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Espen Daniel Hagen Olsen

Espen Daniel Hagen Olsen


Current position: Espen D.H. Olsen (PhD, EUI) is Professor of Political Science, School of Business, Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo Metropolitan University

I am a political scientist with an interest in public policy, political theory, citizenship, europeanization and the EU. I have published extensively on issues such as European citizenship, EU integration, European crises, citizen deliberation and Norwegian and European migration policy. In addition, I pursue more general interests in political theory as well as qualitative methods and process tracing. 

Currently I am pursuing projects on citizenship and public administration, differentiated citizenship in European politics, autonomy and wriggle-room in citizenship issues for deeply integrated non-members to the EU and the development of Norwegian citizenship politics in the 2000s.

Prospective PhD students can contact me related to topics such as citizenship politics and the public sector, rights issues and a digital public sector, citizenship theory and politics, free movement, migration and EU integration.

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Fields of study

Subject areas

Migration   Public policy   Political theory   Intergration policy   Eurpean integration   Citizenship   Immigration Policy   Developing expertise


Europe   The Nordic Countries

Scientific publications

Fossum, John Erik; Lord, Christopher James; Farstad, Fay Madeleine; Farsund, Arild Aurvåg; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Olsen, Espen D. H.; Riddervold, Marianne; Saltnes, Johanne Døhlie; Svendsen, Øyvind; Trondal, Jarle (2023). Norway’s EU Experience and Lessons for the UK: On Autonomy and Wriggle Room. ISBN: 9781003246961. 264 p. Routledge.

Fossum, John Erik; Olsen, Espen D. H. (2022). Cosmopolitanism: Moral Universalism and the Politics of Migration. Zapata, Ricardo; Jacobs, Dirk; Kastoryano, Riva (Ed.). Contested Concepts in Migration Studies. p. 61-77. Routledge.

Olsen, Espen D. H.; Rosén, Guri (2021). The EU’s Response to the Financial Crisis’. Riddervold, Marianne; Trondal, Jarle; Newsome, Akasemi (Ed.). The Palgrave Handbook of EU Crises. p. 381-400. Palgrave Macmillan.

Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen (2021). Norway’s Approach to Migration and Asylum as a Non-EU State: Out, But Still In. Ceccorulli, Michela; Fassi, Enrico; Lucarelli, Sonia (Ed.). The EU Migration System of Governance. Justice on the Move. p. 199-224. Palgrave Macmillan.

Olsen, Espen D. H.; Menéndez, Agustín José (2021). The odd citizenship out: European citizenship in the mirror of the internal and external other. Rechtstheorie. Vol. 51.

Menendez, Agustin Jose; Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen (2020). Challenging European Citizenship. Ideas and realities in contrast. ISBN: 978-3-030-22280-2. 205 p. Palgrave Pivot.

Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen (2020). What Kind of Crisis and How to Deal with it? The Segmented Border Logic in the European Migration Crisis. Fossum, John Erik; Batora, Jozef (Ed.). Towards a Segmented European Political Order. The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum. Routledge.

Menendez, Agustin Jose; Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen (2019). European citizenship, an unhappy misunderstanding?. Beaud, Olivier; Colliot-Thélène, Catherine; Kervégan, Jean-François (Ed.). Droits subjectifs et citoyenneté. p. 293-322. Classiques Garnier.

Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen; Grønning, Ragnhild (2019). From Humanitarian Needs to Border Control: Norwegian Media Narratives on Migration and Conceptions of Justice. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs. Vol. 54.

Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen (2018). Out But Still in: Norway's Approach to Migration and Asylum as a Non-EU State. GLOBUS Research Papers. Vol. 2018.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete