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Dr Mark Harwood

Dr Mark Harwood

B.A.(Hons),M.A.(Sussex),Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Institute for European Studies
Room 312
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2118

Director
Institute for European Studies
Room 312
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2118

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Biography

Dr Mark Harwood has been an academic at the University of Malta since 2003. Previously he was employed with the European Commission where he worked as an Economics Officer. Mark Harwood studied for his BA Hons in International Relations at the University of Malta in the 1990s before winning an EU-funded scholarship to study for the Masters in Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. In 2009 Mark completed his Doctoral thesis in Public Management with a study on the Europeanization of the Maltese Public Administration. Mark teaches courses in comparative politics, EU policy, lobbying and Europeanization. He is currently coordinator of the Institute's MA and PhD programmes and sits on the University's Admissions Board.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • European Studies
  • European Politics
  • Europeanization
  • Political Science
  • Malta and the EU


Selected Publications

Harwood, M. 2016, "Lobbying in Malta" in Lobbying in Europe: Public Affairs and the Lobbying Industry in 28 EU Countries, eds. A. Bitonti & P. Harris, Palgrave Macmillan, .

Harwood, M. 2015, "Adopting Same-Sex Unions in Catholic Malta: Pointing the Finger at Europe", South European Society and Politics, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 113 - 131.

Harwood, M. 2014, Malta in the European Union, First edn, Ashgate, Farnham, UK.

Harwood, M. 2014, "The Maltese Parliament and EU Affairs", Pademia Online Paper Series on Parliamentary Democracy, vol. 11/2014.

Harwood, M. 2014, Ten Years of EU Membership - The Maltese Parliament, 01/2014 edn, Institute for European Studies, University of Malta, Malta.

Harwood, M. 2012, "Malta's Europeanization Experience: How smallness enables a state to minimise the monitoring of its implementation of EU policy by third parties", The Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 130-130-139.

Harwood, M. 2007, "Corporate Responsibility in Small States like Malta: a luxury companies can ill afford?" in Business Ethics and Religious Values in the EU and Malta - for a moral level playing field, ed. P. Xuereb, P.E.G., Malta.

Harwood, M. 2006, "The Potential for Change: Europeanization, Civil Society and Ethics" in The Family, Law, Religion and Society in the European Union and Malta, ed. P. Xuereb, Dormax Press, Malta.

Harwood, M. 2005, "Interest Groups and the EU Decision-Making System: how the Constitution will affect Maltese interest groups targeting Brussels" in The Constitution for Europe: An Evaluation, ed. P. Xuereb, Media Centre Print, Malta.

Harwood, M. 2005, "Malta" in The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament, ed. J. Lodge, Palgrave, United Kingdom.

Lecturing Portfolio

Academic Year 2016/17

EST1030 - Introduction to Comparative Politics of Europe
EST2140 - Politics of the European Union
EST2234 - Malta in the European Union
EST3150 - EU Policies and Political Dynamics
EST5470 - Lobbying in the European Union
EST5480 - Current Issues in European Union Politics

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