Markus Johansson


Department of Political
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Markus Johansson

Areas of interest

European integration, EU politics, EU institutions, Council of the EU, negotiations, non-compliance in the EU, the common EU foreign policy, leadership, collective action.

Current research

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for European Research (CERGU), with placement at the department of political science. I am also part of the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR). My current research is primarily focused on non-compliance in the EU, both what explains it and how it affects cooperation within the EU. I mainly study the Council of the EU, which I also did in my doctoral thesis from 2015. I have also done research on leadership in the EU, in particular in the area of EU foreign policy.

Doctoral thesis:


I teach mainly at the Bachelor and Master level programs in European studies focused on European politics and European Union affairs. I also supervise and grade Bachelor and Master theses.


Ph.D. in political science 2015. Double degree awarded from the University of Gothenburg and the University of Antwerp.