Dr Patrick Holden
Profiles

Dr Patrick Holden

Associate Professor (Reader)

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)

Role

 

 Research and teaching in relation to International Political Economy , the European Union in the World,  International Development Policy, Global Governance and Regional Integration.

 

 

Qualifications

2004-2005                Early Stage Researcher, University of Cambridge, Centre for International Studies. (Marie Curie Fellowship).

2001-2005                   University of Limerick, PHD on EU aid policy and the reform of governance in North Africa.  (Awarded Government of Ireland Scholarship 2001).

2000-2001                   University of Limerick, MA Degree in European Integration (First Class Honours) (Dissertation topic - Pre-accession aid).

1992-1995                   University College Dublin, BA in History and English (Honours, 2.1).

Teaching interests

Europe in the World, International Political Economy and Global Governance.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Veit Bachmann 2009: Regulating geopolitical space: EU interaction with East Africa

Annette Elliot 2009: Building Positive Peace? A gendered analysis of United Nations Security Council Resolutiin 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Research groups

  • Plymouth International Studies Centre
  • Research Centre for Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy (SLGP)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Warren T, Holden P & Howell KE 2017 'The European Commission and fiscal governance reform: a strategic actor?' West European Politics 1-21 , DOI PEARL
Holden P 2016 'Eternal potential? Temporality, complexity and the incoherent power of the European Union' Cooperation and Conflict 51, (4) 407-427 , DOI
Holden P 2016 'The Mediterranean and the Global Sustainable Development Goals' Mediterranean Politics 21, (2) 292-299 , DOI
Hynes W & Holden P 2016 'What future for the Global Aid for Trade Initiative? Towards an assessment of its achievements and limitations' Development Policy Review 34, (4) 593-619 , DOI PEARL
Holden P 2015 'Neoliberalism by default? A critical discourse analysis of the European Union’s trade and development policy in an era of crisis' Journal of International Relations and Development , DOI
Holden P 2014 'Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire: Small State Identity in the Cold War, 1955–1975' Irish Political Studies 29, (4) 604-605 , DOI
Holden P 2014 'Tensions in the Discourse and Practice of the European Union's Aid for Trade' Journal of Contemporary Politics 20, (1) 90-102 Author Site
Holden P & Bachmann V 2012 '"Leading Through Civilian Power" or Creeping Inertia?' Foreign Policy Journal
Holden P 2011 'A New Beginning? Does the Union for the Mediterranean Herald a New Functionalist Approach to Co-operation in the Region?' MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS 16, (1) 155-169 , DOI
Holden P 2010 'Developing Polyarchy? The European Union and Its Structural Policies for Middle Eastern Neighbours' European Foreign Affairs Review 15, (5) 589-609 Publisher Site
Holden P 2009 'Security, power or profit? The economic diplomacy of the US and the EU in North Africa' The Journal of North African Studies 14, (1) 11-32 , DOI
Holden P 2009 'The European Union's Mediterranean Policy in Theory and Practice' MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS 14, (1) 125-134 , DOI
Holden P 2008 'Development through Integration? EU aid reform and the evolution of Mediterranean Aid Policy' The Journal of International Development 20, (2) 230-244 , DOI
Holden P 2007 'Morocco, the Islamist awakening and other challenges' MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS 12, (1) 114-115 Author Site
Holden 2006 'Conflicting Principles in the Organisation of Aid Policy for Political Purposes: A case study of the European Union's Mediterranean Aid' The European Journal of Development Research 18 (3), 387-411 , DOI
Holden P 2006 'Tensions in the organisation of aid policy for foreign policy purposes: a case study of the European Union’s Mediterranean Aid Programmes’' European Journal of Development Research 18, (3) 387-412
Holden 2005 'Hybrids on the Rim: The EU's Mediterranean Aid Policy' Democratization 12 (4), 461-480 , DOI
Holden 2005 'Partnership Lost? The EU's Mediterranean Aid Programmes' Mediterranean Politics 10 (1), 19-37 , DOI
Holden 2003 'The European Community's MEDA Aid Programme: A Strategic Instrument of Civilian Power' European Foreign Affairs Review 8 (3), 347-363
Holden P 2002 'Cohesion or Autonomization? The EU’s pre-accession aid programmes’' Perspectives: UL Political and Economic Review 3, 1-10
Books
Holden P 2011 A Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements. Routledge
Holden P 2008 In Search of Structural Power: EU aid policy as a global political instrument. Ashgate Publishing
Chapters
Holden P 2015 '‘The Rising Powers and the Ethics of Global Trade and Development Governance’' Rising powers, global governance and global ethics, Routledge
Holden P 2015 'Testing EU structural diplomacy: The challenge of change in North Africa' The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges 249-266 , DOI
Holden P 2012 'Forging a sphere of influence? The European Union's engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa' in Toje A; Kunz B Neoclassical Realism in European Politics: Bringing Power Back in Manchester University Press
Holden P 2012 'The end of solidarity? The Euro Crisis and the EU Model of Integration' in Fioramonti L Regions and Crises: New Challenges for Contemporary Regionalisms Palgrave Macmillan 67-86
Holden P 2011 'Still "leading from the edge"? New Labour and the European Union' in Daddow O; Gaskarth J British Foreign Policy: The New Labour Years Palgrave Macmillan 157-169
Holden P 2004 'Strategic intervention or showcase? EU aid as a force for change in Morocco’' in Peter Xuereb The European Union and the Mediterranean: The Mediterranean’s European Challenges, Volume V EDRC, Malta

Other academic activities

I am on the editorial board of Mediterranean Politics.

I am the external examiner for the MA in International Politics at Sussex University

I  have served as an evaluator of ESRC and ESF (European Science Foundation) Projects.

 I contributed to the Trinity International Development Initiative’s submission to the Irish Government’s review of its development White Paper (March 2012).

 External Examiner for PhDs at the University of Aston 2011 and University of Ghent 2012.

 Chair of the Plymouth Business School’s Faculty Research Ethical Approval Committee 2010-2011.

 Joint-Manager of the International Relations undergraduate programme at Plymouth University: September 2011-May 2012.