Pernille Rieker

Senior Researcher

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Pernille Rieker (b. 1971) has a doctoral degree (dr.polit) in political science from University of Oslo (2004). Since 2004 she has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). From 2005-2009 she was head of department for International Politics at NUPI. From 2009 to 2011 she worked as a senior advisor for the Nordic Research Board (NordForsk). She returned to NUPI in 2012 as a Senior Research Fellow. Her research interests relates to European integration and European security. Her doctoral thesis focused on the Europeanisation of national security identities, with a special focus on the Nordic countries. Then she had a three-year postdoctoral scholarship (prolonged due to maternity leaves) focusing on the development of the EU as a postmodern actor in international politics (2005-2011). Since 2012 her research has been focusing on two areas: the recent changes in the European Neighbourhood Policy and changes in French foreign and security policy.

Selected publications

  • Rieker, P. 2013: “The EU foreign and security policy. High expectations, low capabilities” in Guzzini, S. and Bynander, F. (eds.) Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: Walter Carlsnaes, Agents, Structures, and International Relations. pp. 150-162. London: Routledge.
  • Rieker, P. (ed.) Forthcoming: External governance as security community building – The limits and potential of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rieker, P. Forthcoming: The EU’s performance as a regional security policy provider in its southern neigbourhood’, chapter 6 in Ingo Peters (ed) The European Union’s Foreign Policy ‘Actorness and Power’. London: Routledge.
  • Rieker, P. 2015: The EEA and Norway Grants. A source of Soft Power? Journal of European integration 37 (4): 417-432.
  • Rieker, P. 2014: “Active participation despite limited influence. Explaining Norway’s participation in EU’s security policy”, chapter 9 in Robin Allers, Carlo Masala and Rolf Tamnes (eds.) Common or divided security - German and Norwegian approaches to 21st century security challenges. NY: Peter Lang