Publications Publications

Book Chapters

  • Connolly, S. and Kassim, H. (2018) ‘Still standing – The European Commission after a decade of turbulence’ (with Sara Connolly) in Jörn Ege, Michael W. Bauer, and Stefan Becker (eds) The European Commission in Turbulent Times: Assessing Organizational Change and Policy Impact, Baden-Baden: Nomos (Reihe Schriften des Arbeitskreises Europäische Integration e.V.), Baden-Baden, pp. 223-49
  • Kassim, H. (2017) ‘Ch 41: The European Commission as an administration’ in E. Ongaro and S. van Thiel (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe, Routledge, pp. 783-804
  • Kassim (2015) ‘Revisiting the 'management deficit': can the Commission (still not) manage Europe?’ in E. Ongaro (ed) Multi-Level Governance: The Missing Linkages, Emerald, pp. 41-62
  • Connnolly and Kassim (2015) ‘Ch 11 The permanent Commission bureaucrat’ in Michael W. Bauer and Jarle Trondal (eds) Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System, Palgrave: Basingstoke (with Sara Connolly), pp. 161-87

Journal articles

  • Zuzana Murdoch,  Hussein Kassim, Sara Connolly, and Ben Geys (2018) ‘Do international institutions matter? Socialization and international bureaucrats’, European Journal of International Relations, https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066118809156

  • Zuzana Murdoch,  Hussein Kassim, and Sara Connolly.(2018) ‘Bureaucratic Representation and the “Democratic Deficit” of the European Commission’ (with Zuzana Murdoch and Sara Connolly), Journal of European Public Policy, 25(3): 389-408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2016.1268193

  • Zuzana Murdoch, Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim (2017) ‘Bureaucratic Representation and the ‘Democratic Deficit’ of the European Commission’, Journal of European Public Policy, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13501763.2016.1268193?src=recsys&journalCode=rjpp20
  • Stefan Becker, Michael W. Bauer, Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim (2016) ‘The Commission: Boxed In and Constrained, Still an Engine of Integration?’ West European Politics, 39:5, 1011-31, free download at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402382.2016.1181870
  • Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim (2016) ‘“Supranationalism” in question: beliefs, values and the socializing power of the European Commission revisited’, Public Administration, 94(3): 717–737
  • Hussein Kassim (2016) ‘What’s new? A first appraisal of the Juncker Commission’ European Political Science, 16(1): 14–33, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Feps.2015.116
  • Hussein Kassim, Sara Connolly, Renaud Dehousse, Olivier Rozenberg and Selman Benjaballah (2016) ‘Managing the house: The Presidency, agenda control and policy activism in the European Commission’, Journal of European Public Policy, 24(5): 653-674, free download at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Kkfk4hZDmzpTA93Bm5hT/full  

Conference papers

  • Connolly and Kassim ‘One EU Civil Service or Many? the Commission and Council Secretariat Compared’, 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, IL, 29-31 March 2018.
  • Francesca P. Vantaggiato, Connolly and Kassim ‘The 'porous' Bureaucracy: A Comparative Analysis of EU Institutions' Interactions with Their External Environment’, 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, IL, 29-31 March 2018.
  • Andrew Thompson,  Sara Connolly,  Hussein Kassim,  Michael Bauer  ‘Capturing Changing Attitudes of European Commission Officials before and after Significant External and Internal Events. Repeat Cross Sections or Pseudo Panels?, 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, IL, 29-31 March 2018.
  • Kassim, Connolly, Thompson, Bauer ‘From here to eternity? Value conservatism, bureaucrats and the European Commission', 25th International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, IL, 29-31 March 2018.
  • ‘Managing Without Managerial Skills? Management in The European Commission’, Hussein Kassim, Sara Connolly, and Michael W. Bauer, paper prepared for presentation at the EUSA Fifteenth Biennial Conference, Miami, Florida May 4-6, 2017. 
  • ‘From here to eternity? Assessing the stability of the beliefs and values of individual bureaucrats’, Hussein Kassim, Michael W. Bauer, Sara Connolly, and Andrew Thompson, paper prepared for presentation at the EUSA Fifteenth Biennial Conference, Miami, Florida May 4-6, 2017.
  • ‘Beyond the numbers: gender and careers in the EU civil Service’, Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim, paper prepared for presentation at the EUSA Fifteenth Biennial Conference, Miami, Florida May 4-6, 2017.  
  • Socialisation in International Organisations: Evidence from a Two-wave Survey in the European Commission’ (with Sara Connolly and Zuzana Murdoch), SGEU of the ECPR conference, Trento, June 2016
  • Beyond the Numbers: Gender and Careers in the European Commission’ (with Sara Connolly) Council of European Studies conference, Philadelphia, April 2016
  • ‘The European Commission and the Financial and Economic Crisis: Views from the inside’ (with Sara Connolly, Michael W. Bauer, Renaud Dehousse and Andrew Thompson), Council of European Studies conference, Philadelphia, April 2016
  • ‘Managing without Managerial Skills? Management in the European Commission’ (with Sara Connolly) Council of European Studies conference, Philadelphia, April 2016
  • ‘Leadership and policy outputs in international organizations: the impact of presidential styles in the European Commission’ (with Sara Connolly, Renaud Dehousse and Olivier Rozenberg), IPA workshop II, DFG Research Unit 1745, International Public Administration, 2-3 March 2015, Speyer
  • Supranationalism in question. What do European Commission Staff believe?’ (with Sara Connolly), 14th European Union Studies Association Biennial Conference, Boston, 5-6 March 2015
  • ‘From house-sitting to managing the house. The evolution of the European Commission Presidency, 1957-2014’, 14th European Union Studies Association Biennial Conference, Boston, March 2015