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Joan DeBardeleben

Chancellor's Professor; Co-Director, Centre for European Studies

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

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, Activities, and Awards:

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.

Editor-in-chief, Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies (CJERS) an on-line open-access peer-reviewed journal, 2009-Present; recipient of a SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Publications Grant, 2022-2025

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

Teaching Excellence Award, 2019, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University

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.

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

Selected Recent Publications:

Joan DeBardeleben, “Geopolitics of the EU,” in European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective, Amy Verdun, Achim Hurrelmann, and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2nd edition, 2023).

Joan DeBardeleben and Toms Rostoks, eds., Facing the Russia Challenge: European and Canadian Perspectivesworkshop report, Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, contributor and main editor, February 2023.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Crisis response, path dependence, and the joint decision trap: the EU’s eastern and Russia policies after the Ukraine crisis,” East European Politics, 36:4 (2020), 564-585, DOI: 10.1080/21599165.2020.1832474. Also published in Conflict and Cooperation between Europe and Russia, Magdalena Dembinska and Frederic Merand, eds. (Routledge, 2022).

Joan DeBardeleben, “Ideas and Normative Competition in EU-Russian Relations,” in Routledge Handbook on EU-Russian Relations: Structures, Actors, Issues, edited by Maxine David and Tatiana Romanova (London: Routledge, 2021), pp.58-68.

Joan DeBardeleben, “The European Union’s Eastern Partnership: Bold Ambitions in a Troubled Region,” Policy Perspectives (Canadian Global Affairs Institute: Ottawa), July 2021.

Arthur Benz, Joan DeBardeleben, Stephan Schott, and Miranda Schreurs, co-editors, “Carbon Politics in Canada and Europe: Coping with Jurisdictional and Interest Diversity,” Special issue, Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies 14 (2), published April 27, 2021.

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

Achim Hurrelmann 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

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

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

Selected Books

Joan DeBardeleben and Crina Viju, eds. Economic Crisis in Europe: What it Means for the European Union and Russia, co-editor and contributory (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, co-editor and contributor (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).