Dr. Van Langenhove, Luk

Associate Senior Research Fellow
01/10/2001 to 30/09/2016
Research Interests 

Regional Integration
Social Sciences Theory
Positioning Theory


Ph.D., Psychology, Free University of Brussels

Biographical Statement 

Luk Van Langenhove is Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges. Before that he was Director of UNU-CRIS from October 2001 until September 2016. Prior to this directorship, he was Deputy Secretary-General of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Science Policy, Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian Federal Minister of Science Policy and a researcher and lecturer at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). From 2006 until 2010 he acted as Vice-President of the International Social Sciences Council. He currently teaches at the VUB, ULB and the College of Europe.

Luk Van Langenhove has been awarded an Adjunct Professorship at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia since January 2013. As Walter Murdoch Distinguished Collaborator, Luk Van Langenhove will work with colleagues from Murdoch University on joint research projects in the field of regionalism, global governance and international relations.

Professor Van Langenhove is a graduate of the Free University of Brussels and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the same university.

He has published widely on regional integration, social sciences theory, positioning theory and psychology. Recent books include De Opmars van de Regio's (Die Keure, 2014), Building Regions (Ashgate, 2011), People and Societies (Routledge, 2010) and Innovating the Social Sciences (Passagen Verlag, 2007).

Recent publications in journals include European Integration, International Spectator, Review of International Studies and Nature.

He is the co-editor of many books, including: The EU and Multilateral Security Governance (with Lucarelli and Wouters, Routledge, 2013; ASEM Outlook Report 2012 (with Iglesias, Asia-Europe Foundation, 2012), World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance (with Deacon, Yeates and Macovei, Routledge, 2010); The EU as a Global Player: The Politics of Interregionalism (with Söderbaum, 2006), Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice (with Farrell and Hettne, 2005), Integrating Africa: Perspectives on Regional Integration and Development (with Van Ginkel and Court, 2003); De Benelux: Tijd voor een Wedergeboorte? (with Wouters et al., 2006), Positioning Theory (with Harré, 1998).

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