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Gregg Bucken-Knapp

PROFESSOR

School of Public
Administration
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Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
C327
Postal address
Box 712
40530 Göteborg

About Gregg Bucken-Knapp

Background Gregg Bucken-Knapp is Professor in the School of Public Administration. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from The George Washington University (Washington, DC) in 1999, with a specialization in comparative politics. Research Interests: Bucken-Knapp’s broad research interest is comparative public policy, particularly with regards to immigration and immigrant integration policy in a Nordic context. He has most recently served as the transnational research coordinator for the European Commission Directorate General Justice funded project ”Local Welcome Policies: EU Migrants” (2015-2016), and was a researcher on the European Joint Programming Initiative: Urban Europe financed project “Urban Implications and Governance of CEE Migration” (2014-16).  Previous major grants include funding from the Swedish Research Council and the Danish Research Agency. Bucken-Knapp has also been the recipient of a Fulbright Grant. 

He is also convenor of the Political Studies Association Comparative European Politics Specialist Group.

Internationalization Activities:

2019-2020 Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education Teaching Sabbatical.  University of Tokyo, Japan. (approximately €43,000)

2018-2020 Project leader for the Swedish Institute Summer Academy of Young Professionals thematic module: Migration and Integration in the Eastern Partnership and the Baltic Sea Region: Policy and Administrative Challenges for the Development of Inclusive Societies. Jointly organized with the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia. (approximately €190,000 total)

2018-19 University of Gothenburg International Centre Erasmus+ Strategic Project to organize a short-term incoming mobility for undergraduate students and one teacher from the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. (approximately € 9,000)

2017 Swedish Institute Visby Program Scholarship for teaching at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus.  (approximately € 3,000)

2017 Co-organizer of the 11th Annual International Summer School at the School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation: Migration and Migration Processes in the Modern. World: Methods of Research and Teaching. May 29-31, 2017.

2016-17 Project leader for the Nordic Council of Ministers financed pedagogical project Nordic-Russian Perspectives on Immigration and Integration: Development of a PhD Course. Joint initiative with Aalborg University, Denmark and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation. (approximately €25,000)

2016 University of Gothenburg International Centre International Staff Mobility Grant for teaching at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. (approximately € 2,000)

2015-16 Project team member for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-financed project Swedish Support to the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, led by the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU). (approximately € 20,000)

2015 Swedish Institute Visby Program Scholarship for teaching at the School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation.  (approximately € 3,000)

2014 University of Gothenburg International Centre International Staff Mobility Grant for teaching at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. (approximately € 2,000)

Major Research Projects:

2015-2016 Transnational Research Coordinator. Directorate General – Justice, European Commission. ”Local Welcome Policies: EU Migrants” Lead Partner: City of Amsterdam. €1,037,541.

2013-2016 Member of Swedish research team. European Commission Joint Programming Initiative: Urban Europe.   “Urban Implications and Governance of CEE Migration” Principal Investigator: Professor Jonas Hinnfors. 3,166,000 Swedish kronor (€361,000) Responsible for the work package “Analysis and Comparison of Governance Approaches to CEE Migration”.

2008-2012 Principal Investigator. Swedish Research Council.  “Prostitution Policy Reform and the Causal Role of Ideas: A Comparative Study of Policymaking in the Nordic Countries” 2,250,000 Swedish kronor (€247,000)

2001-2004 Principal Investigator. Danish Social Science Research Council.  “Building Bridges and Constructing Identities: The Impact of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Øresund Region on the Maintenance of Danish and Swedish National Identities”, 1,059,606 Danish kroner (€142,200)

1997 Norwegian Marshall Fund Grant. (declined acceptance of award upon accepting George Washington University fellowship) 35 000 Norwegian kroner, plus airfare (€4,644)

1996-1997 U.S. Fulbright Grant, Norway. 70 000 Norwegian kroner, plus airfare (€9,288)

Publications:

G. Bucken-Knapp, V. Omanovic & A. Spehar.  Institutions and Organizations of Refugee Integration: Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian Refugees in Sweden. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020).

G. Bucken-Knapp, Z. Fakih & A. Spehar. "Talking about Integration: The Voices of Syrian Refugees Taking Part in Introduction Programs for Integration into Swedish Society", International Migration, 2019, 57(2):221-234

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, A. Spehar & K. Zelano, "The Multi-Level Governance of Intra-EU Mobility," in P.W.A. Scholten and M.A.C. van Ostaijen (eds.), Between Mobility and Migration: The Multi-Level Governance of Intra-European Movement, (Berlin: Springer), 2018. pp. 125-140.

G. Bucken-Knapp, Z. Fakih & A. Spehar. "Seeking a Foothold on the Swedish Labor Market: The Voices of Syrian Refugees," in L.V. Smorgunov (ed.), Collaboration in Public Administration and Policy (St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University Press) 2018. pp. 226-236. (Anthology published in Russian.)

A. Spehar, J. Hinnfors & G. Bucken-Knapp. "Passing the Buck: The Case of Failing Multi-Level Governance and Vulnerable EU Migrants in Sweden", Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 7(2), 2017, 114-123.

G. Bucken-Knapp. "From "Open Your Hearts" To Closed Borders. Sweden, The Refugee Crisis and the Role of Discourse", in M. Barlai, B. Fähnrich, C. Griessler and M. Rhomberg (eds.) The MIgrant Crisis: European Perspectives and National Discourses (Zurich: Lit Verlag, 2017) 283-296

K. Zelano, G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, & A. Spehar. "Urban Governance of CEE Mobility in European Urban Regions. IMAGINATION WP3 Comparative Report, 2016.

K. Zelano, G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, & A. Spehar. (2016). Urban Governance of CEE Mobility in European Urban Regions. IMAGINATION WP3 Policy Brief, 2016.

K. Zelano, G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, & A. Spehar, “Urban Governance of CEE mobility in Gothenburg and Stockholm Country Report Sweden,” IMAGINATION Working Paper 9, February 2016.

G. Bucken-Knapp, ”Building Bridges to Belarus: The Internationalization of Higher Education,” in L. Berg et al, (eds.) Gränsöverskridande: vänbok till Claes G. Alvstam (CERGU, University of Gothenburg, 2016) pp. 147-154.

U. Korkut, K. Mahedran, G. Bucken-Knapp and R.H. Cox (eds.), Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy and the Public Sphere. (New York: Palgrave, 2015).

U. Korkut, K. Mahendran, G. Bucken-Knapp and R.H. Cox, “Discursive Governance: Operationalization and Applications”, in U. Korkut, K. Mahedran, G. Bucken-Knapp and R.H. Cox (eds.), Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy and the Public Sphere. (New York: Palgrave, 2015).

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors and A. Spehar, “The Eye of The Beholder: Narrating Crisis in The Ongoing Swedish Labor Migration Policy Debate”, in U. Korkut, K. Mahedran, G. Bucken-Knapp and R.H. Cox (eds.), Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy and the Public Sphere. (New York: Palgrave, 2015).

K. Zelano, G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, & A. Spehar, “Urban Implications of CEE Migration: Country Report Sweden,” IMAGINATION Working Paper 8, February 2015.

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors and A. Spehar (eds.), “Political Parties and Migration Policy Puzzles: The European Scene”, special issue of Comparative European Politics. 12(6), 2014.

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, P. Levin & A. Spehar, “Political Parties and Migration Policy Puzzles”, Comparative European Politics. 12(6), 2014, 557-567.

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, P. Levin & A. Spehar, “No Nordic Model: Understanding the Differences in the Labour Migration Policy Preferences of Mainstream Finnish and Swedish Political Parties”, Comparative European Politics. 12(6), 2014, 584-602.

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Karlsson Schaffer and P. Levin. “Comrades, Push The Red Button! Prohibiting the Purchase of Sexual Services in Sweden But Not in Finland”, in S. Majic & C. Showden (eds.), Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014).

K. Zelano, G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Hinnfors, & A. Spehar, “Mapping and Analysis of Types of Migration from CEE Countries: Country Report Sweden,” IMAGINATION Working Paper 4, February 2014.

U. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp, A. McGarry, J. Hinnfors, and H. Drake (eds.), The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe. (New York: Palgrave, 2013).

A. Spehar, G. Bucken-Knapp and J. Hinnfors, “Ideology and Entry Policy: Why Non-Socialist Parties in Sweden Support Open Door Migration Policies”, in U. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp, A. McGarry, J. Hinnfors, and H. Drake (eds.), The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe. (New York: Palgrave, 2013).

U. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp & A. McGarry, “Immigration and Integration Policies: Assumptions and Explanations,” in U. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp, A. McGarry, J. Hinnfors, and H. Drake (eds.), The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe. (New York: Palgrave, 2013).

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Book Review. The Age of Social Democracy, by Francis Sejersted.” Perspectives on Politics, 11(1), 2013, pp. 281-282.

G. Bucken-Knapp, J. Karlsson Schaffer and K. Persson Strömbäck. “Security, Equality and the Clash of Ideas: Sweden’s Evolving Anti-Trafficking Policy,” Human Rights Review, 13(2), 2012, pp. 167-185.

J. Hinnfors, A. Spehar & G. Bucken-Knapp. “The Missing Factor: Why Social Democracy Can Lead To Restrictive Immigration Policy”, Journal of European Public Policy, 19(4), 2012, pp. 585-603.

G. Bucken-Knapp. Defending the Swedish Model: Social Democrats, Trade Unions and Labor Migration Policy Reform (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009).

G. Bucken-Knapp and J. Karlsson Schaffer. “Prostitution Policy Reform and the Causal Role of Ideas: A Comparative Study of Policymaking in the Nordic Countries” Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Vol. 110, No. 1, 2008, pp. 59-65.

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Varieties of Capitalism and Labor Migration Policy” University West Preprint Series, 2007:01 (Trollhättan: University West, 2007)

G. Bucken-Knapp. Elites, Language and the Politics of Identity: The Norwegian Case in Comparative Perspective (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003).

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Shaping Possibilities for Integration in the Emerging Cross-Border Øresund Region” European Studies, Vol. 19, 2003, pp. 55-79.

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Testing Our Borders: Questions of National and Regional Identity in the Øresund Region” Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2002, pp. 201-221.

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Just a Train-Ride Away, But Still Worlds Apart: Prospects for the Øresund Region as a Binational City” GeoJournal, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2001, pp. 51-60.

G. Bucken-Knapp and M. Schack. (eds.) Borders Matter: Transboundary Regions in Contemporary Europe (Aabenraa: IFG Press, 2001). G. Bucken-Knapp and M. Schack. “Borders Matter, But How?” in G. Bucken-Knapp and M. Schack (eds.), Borders Matter: Transboundary Regions in Contemporary Europe. (Aabenraa: IFG Press, 2001). pp. 13-26.

G. Bucken-Knapp and M. Schack. “New Strands in Border Research?” in G. Bucken-Knapp and M. Schack (eds.), Borders Matter: Transboundary Regions in Contemporary Europe. (Aabenraa: IFG Press, 2001). pp. 227-236.

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Book Review: Trouble in Paradise? Europe in the 21st Century, by Steven Philip Kramer and Irene Kyriakopolous” International Journal of Forescasting, 16(2), 2000, pp. 289-291.

G. Bucken-Knapp. “Politiske skiljeliner og målstrid: Nynorsk og den postmaterielle verdidimensjonen” (Political Cleavages and Language Conflict: Nynorsk and the Post-Materialist Value Dimension), Mål og Makt, 4/95, pp. 3-14.

Professional Service:

Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration

Editorial Board Member, Государственное управление (Public Administration)

Steering Group Member, Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg

Board Member, Faculty of Social Science, University of Gothenburg

Expert Evaluator:

Academy of Finland 2018 Evaluation Panel, Political Studies European Commission Horizon 2020: 2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie-Curie Individual Fellowships Call European Commission FP7: Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, Large-scale Integrating Projects Polish National Centre for Research and Development: Polish-Norwegian Research Programme Grant Scheme Luxembourg National Research Fund: Multi-annual research program CORE 2012, Aides à la Formation-Recherche (AFR) PhD and Postdoc Grant Scheme.

Manuscript referee:

American Political Science Review Comparative Politics Cornell University Press Governance International Migration Review Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis Migration Studies Scandinavian Political Studies McGraw Hill Publishers Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Sexuality Research and Social Policy Journal of Economic and Social Geography New Perspectives on Turkey Social Sciences Journal of Borderlands Studies GeoJournal Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift