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Mr David Gazsi

David

Doctoral Researcher / School of Politics and International Relations

Profile

David works as a Research Assistant with the Centre for European Research (CER) and is also Editorial Assistant at the journal East European Politics.

Alongside his research and editorial roles, David is currently completing a PhD at King’s College London. His work investigates the role of EU decentralised agencies in advancing the integration of third-party countries into the frameworks of EU and global rules, norms and practices. In so doing, it also looks at the transformative impact of sector-level functional cooperation on the ‘normal’ in global politics.

Outside of the academia, David has gained work experience with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the United Nations (UNODC), as well as in a European Commission funded research project. He holds an MA in Global History and Global Studies (from Vienna, Austria) as well as an MSc and a BSc in Security and Defence Studies (from Budapest, Hungary).

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Research

Research Interests:

David’s work investigates the role of EU decentralised agencies in advancing the integration of third-party countries into the frameworks of EU and global rules, norms and practices. In so doing, he also looks at the transformative impact of sector-level functional cooperation on the ‘normal’ in global politics. The case studies of his project focus on Justice and Home Affairs agencies (particularly Frontex and Europol), and states across the Eastern dimension of the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy area (with a concentration on Georgia and Moldova).

His research interests include:

  • The transnational transfer and institutionalisation of rules, norms and practices (Social constructivism, New institutionalism)
  • Transgovernmental sectoral cooperation and horizontal integration (Neo-medievalism, Neo-functionalism, Global governance)
  • The role of discursive, normative and cognitive frames in policy-making
  • EU decentralised agencies
  • The European Neighbourhood Policy
  • The concept of Europe / European identity (Phenomenology, Poststructuralism / Postmodernism, Postcolonialism)