Nick Sitter

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Oktober 6. u. 7
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338
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+36 1 327 3130
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PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
BSc (econ), London School of Economics and Political Science
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Nick Sitter is Professor of Public Policy at the CEU Department of Public Policy, Professor of Political Economy at the BI Norwegian Business School and Research Associate at the LSE Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation. His research interests include public policy (European integration, energy policy, competition law), party systems (political parties, party strategy, Euroscepticism), and political violence (democratization, civil war, terrorism. Books and journal special issues include Europe’s Nascent State: Public Policy in the EU (co-edited with Johan From, Gyldendal 2006), Understanding Public Management (with Kjell A. Eliassen, Sage 2008), an edition of Nations and Nationalism on Constitutionalism in Europe (co-edited with Bill Kissane, 2010), and A History of Terrorism (Dreyer 2014 - in Norwegian). For a list of publications see cristin.no. Nick joined the Department of Public Policy as Head of Department in 2008, and served as Head of Department until 2011. In 2012-14 he is publishing a number of articles and book chapters on energy policy and terrorism as a contributor to the EU-funded GR:EEN (Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks) FP7 research project. Nick Sitter holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Government, on the development of competitive party systems in post-communist East Central Europe. He also holds an MSc in West European Politics and BSc (econ) in Government and History from the London School of Economics. Previous academic positions include lectureships in at the American University, Florida State University, and Reading University, and a part-time teacher position at the LSE. Before completing his PhD, Nick Sitter worked as a political consultant in London.

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public policy
public management
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Publications

Book
Book Chapter
Sitter, N., and S. S. Andersen. "Projecting the Regulatory State beyond the EU: Gas Markets and Energy Security." In The European Union’s Foreign Policy in a Comparative Perspective, edited by I. Peters. Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2015.
Sitter, N.. "What does EU Energy Policy Mean for the Climate." In Science-Based Activism: Festschrift for Jørgen Randers, edited by K. A. Eliassen and P. E. Stoknes., 2015.
Sitter, N., A. Goldthau, and S. S. Andersen. "The EU Regulatory State, Commission Leadership and External Energy Governance." In EU Leadership in Energy and Environmental Governance: Global and Local Challenges and Responses, edited by J. Godzimirski. Palgrave , 2015.
Andersen, S. S., and N. Sitter. "Projecting the Regulatory State beyond the EU: Gas Markets and Energy Security." In The European Union’s Foreign Policy in a Comparative Perspective, edited by I. Peters. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2015.
Sitter, N.. "EUs konkurranserett og -politikk ." In Moderne forretningsjus III, edited by T. Bråthen and I. Unneberg. Oslo: Fagbokforlaget, 2014.
Sitter, N.. "Terrorisme og demokrati ." In Demokratiets historie, edited by R. Malnes and D. E. Thorsen. Oslo: Dreyer, 2014.
Sitter, N.. "Ungarn” [Hungary]." In Politikk i Europa, edited by E. Bakke, K. Heidar and E. Berntzen. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2013.
Sitter, N.. "Ungarn." In Politikk i Europa, edited by E. Bakke and K. Heidar. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2013.
Sitter, N.. "The Nordic Countries: The Causes and Consequences of Variable Geometry." In European Disunion: Between Sovereignty and Solidarity , edited by J. Hayward and R. Wurzel, 267-283. London: Palgrave, 2012.
Sitter, N.. "A magyar pártszerkezet 2010-ban: polarizáltabb, kevésbé plurális." In Új képlet: A 2010-es választások Magyarországon, edited by Zsolt Enyedi, A. Szabó and R. Tardos, 43-57. Budapest: Demokracia Kutatasok Magyar Kozpontja Alapitvany, 2011.
Sitter, N.. "“Absolute Power? Hungary Twenty Years after the Fall of Communism”." In 20 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, edited by Elisabeth Bakke, 249-269. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2011.
Sitter, N.. "Absolute Power? Hungary Twenty Years after the Fall of Communism." In Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall , edited by E. Bakke. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2011.
Sitter, N.. "The Awkward Subject? The Study of European Union Politics in the UK and Ireland." In The Development of European Integration Studies in Political Science, edited by K. A. Eliassen and F. Bindi. European Press, 2011.
Sitter, N., and S. S. Andersen. "The European Union Gas Market:Differentiated Integration and Fuzzy Liberalisation." In Energy and institution-building in Europe: Forces of integration and fragmentation, edited by G. Fermann. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2009.
Sitter, N.. "The Politics of Opposition and European Integration: A Comparative Politics Perspective on Norwegian Party-Based Euroscepticismin." In Euroscepticism and European Integration, edited by P. Kaniok and K. Arató, 243-275. Zagreb: Political Science Research Center,, 2009.
Sitter, N.. "To Structure Political Conflict: the Institutionalisation of Referendums on European Integration" in the Nordic Countries." In Referendums and representative democracy : responsiveness, accountability and deliberation, edited by M. Setälä and T. Schiller, 77-98. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Sitter, N., and A. Batory. "Protectionism, Populism, or Participation? Agrarian Parties and the European Question in Western and East Central Europe." In Opposing Europe? : the comparative party politics of Euroscepticism, edited by P. Taggart and A. Szczerbiak, 52-75. Vol. 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Sitter, N.. "The European Question and the Norwegian Party System since 1961: The Freezing of a Modern Cleavage or Contingent Opposition?" In Opposing Europe? : the comparative party politics of Euroscepticism, edited by P. Taggart and A. Szczerbiak. Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Sitter, N.. "Ungarn." In Politikk i Europa : partier, regjeringsmakt, styreform, edited by K. Heidar and E. Bakke. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2008.
Sitter, N., and P. Cincera. "“EU Competition Policy and the Transition to a more Competitive Communications Industry." In The privatisation of European telecommunications, edited by J. From, 75-93. Aldershot England ;;Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2007.
Sitter, N., and R. Sorensen. "Fiscal Federalism and Political Competition in the EU." In Europe's Nascent State: Public Policy in the EU, edited by N. Sitter and J. From. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademiske, 2006.
Sitter, N., and E. Bakke. "Østutvidelsen – Sentral-Europa, Baltikum og EU." In Politisk utvikling i Sentral-Europa og Baltikum siden 1989, edited by E. Bakke. Samlaget, 2006.
Sitter, N.. "Ungarn – Stabilisering gjennom konkurranse." In Politisk utvikling i Sentral-Europa og Baltikum si den 1989, edited by E. Bakke. Samlaget, 2006.
Sitter, N.. "European Organisations: From Negotiated Design to Overlapping Competencies and Quasi-Membership." In Handbook on Public Policy and Administration in the EU, edited by M. P. Van der Hoek. New York: Dekker, 2005.
Sitter, N., and K. Eliassen. "The Quiet European: Norway’s Quasi-Membership of the European Union." In La grande Europe, edited by P. Magnette. Bruxelles: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2004.
Sitter, N., K. Eliassen, and B. Monsen. "The Governance of Telecommunications in the European Union." In EU economic governance and globalization, edited by M. Campanella. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003.
Sitter, N.. "Cleavages, Party Strategy and Party System Change in Europe East and West." In Pan-European Perspectives on Party Politics, edited by P. G. Lewis and P. Webb, 179-207. Brill Academic Publishers, 2003.
Sitter, N.. "Ungarn – stabilisering gjennom konkurranse." In Politisk utvikling i Sentral-Europa og Baltikum siden 1989, edited by E. Bakke. Samlaget, 2002.
Sitter, N., K. A. Eliassen, and S. Anderson. "Policy-Making and Institutions in the European Union." In Making policy in Europe, edited by S. Andersen and K. A. Eliassen, 20-44. London: Sage Publications, 2000.
Sitter, N., and S. Eyre. "From PTT to NRA: Towards a New Regulatory Regime in Europe?" In European Telecommunications Liberalisation: Too Good to be True?, edited by K. A. Eliassen and M. Sjøvaag, 39-53. Routledge, 1999.
Conference Paper
Sitter, N., and J. Madeley. "Differential Euroscepticism among the Nordic Christian Parties: Protestantism or Protest?". PSA Conference Proceedings. Leicester: Political Studies Association Conference; University of Leicester, 2003.
Journal Article
Sitter, N., and A. Goldthau. "Soft Power with a Hard Edge: EU Policy Tools and Energy Security." Review of International Political Economy 22, no. 5 (2015): 941-965.
Henderson, K., and N. Sitter. "Political Developments in the EU Member States." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 46, no. s1 (2008): 183-213.
Henderson, K., and N. Sitter. "Political Developments in the EU Member States." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 45, no. s1 (2007): 183-211.
Sitter, N., and K. Henderson. "Political Developments in the EU Member States." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 44, no. s1 (2006): 171-198.
Sitter, N., and E. Bakke. "Patterns of Stability." Party Politics 11, no. 2 (2005): 243-263.
Sitter, N.. "Cleavages, Party Strategy and Party System Change in Europe East and West." Perspectives on European Politics and Society 3, no. 3 (2002): 425-451. Abstract
Miscellaneous
Policy Brief
Report
Sitter, N., and A. Batory. Europe and the Hungarian Elections of April 2006 In EPERN Election Briefings. Sussex: Sussex European Institute, 2006.
Sitter, N.. The Norwegian General Election of 12 September 2005 In EPERN Election Briefing. Sussex: Sussex European Institute, 2005.
Sitter, N., and K. Eliassen. Norges deltakelse i Schengen samarbeidet: Vurderinger og anbefalinger In CEAS Report. Sandvika: The Norwegian School of Management BI, 2003.
Sitter, N., and K. Eliassen. Defence Procurement in the European Union? In CEAS Report. Sandvika: The Norwegian School of Management BI, 2002. Abstract
Working Paper
Sitter, N., and S. Andersen. Differentiated Integration In Arena Working Paper. Oslo: Center for European Studies, University of Oslo, 2006.
Sitter, N.. Opposing Europe: Euro-Scepticism, Opposition and Party Competition In Sussex European Institute Working Paper. Sussex: Sussex European Institute, 2002. Abstract
Sitter, N.. Opposing the Centre: Euro-Scepticism and Territorial Cleavages in European Party Systems In CEAS Report 01/2001. Sandvika: The Norwegian School of Management BI, 2001.