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Ms Jackie Gower

gowerDepartment of War Studies
Room K7.27
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1718
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2026 
Office hours: Thursday 11.00-13.00 or by appointment (please email).

Areas of interest

  • European security
  • Russia and Europe, especially relations with the EU
  • The EU’s foreign and security policy
  • EU enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy


Jackie Gower joined the department in 2004, having previously taught at the Universities of Kent and Thames Valley. She currently teaches the MA option European Security for campus-based students and The New Europe on the e-learning programme War in the Modern World.

Current research

She is coordinating (with Maxine David, University of Surrey, and Hiski Haukkala, University of Tampere) an international research project on EU Member States’ bilateral relations with Russia and the impact on the EU’s common Russia policy. The initial results were published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies (19:2) in 2011. An edited collection covering all 27 EU Member States was published by Routledge in May 2013 entitled National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making?  The policy implications of the research were presented to EU practitioners, journalists and scholars at a UACES Arena seminar in Brussels in June 2013 under the title ‘Out of the Impasse: Constructive Bilateralism as a Way Forward in EU-Russia Relations’. 

She is currently working on the European Neighbourhood Policy for a book edited by Amelia Hadfield, Ian Manners and Richard Whitman Foreign Policies of EU Member States to be published by Routledge in early 2014.

She is also a founder and coordinator of the EU-Russia Research Network (with Derek Averre, CREES, Birmingham). The Network is supported by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and the British Association for Slavic and East European Studies (BASEES) to encourage closer cooperation between the growing number of EU specialists working on Russia and the post-Soviet states coming under the European Neighbourhood Policy and colleagues in the field of Slavonic Studies who are interested in the EU’s role in the area. The most recent event was a conference held at the Institute for Europe in Moscow in April 2013 in partnership with the Russian European Studies Association and supported by the EU Delegation to Russia.

She is also a member of the BISA Russia and Eurasian Security working group coordinated by Natasha Kuhrt (King’s) and Valentina Feklyunina (Newcastle) and contributed to the workshop held at King’s in September 2010.



  • National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making? co-edited with Maxine David and Hiski Haukkala (Routledge, forthcoming).

    Guest editor (with Maxine David and Hiski Haukkala) of Special Issue: The European Union and Russia, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 19, 2, 201

  • ‘Towards one Europe?’ in R Sakwa and A. Stevens (eds) Contemporary Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd ed., 2011)
  • The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood’, co-edited with Graham Timmins, (Routledge, 2010).
  • ‘EU Member States in Central Asia’, in Alexander Warkotsch (ed.), The European Union and Central Asia (Routledge, 2010)
  • Guest editor (with Graham Timmins) ‘The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood’,Special Issue, Europe-Asia Studies, 61, 10, 2009.
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue ‘European Union-Russia Relations at the End of the Putin Presidency’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 16, 2, 2008
  • Russia and Europe in the Twenty-First Century: An Uneasy Partnership,co-edited with Graham Timmins (Anthem, 2007, 2nd ed. 2009).
  • ‘Towards one Europe?’ in R. Sakwa and A. Stevens, (eds), Contemporary Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd ed. 2006)
  • ‘Conclusion’ in H. Smith (ed) The Two-Level Game: Russia’s Relations with Great Britain, Finland and the European Union, (Aleksanteri Series, 2,/2006).
  • ‘Russian Foreign Policy towards the European Union’, in C. Ross, (ed.), Russian Politics under Putin, (Manchester University Press, 2004)
  • The European Union Handbook, revised 2nd edition, editor and contributor (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2002)
  • ‘The Baltic States: Bridge or Barrier to the East?’ in M.A. Smith and G. Timmins, (eds), A Pan-European Security Order for the 21st Century? Enlarging the European Union and NATO, (Routledge, 2001)
  • ‘EU-Russian Relations and the Eastern Enlargement: Integration or Isolation?’ Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol.1, No.1, December 2000
  • ‘Russia and the European Union’, in M. Webber, (ed.), Russia and Europe: Confrontation or Cooperation? (Macmillan, 2000)
  • EU Enlargement: The Way Forward, edited with J. Redmond, (Ashgate, 2000)
  • ‘EU Enlargement: the Current Agenda’ in V. Koutrakou (ed.) European-British Debates at the Dawn of the New Millennium – Reflections on the 1998 British Presidency, (Macmillan, 2000).
  • ‘EU Policy to Central and Eastern Europe’ in K. Henderson (ed.) Back to Europe: Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union, (UCL Press, 1999).



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