Joan DeBardeleben

Carleton University

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Joan DeBardeleben is Chancellor’s Professor in the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood, and is founder and Co-Director of Carleton’s Centre for European Studies.  She also is coordinator of the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue, funded by the Erasmus + program of the EU for the period from 2017-2020. Her current research, based on a grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, for which she is principal investigator, is entitled The European Union’s Eastern Policy and the Ukraine Crisis: Causes and Impacts. She also conducts research on elections and regional politics in Russia. Dr. DeBardeleben is former present of the European Community Studies Association-Canada and has been a visiting researcher at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin and at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research in Mannheim, Germany. She is editor-in-chief of the Review of European and Russian Affairs, an online peer-reviewed open access publication hosted by Carleton University.

Email: joan.debardeleben [at]

University Website

Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood

Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations

Recent publications

Joan DeBardeleben & Dmitry Nechiporuk (2019) Diverging views of EU-Russian borders: points of congruence and difference in EU and Russian analyses, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 27:2, 196-207, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2018.1534727

Achim Hurelmann and Joan DeBardeleben, “ ‘Demoi-cracy’: A Useful Framework for Theorizing the Democratization of Multilevel Governance?” in Configurations, Dynamics, and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance, Nathalie Behnke, Jörg Broschek, Jared Sonnicksen, eds. (ICham, Switzerland: Palgrave macmillan, 2019), pp. 293-310

Joan DeBardeleben, “Geopolitics of the EU,” European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective, eds. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), pp. 359-378.

Joan DeBardeleben, “The Russian Federation,” in Introduction to Comparative Politics, 8th edition,  Mark Kesselmann, Joel Krieger, and William A. Joseph, eds. (Cengage Learning, 2018), pp. 555-606.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Alternative Paradigms for EU-Russian Neighbourhood Relations,” in EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perspectives, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp.115-136

Joan DeBardeleben, “The Enlargement Template and the EU’s Relations with Russia,” in European Enlargement Across Rounds and Beyond Borders, edited by H. A. Ikonomou, A. Andrey, and R. Byberg (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 166-93.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Backdrop to the Ukraine Crisis: The Revival of Normative Politics in Russia’s Relations with the EU?” in Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign Policy in a Contested Area, edited by Matthew Sussex and Roger E. Kanet (Basingstoke, Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 161-185

Joan DeBardeleben, “Otnosheniia Rossii i Evrosoiuza v presse Rossii, Germanii, i Pol’shi,” (Relations between Russia and the European Union in the Press of Russia, Germany, and Poland) Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta (St. Petersburg, Russia), Series 6, 2015, no. 1. pp. 77-85

Harry Nedelcu and Joan DeBardeleben, “Conceptualizing Party Representation of Ethnic
Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe”, East European Politics and Societies  30, no. 2 (2015): 381-403.

Joan DeBardeleben and Mikhail Zherebtsov, “The Reinstated Gubernatorial Elections in Russia: A Return to Open Politics?” Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 3, no. 1 (2014): 3-36

Joan DeBardeleben, “Applying constructivism to understanding EU–Russian relations,” International Politics 49 (2012): 418–433