Alister Miskimmon


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PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Conceptual and empirical studies of Strategic Narrative in International Relations - Studies in Public Diplomacy - Research on the development of international order, including China’s emerging role. - European and transatlantic security policy - German foreign and security policy, including German European policy.

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Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the areas of strategic narratives, German, European and global security issues and European integration.

I have published a number of books including, Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order, New York: Routledge, 2013 (with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle) which was awarded the 2016 Best Book Award on International Communication by the International Studies Association; The Politics of the New Germany 2nd Edition, London, Routledge (2011) (with Simon Green and Dan Hough); The Gathering Crisis: Germany and the Grand Coalition since 2005, Palgrave, Basingstoke (2008) (with William E Paterson and James Sloam) and Germany and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, Basingstoke, Palgrave, Basingstoke (2007). I also co-edited a volume with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle Forging the World: Strategic Narratives in International Relations, which was published by the University of Michigan Press in early 2017.

I am currently working on a Jean Monnet Project entitled, Youth Opinion and Opportunities for EU Public Diplomacy:  Youth Narratives and Perceptions of the EU and EU-Ukraine Relations in Ukraine and the three Baltic States (E-YOUTH), which focuses on a comprehensive analysis of youth opinion(tertiary/secondary level students and youth leaders) in Ukraine and the EU (three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). More details on the project can be found here:

I am interested in working with PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers working on strategic narratives, international security, German foreign policy and German European policy.

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Research Output 2001 2019

Narratives of the EU in Israel/Palestine: narrative “stickiness” and the formation of expectations

Miskimmon, A. & O’Loughlin, B., 30 Aug 2019, In : European Security. 28, 3, p. 268-283

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

international relations

The battle for the battle of the narratives

Awan, A. N., Miskimmon, A. & O’Loughlin, B., 09 Jul 2019, Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism. Routledge, p. 156-171 16 p. (Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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An EU recovery programme for Ukraine? Towards a new narrative for EU—Ukraine relations?

Miskimmon, A. & O'Loughlin, B., 01 Dec 2018, In : Cognition, communication, discourse. 17, p. 75-91 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Marshall Plan

Strategic Narrative: 21st Century Diplomatic Statecraft

Miskimmon, A., O'Loughlin, B. & Roselle, L., 21 Aug 2018, In : Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior. 113

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Strategic Narratives of EU foreign policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy

Miskimmon, A., 2018, The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy. Schumacher, T., Marchetti, A. & Demmelhuber, T. (eds.). Routledge, p. 153-166 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)