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Anders Persson

Anders Persson


Current research project:

Normative power Europe in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Other research interests:

The role of EU in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestinian statebuilding

Israeli, Palestinian and Middle East politics in general

Terrorism and political violence

Publications (Books, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters)

Persson, Anders (2018). ”How, When and Why Did the Way the EU Speaks about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Change?", Middle East Critique (still only online), pp: 1-16.

Persson, Anders (2018). "EU differentiation as a case of 'Normative Power Europe' (NPE) in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict", Journal of European Integration, 40(2), pp: 193-208. 

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Shaping discourse and setting examples: Normative Power Europe can work in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 55(6), pp: 1415-1431.

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Palestine at the end of the state-building process: Technical achievements, political failures”, Mediterranean Politics (still only online), pp: 1-21.

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Utvecklingen och legitimeringen av den rättvisa freden: EUs bidrag till fred i Israel-Palestinakonflikten”, Babylon, Vol, 15, No. 1, pp: 42-49.

Persson, Anders (2015). ”Sweden's Recognition of Palestine: A Possible Snowball Effect?”, Palestine - Israel Journal of Politics, Economics, and Culture, Vol, 20, No. 2/3, pp: 35-41.

Persson, Anders (2015). The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 1971-2013: In Pursuit of a Just Peace. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Aggestam, Karin, Persson, Anders & Strömbom, Lisa (2014). Mellan krig och fred i Israel/Palestina. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Persson, Anders (2013). Defining, Securing and Building a Just Peace: The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lund: Lund Political Studies 170.

Persson, Anders (2013). “Towards a Just Peace? Roles and Dilemmas of EU Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine” in Karin Aggestam and Annika Björkdahl (eds), Rethinking Peacebuilding: The quest for just peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkan. Abingdon: Routledge.

Persson, Anders (2012). “Building a state or maintaining the occupation? International support for Fayyad’s state-building project”, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp: 101-119.

Persson, Anders (2011). “To Manage, Resolve or Transform? The Way Forward for the EU in the Middle East Peace Process‟, New Middle Eastern Studies, 1 (2011).

Other types of publications (Op-eds, conference papers, working papers) (in selection)

Persson, Anders (2018). ”If not now, when should Europe recognise Palestine?”, Op-ed in Al-Jazeera English, 21 February 2018.

Persson, Anders (2018). ”Why There's No Chance Europe Will Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Op-ed in Haaretz, 25 January 2018.

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Kan Trump lösa Israel–Palestina-konflikten?”, Op-ed in SvD Debatt, 20 maj 2017.

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Sverige kan lära sig av Israels erfarenheter”, Op-ed in SvD Debatt, 11 april 2017.

Persson, Anders (2017). ”Margot Wallström är inte antisemit”, Op-ed in SvD Debatt, 12 januari 2017.

Persson, Anders (2015). “The EU Is Disengaging From the Settlements, Not From Israel” Op-ed in Haaretz, 12 November 2015.

Persson, Anders (2015). “The Historical Case for Europe to Recognize Palestine”, Op-ed in Huffington Post, 20 February 2015.

Persson, Anders (2015). ”What Europe can do for Israeli-Palestinian ties that the U.S. can't” Op-ed in Haaretz, 4 February 2015.

Persson, Anders (2013). ”EU's New Settlements Guidelines Are Already Biting/EU-klarspråk om bosättningar”, Op-ed in European Voice, Maan, Huffington Post and SvD Brännpunkt, Various dates in October 2013.

Media appearances:

Expert commentator on Israel/Palestine on Swedish TV/radio/press and regular contributor to Huffington Post, Haaretz and Politico EU. In addition, my work has appeared in Maan, EUobserver, The Jerusalem Post, Foreign Policy in Focus, Iran Review, Asharq Al Awsat, Eurasia Review, Internationella studier and SvD Brännpunkt. 

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