Biography

Hussein Kassim joined PSI as Professor in Politics in 2007. He became Political Science Mentor at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy at UEA in 2005 and has been Co-Investigator since 2009.  Before moving to UEA, Professor Kassim taught at Birkbeck, University of London (where he was Head of School 2006-2007), the University of Nottingham, and the University of Oxford, where he held College Lectureships variously at Balliol College, New College and Worcester College. He read PPE at New College, Oxford, and studied for an MPhil in Politics, then a DPhil, at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he was supervised by the late Vincent Wright.

Professor Kassim has held visiting positions at ARENA in the University of Oslo, Columbia University, New York University, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and the Centre d'Etudes Europeennes de Sciences Po, Paris. 

In his research, Professor Kassim investigates EU institutions, the relationship between the EU and the member states, especially the UK and ‘Europe’, and EU policy in competition and aviation. A recipient of grants from the British Academy, the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation, he recently completed a major ESRC-funded project on the European Commission (http://www.uea.ac.uk/psi/research/EUCIQ, http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-062-23-1188/read), the main findings of which are presented in The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century, published by Oxford University Press. He is currently working on follow-up projects that examine variously leadership, gender, socialization and the attitudes of officials to reform in the European Commission, as well as on the national coordination of EU policy, and aspects of EU competition policy, including the ECN, national competition authorities and the institutionalisation of DG IV.

Having served as Head of School from 2010 to 2013, during which time PSI rose from 41st to 16th in the UK ranking of Politics departments (Guardian University Guide 2014), Professor Kassim is on study leave in autumn 2013 and a buyout in spring 2014. He is professeur invité at the Centre d'Etudes Europeennes, Sciences Po Paris in March/April.

All Publications

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Lyons, B., Kassim, H.

(2013)

The New Political Economy of EU State Aid Policy

in The European Union and State Aid Policy: Evolution and Impact, Special Issue of Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade

13.

pp. 1-22

Full Text UEA Repository

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Kassim, H., Lyons, B.

(2013)

EU State Aid Policy: Evolution and Impact (Special Issue)

in Journal of Industry Competition and Trade

pp. 1-22

UEA Repository

(Article)


Kassim, H., Peterson, J., Connolly, S., Dehousse, R., Hooghe, L., Thompson, A.

(2013)

The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century

Oxford University Press

ISBN 978-0-19-959952-3

UEA Repository

(Book)


Kassim, H.

(2012)

The European Union and Member State Institutions: Impact and Interaction in a System of Shared Governance

In: The Member States of the European Union.

Oxford University Press

pp. 279-312

ISBN 978-0-19-954483-7

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Hooghe, L., Kassim, H.

(2012)

The Commission's services

In: The Institutions of the European Union.

Oxford University Press

pp. 173-98

ISBN 978-0-19-957498-8

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Clarke, C., Kassim, H.

(2012)

The 'Too Difficult Box' : Its Temptations and How to Avoid Them

in The Political Quarterly

83.

pp. 303-310

Full Text UEA Repository

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Kassim, H.

(2012)

The Presidency and Presidents of the European Commission

In: The Oxford Handbook of the European Union.

Oxford University Press

pp. 219-32

ISBN 978-0-19-954628-2

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Clarke, C., Kassim, H.

(2012)

Introducing the 'Too Difficult Box'

in The Political Quarterly

83.

pp. 299-302

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Kassim, H.

(2010)

The Labour Part and "Europe": An Awkward Relationship

In: Social Democracy and European Integration.

Routledge

pp. 83-116

ISBN 978-0-415-55985-0

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Kassim, H.

(2010)

Exploring Governance in a Multi-Level Polity: A Policy Instruments Approach

in West European Politics

33(1).

pp. 1-21

UEA Repository

(Article)


Akman, P., Kassim, H.

(2010)

Myths and myth-making in the European Union: the institutionalization and interpretation of EU competition policy

in JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies

48.

pp. 111-132

Full Text UEA Repository

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Kassim, H., le Galès, P.

(2010)

Governing the European Union: Policy Instruments in a Multi-Level Polity (Special Issue)

in West European Politics

33.

UEA Repository

(Article)


Kassim, H.

(2010)

Review of Politiques publiques. 1, la France dans la gouvernance européenne, edited by Olivier Borraz and Virginie Guiraudon

in French Politics

8.

pp. 190-203

Full Text UEA Repository

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Kassim, H.

(2009)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

In: The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History.

Palgrave

ISBN 978-1403992956

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Kassim, H., Kassim, H. (ed.), Stevens, H. (ed.)

(2009)

Air Transport and the European Union

Palgrave

UEA Repository

(Book)


Kassim, H., Wright, K.

(2009)

Bringing regulatory processes back in : The reform of EU antitrust and merger control

in West European Politics

32(4).

pp. 738-755

Full Text UEA Repository

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Kassim, H.

(2008)

Mission impossible', but mission accomplished: the Kinnock reforms and the European Commission

in Journal of European Public Policy

15(5).

pp. 648-668

UEA Repository

(Article)


Kassim, H.

(2008)

A Bid Too Far? New Labour and UK Leadership of the European Union

In: Leaderless Europe.

OUP

pp. 167-87

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Kassim, H.

(2008)

France and the European Union under the Chirac Presidency

In: Developments in French Politics 4.

Palgrave

UEA Repository

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Kassim, H., Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, [. V.

(2007)

The European Commission and the Future of Europe

in Journal of European Public Policy

14 (8).

pp. 1-22

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Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in Comparative Politics, European Union, Public Policy, Public Administration and Management, The Politics of Regulation, International Organizations, and Capitalism.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • PI of ‘The European Commission in Question’ [http://www.uea.ac.uk/psi/research/EUCIQ and http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-062-23-1188/read]
  • Convenor of: ‘The Coalition at One: The Conservative-Liberal Democratic Government in Historical and Theoretical Perspective’ (with Charles Clarke, Andrew Adonis and jon Davis) [http://www.uea.ac.uk/psi/eventsnews/events/coalition_at_one]
  • Convenor of ‘The “Too Difficult” Box’ (with Charles Clarke) [http://www.uea.ac.uk/psi/eventsnews/too-difficult-box]
  • I have been an External Examiner for PhDs or DPhils at the following: University of Agder, University of Oxford, University of Reading, University College London, University of Oslo, University of Manchester, Louvain-la-Neuve, Free University Amsterdam, European University Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professional Activities

  • Visiting Professor, Centre d’Etudes Européennes, Sciences Po Paris,March/April 2014
  • Member of ESRC Peer Review College
  • Member of executive committee of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union since 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Birkbeck, University of London 2008-2013
  • Member of Advisory Board, Observatoire des Institutions Européennes at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes, Sciences Po Paris, Since 2005
  • Member of LABEX Panel/Jury, Agence National de Recherche 2010
  • Principal Investigator, ESRC-funded project, ‘The European Commission in Question’ 2008-2010
  • Member of the Transformation and Sustainability of European Political Order (Eurotrans) at ARENA, University of Oslo 2008-2012
  • Member of executive committee, 'Connecting Excellence on European Governance' (Connex) EU FP6 network 2005-2008
  • Founder, with Anand Menon, Damian Chalmers, Simon Hix and Imelda Maher, of the London EU Group. 1995-2007
  • External examiner for PhD/DPhil theses at: University of Adger; University of Oxford; University of Reading; University College London; University of Oslo; University of Manchester; Louvain-la-Neuve; Free University Amsterdam; European University Institute; London School of Economics and Political Science 1998-2013

Administrative Posts

  • In the School of Political, Social and International Studies, I am a member of the working group on REF 2014/2020, impact champion, website coordinator, and co-convenor of ‘The Too Difficult Box’. I was a founder of policy@uea, a group that brings together researchers with an interest in public policy and public administration from across the University. I served as Head of School from 2010 to 2013.
  • At the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, I am Co-Investigator, a member of the Steering Group and coordinator of ‘Project 2 - Institutions’ research theme. I am also Coordinator for Researchers on short-term contracts. With Bruce Lyons, I convened the 2013 ESRC Centre for Competition Policy Summer Conference on ‘Institutions and Competition Policy’