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Dr Jonathan White





Dr Jonathan White
Associate Professor (Reader) of European Politics

European Institute

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Email: j.p.white@lse.ac.uk
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Jonathan White is an Associate Professor (Reader) of European Politics.  He joined LSE as Lecturer in September 2008. Previous to this he was at the Humboldt University in Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. He gained his doctorate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and has been a visiting scholar at University College London, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Sciences Po in Paris, and the Australian National University. Prior to his PhD he was a research fellow at the Czech Institute of International Relations in Prague, and a lecturer at universities in the Czech Republic and Albania. He holds masters degrees from the EUI and the University of Cambridge, and a first-class BA from the University of Oxford. His work has appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies and British Journal of Political Science  .

Research Interests

Jonathan White's research interests lie in the fields of political sociology and applied political theory, with a particular focus on contemporary European democracy and EU integration.  Themes of special interest are political engagement and public opinion, models of citizenship under conditions of transnational integration, and the nature of social bonds.  His work draws on democratic theory, interpretative social theory, and qualitative research methods.

Selected Publications


Political Allegiance after European Integration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)


‘The Politics of Peoplehood’, with Lea Ypi (forthcoming), Political Theory.

'The Party in Time’ (online early), British Journal of Political Science.  (link)

‘Authority after Emergency Rule’ (2015), Modern Law Review 78 (4), pp.585-610.  (link)

'When Parties make Peoples’ (2015), Global Policy 6(S1), pp.106-114.  (link)

‘Emergency Europe’ (2015), Political Studies  63 (2), pp.300-18.  (link)

‘Transnational Partisanship: Idea and Practice’ (2014), Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (3), pp.377-400. (link)

‘Thinking Generations’ (2013), British Journal of Sociology 64 (2), pp.216-47. (link)

‘Left and Right in the Economic Crisis’ (2013), Journal of Political Ideologies 18 (2), pp.150-70. (link)

'Community, Transnationalism and the Left-Right Metaphor' (2012),
European Journal of Social Theory 15 ( 2 ), pp. 197-219. (link) 

'On Partisan Political Justification' (2011), with Lea Ypi, American Political Science Review 105 (2), pp.381-396.   (link)

'Left and Right as Political Resources' (2011),
Journal of Political Ideologies 16 (2), pp.123-44.   (link)

'Rethinking the Modern Prince: Partisanship and the Democratic Ethos' (2010), with Lea Ypi,
Political Studies 58 (4), pp.809-28.  (link)

'Europe in the Political Imagination' (2010),
Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (4), pp.1015-1038.   (link)

'Responding to Norm Indeterminacy Outside the Nation-State Frame' (2010),
Comparative Sociology 9 (5), pp.611-630.   (link)

'The Politics of Other Citizens' (2010),
Citizenship Studies 14 (4), pp.411-427.   (link)

'Europe and the Common' (2010),
Political Studies 58 (1), pp.104-22.   (link)

'European Integration by Daylight' (2010),
Comparative European Politics 8 (1), pp.55-73.   (link)

'Thematization and Collective Positioning in Everyday Political Talk' (2009),
British Journal of Political Science 39 (4), pp.699-709.   (link)

'The Social Theory of Mass Politics' (2009),
Journal of Politics 71 (1), pp.96-112.   (link)

'Theory Guiding Practice: the Neofunctionalists and the Hallstein EEC Commission' (2003),
Journal of European Integration History 9 (1), pp.111-131.

'Rethinking Transnational Solidarity in the EU' (2003),
Perspectives: the Central European Review of International Affairs 20, pp.40-57.

Book Chapters

‘Politicising Europe: The Challenge of Executive Discretion’ (2014), in Sara Hobolt and Olaf Cramme (eds.), Democratic Politics in a European Union under Stress (Oxford: OUP).

‘Parallel Lives: Social comparison across national boundaries’ (2013), in Niilo Kauppi (ed.) A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe (Colchester: ECPR Press), pp.223-42.

‘A Common European Identity is an Illusion’ (2012,) in Hubert Zimmermann and Andreas Dür (eds.) Key Controversies in European Integration (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp.103-11.

Working Papers

‘Politicising Europe: The Challenge of Executive Discretion’ (2014), LSE Europe in Question Series (LEQS), Paper 72/2014, www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper72.pdf, pp.1-28.

'Parallel Lives: Social comparison across national boundaries' (2012), LSE Europe in Question Series (LEQS), Paper 47/2012 , www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper47.pdf , pp.1-38 .

'Left, Right and Beyond: The Pragmatics of Political Mapping' (2010), LSE Europe in Question Series (LEQS), Paper 24/2010, www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper24.pdf , pp.1-32.

'The Political Bond in Europe' (2004), European Consortium for Political Research (Section 1, Panel 347), http://www.jhubc.it/ecpr-istanbul/virtualpaperroom/051.pdf


EU447 Democracy, Ideology and the European State
EU460 European Society and Politics beyond the Nation State
EU462 Partisanship in Europe