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Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Professor

Primary fields of research

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen is professor at Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. She holds a higher doctorate from University of Copenhagen (2015) and a Ph.D. (2004) from the European University Institute in Florence.

Martinsen's research focuses in particular on EU integration of welfare policies, including healthcare, the dynamics between law and politics in the EU, implementation, enforcement and compliance with EU policies. Her work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Public Administration, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and European Union Politics among othe journals. In 2015, Martinsen published her book with Oxford University Press An Ever More Powerful Court? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union, which compares political responses to the legal integration of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) within the social policy area - theoretically and empirically.The book was awarded the EUSA best book prize 2015/2016, May 2017, in Miami. For reviews of the book, see European Journal of International LawWest European Politics, Journal of European Social Policy, EUSA review of books, Journal of Common Market Studies, Political Studies Review and Politique Européenne.

At Department of Political Science Martinsen is part of the Centre for European Politics and the research group Comparative Politics. Together with Ellen Mastenbroek (Radboud University, Nijmegen) and Reini Schrama (University of Copenhagen) Martinsen is engaged in a research project, investigating the role of European Administrative Networks (EANs) in the implementation and enforcement of EU legislation. The research project is financed by the Danish Research Council for Independent Research. The research project runs from autumn 2017 and 2021. For the project's webpage, click here.

Martinsen sits as expert in the Implementation Council (Implementeringsrådet) of the Danish government.  

Primary research areas:

  • Social Europe
  • EU; free movement and welfare
  • Europeanisation
  • European Administrative Networks
  • Implementation and enforcement of EU's policies
  • The European Court of Justice's impact on integration and Europeanization
  • Integration between law and politics
  • EU's influence on national policies
  • EU's political system 

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen currently supervises the following PhD projects:

  • Ma Yi  'Social Policy Enforcement in China and Europe: what matters?'
  • Jessica Sampson Thierry ‘The Transnationalisation and Judicialisation of European Welfare’

Martinsen is master of political science (cand.scient.pol) from University of Copenhagen (1999) and MSc in European politics and policy from London School of Economics and Political Science, Government Department (1997).

Publications can be downloaded below, through Social Science Research Network (SSRN) or through ResearchGate. Twitter: @dm_martinsen

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Free movement and equal treatment in an unequal union

    Schmidt, S. K., Blauberger, M. & Martinsen, D. S., 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1391-1402

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared

    Martinsen, D. S. & Werner, B., 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Free movement of People and Cross-Border Welfare in the European Union: Dynamic Rules, Limited Outcomes

    Martinsen, D. S., Pons Rotger, G. & Thierry, J. M. S., 30 May 2018, In : Journal of European Social Policy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    ECJ judges read the morning papers. Explaining the turnaround of European citizenship jurisprudence

    Blauberger, M., Heindlmaier, A., Kramer, D., Martinsen, D. S., Thierry, J. M. S., Angelika, S. & Werner, B., 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1422-1441

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis

    Martinsen, D. S. & Rotger, G. P., 2017, In : European Union Politics. 18, 4, p. 620-639 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Filling the gap in the European administrative space: the role of administrative networks in EU implementation and enforcement

    Mastenbroek, E. & Martinsen, D. S., 2017, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 3, p. 422-435 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    An Ever More Powerful Court? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union.

    Martinsen, D. S., 2015, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 256 p. (Oxford Studies in European Law).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union

    Martinsen, D. S., 2015, In : Comparative Political Studies. 48, 12, p. 1612-1660 49 p., 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    The European social Union and EU legislative politics

    Martinsen, D. S., 2017, A European social union after the crisis. Vandenbroucke, F., Barnard, C. & de Baere, G. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 459-476

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Governing EU Health Law and Policy – On Governance and Legislative Politics

    Martinsen, D. S., 2017, Research Handbook in EU Health Law and Policy. Hervey, T., Young, C. A. & Bishop, L. E. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 36-60

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    A Judicialisation of Healthcare Policies in Denmark and Spain? The Universalist Healthcare Model Meets the European Union

    Martinsen, D. S. & Mayoral, J. A., May 2017, In : Comparative European Politics. 15, 3, p. 414-434 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    The Rise of a European Healthcare Union

    Vollaard, H. & Martinsen, D. S., May 2017, In : Comparative European Politics. 15, 3, p. 337-352 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    The Effectiveness of Transgovernmental Networks: Managing the Practical Application of European Integration in the case of Solvit.

    Martinsen, D. S. & Hobolth, M., 2016, New directions in the Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy. Drake, S. & Smith, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 152-175 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    A difficult encounter: National healthcare models and the European Union

    Martinsen, D. S. & Vasev, N. R., 2015, In : Social Policy and Administration. 49, 4, p. 427–444 17 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    The making of a European healthcare union: a federalist perspective

    Vollaard, H., van de Bovenkamp, H. M. & Martinsen, D. S., 2016, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 23, 2, p. 157-176 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    Out of time? National parliaments and early decision making in the European Union

    Jensen, M. C. D. & Martinsen, D. S., 2015, In : Government and Opposition. 50, 2, p. 240-270 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare

    Martinsen, D. S. & Vollaard, H., 4 Jul 2014, In : West European Politics. 37, 4, p. 677-692

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Bounded Rationality in Transposition Processes: The Case of the European Patient Rights Directive

    Vollaard, H. & Martinsen, D. S., 2014, In : West European Politics. 37, 4, p. 711-731 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  19. Published

    On the path to differentiation: Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy

    Martinsen, D. S. & Uygur, A., 2014, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 21, 9, p. 1255-1272 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. Published

    Transgovernmental networks in the European Union: Improving compliance effectively?

    Hobolth, M. & Martinsen, D. S., 2013, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 20, 10, p. 1406-1424 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  21. Published

    Welfare States and Social Europe

    Martinsen, D. S., 2013, Social Services of General Interest in the EU. Neergaard, U., Szyszczak, E., van de Gronden, J. W. & Krajewski, M. (eds.). The Hague: TMC Asser Press, p. 53-73 20 p. (Legal Issues of Services of General Interest).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  22. Published

    Danmarks implementering af EU-politik

    Martinsen, D. S., Nov 2013, In : Politica. 45, 4, p. 437-456 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  23. Published

    The Europeanization of Healthcare: Processes and Factors

    Martinsen, D. S., 2012, Research Design in European Studies: Establishing Causality in Europeanization. Exadaktylos, T. & Radaelli, C. (eds.). houndmills basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 141-159 (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  24. Published

    Judicial policy-making and Europeanization: the proportionality of national control and administrative discretion

    Martinsen, D. S., 2011, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 18, 7, p. 944-961

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  25. Published

    Social Policy: Problem Solving Gaps, Partial Exits and Court-Decision Traps

    Martinsen, D. S. & Falkner, G., 2011, The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies. Falkner, G. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 128-145 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Accountability as a Differentiated Value in Supranational Governance

    Martinsen, D. S. & Beck Jørgensen, T., 2010, In : American Review of Public Administration. 40, 4, p. 742-760

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Conflict and Conflict Mangement in the Cross-border Provision of Healthcare Services

    Martinsen, D. S., 2009, In : West European Politics. 32, 4, p. 792-809 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  28. Published

    The Uneven Legal Push for Europe: Questioning Variation when National Courts go to Europe

    Wind, M., Martinsen, D. S. & Rotger, G. P., 2009, In : European Union Politics. 10, 1, p. 63-88 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  29. Published

    The Europeanization of Health Care Governance: Implementing the market imperatives of Europe

    Martinsen, D. S. & Vrangbæk, K., 2008, In : Public Administration. 86, 1, p. 169-184

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  30. Published

    The Europeanisation of gender equality: who controls the scope of non-discrimination?

    Martinsen, D. S., 2007, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 14, 4, p. 544-562

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. Published

    Towards an international health market with the European Court

    Martinsen, D. S., 2005, In : West European Politics. 28, 5, p. 1035-1056

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  32. Published

    The Europeanization of Welfare - The Domestic Impact of Intra-European Social Security

    Martinsen, D. S., 2005, In : Journal of Common Market Studies. 43, 5, p. 1027-1054

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  33. Published

    Social security regulation in the EU : the de-territorialization of welfare?

    Martinsen, D. S., 2005, EU law and the welfare state: in search of solidarity. Búrca, G. D. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 89-111 (The collected courses of the Academy of European Law; No. 14, Vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  34. Published

    European Institutionalisation of Social Security Rights: A Two-layered Process of Integration: PhD dissertation

    Martinsen, D. S., 2004, Dep. of Political and Social Science, European University Institute. 394 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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