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Peo Hansen


Peo Hansen is Professor of Political Science at REMESO, Linköping University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Umeå University in 2000. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University, in 2002-03, and a Senior Fellowship at the Remarque Institute at New York University, during the spring semester of 2006.

Research Interests

Peo’s main research interest lies in the contemporary as well as historical development of European integration. Peo has written extensively on the questions of migration, citizenship and identity as these relate to the current project and political economy of European integration. His research also explores the significance of colonialism and decolonization for both the historical development of European integration and for the EU’s current politics of European identity. In 2011 he received, togther with Stefan Jonsson, a 3-year research grant from the Swedish Research Council to study the links between colonialsim/decolonization and the EU project, past and present. The title of the project is: ”Building Eurafrica: Reviving Colonialism through European Integration, 1920-1960”.

Selected and Recent Publications

  • ‘The European Unions’ External Labour Migration Policy: Rationale, Objectives, Approaches and Results, 1999–2014’, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), DELSA/ELSA/MI (2015) 2, 4 June. Paper commissioned by the OECD, Paris.
  • ‘EU Migration Policy Towards Africa: Demographic Logics and Colonial Legacies’, co-authored with Stefan Jonsson, in Ponzanesi, Sandra and Gianmaria Colpani (eds), Postcolonial Transitions in Europe: Contexts, Practices and Politics, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.
  • Eurafrika: EU:s koloniala rötter, Stockholm: Leopard, 2015. Co-authored with Stefan Jonsson.
  • Building Eurafrica: Reviving Colonialism through European Integration, 1920–1960co-authored with Stefan Jonsson, in Nicolaїdis, Kalypso and Berny Sèbe (eds.), Echoes of Colonialisms: The Present of Europe’s Past, London: I.B. Tauris, 2015.
  • Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Co-authored with Stefan Jonsson. Paperback Edition published in 2015.
  • New in Paperback: The Politics of European Citizenship: Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights and Migration Policy (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2012; co-authored with Sandy B. Hager. (Link – The Politics of European Citizenship)
  • Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006; co-authored with Carl-Ulrik Schierup och Stephen Castles. (Link – Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State)
  • EU:s migrationspolitik under 50 år: Ett integrerat perspektiv på en motsägelsefull utveckling, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2008. (Link – EU:s migrationspolitik under 50 år)
  • Another Colonialism: Africa in the History of European Integrationco-authored with Stefan JonssonJournal of Historical Sociology, vol. 27, No. 3, 2014.
  • Fruktplukkere uten rettigheterLe Monde Diplomatique (Norwegian Edition), No. 11, November 2014.
  • Immigration Without Incorporation: EU Migration Policy in a Post-Citizenship Europe’, in Guild, Elspeth, Kostakopoulou, Dora and Gortazar, Cristina (eds.), The Reconceptualization of European Union Citizenship, Leiden and Boston: Brill-Martinus Nijhoff, 2014.
  • A Statute to Nasser? Eurafrica, the Colonial Roots of European Integration, and the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize’, co-authored with Stefan JonssonMediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2013.
  • ‘Imperial Origins of European Integration and the Case of Eurafrica’, co-authored with Stefan Jonsson, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 50, No. 6, 2012.
  • Bringing Africa as a “Dowry to Europe”: European Integration and the Eurafrican Project, 1920–1960’, co-authored with Stefan Jonsson, Interventions: International Journal Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2011.
  • Demographic Colonialism: EU-African Migration Management and the Legacy of Eurafrica’, co-authored with Stefan Jonsson, Globalizations, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011.
  • More Barbwire or More Immigration, or Both? EU Migration Policy in the Nexus of Border Security Management and Neoliberal Economic Growth’, The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2010.
  • Post-national Europe, without cosmopolitan guarantees’, Race & Class: A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalization, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2009.
  • Teaching

Peo has taught in Political Science, EU-Studies, International Relations, Discourse Analysis, International Migration and Ethnic Studies.

Name: Peo Hansen
Position: Professor
Department: ISV – Department of Social and Welfare Studies
Division: REMESO


Phone: +46 11-363423

E-mail: peo.hansen@liu.se

Linköping University
Department of Social and Welfare Studies

Visiting address:
Campus Norrköping

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