 2014.

“Value Clash Redux: The Revival of Normative Politics in Russia’s Relations with the West,” Catalytic workshop, International Studies Association, Toronto, March 24,2014, revised version presented at the European Community Studies Association biennial meeting, Montreal 7-9, 2014.

“Governance Approaches, Political Authority, and EU-Russian Relations,” revised version, Workshop of the Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group, Mainz, Apr. 11-12, 2014.