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Douglas Webber

Emeritus Professor of Political Science

Biography

Douglas Webber is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at INSEAD. He has been based at its Europe campus, Fontainebleau (1991-99 and since 2005) and its Asian campus, Singapore (1999-2005). He has a PhD in Government from the University of Essex. Prior to joining INSEAD, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne) and the universities of Essex and Strathclyde, Sussex. From 1995 to 1997 he was a Jean Monnet Fellow and in 2016-17 and 2017-18 he was a Robert Schuman Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. He has been a visiting professor or research fellow at the University of California Berkeley and at Monash University (Melbourne) and the Australian National University (Canberra). He has written and edited several books and published extensively in social science journals in the UK, the US and Germany on European Union (EU) politics, European and Asian regional political integration, Franco-German relations and German politics, foreign policy, and public policy. He is a frequent TV commentator on current political issues. He has recently completed European Disintegration? The Politics of Crisis in the European Union’.

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Calmer Waters: President Biden’s Prospective Foreign Policy

The new president’s foreign policy will differ from Trump’s in style, language and tone more than in substance.
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Economics & Finance

The Growing Danger of EU Disintegration

A stabilising hegemonic power or coalition is vital for the EU to survive future crises and the rise of populism.

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Still in the Danger Zone

The continuing surge of anti-European populists casts a dark shadow over the future of the EU.

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A (Temporary) Reprieve for Europe

Macron’s probable victory gives the EU a chance to recover from recent shocks but will he be able to “turn around” France?
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Economics & Finance

Hail the Populist Counter-Revolution!

The parallels between today and the 1930s are disturbing.
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Economics & Finance

European Union Faces Another Year of Living Dangerously

Beware - the European Union is not set in stone. It can disintegrate.
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