Evangelos Fanoulis


Dr Evangelos Fanoulis is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He was previously postdoctoral research fellow at Metropolitan University Prague, lecturer in Politics at the University of Leicester and fellow at the University of Essex where he also did his doctorate. He received training at the EU Commission and European External Action Service, and worked as research officer for the FP7 ANVIL (Analysis of Civil Security Systems in Europe) project.

Dr Fanoulis has published a research monograph entitled "The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy: Between Practices of Governance and Practices of Freedom" with Routledge and is co-editor of the "Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies". Other publications of his include articles in the journals European Security, European Politics & Society, Global Society, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Politics & Governance, and Journal of Common Market Studies as well as book chapters in several edited volumes.

His main research interests - and areas where he welcomes PhD supervision - are democracy and populism, discourse analysis, European foreign policy, EU-China relations, and post-structuralist approaches to international relations.
  • Qualifications

    • PhD in Ideology & Discourse Analysis, University of Essex - 2014
    • MA in Ideology & Discourse Analysis, University of Essex - 2010
    • MA in International Relations, King's College London - 2007
    • BA in International & European Economics & Politics, University of Macedonia (Greece) - 2005
  • Experience

    • Programme Director, MA in International Relations, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - since March 2019
    • Lecturer in International Relations, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - Since August 2018
    • Senior Associated Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - 2018-2020
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Metropolitan University Prague - 2015-2017
    • Lecturer in Politics, University of Leicester - 2015
    • Graduate Instructor, University of Essex - 2013-2014
    • Research Officer for the FP7 ANVIL Project, University of Essex - 2012-2014
    • Trainee, EU Commission/European External Action Service - 2010-2011
  • Research interests

    • post-structuralist approaches to international relations
    • EU-China relations
    • European security governance
    • discourse analysis
    • democracy and populism in Europe
  • Articles

    • Fanoulis, E. and Guerra, S. (2021) ‘Aporias in Greece and Spain's Left-wing Inclusive Populism', New Political Science, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07393148.2021.1954438 (Open Access)
    • Fanoulis, E. and Song, W. (2021) ‘Cooperation between EU and China: A post-liberal governmentality approach’, Review of International Studies, https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/review-of-international-studies/article/cooperation-between-the-eu-and-china-a-postliberal-governmentality-approach/B7AB48AD07483F8503691E777988F6D1 (Open Access)
    • Fanoulis, E. and Guerra, S. (2020) ‘Veridiction and Leadership in Transnational Populism: The Case of DiEM25’, Politics and Governance, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 217-225.
    • Fanoulis, E. (2018) ‘The EU’s democratisation discourse and questions of European identification', Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 56, No. 6, pp. 1362-1375.
    • Fanoulis, E. and Musliu, V. (2018), ‘Sovereignty a-venir: Towards a normative understanding of sovereignty', Global Society, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 70-87.
    • Fanoulis, E. (2018) ‘Knowledge of the EU and citizen participation in European governance: An agonistic democracy perspective', European Politics and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 35-48.
    • Fanoulis, E. and Guerra, S. (2017) 'Anger and protest: referenda and opposition to the EU in Greece and the UK', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 305-324.
    • Kirchner, E., Fanoulis, E., and Dorussen, H. (2015), ‘Civil security in the EU: national persistence versus EU ambitions?’, European Security, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 287-303.
    • Fanoulis, E. (2014), ‘Understanding the social construction of the democratic deficit in CSDP: a Foucauldian approach’, European Security, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 466-483.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Bigo, D., Diez, T., Fanoulis, E., Rosamond, B., and Stivachtis, I. (eds) (in contract, to be published in 2020), The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies (London: Routledge).
    • Fanoulis, E. (2017) The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy: Between Practices of Governance and Practices of Freedom, London: Routledge.
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • Fanoulis, E. (2019) 'Human security in EU foreign policy: lessons from the Pacific', in The European Union in the Asia Pacific: Rethinking Europe’s interests, Jianwei Wang and Weiqing Song, eds., Manchester: Manchester University Press.
    • Fanoulis, E. and Pena Rios, A. (2017) ‘EU uGovernment: a solution for more citizen participation in EU policy-making', in Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe: European Democracy, the Media and Eurosceptic and Critical Movements, Manuela Caiani and Simona Guerra, eds, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Dorussen, H., Ling, J., and Fanoulis, E. (2016), 'Civil protection: identifying opportunities for collaboration', in EU-China Security Cooperation: Performance and Prospects, Emil Kirchner, Thomas Christiansen and Han Dorussen, eds., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Fanoulis, E. and Kirchner, E. (2015), 'Non-traditional security issues', in China, the European Union and International Politics of Global Governance, Jianwei Wang and Weiqing Song, eds., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Dorussen, H., Fanoulis, E., and Kirchner, E. (2015), 'The EU as a regulator of civil security across Europe', in European Civil Security Governance: Diversity and Cooperation in Crisis and Disaster Management, Hendrik Hegemann and Raphael Bossong, eds., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Grants

    • Research Development Fund for the project "The Impact of EU referenda on European Governance"
  • Teaching activities

    • INS405 Critical Security Studies
    • INS403 Regional Integration and Globalisation
    • INR105 Europe: Continent and Nation
  • Courses taught

    • Contemporary International Relations
    • Challenging European Integration (postgraduate course)
    • Democracy and Legitimacy of the EU (postgraduate course)
    • European Union Politics
    • European Integration and European Politics (postgraduate course)
    • Political Integration and the EU
    • Democracy Beyond the Nation-State: The Case of Europe
    • Introduction to European Politics
  • Professional memberships

    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Awards and honours

    • 2014 Nomination for teaching excellence, University of Essex
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 81883275
  • Email

  • Address

    Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    South Campus
    Chongwen Road
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park