dr. (Karim) MKA Kniou

dr. (Karim) MKA Kniou
Associate professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
knio@iss.nl

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Karim Knio (PhD University of Birmingham UK) is Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Governance at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is currently the Chair of the ISS research group Governance, Law and Social Justice and was the Associate Managing Editor of European Political Science Review (EPSR). His research focuses on the intersection between international political economy, governance and public policy with a particular interest in the literatures on varieties of capitalism, variegated neoliberalism, institutional analysis, politics of crisis management, EU Neighbourhood Policies and Lebanese politics. He is the author of The European Union’s Mediterranean Policy: Model or Muddle? A New Institutionalist Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), and *The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism: A Critical Realist perspective-*with Thanhdam Truong (Springer 2016). His recent co-edited book (2019) with Bob Jessop entitled, ‘The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals, and Lessons’ is published by Routledge.

Teaching

He is the academic coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) at the Institute of Social Studies, where he teaches the following courses:

  • Contemporary Capitalism and Governance: Neoliberalism and Beyond (ISS 4212)
  • Thinking about Governance and Institutions (ISS ).
  • Politics of Global Development: Debating Liberal Internationalism (ISS 4307).
  • Power, Politics and Development (ISS 1104)

Research

His research interests and publication record can be traced along four overlapping tracks:

Track 1 – Governance and Institutional Analysis in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

The first track was a direct spill over from his PhD years and project. It focused on the political economy of EU-Mediterranean relations (the Barcelona process and European Neighbourhood Policy) and general topics in Middle Eastern and Lebanese politics.  His book on the EU-Med relations (The EU Mediterranean Policy: Model or Muddle? A New Institutionalism Perspective, by Palgrave Macmillan 2013);  his article on the rise and fall of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank (‘Investigating the two faces of Governance: the case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank’ in Third World Quarterly 2010); and his book chapter on the transformation of Hizballah in Lebanese politics (‘Conceptualising Hizbollah's Transformation in Lebanon’s Post-Cedar Revolution: Proxy Client or Structural Path Dependency?’ in M. Salih (ed) Interpreting Islamic Political Parties, by Palgrave Macmillan 2009) constitute a sample of key publications which reflect the content of this track. Recently, his interests within this track includes gas extraction in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Track 2 - Political Economy of Crisis, Learning and Institutions

The second track is more focused on the political economy of crises. More specifically, it highlights the implications and prospects of analysing dynamics of different types of crises from a variety of alternative theoretical standpoints. His co-authored book with Thanhdam Truong on the South China crisis (The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism: A Critical Realist perspective, published by Springer 2016); his article on Hezbollah’s crisis of identity after the Syrian revolution against the Assad regime (‘Structure, Agency and Hezbollah: A Morphogenetic View’, in *Third World Quarterly *2010); and his book chapter on the role of EU financial supervision experts amidst the financial crisis of 2008 (‘Role of Experts and Financial Supervision in the EU: The de Larosière Report’, in M. Ambrus, K. Arts, E. Hey, and H. Raulus (eds) The Role of ‘Experts’ in International Decision-making: Advisors, Decision-makers or Irrelevant? (Cambridge, 2014) constitute a sample of key publications which reflect the content of this track. 

**Track 3 – Po

  • Thanh Dam Truong & Karim Kniou (2016) - The South China Sea and Asian Regionalism. A Critical Realist Perspective - doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13551-9 - Springer
  • Karim Kniou (2013) - The European Union's Mediterranean Policy: Model or Muddle? A New Institutionalist Perspective - Palgrave Macmillan

  • Karim Kniou (2019) - The diversity of crisis literatures and learning processes - doi: 10.4324/9781315161587 - [link] - Routledge
  • Bob Jessop & Karim Kniou (2019) - Critical realism, symptomatology and the pedagogy of crisis. - doi: 10.4324/9781315161587 - [link] - Routledge
  • Karim Kniou & Bob Jessop (2019) - Introduction: Organizational perspectives on crisiology and learning - doi: 10.4324/9781315161587 - [link] - Routledge
  • Karim Kniou (2017) - Minding development gaps in EU Mediterranean policies: a variegated neoliberalization thesis? - Routledge
  • Karim Kniou (2014) - Role of Experts and Financial Supervision in the EU: The de Larosière Commission - Cambridge University Press
  • Karim Kniou (2014) - Structure, Agency and the Hizballah Dilemma in the Arab Spring - I.B. Tauris
  • Karim Kniou (2013) - Investigating the Two Faces of Governance: the case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank - Routledge
  • Karim Kniou (2013) - Investigating the two faces of governance: the case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank - Routledge
  • A Sharma & Karim Kniou (2011) - Financial Globalization and the Mechanisms of Migrants¿ Remittance: Formed by Supply or Demand? - Springer
  • Karim Kniou (2009) - Governance, Politics and the European Mediterranean Partnership (EMP): Problems of Implementation or Policy Design? - Routledge
  • Karim Kniou (2009) - Conceptualising Hizbollah's Transformation in Lebanon's Post- Cedar Revolution Lebanon: Proxy Client or Structural Path Dependency? - Palgrave Macmillan

  • Karim Kniou (2010) - Investigating the two faces of Governance: The case of the Euro-Mediterranean Development Bank
  • Karim Kniou & WGE Maas (2009) - Does Europeanisation undermine the Right to Seek Refugee Status? The Case of Frontex
  • Karim Kniou (2008) - Politics of Governance in the Euro-Mediterranean region: Liberalisation of Services without Financialisation
  • Karim Kniou, K Ryner & S Hurt (2008) - Neoliberalism and the Politics of Resistance: The Case of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership in Tunisia
  • Karim Kniou (2008) - Post Washington Consensus at the Cross Road: How Socially Sensitive is the EU policy in the Mediterranean?
  • Karim Kniou (2008) - Interrogating Neo liberalism: Policies, Theories and Dilemmas
  • Karim Kniou (2007) - Macroeconomic management and the European Mediterranean Partnership (EMP): Is it Time for Discretionary Fiscal and Monetary Policies ( Paper presented at 48th Annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, held in Chicago between February 28th-March 3rd, 2007).
  • Karim Kniou (2007) - Can Hezbollah join the 'Cedar Revolution?': An Analysis from a Nested Games Perspective
  • Karim Kniou (2007) - Can Hezbollah join the 'Cedar Revolution?': An Analysis from a Nested Games Perspective
  • Karim Kniou (2007) - A Critical Review of Democratisation Processes Today: From `Transitology¿ to `Consolitology¿ or Vice Versa?
  • Karim Kniou (2007) - Governance and its adjectives: What are they and who defines them?
  • Karim Kniou (2006) - Macroeconomic management in the Arab Mediterranean region: Crisis of Economic Lliberalism? (Paper presented at the GARNET Conference on Governance, ISS, The Hague, 6-7 April 2006).
  • Karim Kniou (2006) - Good Governance and Failing States (Paper presented at the Public Address in Derde Kamer Stadhuis, The Hague, 8 June 2006).

  • Karim Kniou & A de Vries (2008) - Leiden Economische Hervormingen tot meer Democratie?

  • Karim Kniou (2015) - European Political Science Review (Journal)

1104 Politics, Power and Development

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-1104-21-22

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-3105-21-22

4280 Study Visit

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4280-21-22

4307 Politics of Global Development

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4307-21-22

4380 Thesis Report

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4380-21-22

5401 Research Paper

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-5401-21-22

General Information

Year
2021
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-21-22

Board of Examiners

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-BOE-21-22

Mundus MAPP

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-MMAPP-21-23

4180 Governance and Institutions

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4180-21-22

4181 Devt Economics and Public Policy

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4181-21-22

4182 Comparative Public Policy

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4182-21-22

4212 Contemporary Capitalism, Governance

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4212-21-22

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