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Markus Johansson


Ph.D. in political science.

Areas of interest

European integration, EU politics, EU institutions, decision-making in the EU Council, negotiation theory, interest groups and lobbying, the common EU foreign policy.

Current research

In my dissertation I explore how the representatives of EU member state governments use domestic constraints when negotiating in the Council of the European Union. In the dissertation I investigate how domestic constraints are communicated, by which negotiators, and whether it leads to influence.

Since February 2015 I have worked in a research project on Swedish interest groups and lobbying. Since August 2015 I am also working in a project on leadership in EU foreign policy.


6 months guest PhD student at Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel politics (ACIM), University of Antwerp, spring 2012.

Participation in the ICPSR’s annual summer program in quantitative methods, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S. June-July 2010.

Award for the best Master thesis with a European theme 2009 from the Centre for European Studies, Lund University.


I teach at undergraduate and masters level in European studies, in social studies and in political science, mainly on European politics and European Union affairs. I also supervise and grade theses.


Ph.D. in political science 2015. Double degree awarded from the University of Gothenburg and the University of Antwerp.
M.Sc. in European Affairs, Lund University, 2009.



Contact Information


Room, A404

+46 31 786 6359

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