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Pernille Rieker

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Summary

Pernille Rieker's research interests are European integration (EU) and European foreign and security policies. This includes the foreign and security policies of France and the Nordic countries. She has also worked with dialogue and conflict prevention more generally. Rieker obtained her PhD from the University of Oslo in 2004. At NUPI Rieker is part of the Security and Defence research group (SecDef). Furthermore, she is the coordinator of the NUPI Centre for European Studies (NCE) and co-editor of the journal Internasjonal Politikk.

Publications:

Books:  European Actorness in a Shifting Geopolitical Order. European Strategic Autonomy Through Differentiated Integration (Springer 2023);  French foreign policy in a changing world. Practicing grandeur (Palgrave 2017); External governance as security community building – the limits and potential of the European Neighbourhood Policy (Routledge 2016); Dialogue and Conflict resolution. Potential and limits (Routledge 2015); and Europeanization of National Security Identity. The EU and the changing security identities of the Nordic states (Routledge 2006).

Articles: Making Sense of the European Side of the Transatlantic Security Relations in Africa (Politics & Governance, 2022); 'Not so unique after all? Urgency and Norms in EU foreign and security policy' (Journal of European Integration, 2021); 'Differentiated integration and Europe's Global Role: A Conceptual Framework' (European Foreign Affairs Review, Special Issue, 2021); 'Differentiated Defence Integration Under French Leadership' (European Foreign Affairs Review, Special Issue, 2021); 'Plugging the capability-expectations gap: towards effective, comprehensive and conflict-sensitive EU crisis response?' (European Security nr. 1, 2019); 'EU-supported reforms in the EU neighbourhood as organized anarchies: the case of post-Maidan Ukraine' (Journal of European Integration nr. 4, 2018); 'Autonomy and Integration? Small-state responses to a changing European security landscape' (Global Affairs nr. 3, 2017); 'The EU, Russia and the potential for dialogue – Different readings of the crisis in Ukraine' (European Security nr. 3, 2016); and 'The EEA Grant. A source of Soft Power?' (Journal of European Integration nr. 4, 2015).

More information on her work is included in her CV. 

Current Research:

Pernille Rieker leads the RE-ENGAGE-project, which overarching ambition is to assist the EU in refining its foreign policy toolbox, including its enlargement and neighbourhood policies - to enhance the Union’s geopolitical leverage and provide better tools for democracy promotion in its neighbourhood.

Within the framework of Norway and the EU towards 2030 Rieker analyses the evolution of the EU as a security policy actor and the implications for Norway.

In JOINT, she works on how to understand the driving forces and mechanisms of the EU's foreign policy. 

As part of the ADHOCISM project, she analyses the role of France's military in Mali.

Expertise

  • Security policy
  • NATO
  • Regional integration
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • The Nordic countries
  • Conflict
  • The EU

Education:

2004 PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

1998 Can. Polit. in Political Science, University of Oslo

Work experience:

2017- Research Professor, NUPI

2011-2017 Senior Researcher, NUPI

2009-2011 Senior adviser, NordForsk

1999-2009 PhD-candidate/Senior Researcher/Head of Departement, NUPI

Aktivitet

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11:00 - 12:00
Nedjma, Litteraturhuset
Engelsk
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11:00 - 12:00
Nedjma, Litteraturhuset
Engelsk
18. Jun 2024
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11:00 - 12:00
Nedjma, Litteraturhuset
Engelsk

CANCELLED: European democracy in decline?

This event is unfortunately cancelled.

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10:00 - 11:30
NUPI
Engelsk
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10:00 - 11:30
NUPI
Engelsk
23. May 2024
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10:00 - 11:30
NUPI
Engelsk

How can the EU promote democracy in a state of geopolitical tensions?

We explore the geopolitical tensions in the Western Balkans that are seen by many as a possible next front for Russian-sponsored security challenges.

The next migration crisis: Is the EU better prepared?
Podcast

The next migration crisis: Is the EU better prepared?

In this podcast episode we take a closer look on how the EU will handle a new migration crisis. A new wave of mass migration to Europe might be bu...

  • Europe
  • Migration
  • Governance
  • Europe
  • Migration
  • Governance
NUPIpodden #1 - Det franske presidentvalget
Podcast

NUPIpodden #1 - Det franske presidentvalget

I aller første episode av NUPIpodden forklarer seniorforsker på NUPI, Pernille Rieker om de to kandidantene som kjemper om å bli Frankrikes neste...

  • Diplomacy
  • Governance
  • Diplomacy
  • Governance
Articles
New research
Articles
New research

How to ensure European security amid global turmoil?

In an increasingly complex and multi-faceted world, Europe’s ability to secure its interests goes beyond traditional military capabilities.
  • Defence and security
  • Defence
  • Security policy
  • Europe
  • The EU
Kan EU takle en ny flyktningkrise?
Podcast

Kan EU takle en ny flyktningkrise?

Flyktningkrisen i 2015 var et sjokk for de europeiske landene, og EU har fått kritikk for hvordan de håndterte den på. Nå er det flere ting som ty...

  • Human rights
  • Governance
  • International organizations
  • The EU
  • Human rights
  • Governance
  • International organizations
  • The EU
Angst i Athen: En forskerspires frykt for å feile
Podcast

Angst i Athen: En forskerspires frykt for å feile

Møt Claudia Aanonsen, doktorgradsstipendiat ved NUPI, som for første gang skal delta på en internasjonal forskerkonferanse. Hun gruer seg, og er e...

Publications
Publications
Book

European Actorness in a Shifting Geopolitical Order. European Strategic Autonomy Through Differentiated Integration

This is an open access book. Over the past decade, the global geopolitical context has changed significantly, with a geopolitical power shift and a more assertive Russia and China. With the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, European security has been put on high alert. The implications of the Russian military invasion are many and difficult to grasp in full. But the need for greater European strategic autonomy appears increasingly evident. But how can this be achieved in the short run? The answer to this question is often that it is impossible and that this can only be achieved in the long run. The aim of this book is to present a different perspective. It aims at showing that it should be possible to make the most out of the current European system if we adjust our understanding of how it works. The book argues that strategic autonomy may be reached—also in the short run—if differentiated integration is seen as an asset rather than a challenge. While the EU remains the core in such a system (together with NATO in the military domain), there is a multitude of other (bilateral and minilateral) regional and sub-regional integration processes that need to be taken into account to get the full idea of how European strategic autonomy can be achieved. This book starts by presenting a theoretical framework for how to study European actorness beyond the EU, then this framework will be applied both to the development towards the EU as a foreign policy actor through the mechanisms of enlargement.

  • Security policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The EU
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  • Security policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The EU
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Scientific article

EUs utenriks- og sikkerhetspolitikk og implikasjoner for Norge

EUs samlede respons på krigen i Ukraina illustrerer bredden i EUs utenriks-politiske virkemidler og medlemslandenes økte vilje til å løse felles utfordrin-ger innenfor EU systemet. Det har også blitt tydeligere hvordan EU og Nato i økende grad komplementerer hverandre. Krigen og en endret geopolitisk situasjon illustrerer også hvordan sikkerhet i økende grad spiller over i andre politikkområder i EU som handel, energi, teknologi, kommunikasjon og kri-tiske råvarer. Vi befinner oss dermed i en europeisk sikkerhetspolitisk kontekst som er radikalt endret siden 1994. En hovedutfordring for Norge er at avta-lene med EU ikke reflekterer denne utviklingen. For å kompensere for dette må man dermed stadig søke å inngå nye avtaler for å sikre norske sikkerhets-politiske interesser, noe som er krevende og uforutsigbart. Så langt har det for eksempel skapt utfordringer knyttet til en eventuell norsk tilknytning til EUs nye satellittkommunikasjonssamarbeid (IRIS²) og helseunion. Denne artikke-len diskuterer EUs utenriks- og sikkerhetspolitikk og implikasjoner for Norge. Vi redegjør for viktige utviklingstrekk og drivere av EUs utenrikspolitikk, før vi går litt mer i dybden på hva slags utenrikspolitisk aktør EU er i dag. Til slutt diskuterer vi betydningen av denne utviklingen for Norge

  • Security policy
  • Foreign policy
  • The EU
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  • Security policy
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  • The EU
Publications
Publications
Book

European Actorness in a Shifting Geopolitical Order. European Strategic Autonomy Through Differentiated Integration

This is an open access book. Over the past decade, the global geopolitical context has changed significantly, with a geopolitical power shift and a more assertive Russia and China. With the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, European security has been put on high alert. The implications of the Russian military invasion are many and difficult to grasp in full. But the need for greater European strategic autonomy appears increasingly evident. But how can this be achieved in the short run? The answer to this question is often that it is impossible and that this can only be achieved in the long run. The aim of this book is to present a different perspective. It aims at showing that it should be possible to make the most out of the current European system if we adjust our understanding of how it works. The book argues that strategic autonomy may be reached—also in the short run—if differentiated integration is seen as an asset rather than a challenge. While the EU remains the core in such a system (together with NATO in the military domain), there is a multitude of other (bilateral and minilateral) regional and sub-regional integration processes that need to be taken into account to get the full idea of how European strategic autonomy can be achieved. This book starts by presenting a theoretical framework for how to study European actorness beyond the EU, then this framework will be applied both to the development towards the EU as a foreign policy actor through the mechanisms of enlargement.

  • Security policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The EU
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  • Security policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The EU
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