Magnus Ekengren publishes in the areas of European foreign and security policy, crisis management, security sector reform, and the Europeanisation of the nation-state.
DepartmentDepartment of Security, Strategy and Leadership
DivisionPolitical Science Section
Postal addressBox 27805
115 93 Stockholm
Visiting addressDrottning Kristinas väg 37
Dr Magnus Ekengren is Associate Professor at the Swedish National Defence College. He is the Director of the College's Programme for European Security Research (EUROSEC) and co-director of the international research programme Building Societal Security in Europe.
Ekengren publishes in the areas of European foreign and security policy, crisis management, security sector reform, and the Europeanisation of the nation-state. In recent years he has specialized in EU security policy and its effect on the structures and policies of EU member states. His current research examines the security dynamics of multi-level governance systems in comparative perspective, including the US and EU. Projects include a study of the Union as a new type of "secure community" rather than "security community", and an examination of the transboundary effects of EU internal and external security policies as manifest in the Union's Solidarity Clause.
His recent publications include articles on transboundary threats and new forms of EU co-operation (European Security) and the EU's new security paradigm (Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management) and the book The Time of European Governance (Manchester University Press). His latest books are called The Politics of Security Sector Reform – Challenges and Opportunities for the EU's Global Role (Ashgate 2011) and The EU as Crisis Manager – Patterns and Prospects (forthcoming).
Ekengren is a former Swedish diplomat and was previously Deputy Director at the Policy Planning Unit of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (where he dealt with EU enlargement, EU institutional reform, and the Swedish EU presidencies). He was the secretary for the Ministry's Group of Reference for European Affairs, that brought together leading academic researchers and policymakers. Ekengren also served in the Swedish Representation to the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, and worked in the European Commission. He studied at Uppsala University, the College of Europe in Brugge, and Johns Hopkins University (Bologna) before earning his PhD from Stockholm University.
Ekengren also serves on the Foundation Board of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences