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Simon Sweeney, Dr

University of York, York Management School

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Frequent letter contributor to Guardian, Independent and local newspapers; also Times, Financial Times, Japan Times. Various interviews on EU affairs BBC Radio York.

Language Skills

  • Italian (professional competence)
  • Spanish (professional competence)
  • French (intermediate level)
  • German (elementary)


Author of 'Europe, the State and Globalisation' (Longman, 2005) on the relationship between the state and European integration within the context of the Neoliberal orthodoxy of contemporary economic globalisation.PhD (Leeds, 2015) on Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), and tensions between strategic ambitions, Grand Strategy, and the modus operandi of CSDP, which the thesis argues is bureaucratic politics.Former UK Bologna Expert (2006-2013) with expertise on the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), in particular internationalisation, mobility and quality assurance.