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Maxine David, Dr

Leiden University, Institute for History

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United Kingdom

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Politics & International Relations


Dr Maxine David is a Lecturer in EU Studies at the Institute for History, Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University; and Research Fellow at the Global Europe Centre, University of Canterbury, Kent. She is a Foreign Policy analyst, specialising in Russian and EU foreign policy. Published works include Routledge's May 2013 edited collection, "National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making?"; the January 2015 Special Issue "Modernisation in EU-Russian Relations", published in European Politics and Society, for which Maxine was co-editor and single author of an article "New Social Media: Modernisation and Democratisation in Russia". Open access online publications include "Learning from Crisis: The Challenge for the Euro-Atlantic States" in The Riga Conference Papers 2015; "Transitional Times: Russian Agency and International Intervention" in Comillas Journal for International Relations and various articles for "The Conversation", to which Maxine has regularly contributed. She is currently working on a monograph to be published with Palgrave: "The Triumph of Agency in Russia's Foreign Policy. Rethinking the Power of Western Structures". Maxine has an extensive, wide-ranging teaching portfolio and is currently teaching courses on EU-Russia Relations, the European Neighbourhood Policy and EU Today.