Steffen Bay Rasmussen

Steffen Bay RasmussenDr. Steffen Bay Rasmussen is currently associate professor at the University of Deusto (Spain) and Director of Studies of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Euroculture: Society, politics and culture in a global context.

Steffen holds a PhD in International Relation from the University of the Basque Country, an MA in European Studies and a BA in Political Science. He teaches courses on Public International Law and International Relations, especially on different topics of European integration, and has been a visiting professor or researcher at various universities, such as the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael), the Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), University of Navarra (Spain), and the University of the Basque Country (Spain).

He has participated in research projects on new challenges of international law, EU diplomatic action, EU democratic legitimacy and EU asylum policy and also focuses on diplomatic theory, public diplomacy, and the international strategy and identity of the European Union. His recent publications on European foreign policy include:

  1. The ideas and practices of the European Union’s structural antidiplomacy: An unstable equilibrium”, Boston, Brill, 2018.
  2. The European External Action Service and its implementation in the Southern Mediterranean region” (in Spanish), in Rasmussen, Steffen Bay and Priego Moreno, Alberto (eds.), La Proyección exterior de la UE hacia el Mediterráneo Sur tras las Primaveras Árabes, Madrid, Thomson Reuters, 2018, pp. 67-98.
  3. Constructing the European demos through external action? The case of consular assistance to EU citizens”, in Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz (ed.), Building a European Demos: Democratic legitimacy in the postLisbon European Union and its impact on global governance, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 259-284.
  4. The New Narrative for Europe and the Culture-Identity Nexus in European Union Public Diplomacy”, in Azpiroz, María Luisa (ed.), Public diplomacy: European and Latin American perspectives, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2015, pp. 57-81
  5. EU diplomacy after Lisbon: Institutional innovation, diplomatic practices and international strategy“, Romanian Review of Social Sciences, nº 7, 2014, pp. 38-73