Anders Wivel

Anders Wivel


Anders Wivel is Professor of International Relations and Head of PhD Programme. His most fundamental research interest is how small states overcome power asymmetry and vulnerability in international relations.

More generally, he focuses on foreign policy, small states in international relations, peaceful change, and power politics and IR realism. He seeks to advance our understanding of how power politics is being transformed in the Euro-Atlantic area and how this transformation affects both the challenges and opportunities of small states.

Theoretically, Anders Wivel’s work engages strongly with the realist perspective on international relations. His research publications include purely theoretical work as well as in-depth theoretically informed empirical analyses based on a variety of written sources and interviews.

Anders Wivel enjoys teaching. He welcomes inquiries on supervision. You are most welcome to drop by in his office hour or send him and e-mail to schedule an appointment.

You can learn more about Anders Wivel’s research on small state foreign policy, neoclassical realism, international order and peaceful change and his teaching and supervision at his personal website.

Anders Wivel is a member of the Department of Political Science research group on International Relations. He cooperates on a regular basis with the Centre for Military Studies (CMS).

Office hours in Autumn 2023: Wednesday 10-11

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Polarity in International Relations: Past, Present, Future

    Græger, Nina (ed.), Heurlin, Bertel (ed.), Wæver, Ole (ed.) & Wivel, Anders (ed.), 15 Sep 2022, Palgrave Macmillan. 428 p. (Palgrave studies in governance, security, and development).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Charismatic Leadership in Foreign Policy

    Wivel, Anders & Grøn, C. H., 2021, In: International Affairs. 97, 2, p. 365-383 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The Grand Strategies of Small States

    Wivel, Anders, 2021, The Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy. Balzacq, T. & Krebs, R. R. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 490-505 16 p.

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

  4. Published

    The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations

    Paul, T. V. (ed.), Larson, D. W. (ed.), Trinkunas, H. A. (ed.), Wivel, Anders (ed.) & Emmers, R. (ed.), 2021, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 778 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Small State Diplomacy after the Corona Crisis

    Pedi, R. & Wivel, Anders, 26 Oct 2020, In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 15, 4, p. 611-623

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Soft Balancing, Institutions, and Peaceful Change

    Wivel, Anders & Paul, T. V., 2020, In: Ethics and International Affairs. 34, 4, p. 473-485

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Handbook on the Politics of Small States

    Baldacchino, G. (ed.) & Wivel, Anders (ed.), 2020, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 448 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    International Institutions and Power Politics: Bridging the Divide

    Wivel, Anders (ed.) & Paul, T. V. (ed.), 2019, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 268 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Punching above their weight, but why? Explaining Denmark and Estonia in the transatlantic relationship

    Wivel, Anders & Crandall, M., 2019, In: Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 17, 3, p. 392-419

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    The Power of Peaceful Change: The Crisis of the European Union and the Rebalancing of Europe’s Regional Order

    Wivel, Anders & Wæver, Ole, 1 Jun 2018, In: International Studies Review. 20, 2, p. 317-325

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    How do small island states maximize influence? Creole diplomacy and the smart state foreign policy of the Seychelles

    Bueger, Christian & Wivel, Anders, 4 May 2018, In: Journal of the Indian Ocean Region. 14, 2, p. 170-188

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    What Happened to the Nordic Model for International Peace and Security?

    Wivel, Anders, 2017, In: Peace Review. 29, 4; Peace Journalism, p. 489-496 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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