Ian Manners works at the nexus of critical social theory and the study of the European Union in planetary politics. His current research interest looks at the EU and planetary politics at the intersections of global society, economy, environment, conflict, and politics. In global society he focuses on the promotion of human rights and equality. In global economics he focuses on the promotion of freedom and social solidarity. In global environment he focuses on the promotion of sustainable development and addressing global warming. In global conflict he focuses on the promotion of sustainable peace and the rule of law. In global politics he focuses on the promotion of democracy and good governance.
Ian Manners’ has worked in the field of European and planetary politics for three decades, researching and teaching on the topics of European integration, the normative power approach, and member state relations with the EU. His recent publications include journal special issues on Ontological (In)Security in the European Union and Another Theory is Possible: Dissident Voices in Theorising Europe, as well as handbook entries on Critical Social Theory and Political Psychology of European Integration.
“Ramifications of the Retreat of Liberalism for the EU and its Normative Power”