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Henrik Larsen

Henrik Larsen

Professor with special responsibilities Jean Monet Professor

Current research

  • The EU as a normative power
  • A distinct approach to analysing national foreign policy in the EU
  • National articulations of foreign policy agency in the EU
  • Danish Foreign policy and EU foreign policy.
  • Eu support to member states in foreign policy crisis.

Fields of interest

Please see main profile

Primary fields of research

Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA)

  • The formulation of a distinct approach FPA for EU member states
  • Theoretical aproaches to the analysis of national foreign policy including discourse analysis
  • Links between EU foreign policy and national foreign policy - theoretical conceptualisations.
  • Danish foreign, security and European Policies (including theoretical interpretations)
  • British foreign, security and European Policies (including theoretical interpretations)
  • Analysis of national discourses on Europe, in particular French, Britishn and Danish.

The EU/International organisations

  • Theoretical approaches to analysing the EU as an international actor including discourse analysis
  • The EU as a normative power
  •  EU concepts of security
  •  The ESDP and European Security
  • The EU as an International Actor across policy areas
  • The EU as an actor in the Politics of religion
  • The EU's role in the World


Teaching: international relations, the EU as a political system, the EU as an international actor, Danish foreign policy.

Supervision: please see general page on this from the Department of Political Science




Selected publications

  1. Published

    The EU as a Normative Power and the Research on External Perceptions: the Missing Link

    Larsen, H. 1 Jul 2014 In : Journal of Common Market Studies. 52, 4, p. 896-910 14 p., 13

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Analysing small state foreign policy in the EU: the case of Denmark

    Larsen, H. 2005 Palgrave, Basingstoke: St. Martin's Press. 242 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

  3. Published

    Foreign Policy and Discourse Analysis: Britain, France and Europe

    Larsen, H. 1997 London: Routledge. 243 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook

  4. Published

    A Distinct FPA for Europe?: Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Analysing the Foreign Policy of EU Member States

    Larsen, H. 2009 In : European Journal of International Relations. 15, 3, p. 537-566

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    British and Danish Policies towards Europe in the 1990's: A Discourse Approach

    Larsen, H. 1999 In : European Journal of International Relations. vol. 5, no. 4, p. 451-483

    Publication: ResearchJournal article

  6. Published

    Normative Power Europe and the Importance of the Discursive Context: The European Union and the politics of religion

    Larsen, H. Dec 2014 In : Cooperation and Conflict. 49, 4, p. 419-437 18 p., 1

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. Published

    Denmark: A Committed Member with Opt-outs!

    Larsen, H. 2011 National and European Foreign Policies: Towards Europeanisation. Hill, C. & Wong, R. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, Ch. 6, p. 93-110 17 p. (Routledge Advances in European Politics).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  8. Published

    Danish Foreign Policy and the Balance between the EU and the US: The Choice between Brussels and Washington after 2001

    Larsen, H. 2009 In : Cooperation and Conflict. 44, 2, p. 209-230

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  9. Published

    The Cartoon Crisis in Danish Foreign Policy: A New Balance between the EU and the US?

    Larsen, H. 2007 Danish Yearbook of Foreign Policy 2007. Hvidt, N. & Mouritzen, H. (eds.). Kbh.: C. A. Reitzel, p. 51-86 35 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

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