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Malcolm Anderson

Malcolm Anderson
Professor Emeritus Malcolm Anderson
Professor Emeritus
Edinburgh UK


M.A., D.Phil, D.Litt,(Oxford) F.R.S.E., F.R.S.A.

Biographical Statement

Malcolm Anderson is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh. He was Professor of Politics at Edinburgh from 1979-1998, and held the positions of Head of Department, Dean of Social Sciences, Provost of Law and Social Sciences, and Director of the Centre of European Governmental Studies and the International Social Sciences Institute. From 1999-2002 he was a Senior Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies, Brussels, and has since held visiting posts at New Mexico State University, the Universities of Lagos and Ibadan, and the University of British Columbia. He was also appointed to an Honorary Jean Monnet Professorship in 2004.

Consultancies include: Development Researchers Network evaluation of the EU CARDS programme for the Western Balkans. Previous consultancies include: Negotiation Support Unit, Ramallah, study on Policing Jerusalem as an Open City, 2000-2001; member of evaluation team for the Socrates I Programme 1999-2000; Commissariat général au plan, member of the Working Group and technical adviser on Justice and Home Affairs in the EU, 1998-99; House of Lords European Communities Committee, Special Adviser on Schengen 1999.

Recent books include: (ed. with J Apap) Police and Justice Co-op´┐Żration and the New European Borders, Kluwer Law International 2002; (ed. with J Apap) New European Border & Security Cooperation: Promoting Trust in an Enlarged European Union, CEPS 2002; (with E Bort) The Frontiers of the European Union, Palgrave 2001; States and Nationalism in Europe since 1945, Routledge 2000; Frontiers: Territory and State Formation in the Contemporary World, Polity Press 1996; Policing the European Union (with others), Clarendon Press 1995; 'In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France', Oxford University Press, 2011.

Other recent publications include:

‘The Dual French Police System: Centralization, Specialization, Competition’ in Jacques de Maillard, Wesley Skogan (Eds.) Policing in France Routledge 2021 French Edition Presses de Sciences Po (forthcoming). 

'Researching European Frontiers', Journal of Borderlands Studies, 25.3 & 4 - 2010.