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Mérand, Frédéric

CÉRIUM’s Director

  • Professor of Political Science


  • Telephone 514-343-7176 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. 581-17
Mérand, Frédéric


Research expertise

Frédéric Mérand (Ph. D., Berkeley) is professor of political science and scientific director of the University of Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM). Specialized in European politics and International Relations, he was visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris, at McGill University and at the universities of Toronto, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Lille and Guido Carli in Rome. His current research projects focus on relations between Europe and Russia, European political economy and the decline of great powers. Previously, he worked as foreign policy advisor for the Canadian government. He is a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada.


Areas of expertise


  • Pouponneau, Florent, Frédéric Mérand. 2016. "Diplomatic Practices, Domestic Fields, and the International System: Explaining France's Shift on Nuclear Non-Proliferation." International Studies Quarterly, 61(1): 123-35.
  • Jegen, Maya, Frédéric Mérand. 2013. " Constructive Ambiguity : Comparing the EU's Energy and Defence Policies ", West European Politics.
  • Mérand, Frédéric, Stephanie Hofmann, Bastien Irondelle. 2011. "Governance and State Power: A Network Analysis of European Security". Journal of Common Market Studies. 49(1):121-47.
  • Mérand, Frédéric. 2010. " Pierre Bourdieu and the Birth of European Defence ". Security Studies. 19(2):342-74.
  • Mérand, Frédéric. 2008. European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mérand, Frédéric. 2006. " Social Representations in the European Security and Defence Policy ". Cooperation and Conflict. 41(2):131-52.




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