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University of Amsterdam
Global Civil Society, Authoritarianism, International Criminal Justice, Human Security
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I am a Professor in International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam. My main research interests are in global civil society, international criminal justice, human security and authoritarian rule. My main current research project is Authoritarianism in a Global Age, funded by the European Research Council.

I studied English literature and international law at the University of Amsterdam , and I hold a PhD (distinction) from the University of Utrecht in association with the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research.

I worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as a managing editor of the Global Civil Society Yearbook (2001-2003), coordinator of the Study Group on European Security (2003-2004), lecturer in management of non-governmental organisations (2004-2006), and lecturer in global politics (2006-2008).

I returned to the Netherlands in 2008, taking up a post as assistant professor, later associate professor, in international relations. In 2011-2012 I was a Visiting Professor at the Chaire Leclercq, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and in Spring 2012 I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

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Current project: Authoritarianism in a Global Age

Openness to global ICT and media, international NGOs, and inflow and outflow of people have thrown up new challenges for authoritarian rulers in terms of how to control citizens. In a five-year ERC-funded project titled ‘Authoritarianism in a Global Age’, I am investigating the nature and sustainability of authoritarianism in relation to globalisation of ICTs, associationalism, and people movement.

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Recent Publications:

  •  M. Glasius (2015). ‘It sends a message’: Liberian opinion leaders’ responses to the trial of Charles Taylor. Journal of
    International Criminal Justice, 13 (3), 419-447. doi: 10.1093/jicj/mqv023
  • M. Glasius & A. Ishkanian (2015). Surreptitious symbiosis: engagement between activists and NGOs. Voluntas, 26
    (6), 2620-2644. doi: 10.1007/s11266-014-9531-5
  • M. Glasius (Ed.). (2015) APSA Comparative Democratization, 13(2). [go to publisher’s site]

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