Sasse - Research

Selected Publications


The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007 (awarded the Alexander Nove Prize by the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies).

Europeanization and Regionalization in the EU’s Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: the Myth of Conditionality, London: Palgrave, 2004 (co-authored with James Hughes and Claire Gordon).

Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Union: Regions in Conflict, London: Frank Cass, 2001 (co-edited with James Hughes).

​​Selected peer-reviewed articles:

'Empowering to Engage with the Homeland: Do Migration Experience and Environment foster Political Remittances?', Comparative Migration Studies, 4, 12, 2016, pp. 1-25 (with Anar Ahmadov). (open access:

'The Maidan in Movement: Diversity and the Cycles of Protest', Europe-Asia-Studies, forthcoming in Vol. 68, No. 4, 2016, pp. 556-587 (with Olga Onuch).

'Power ideas and conflict: ideology, linkage, and leverage in Crimea and Chechnya', East European Politics, forthcoming in Vol. 32, No. 3, 2016, pp. 314-334 (with James Hughes).

'International Linkages and the Dynamics of Conflict:  Revisiting the Post-Soviet Conflicts', Introduction to the Special Issue 'Linkages and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Conflicts', East European Politics, forthcoming in Vol. 32, No. 3, 2016 (Special Issue edited by Gwendolyn Sasse)

'A Voice Despite Exit: The Role of Assimilation, Emigrant Networks, and Destination in Migrant Transnational Political Engagement', Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 78-114 (with Anar K. Ahmadov).

'Migrant regional allegiances in homeland elections: evidence on voting by Poles and Ukrainians', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1769-1793 (with Anar K. Ahmadov).

'Linkages and the Promotion of Democracy: The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood', Democratization, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013, pp. 553-591.

'Ukraine: The Role of Regionalism', Journal of Democracy, Vol. 21, No. 3, July 2010, pp. 99-106.

'The Politics of Conditionality: The Norm of Minority Protection before and after EU Accession', Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 15, No. 6, 2008, pp. 842-860.

'The European Neighbourhood Policy: Conditionality Revisited for the EU's Eastern Neighbours', Europe-Asia-Studies, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2008, pp. 295-316.

‘A Research Agenda for the Study of Migrants and Minorities in Europe’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2005, pp. 655-71 (co-authored with Eiko Thielemann).

‘Securitization or Securing Rights? Exploring the Conceptual Foundations of Policies towards Minorities and Migrants in Europe’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2005, pp. 673-93.

‘Conditionality and Compliance in the EU’s Eastward Enlargement: Regional Policy and the Reform of Sub-national Governance’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 42, 3, 2004, pp. 523-51 (co-authored with James Hughes and Claire Gordon).

 ‘Conflict-Prevention in a Transition State: The Crimean Issue in Post-Soviet Ukraine’, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2002, pp. 1-26.

'Saying "Maybe" to the "Return to Europe": Elites and the Political Space for Euroscepticism in Central and Eastern Europe', European Union Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2002, pp. 327-355 (with James Hughes and Claire Gordon).

'From Plan to Network: Urban Elites and the Postcommunist Organizational State in Russia', European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2002, pp. 395-420 (with James Hughes and Peter John).

Selected chapters:

'An End to Patience? The Great Recession and Economic Protest in Eastern Europe', in Nancy Bermeo and Larry Bartels (eds) Mass Politics in Tough Times. Opinions, Votes and Protest in the Great Recession, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 334-370 (with Mark Beissinger).

'The Council of Europe as a Norm Entrepreneur: The Political Strengths of a Weak International Institution', in Neil Walker, Jo Shaw & Stephen Tierney (eds), Europe's Constitutional Mosaic, Hart Publishing, 2011, pp. 171-204.

'The ENP and the EU's Eastern Neighbours: Ukraine and Moldova as Testcases', in Richard Whitman & Stefan Wolff (eds), The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective: Context, Implementation and Impact, Palgrave, 2010, pp. 181-205.

'Minority Protection and EU Enlargement: Tracing the Construction and Effects of EU Conditionality', in Bernd Rechel (ed), Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge, 2009, pp. 17-31.

'How Deep is the Wider Europe? Elites, Europeanization, and Euroscepticism in the CEECs', in Aleks Szczerbiak & Paul Taggart (eds), Opposing Europe? The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism, 2008, pp. 181-207 (with James Hughes and Claire Gordon).

‘The Political Rights of National Minorities: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe’, in: Wojciech Sadurski (ed), Political Rights under Stress in 21st Century Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Academy of European Law Series), 2007, pp. 239-282.​