GEM Book Series

The GEM Book Series provides a scientifically recognised dissemination platform for its joint publications and gives both the GEM and GEM-STONES fellows a unique opportunity to be professionally published alongside established scholars.

Launched in 2013 under the stewardship of professor Mario Teló (ULB & LUISS), the GEM Series has so far already welcomed 17 volumes, thus rapidly establishing itself both as a reference for researchers as well as a useful graduate teaching tool. Authors having contributed to the series so far include both junior scholars as well as established academic figures - e.g. R. O. Keohane (Princeton), A. Acharya (America University), A. Gamble (Cambridge), C. Lequesne (IEP-Paris), C. Zhimin (Fudan), S. Bava (JNU), V. Schmidt (BU), T. Risse (FUB), L. Fawcette (Oxford).

All GEM and GEM-STONES alumni are welcome to submit their thesis manuscript for publication as part of the GEM Book Series. For information about the submission and review process as well as publication conditions, they are welcome to contact the GEM-STONES Project Management Office.

Latest publication:


Supranational Governance at Stake. The EU’S External Competences Caught between Complexity and Fragmentation
Edited by Mario Telò, Anne Weyembergh

Available on 22nd of May 2020 here. Published by Routledge

This book examines the varied competences of the European Union (EU) in relation to its capacity to externalize its policy preferences. Specifically, it explores the continued resilience within the EU’s policy toolbox of supranational modes of governance beyond the State.

The book first situates European experiences of supranationality in relations to the wide variety of regional and global modes of governance it comes into contact with when seeking to deal with an increasingly complex and fragmented international environment.



Upcoming publications:

“The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism. Effects on Regional Actors, Societies and Structures”

Editors: Elisa Lopez Lucia and Frank Mattheis

Available on 17th of January 2021 here. Published by Routledge

This edited book brings a new analytical angle to the study of comparative regionalism by focussing on the unintended consequences of interregional relations.

The book satisfies the need to go beyond the consideration of the success or failure of international policies. It sheds light on complex interactions involving multiple actors, individual and institutional, driven by various representations, interests, and strategies, and which often result in unintended consequences that powerfully affect the socio-political context in which they unfold.


"Global Networks and European Actors. Navigating and Managing Complexity"

Editors: George Christou and Jacob Hasselbalch. Routledge (forthcoming, 2020).

The central aim of the edited volume is to assess the EU’s and European actors’ networked capacity to contribute towards greater policy coherence on the international stage. The common and overarching question that it will seek to address is: How has increased regime complexity in the global order impacted on the ability of the EU and European actor networks to navigate, manage and influence debates and policy? Overall, the edited volume will explore if and how – in the face of increasing regime complexity across a range of regulatory, policy and foreign and security issue areas – EU and European actor networks have facilitated effective action. To tackle this shared research focus, the edited volume's various contributions will mobilise network theories articulated at the global, intermediary and actor-specific levels.


"Framing Power Europe? EU External Action on Democracy and Human Rights in a Competitive World"

Editors Nicolas Levrat, Raffaele Marchetti and Frederik Ponjaert. Routledge (forthcoming, 2020)

This edited volume assesses if, how, and to what extent, despite its limited military means and numerous political constraints, the EU has exercised a normative impact beyond its borders. It aims at assessing EU foreign policy from an IR and output perspective, both through empirical data and by measuring perceptions by competing actors of the effectiveness of EU external action. This means gauging EU foreign policy not only according to competing IR theories, or with regard to EU specific nature and constrains as an original foreign policy actor, but mostly in a comparative perspective. Researchers contributing to this volume mobilize process-tracing and interpretative evidence analysis to apply a set of constructivist assessments to the EU’s capacity to argue in favor of the appropriateness of specific policy options on the global stage.

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Interview with Prof. Mario Telò (ULB & LUISS) and Laurence Marquis (LUISS Guido Carli & Université Laval)



Interview with Dominik Giese (University of Hamburg & University of Warwick), Prof. Cord Jakobeit (University of Hamburg) and Frederik Ponjaert (IEE-ULB)

Interview with Guillaume Beaumier (University of Warwick & Université Laval) and Dr. Jacob Hasselbalch (CBS & Lund University)


Interview with Dr. Aysel Küçüksu (LUISS Guido Carli & Université de Genève) and Prof. Nicolas Levrat (Université de Genève)

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.