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  1. 'Defining “Talent”: Insights from Management and Migration Literatures for Policy Design' (2019), Policy Studies Journal 47(3): 819-848 (with Lucie Cerna) (download)

  2. ‘Collaboration patterns of mobile academics: the impact of international mobility’ (2019), Science and Public Policy 46(3): 450-462 (with Jue Wang, Rosalie Hooi, and Andrew Li) (download)

  3. 'Working Within the Aspiring Center: Professional Status and Mobilities Among Migrant Faculty in Singapore' (2019), Higher Education Policy 32(2): 149-166 (with Yasmin Y Ortiga, Gunjan Sondhi, and Jue Wang) (download)

  4. ‘Higher Education Regionalism in Asia: What Implications for Europe?’ (2019), European Journal of Higher Education 9(1): 87-101 (with Exequiel Cabanda and Ee Siong Tan) (download)

  5. 'Academic "Centres," Epistemic Differences and Brain Circulation' (2018), International Migration 56(5): 90-105 (with Yasmin Y Ortiga, Gunjan Sondhi, and Jue Wang) (download)

  6. 'Higher education governance and policy: an introduction to multi-issue, multi-level and multi-actor dynamics' (2017), Policy and Society 36(1): 1-15 (with Jens Jungblut, Pauline Ravinet, and Martina Vukasovic) (download)

  7. 'Higher education regionalism in Europe and Southeast Asia: Comparing policy ideas' (2017), Policy and Society 36(1): 143-159 (with Pauline Ravinet) (download)

  8. 'Image and Substance Failures in Regional Organisations: Causes, Consequences, Learning and Change?' (2016), Politics and Governance 4(3): 50-61 (with Michael Howlett and Kei Koga) (download)

  9. 'The emergent terrains of "higher education regionalism": how and why higher education is an interesting case for comparative regionalism' (2016), European Journal of Higher Education 6(3): 271-287 (with Pauline Ravinet) (download)

  10. 'Mapping the terrains of the Europe of Knowledge: an analytical framework of ideas, institutions, instruments, and interests' (2016), European Journal of Higher Education 6(3): 197-216 (download)

  11. 'The unexpected negotiator at the table: How the European Commission's expertise informs intergovernmental EU policies' (2015), Politics and Governance 3(1): 61-72 (with Marianne Riddervold) (download)

  12. ‘Introduction: New Horizons in the Europe of Knowledge’ (2015), Journal of Contemporary European Research 11(1): 4-15 (with Inga Ulnicane) (download)

  13. 'The "Republic of Research Administrators" in Europe: how to get the researchers moving' (2014), PS: Political Science & Politics 47(3): 612-615 (download)

  14. 'The regional dimension in the global competition for talent: Lessons from framing the European Scientific Visa and Blue Card' (2014), Journal of European Public Policy 21(1): 76-95 (with Lucie Cerna) (download)

  15. 'The EU-Senegal mobility partnership: from launch to suspension and negotiation failure' (2012), Journal of Contemporary European Research 8(4): 408-427 (with Marie Gibert) (download)

  16. 'Constructing an Internal Market for Research through Sectoral and Lateral Strategies: Layering, the European Commission and the Fifth Freedom' (2012), Journal of European Public Policy 19(7): 1052-1070 (download)

  17. 'The European Security Agenda and the "External Dimension" of EU Asylum and Migration Cooperation' (2009), Perspectives on European Society and Politics 10(4): 541-559 (download)

  18. 'The European Union and the Fight against Human Trafficking' (2008), STAIR - St Antony's International Review 4(1): 76-95 (download)

Special issues

  1. 'Higher Education Governance and Policy: Multi-issue, Multi-level, and Multi-actor Dynamics' (2017), special issue, Policy and Society 36(1): 1-159 (with Jens Jungblut, Pauline Ravinet, and Martina Vukasovic) (download)

  2. 'The terrains of the Europe of Knowledge' (2016), special issue, European Journal of Higher Education 6(3): 197-292 (download)

  3. 'New Horizons in the Europe of Knowledge' (2015), special issue, Journal of Contemporary European Research 11(1): 1-152 (with Inga Ulnicane) (download)


  1. Designing for Policy Effectiveness: Defining and Understanding a Concept (2018), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (with B. Guy Peters, Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, Ishani Mukherjee, and Pauline Ravinet) (Cambridge core)

  2. The Transnational Politics of Higher Education: Contesting the Global / Transforming the Local (2016), Abingdon: Routledge (with Isaac Kamola and Tamson Pietsch) (Google books)

    • 'Illuminating the transnational linkages and interconnections that shape higher education in the global age, the contributors offer critical, insightful, and erudite assessments of how universities around the world are adapting to--and resisting--global neoliberal pressures. Comprehensive and accessible, this collection is a transdisciplinary tour de force!' - Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai'i-Manoa & Honorary Professor of Global Studies, RMIT University

    • 'This book signals a maturation of the global studies of higher education. The authors break from the teleological pro-globalisation and anti-globalisation narratives (the mirror of each other) that still dominate much of the commentary. They provide us with generous theoretical tools and vivid observations that help explain us to understand the global, national and local spaces that we are in—and the spaces that we can make for ourselves.' - Simon Marginson, Director of the ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education, and Professor of International Higher Education at the University College London Institute of Education

  3. Building the knowledge economy in Europe: New Constellations in European research and higher education governance (2014), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with Åse Gornitzka) (Google books)

    • Book review by Mitchell Young in JCER (February 2015)

    • Book launch at the EU Centre Singapore (October 2014)

    • Q&A book discussion (July 2014)

    • 'At last! Here is a research rich and conceptually coherent account of two interlinked policy domains that have scarcely featured in either the Europeanisation or higher education literature. Such a book is needed. During the last decade, a European Higher Education Area has emerged and EU higher education and research are now strategic issues for EU growth and innovation policies. The book offers a convincing demonstration of why policy evolves in different ways, even in related policy areas. The eight case studies, written by established scholars and rising academic stars, point up the clash of institutionally embedded tensions in EU policy-making. These tensions are sector-specific. But, thanks to the comparative nature of the study, we can also appreciate a historical dimension to tensions of governance. This explains why in some cases European integration is accepted, in others treated with suspicion. This is a breakthrough book and as such is warmly recommended for both European studies and higher education studies teachers, researchers and students.' - Anne Corbett, author of Universities and the Europe of Knowledge, and Senior Associate, LSE Enterprise, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Book chapters

  1. 'Designing the export of nurses: whither “Asian values” in emigration policies of the Philippines?' (2019) in Public Policy Research in the Global South (Heike Grimm ed.), Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien, pp. 197-213 (with Exequiel Cabanda) (download)

  2. Designing Global Public Policies in the 21st Century' (2019) in Oxford Handbook on Global Public Policy and Transnational Administration (Diane Stone and Kim Moloney eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 437-452 (with Pauline Ravinet) (download)

  3. 'Multi-level, Multi-actor and Multi-issue Dimensions of Governance of the European Higher Education' (2018) in European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies (Adrian Curaj, Ligia Deca, and Remus Pricopie eds.), SpringerOpen, pp. 321-334 (with Martina Vukasovic, Jens Jungblut, Mari Elken, and Pauline Ravinet) (download)

  4. 'The Politics of Scholarly Exchange: Taking the Long View on the Rhodes Scholarships' (2018) in Global Exchanges: Scholarships and Transnational Circulations in the Modern World (Ludovic Tournes and Giles Scott-Smith eds.), Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 33-49 (with Tamson Pietsch) (download)

  5. 'Is Securitizing Migration a Mandatory Choice? Lessons from the EU and China' (2016) in Security Relations between China and the European Union: From Convergence to Cooperation (Emil J Kirchner, Thomas Christiansen, and Han Dorussen eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 209-228 (with Els van Dongen and Harlan Koff) (download)

  6. 'Introduction' (2016) in The Transnational Politics of Higher Education, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1-20 (with Isaac Kamola and Tamson Pietsch) (download)

  7. 'Administrators and free movement of researchers in Europe' (2016) in The Transnational Politics of Higher Education, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 156-177 (download)

  8. 'The Rise of "Higher Education Regionalism": An Agenda for Higher Education Research' (2015) in Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance (Jeroen Huisman, Harry de Boer, David Dill, and Manuel Souto-Otero eds.), Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 361-378 (with Pauline Ravinet)

  9. 'Building a European knowledge area: an introduction to the dynamics of policy domains on the rise' (2014) in Building the knowledge economy in Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 1-26 (with Åse Gornitzka) (download)

  10. 'The evolution of the European Research Area as an idea in European Integration' (2014) in Building the knowledge economy in Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 27-50 (download)

  11. 'Translating the "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers" in national arenas: Norway vs. Spain' (2014) in Building the knowledge economy in Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 51-80 (with Jose Real-Dato) (download)

  12. 'Tilting the talent balance: from Europe to Asia - Germany and Singapore in comparison' (2014) in Migration of skilled labour from Asia to Germany and Europe (Axel Kreienbrink ed.), Nuremberg: Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, pp. 124-151 (with Lucie Cerna) (download)

  13. 'Transformation through Layering(s)? The Case of Researcher Mobility in the Construction of the European Research Area' (2012) in Effects of higher education reforms: change dynamics (Martina Vukasovic et al. eds.), Rotterdam: Sense, pp. 79-96

  14. 'EU Mobility Partnerships and Gender: Origin and Implications' (2012) in Transnational Migration, Gender and Rights (Ragnhild Sollund ed.), Bingley: Emerald, pp. 11-31

  15. 'The Free Movement of Sex Workers in the European Union' (2010) in Migrants and Minorities: the European Response (Adam Luedtke ed.), Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 98-123 (download)

Research reports, policy brief and working papers

  1. 'Strategies and policy effects in the global talent race: foreign academics in Singapore' (2017), COMPAS Working Paper WP-17-133, Oxford: COMPAS (with Lucie Cerna) (download)

  2. 'How to retain academic talents in Singapore?' (2017), policy brief (August), Singapore: School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (with Jue Wang, and Andrew X. Li) (download)

  3. 'What attracts academic talents to Singapore?' (2017), policy brief (June), Singapore: School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (with Jue Wang, and Andrew X. Li) (download)

  4. 'Singapore in the Global Talent Race Survey Report' (2017), Singapore: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (with Jue Wang, Andrew X. Li, and Yasmin Y. Ortiga) (download)

  5. 'Beyond Delegation: How the European Commission Affects Intergovernmental Policies Through Expertise' (2014), ARENA Working Paper 12 (November), Oslo: ARENA Centre for European Studies (with Marianne Riddervold) (download)

  6. 'The non-securitisation of immigration in China?' (2014), EUSC policy paper series, EU-China Security Cooperation: performance and prospects (with Els van Dongen) (download)

  7. Den femte frihet og Kunnskapens Europa: Konsekvenser for Norge (The fifth freedom and the Europe of Knowledge: Consequences for Norway) (2011), Oslo: Forskiningsoppdrag for Utvalget for utredning av Norges avtaler med EU (with Åse Gornitzka) (download)

  8. 'EU and the Migration-Development Nexus' (2006), COMPAS Working Paper WP-06-37, Oxford: COMPAS (download)

  9. Reconciling Demand for Labour Migration with Public Concerns about Immigration (2005), London: Anglo-German Foundation (with Christina Boswell and Julie Smith) (download)

Book reviews

  1. Immigration Policies and the Global Competition for Talent (Lucie Cerna, London: Palgrave Macmillan) (2019), Migration Studies 7(1): 152-154 (download)

  2. Global University Rankings: Challenges for European Higher Education (Tero Erkillä, ed., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) (2015), Journal of Contemporary European Research 11(1): 147-149 (download)

  3. Managing Labour Migration in Europe (Alex Balch, Manchester: Manchester University Press) (2012), Journal of Contemporary European Research 8(1): 153-154 (download)

  4. Immigration and European integration (Andrew Geddes, Manchester: Manchester University Press) (2009), Journal of Contemporary European Research 5(2): 324-325 (download)

  5. Legal Responses to Trafficking in Women in Sexual Exploitation in the European Union (Heli Askola, Oxford: Hart) (2008), Journal of Common Market Studies 46(2): 480-481 (download)

  6. The Politics of Insecurity (Jef Huysmans, London: Routledge) (2007), Journal of Common Market Studies 45(1): 219-219 (download)


  1. 'Academic Talents in Singapore: Coming, Going or Staying?' (2017), COMPAS Blog, 12-2017 (with Lucie Cerna) (download)

  2. 'Is Europe the Gold Standard? There are other regions in the world' (2017), Forum: Discussing international education (member magazine of the European Association for International Education), Spring issue, 'Regionalisation', 04-2017 (download)

  3. 'The Politics of Higher Education Policies: Unravelling the Multi-level, Multi-actor, and Multi-issue dynamics' (2017), Ideas on Europe, 03-2017 (with Jens Jungblut, Pauline Ravinet, and Martina Vukasovic) (download)

  4. 'Towards a transnational politics of higher education' (2016), Ideas on Europe, 07-2016 (with Isaac Kamola and Tamson Pietsch) (download)

  5. 'Researching the rise of "higher education regionalisms" around the world: Suggestions for those in the field' (2016), EJHE Online, 06-2016 (with Pauline Ravinet) (download)

  6. 'What is higher education regionalism? And how should we study it?' (2016), Ideas on Europe, 01-2016 (with Pauline Ravinet) (download)

  7. 'Is Europe missing out on foreign talent?' (2013), University World News, Issue 286, 7 September (with Lucie Cerna) (download)

  8. 'Whither the Europe of Knowledge?' (2013), University World News, Issue 285, 31 August (download)

  9. 'Fifth Freedom - the free movement of knowledge in the EU' (2011), Higher Education Development Association (Hedda), podcast interview, episode 26 (listen here)