This group does research in the field of European studies and international politics. The research agendas of its members thus bridge the political science subdisciplines of comparative politics and international relations. The following research foci thus interact with each other:
Depending on the research question, the group conducts research from a wide array of methodological angles. These range from discourse analysis over comparative case studies to working with large quantitative databases.
The research group conducts first and foremost fundamental scientific research on the basis of internal (BOF programmes) and external (FWO, FP7) funding. This research can in the second place provide the baiss for targeted and long term applied research (funded by the POD research policy, SBO, or the Flemish Community), which combines applied research with doctoral programmes.
Members of the research group
Full Time Staff:
Dirk De Bièvre
Steven Van Hecke
Maarten Van Alstein (associated member)
Kris Van Berendoncks
Maarten Van Den Eynde