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Dr Mark Harwood

Dr Mark Harwood


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

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

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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.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Harwood, M. 2017, "How Euroscepticism was marginalised - Malta's post-membership Euro-enthusiasm and the impact of BREXIT'", European Politics and Society, , no. DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2017.1391515.

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

Lecturing Portfolio

Academic Year 2017/18

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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