Alex Warleigh-Lack joined Brunel as Professor of Politics and International Relations in September 2006, having previously worked at the universities of Limerick, Queen's Belfast and Reading. Before that he worked in the European Parliament.
Prof Warleigh-Lack is Chair of UACES (the University Association for Contemporary European Studies) 2006-2009 - www.uaces/org
Professor Warleigh-Lack's principal research interests are the political integration of Europe, normative and other forms of reform of the European Union, and comparative regional integration/regionalism. His main recent publications include the books Democracy in the European Union - -Theory, Practice and Reform (Sage, 2003) and European Union: The Basics (Routledge, 2004). He has published many articles in leading peer-reviewed journals in EU studies, comparative politics, international relations and poltiical economy, and contributed thirty chapters to edited volumes.
Professor Warleigh-Lack welcomes requests for PhD supervision in any area of his research interests. He has supervised five students to completion so far. His current PhD students as of March 2009 are:
Ralf DRACHENBERG: The Open Method of Coordination in EU Education and Training Policy
Enver ETHEMER ERKAN: European Citizenship and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights: The Cases of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
Single-Authored Books 1. The Committee of the Regions: Institutionalising Multi-level Governance? London: Kogan Page, 1999, 72pp 2. Flexible Integration: Which Model for the European Union? London: Continuum, 2002, 125pp 3. Democracy in the European Union: Theory, Practice and Reform London: Sage, 2003,155pp 4. European Union: The Basics London: Routledge, 2004, 145pp 5. European Union: The Basics (2nd ed: completely revised and updated, with three new chapters) London: Routledge, 2008, 173pp
Edited Volumes 1. (with David Howarth) The State of the Art: Theoretical Approaches to the EU in the Post-Amsterdam Era. Special Issue of Current Politics and Economics of Europe (9:2), 2000 2. (with Richard Bellamy) Citizenship and Governance in the European Union London: Continuum, 2001, 213pp 3. Understanding European Union Institutions London: Routledge, 2002, 202pp 4. (with Jenny Fairbrass) Influence and Interests in the European Union: The New Politics of Persuasion and Advocacy London: Europa, 2003, 219pp 5. (with Michelle Cini) Interdisciplinarity and Political Science. Symposium Issue of European Political Science (8:1), 2009. 6. (with David Phinnemore) Reflections on European Integration Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009, 254pp