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Dr Julien Jeandesboz

Research Associate

Jeandesboz Room LG 09

Department of War Studies

King’s College London

Strand Bridge House

138-142 Strand

London WC2R 2LS

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1360



Research Interests

  • International Political Sociology
  • Critical Approaches to Security
  • Sociology of European Construction
  • Surveillance Studies
  • EU internal security policies
  • EU border control policies
  • European neighbourhood policy


Julien Jeandesboz holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from Science Po (Paris). He received an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges) and an MRes in International Relations from Science Po (Paris). His PhD thesis focused on the European neighbourhood policy and developed a sociological analysis of the logics at work through the “uses of the neighbour”.

Dr Jeandesboz was previously a Visiting research fellow at the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies and a researcher for the European integrated research programme INEX (FP7). He is a member of the Critical Approaches to Security in Europe network (c.a.s.e. collective), an associate researcher in the Centre d’études sur les conflits (Paris) and a member of the editorial teams of the journals Cultures & Conflits (L’Harmattan) and International Political Sociology (Wiley-Blackwell).

Current Research

Julien Jeandesboz is working in the framework of the SAPIENT project (FP7). SAPIENT examines the implications of so-called smart surveillance technologies for fundamental freedoms and rights, with a particular emphasis on privacy and data-protection. He currently researches the politics of security and technology within the European governmental arenas, with a focus on border control, and the relation between security and surveillance. His other research interests include sociological approaches to European construction processes and the sociology of practices.



(2008) ‘Europe, frontières et politique: chronique autour d’Etienne Balibar’, Cultures & Conflits, No. 70, pp. 191-95.

(2007) ‘Labelling the ‘neighbourhood’: towards a genesis of the European neighbourhood policy’, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol.10, No. 4, pp. 387-416.

 (2006) With the c.a.s.e. collective: ‘Critical Approaches to Security in Europe: A Networked Manifesto’, Security Dialogue, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 443-87.

Chapters in Books

(Forthcoming) ‘Beyond the Tartar Steppe: EUROSUR and the Ethics of European Border Control Practices’, in J.P. Burgess and S. Gutwirth (Eds.), Europe under threat? Security, Migration and Integration, Brussels: VUB Press.

(2011) Didier Bigo, Philippe Bonditti, Julien Jeandesboz, Francesco Ragazzi, ‘Borders and Security: The Different Logics of Surveillance in Europe’, in A. Réa, S. Bonjour and D. Jacobs (Eds.), The others in Europe: Legal and Social Categorization in Context, Brussels: Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, pp. 77-89.

(2010) Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, Julien Jeandesboz, ‘Security Technologies’, in J. P. Burgess (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies, London: Routledge, pp. 229-239.

(2009) ‘The Genesis of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Alternative narratives, bureaucratic competitions’, in T. Balzacq (Ed.), The External Dimension of Justice and Home Affairs: Governance, Neighbours, Security, London: Palgrave, pp. 35-64.

Working Papers and Briefs

(2010) Didier Bigo, Julien Jeandesboz, The EU and the European Security Industry: Questioning the ‘Public-Private Dialogue’, Brussels: CEPS.

(2009) Didier Bigo, Julien Jeandesboz, Border Security, Technology and the Stockholm Programme, Brussels: CEPS.

(2008) Reinforcing the surveillance of EU borders: the future development of FRONTEX and EUROSUR, Brussels: CEPS.

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