Professor Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni is Senior Lecturer in International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and Fellow in International Relations at Sidney Sussex College.

Professor Eilstrup-Sangiovanni teaches on International Organization, International Relations Theory, International Security, the History and Theory of European Integration, and Research Design and Methodology.

Publications, Links, and Resources


'Debates on European Integration', The European Union Series (London: Palgrave Macmillan, August, 2006).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

▪ ‘From Advocacy to Confrontation: Direct Enforcement by Environmental NGOs’ (w. Teale Phelps-Bondaroff) (International Studies Quarterly, June 2014, pp. 1-14). READ HERE:

▪ ‘Europe's Defense Dilemma’, International Spectator, vol. 49, no. 2, June 2014.

▪ ‘Informal Institutions and Intergovernmental Networks Outside the Alliance’. In Inside the Alliance. NATO’s Bureaucracy and Decision-Making after the Cold War, ed. Sebastian Mayer, Palgrave, forth. 2013.

▪ ‘Network Theory and Security Governance’. In Handbook on Governance and Security, ed. James Sperling, Edward Elgar, December 2013

▪ ‘Weapons Proliferation Regimes and Networks in International Governance’. In International Relations: Continuity and Change in Global Politics, Chapter 12 (Open University, 2014).

▪ The EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and the Mali Crisis, e-IR, August 2013

▪ ‘Power and Purpose in Transgovernmental Networks: insights from the global non-proliferation regime’ (under review)

▪ ‘Adjusting to Multipolarity: American Decline and the Reshaping of the Global Institutional Order’. In Power and Polarity, ed. Asle Toje, Nobel Institute, Oslo, forth. 2013.

▪ ‘Varieties of Cooperation: Government Networks in International Security”, in Miles Kahler, ed., Networked Politics: Agency, Power, and Governance, pp. 194-227. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2009.

▪ ‘Strengths and Weaknesses of Networks: Why al-Qaeda may be Less Dangerous than Most Think’, International Security, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2008) pp. 7-44 (w. Calvert Jones). - also published in Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Cote, Sean-Lynn Jones and Steven E. Miller, eds. Contending with Terrorism. Roots, Strategies, and Responses. MIT Press, 2010.

▪ ‘Refuting Balance-of-Power Theory?’, European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2009).

▪ ‘Uneven Power and the Pursuit of Peace. How Power Transition Motivates Integration’. Journal of Comparative European Politics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2008)

▪ ‘European Integration as a Solution to War’ (w. D. Verdier), European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 11, No. 1, (2005), pp. 99-135.

▪ ‘Transnational Networks and New Security Threats’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 18, no. 1 (April 2005).

▪ ‘Why a Common Foreign and Security Policy is Bad for Europe’, Survival, Vol. 45, No. 4 (Winter 2003), pp. 193-206.