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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


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.

Research expertise


Areas of expertise



1.Mérand, Frédéric. 2021. The Political Commissioner: A European Ethnography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Bencherif, Adib, Frédéric Mérand (dir.). 2021. L’analyse du risque politique. Concevoir les futurs. Montréal : Presses de l’Université de Montréal.
3. Mérand, Frédéric. 2020. Un sociologue à la Commission européenne. Paris : Presses de Sciences Po.
4. Mérand, Frédéric (ed.). 2020. Coping with Geopolitical Decline. European Lessons for America. Montréal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
5. Duina, Francesco, Frédéric Mérand. 2020. “Europe’s Malaise: The Long View”, Research in Political Sociology, vol. 27.

Articles and chapters

1. Mérand, Frédéric, Vincent Pouliot. 2020. « International Institutions and Peaceful Change », in T.V. Paul, Deborah Welch Larson, Harold A. Trinkunas, Anders Wivel, and Ralf Emmers (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Dembinska, Magdalena, Frédéric Mérand. 2020. “Theorizing Cooperation and Conflict in EU-Russia Relations”, East European Politics, 36(4): 465-76.
3. Hofmann, Stephanie, Frédéric Mérand. 2020. “In Search of Lost Time: Memory-Framing, Bilateral identity-Making, and European Security.” Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(1): 155-171.
4. Beaudonnet, Laurie, Frédéric Mérand. 2019. « Qu’est-ce que l’Europe politique? Un agenda de recherche sur la politisation », Politique européenne, 64 : 6-30.
5. Hall, John, Frédéric Mérand. 2019. « Variable Geometry: Power and Institutions in the European Union». In Andreas Wivel, T.V. Paul (eds.). International Institutions and Power Politics. Georgetown : Georgetown University Press, pp.167-184.
6. Pouponneau, Florent, Frédéric Mérand. 2017. “Diplomatic Practices, Domestic Fields, and the International System: Explaining France’s Shift on Nuclear Non-Proliferation.” International Studies Quarterly. 61(1): 123-35.




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