Michael Merlingen

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51 | C420
+43 1 25230 3247

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Michael Merlingen’s main research interests currently lie in using decolonial thought and historical-materialist theories to offer alternative insights into EU foreign and security relations, practices and policies. Michael has previously published extensively on Foucault, and remains interested in (post-)Foucauldian thinking in IR. He teaches an advanced intro course on IR theory and courses on EU foreign and security policy and on social inequalities in international politics (race, gender, class, sex).


Merlingen, Michael. 2023. ‘Coloniality and the Global North War Against Disinformation: The Case of the European Union’. Third World Quarterly 44(4): 744-761. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2022.2154647.

Merlingen, Michael. 2021. ‘A Poulantzasian Perspective On EU Foreign Policy’. In The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies, edited by Didier Bigo, Thomas Diez, Evangelos Fanoulis, Ben Rosamond and Yannis A. Stivachtis, pp. 464-476. London: Routledge.

Merlingen, Michael. 2018. ‘From Financial Crisis to a Crisis of Interpellation: Unpacking Ideology Production in the European Union and Clarifying How Its Failures Affect Foreign Affairs’. International Critical Thought 8(4): 553-573. DOI: 10.1080/21598282.2018.1539923.


PhD, University of British Columbia

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