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Lisbeth Aggestam

Senior lecturer

Lisbeth Aggestam
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 6696

Room number: A505
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Lisbeth Aggestam


Lisbeth Aggestam is Associate Professor in political science at the Department of Political Science and research fellow at the Centre for European Research (CERGU), University of Gothenburg. She received her PhD in political science at the University of Stockholm in 2005. She held a lectureship at the University of Bath (UK) between 2008-2013. Prior to that she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and a Chevening scholar at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

Aggestam is a member of the editorial board of the ISA journal Foreign Policy Analysis.

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Research interests

Aggestam works in the field of International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis. Her main research interests are:

  • Comparative national and European foreign policy
  • Role theory and political leadership
  • The European Union as a global actor and power

Current research

Aggestam's most recent work focuses on developing the concept of leadership in foreign policy theory and to empirically examine leadership changes in European foreign policy.


Aggestam teaches in the field of International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis and qualitative methods in European Studies. She convenes two courses at the Department of Political Science and the Centre for European Studies:

EU2215: Europe in the World (MA 15 hec)
SK 1136: Foreign Policy Analysis (UG 7,5 hec)

Aggestam has supervised four PhD students to completion. 


Aggestam has written and edited 3 books and over 40 journal articles and book chapters. Her most recent publication is: 

  • Lisbeth Aggestam and Federica Bicchi (2019), 'New Directions in EU Foreign Policy Governance: Cross-Loading, Leadership and Informal Groupings', Journal of Common Market Studies. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12846
  • Lisbeth Aggestam and Adrian Hyde-Price (2019), 'Learning to Lead? Germany and the Leadership Paradox in EU Foreign Policy', German Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2019.1601177
  • Lisbeth Aggestam and Adrian Hyde-Price (2019), 'Double Trouble: Trump, Transatlantic Relations and European Strategic Autonomy', Journal of Common Market Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2019.1601177


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Leadership in the European Union
Lisbeth Aggestam, Markus Johansson
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Encyclopedia entry 2020
Encyclopedia entry



Leadership Roles and Institutional Change in EU Foreign Policy
Lisbeth Aggestam
The EU and the Emerging Global Order: Essays in Honour of Ole Elgström edited by R. Bengtsson and M. Rosén Sundström (Lund Political Studies; 194), Lund, Department of Political Science, Lund University, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Power and Leadership in the European Neighbourhood: Contending Role Concepts
Lisbeth Aggestam
Schumacher T., Marchetti A. & Demmelhuber T. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, edited by T. , London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Learning to lead? A role analysis of Germany and the CFSP
Lisbeth Aggestam, Adrian Hyde-Price
UACES 47th Annual Conference. Krakow, Poland: 4-6 september, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

"Leadership or leaderless? EU foreign policy in a time of crisis and change"
Lisbeth Aggestam
58th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA). Baltimore, Maryland, USA: 22-25 February , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Leadership roles and institutional change in EU foreign policy
Lisbeth Aggestam, Markus Johansson
Paper prepared for the 24th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies (CES). University of Glasgow: 12-14 July , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The Leadership Paradox in EU Foreign Policy
Lisbeth Aggestam, Markus Johansson
Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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