Marianne Riddervold

Research Professor

Marianne Riddervold is a research professor (part time) in NUPI’s Research Group on Security and Defence. She is also professor in political science/international relations at the Inland School of Business and Social Sciences and a senior fellow at the UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies.

Riddervold's research interests include EU foreign and security policies, international relations and security, maritime security, transatlantic relations and theory development within the fields of international relations and European integration.

  • Research project

    Norway and the EU towards 2030

    2022 - 2023 (Ongoing)

    This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030.

  • Publication : Academic article

    Not so unique after all? Urgency and norms in EU foreign and security policy

    The EU Global Strategy puts ‘principled pragmatism’ at the core of EU foreign and security policy. This has also been promoted as away of closing the gap between talk and action. Still, the concept has been widely criticized and interpreted as away of making the Union’s ‘organized hypocrisy’ less glaring....
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    The Migration Crisis: An Introduction

    In 2015, the EU and its member states struggled to coordinate, communicate, and cooperate on the migration crisis as the chapters in this section show. Schilde and Wallace Goodman point out that while border security contains examples of deeper integration, asylum management policy has followed the scenarios...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    The Legitimacy Crisis: An Introduction

    This section examines how the crisis of democratic legitimacy shapes the prospects for further integration. All the authors find evidence for ‘muddling through’ by the EU in response to its legitimacy crisis. Raube and Costa Reis show how the Commission and European Parliament took incremental steps...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    Brexit: An Introduction

    This section examines the consequences of the United Kingdom (UK)’s decision to leave the EU. Though chapters acknowledge that most will depend on the outcome of the UK–EU negotiations as Brexit will be an unpredictable case of differentiated disintegration. This section offers contributions that aim...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    Theoretical Approaches to Crisis: An Introduction

    This chapter sums up the key arguments made in this section of the Handbook. The nine chapters discuss essential EU integration and International Relations approaches and how they study, understand, and explain crisis’ putative impact on the EU: Liberal Intergovernmentalism, Classical Realism, Neo-realism,...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    The Financial Crisis: An Introduction

    This section discusses the origins of the Eurozone crisis in European Monetary Union before discussing various dimensions of how the Eurozone coped, its impact on integration, and the crisis’ implications for the future of the EU. While the authors all show that the EU’s response to the financial crisis...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    European Union Crisis: An Introduction

    What is the impact of crisis on European Union (EU) integration? This chapter unpacks the concept of crisis and ways to conceptualize it. We outline three conceptual scenarios on the EU’s putative response to crisis and subsequently apply them in all chapters of the volume. The chapter sums up the key...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    EU–US Relations in Times of Crises

    In light of the crises discussed in this volume, and US foreign policy shifts under Donald Trump and beyond, scholars and observers have started questioning the viability of the transatlantic relationship and the liberal order more broadly, including its implications for Europe. This chapter asks how...
  • Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

    Heading Forward in Response to Crisis: How the Ukraine Crisis Affected EU Maritime Foreign and Security Policy Integration

    This chapter discusses the impact of the Ukraine crisis on EU foreign and security policy integration. It finds that the EU has responded to Russia’s aggression by deepening cooperation in areas not directly linked to Ukraine. Two least likely cases are analyzed: The EU’s Maritime Security Strategy and...
  • Publication : Book
  • Tue 8 Mar 2022

    POSTPONED! Webinar: New political dividing lines and implications for European integration

    Time: 10:00 Location: Microsoft Teams

    This event has been postponed. We will send out the new date and time to all registered participants as soon as it has been confirmed.

  • Publication : Policy Brief

    The European Maritime Security and Defence Policy Architecture: Implications for Norway

    Maritime security is high on the international and European security agenda, hence a number of new initiatives and actions have developed within the EU, NATO and through bilateral/minilateral agreements. To increase the common capabilities of Europe and secure more targeted responses, there is a need...
  • Research project

    Understanding and Strenthening EU Foreign & Security Poliocy in a Complex and Contested World (JOINT)

    2021 (Ongoing)

    The JOINT project analyses these dynamics while addressing the question of how the EU and its member states can make their foreign and security policy structures more joined-up and sustainable.

  • Research project

    A new European security and defence architecture in the making What does it look like and what are the implications for Norway? (EURODEFENCE)

    2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)

    This project will study the implications of the new European defence initiatives for Norway particularly, as an allied and closely associated non-member of the EU. Despite the incremental nature of the European initiatives and the steadfast NATO loyalty in Norway, the European initiatives have changed...

  • Wed 5 May 2021

    How has the EU responded to the Covid-19 crisis?

    Time: 14:00 Location: Microsoft Teams

    Covid-19 came on top of a number of other crises facing the European Union in recent years, and has put EU under unprecedented stress. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at EU’s response to crises, focusing on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    The crises threatening the EU today

    Corona crisis, legitimization crisis and climate crisis. These are merely a few of the obstacles currently facing the EU. How is it coping? And where will the EU find itself in 2025? EU crisis management is in focus in a new book by Prof. Marianne Riddervold (NUPI and HINN) and colleagues. 
  • Publication : Edited volume

    The Palgrave Handbook of EU Crises

    The Palgrave Handbook of EU crises comprehensively explores the European Union’s institutional and policy responses to crises across policy domains and institutions – including the Euro crisis, Brexit, the Ukraine crisis and other foreign policy crises, the migration crisis, the legitimacy crisis and...
  • News

    NUPI replaces NRK P2's 'Ekko' this week

    NUPI has produced ten hours of high quality radio about foreign policy and international relations. The programs will air on NRK P2 during week 50, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 11.00. Tune in!
  • News

    NUPI replaces NRK P2's 'Ekko' this week

    NUPI has produced ten hours of high quality radio about foreign policy and international relations. The programs will air on NRK P2 during week 50, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 11.00. Tune in!