Dr Mark Harwood

Dr Mark Harwood

Dr Mark Harwood

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

Senior Lecturer

Room 310A
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2118
Dr Mark Harwood is Director of the Institute for European Studies and Senior Lecturer in European Comparative Politics. He has been an academic at the University of Malta since 2003, having previously worked for the European Commission. After completing his BA Hons in International Relations at the University of Malta, he won an EU-funded scholarship to study for the Masters in Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. In 2009 he completed his Doctoral thesis in Public Management with a study on the Europeanization of the Maltese Public Administration, published in 2014 by Ashgate as 'Malta in the European Union'. Dr Harwood teaches courses in comparative politics, EU policy, lobbying and Europeanization and is currently supervising 3 doctoral students in the areas of Europeanization, EU Communication strategy and neutrality. In addition to being Director of the Institute for European Studies, Dr Harwood sits on the University's Admissions Board.
  • European Studies
  • European Politics
  • Europeanization
  • Political Science
  • Malta and the EU

Harwood, M. 2018, "Malta - Small and peripheral but aiming for the core of Europe" in The Future of Europe: views from the capitals, eds. J. Pollak, P. Schmidt & M. Kaeding, 1st edition edn, Palgrave Macmillan, .

Harwood, M., Moncada, S. & Pace, R. (eds) 2018, Malta's EU Presidency: A Study in a Small State Presidency of the Council of the EU, 1st edn, Malta University Press, Malta.

Harwood, M. 2017, "How Euroscepticism was marginalised - Malta's post-membership Euro-enthusiasm and the impact of BREXIT'", European Politics and Society, , no. 19:2, pages 182-196.

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.

  • EST1030 - Introduction to Comparative Politics of Europe
  • EST2140 - Politics of the European Union
  • EST2234 - Malta in the European Union
  • EST5470 - Lobbying in the European Union
  • EST5480 - Current Issues in European Union Politics
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