Mr David Spence

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Mr David Spence
Visiting Fellow
European Institute

Email: spenceuropa@gmail.com

Biography

David Spence has published widely on European affairs. He is the editor with Brian Hocking of Foreign Ministries in the European Union: integrating diplomats, Palgrave, 2006; The European Commission, Harper, 3rd edition 2006; The EU and Terrorism, Harper, 2007 and The EU and Security Sector Reform, Harper, 2008. Recent publications include The Early Days of the European External Action Service: A Practitioner’s View, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2012 and The European External Action Service: European Diplomacy Post-Westphalia, Palgrave 2015.

Publications

He has published widely on European affairs. In addition to various articles on the Commission and the EU, on CFSP, and on effective multilateralism, he is the editor with Brian Hocking of Foreign Ministries in the European Union: integrating diplomats, Palgrave, 2006, The European Commission, Harper, 3rd edition 2006, The EU and Terrorism, Harper, 2007 and The EU and Security Sector Reform, Harper, 2008. His most recent publications are 'EU Governance and Global Governance' in 'Global Governance and Diplomacy: worlds apart' published by Palgrave in 2008, and edited by A. Cooper, B. Hocking and W. Maley; Days of Dogs and Roses: the European Commission between foreign policy and external relations in Revue des Affaires européennes 2009-2010/1; Deconstructing EU Governance: how the European Commission constructed EU governance policy and how it attempts to export it in J. Wunnerlich and D. Bailey, The EU and Global Governance, Routledge, 2011.

Most recently he published The Early Days of the European External Action Service: A Practitioner’s View, in the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2012. He is currently working on a contribution to a book on the French critical sociologist, Luc Boltanski, in which he and Professor William Outhwaite of Newcastle University reflect on the relevance of the theoretical frameworks of Bourdieu, Boltanski and Georgeakis to the analysis of the EU.

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