Fraser, Maurice


Professor Maurice Fraser  

Department

Position held

European Institute

Head of LSE European Institute

European Institute

Professor of Practice in European Politics

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Forum for European Philosophy

Trustee and Executive Member

The Franco-British Council

Trustee and Council Member

Chatham House

Associate Fellow

The British-German Dialogue

Chair

Experience keywords:

EU external relations; French politics; the West; EU institutions; European politics; EU foreign policy; Transatlantic relations; EU legitimacy; Europe; France; the British Conservative Party; European identity; the Centre-Right in Europe

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My current research focuses on the West's central role as a descriptive and normative concept across intellectual disciplines, notably the humanities, civilisational studies and international relations. I seek to explain the reasons for the West's self-doubt and its increasingly hesitant claims for an unique and irreducible content; and to evaluate its continuing significance as a concept in the changing geopolitical and economic environment of the post-Cold War era and a 'multipolar' world. I also examine the extent to which the West's identity is based on its self-understanding as a normative 'project' of universal reach, and ask whether the EU constitutes a project of comparable scope and ambition.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

France; Europe; UK; Italy; Greece

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Greek [Spoken: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6006

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7537

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2012

Fraser, Maurice (2012) Nicolas Sarkozy: down but not out in the French elections LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (25 Apr 2012) Blog entry

Fraser, Maurice (2012) France’s presidential election campaign is confirming the deep-seated caution of both main candidates. But, for all the disappointed expectations of Sarkozy as a reformer, there is still a sense that he ‘gets it’. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Apr 2012) Blog entry

Fraser, Maurice (2012) The EU’s Nobel Prize means that it must do even more to overcome its current crises, and increase its role as a force for peace and prosperity LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Oct 2012) Blog entry

2011

Fraser, Maurice and Lane, Philippe, eds (2011) Franco-British academic partnerships: the next chapter Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. ISBN 9781846316630

2010

Fraser, Maurice (2010) Is the decline of the West reversible? European View, 9 (2). 149-156. ISSN 1781-6858

2009

Fraser, Maurice (2009) Making Europe matter: a realistic path to legitimacy In: Cramme, Olaf, (ed.) Rescuing the European Project: Eu Legitimacy, Governance and Security. Policy Network , London, UK , 23-34.

2008

Fraser, Maurice , ed (2008) European Union: policies and priorities 2008 Financial Times Business, London, UK. ISBN 9780900671821

2007

Fraser, Maurice, ed (2007) G8 summit 2007: issues and instruments Newsdesk Communications and Agora Projects, London, UK. ISBN 1905435177

Fraser, Maurice, ed (2007) European Union: the next fifty years Financial Times Business. ISBN 9780900671814

Fraser, Maurice , ed (2007) G8 summit 2007: growth and responsibility Newsdesk Communications and Agora Projects, London, UK. ISBN 1905435452

2005

Fraser, Maurice, ed (2005) The world trade brief : the sixth WTO Ministerial Conference, Hong Kong, 13-18 December 2005 Haymarket Management, London, UK.


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Awards

Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur; European Information Award 2007

 

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