Karim Knio (PhD University of Birmingham UK) is Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Governance at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University…
Karim Knio (PhD University of Birmingham UK) is Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Governance at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the current Associate Managing Editor of European Political Science Review (EPSR). His research focuses on the political economy of governance with an emphasis on regionalism and trade, as well as on varieties of capitalism, institutional analysis, politics of crisis management, EU democracy promotion programs and Lebanese politics. He is the author of The European Union’s Mediterranean Policy: Model or Muddle? A New Institutionalist Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism: A Critical Realist perspective-with Thanhdam Truong (Springer 2016). His forthcoming edited book with Bob Jessop titled The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals, and Lessons will be published by Routledge in 2018.
He is the academic coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) at the Institute of Social Studies, where he teaches the following courses:
Contemporary Capitalism and Governance: Neo Liberalism and Beyond (ISS 4212)
Thinking about Governance and Institutions (ISS ).
Politics of Global Development: Debating Liberal Internationalism (ISS 4307).
Power, Politics and Development (ISS 1104)
My research interests and publication record can be traced along three overlapping tracks. The first track was a direct spillover from my PhD years and project. It focused on the political economy of EU-Mediterranean relations (the Barcelona process and European Neighbourhood Policy) and general topics in Middle Eastern and Lebanese politics. My book on the EU-Med relations (The EU Mediterranean Policy: Model or Muddle? A New Institutionalism Perspective, by Palgrave Macmillan 2013); my article on the rise and fall of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank (‘Investigating the two faces of Governance: the case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank’ in Third World Quarterly 2010); and my book chapter on the transformation of Hizballah in Lebanese politics (‘Conceptualising Hizbollah's Transformation in Lebanon’s Post-Cedar Revolution: Proxy Client or Structural Path Dependency?’ in M. Salih (ed) Interpreting Islamic Political Parties, by Palgrave Macmillan 2009) constitute a sample of key publications which reflect the content of that track.
The second track is more focused on the political economy of crises. More specifically, it highlights the implications and prospects of analysing dynamics of different types of crises from a variety of alternative theoretical standpoints. My recent co-authored book with Thanhdam Truong on the South China crisis (The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism: A Critical Realist perspective, published by Springer 2016), my article on Hezbollah’s crisis of identity after the Syrian revolution against the Assad regime (‘Structure, Agency and Hezbollah: A Morphogenetic View’, in *Third World Quarterly *2010), and my book chapter on the role of EU financial supervision experts amidst the financial crisis of 2008 (‘Role of Experts and Financial Supervision in the EU: The de Larosière Report’, in M. Ambrus, K. Arts, E. Hey, and H. Raulus (eds)The Role of ‘Experts’ in International Decision-making: Advisors, Decision-makers or Irrelevant? Cambridge, 2014) constitute a sample of key publications which reflect the content of that track.
The third track builds on the previous two by making the link between the political economy of crises and the politics of social ontology more explicit. Key to these links are the deepened and recurrent manifestation of (variegated) neo liberalization processes within the Euro-Mediterranean context. My recent co-edited book with Bob Jessop on the nexus between crises and learning (The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons, to be published by Routledge in November 2018), my book chapter on the variegated neo liberalization nature of Euro-Med policies (Minding Development gaps in Euro-Mediterranean Policies: A Vareigated Neo Liberalization Thesis?- published in the handbook of Mediterranean Politics, Routledge in 2017) and my forthcoming article on the differences between variegated neoliberalization processes in Egypt and Morocco (Diffusion of Variegated Neo liberalization processes in Euro-Mediterranean Policies: A Strategic Relational Approach, to be published in Globalizations in 2019) speak to these research interests. A more explicit focus on social ontology can be seen in my Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 2018 publication, ‘The Morphogenetic Approach and Immanent Causality: A Spinozian Perspective.’
I am interested in supervising PhD candidates interested in institutional analyses, varieities of capitalism(s), the political economy of crisis and learning, neoliberalization processes, politics of social ontology, Euro-Mediterranean and Middle Eastern politics.
Sara Salem (Graduated on December 19, 2016)
‘Understanding the 2011 Egyptian revolution through a neo-Gramscian lens’.
Juan David Parra
‘Explaining the persistence of poor school performance in northern Colombia using the Morphogenetic Approach’
‘Exploring the notion of families as emergent properties of households using the Morphogenetic Approach’
‘EU-Ukraine foreign relations and the construction of neo-Gramscian common sense’
‘National Palestinian development plans and variegated neoliberal processes’
‘Understanding the systemic variegation of neoliberal processes in cities using the French Regulation and Morphogenetic Approach’
Daniel Gomez (UvA)
‘Nature and politics of extraction and civil war dynamics in Colombia using the Morphogenetic Approach'.
‘Labor precarity and industrial and labor transformation in newly industrialized zones in China using the French Regulation and Morphogenetic Approach’
M.K.A. Kniou (2013). The European Union's Mediterranean Policy: Model or Muddle? A New Institutionalist Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
M.K.A. Kniou (2017). Minding development gaps in EU Mediterranean policies: a variegated neoliberalization thesis? In R. Gillespie & F. Volpi (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Mediterranean Politics (pp. 255-267). Abingdon: Routledge
M.K.A. Kniou (2014). Role of Experts and Financial Supervision in the EU: The de Larosière Commission. In M. Ambrus, K. Arts, E. Hey & H. Raulus (Eds.), The Role of ‘Experts’ in International and European Decision-Making Processes: Advisors, Decision Makers or Irrelevant Actors? (pp. 341-360) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
M.K.A. Kniou (2014). Structure, Agency and the Hizballah Dilemma in the Arab Spring. In B. Ezbidi & A. Knudsen (Eds.), Popular Protest in The New Middle East: Islamism and Post-Islamist Politics (Library of Modern Middle East Studies, 147) (pp. 140-163). London; New York: I.B.Tauris
M.K.A. Kniou (2013). Investigating the Two Faces of Governance: the case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank. In W. Hout (Ed.), EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-building (ThirdWorlds) (pp. 105-120). Routledge
M.K.A. Kniou (2013). Investigating the two faces of governance: the case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank. In W. Hout (Ed.), EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-Building (ThirdWorlds) (pp. 105-120). London: Routledge
A. Sharma & M.K.A. Kniou (2011). Financial Globalization and the Mechanisms of Migrants¿ Remittance: Formed by Supply or Demand? In T-D Truong & D Gasper (Eds.), Transnational Migration and Human Security: the Migration-Development-Security Nexus (Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, 6) (pp. 103-116). Springer
M.K.A. Kniou (2009). Governance, Politics and the European Mediterranean Partnership (EMP): Problems of Implementation or Policy Design? In W. Hout & R. Robinson (Eds.), Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development (Routledge/GARNET series: Europe in the world, 4) (pp. 77-91). London: Routledge
M.K.A. Kniou (2009). Conceptualising Hizbollah's Transformation in Lebanon's Post- Cedar Revolution Lebanon: Proxy Client or Structural Path Dependency? In M.A.M. Salih (Ed.), Interpreting Islamic Political Parties (pp. 259-268). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
M.K.A. Kniou (2007). Book Review Poverty and Social Deprivation in the Mediterranean (Petmesidou, M and Paptheodorou, C eds (2006) London: CROP). Mediterranean Politics, 12(3), pp 437-454 [Bespreking van het boek Book Review Poverty and Social Deprivation in the Mediterranean (Petmesidou, M and Paptheodorou, C eds (2006) London: CROP). Mediterranean Politics, 12(3), pp 437-454.]. Mediterranean Politics, 12, 437-454.
M.K.A. Kniou (2010). Investigating the two faces of Governance: The case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank. Annual Convention: New Orleans (2010, februari 17 - 2010, februari 20).
M.K.A. Kniou & W. Maas (2009). Does Europeanisation undermine the Right to Seek Refugee Status? The Case of Frontex. Annual Convention: New York (2009, februari 15 - 2009, februari 18).
M.K.A. Kniou (2008). Politics of Governance in the Euro-Mediterranean region: Liberalisation of Services without Financialisation. GARNET Workshop on The European Union, Governance and Development Policies: (2008, november 26).
M.K.A. Kniou & A. de Vries (2008). Leiden Economische Hervormingen tot meer Democratie?
M.K.A. Kniou (2008). Interrogating Neo liberalism: Policies, Theories and Dilemmas.
M.K.A. Kniou (2008). Post Washington Consensus at the Cross Road: How Socially Sensitive is the EU policy in the Mediterranean? Annual Convention: San Francisco (2008, maart 26 - 2008, maart 29).
M.K.A. Kniou, K. Ryner & S. Hurt (2008). Neoliberalism and the Politics of Resistance: The Case of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership in Tunisia. Annual Convention: San Francisco (2008, maart 26 - 2008, maart 29).
M.K.A. Kniou (2007). Macroeconomic management and the European Mediterranean Partnership (EMP): Is it Time for Discretionary Fiscal and Monetary Policies ( Paper presented at 48th Annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, held in Chicago between February 28th-March 3rd, 2007).
M.K.A. Kniou (2007). Can Hezbollah join the 'Cedar Revolution?': An Analysis from a Nested Games Perspective. Seminar April 19th 2007: Institute of Social Studies.
M.K.A. Kniou (2007). Can Hezbollah join the 'Cedar Revolution?': An Analysis from a Nested Games Perspective. British International Studies Association (BISA) workshop, Europe's Legacy? From Colonialism to Democracy Promotion. The Case of the Mediterranean: .
M.K.A. Kniou (2007). Governance and its adjectives: What are they and who defines them?
M.K.A. Kniou (2007). A Critical Review of Democratisation Processes Today: From `Transitology¿ to `Consolitology¿ or Vice Versa?
M.K.A. Kniou (2006). Good Governance and Failing States (Paper presented at the Public Address in Derde Kamer Stadhuis, The Hague, 8 June 2006).
M.K.A. Kniou (2006). Macroeconomic management in the Arab Mediterranean region: Crisis of Economic Lliberalism? (Paper presented at the GARNET Conference on Governance, ISS, The Hague, 6-7 April 2006).