Professor Martin Holland

Position

Director, National Centre for Research on Europe

Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam)

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) (University of Exeter, UK)
  • MA (University of Kent, UK)
  • PhD (University of Exeter, UK)

Room

NCRE Director's Office
Room 402 Logie Building

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2586 ext 6586
martin.holland@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal address

National Centre for Research on Europe
4th Level Logie Building
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand

Background

Professor Martin Holland, holds New Zealand’s only Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam), is Director of both the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury and of European Union Centres Network in New Zealand and is an active member of a number of international EU research networks.  

Professor Holland has taught at the University of Canterbury since 1984: in 2000 he established the National Centre for Research on Europe, New Zealand’s only dedicated EU tertiary level centre. The NCRE is now in its fourteenth year and comprises 6 academic staff, has over twenty post-graduate students and Australasia’s only undergraduate European and EU Studies major degree programme. In the last two six-yearly research assessment cycles in New Zealand (PBRF) he received an A grade denoting a recognised international reputation.

Professor Holland has been a visiting lecturer at a number of EU programmes in Asia (Chulalongkorn in Thailand, Fudan and Renmin in China, Waseda in Tokyo, the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and Korea University in Seoul) and in the USA at the University of Pittsburg and Washington University in Seattle. He has also be a guest lecturer at several prestigious EU Studies programmes in the EU including at the College of Europe (Natolin), Leuven, Krakow, Navarra and the University of Kent Brussels Institute, as well as spoken at think tank and diplomatic events in Brussels.

Professor Holland is internationally recognised for his work on EU Development Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Perceptions of the EU. He heads the multinational “EU External Perceptions Project” which was recognized by DG Education and Culture as one of the top 20 “Jean Monnet Success Stories” and has supervised trans-national projects on perceptions of the EU in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. He has held a number of notable awards, including: a Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute, 1987; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Freiburg, 1992-4; Rockerfeller Bellagio Fellowship, 2000; Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and International Relations, 2002-6; and a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam since 2008.

Professor Holland manages several associated EU projects: KEENZ, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence NZ, and has served as the Secretary-General of the EU Studies Association of the Asia-Pacific since 2007.

Professor Holland is the author of over one hundred articles as well as twenty-three books (single-authored, co-authored and edited collections), two recent titles being “Development Policy of the EU” (with M. Doidge, Palgrave, 2012) and Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: External Perceptions of the European Union (Ed. with N. Chaban, Palgrave-McMillan, 2014).

Courses

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Research Interests

I would welcome proposals from students interested in a wide range of topics related to the EU (at both the Masters and the PhD level). Some current areas of research that students might consider include:

  • EU development policy
  • EU relations with the Pacific
  • EU relations with New Zealand/Australia
  • EU-ASEM process
  • CFSP (theory and case studies)
  • Integration Theory
  • Good governance and conditionality
  • EU diplomatic service
  • EU identity in the Asia-Pacific region

Recent Publications (2004-)

books
  • (Ed. With Chaban, N.) Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: External Perceptions of the European Union, (Palgrave-McMillan, 2014) 
  • (Ed. With Chaban, N.), Europe and Asia: perceptions from afar,  (Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2014)
  • European Union Development Policy (with M. Doidge) (Palgrave EU Series, London, 2012)
  • (Ed, with N. Chaban and P. Ryan) EU Through the Eyes of Asia Vol II: new cases, new findings (World Scientific, NY, 2009)
  • (Ed, with S. Jora and P. Ryan) The Future of European Studies in Asia (ASEF, Singapore, 2008)
  • (Ed, with N. Chaban) The European Union and the Asia-Pacific(Routledge, London, 2008)
  • (Ed) EU Through the Eyes of Asia (ASEF, Singapore, 2007)
  • (Ed with J. Bain) EU Identity in Asia, (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2007)
  • (Ed) The Europa Lectures 2001-6 (University of Canterbury Press/NCRE Research Series No.6, Christchurch, 2007).
  • (Ed) The EU Through the Eyes of the Asia-Pacific: public perceptions and media representations (NCRE Research Series No.4, Christchurch, 2005).
  • (Ed) Common Foreign and Security Policy: the first decade (Continuum, London, 2004)
  • The EU and the Third World (Palgrave/Macmillan EU Studies Series, London, 2002) xv, 258p).
  • (Ed) Common Foreign and Security Policy: the record and reforms (Pinter/Cassells, London, 1997) x, 207p.
  • European Union Common Foreign Policy: CFSP joint action in South Africa­ (Macmillan, London, 1995) xxii, 270p.
  • European Integration: from Community to Union­, 2nd Edition, pk, (Pinter, London, 1994) xiii, 258p.
  • European Community Integration­ (Pinter, London, 1993) xiii, 254p.
  • (Ed) ­Electoral Behaviour in New Zealand­ (Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1992) xxv, 202p.
  • (Ed) ­The Future of European Political Cooperation: essays on theory and practice­ (Macmillan, London, 1991) x, 205p.
  • (Ed with J. Boston) ­The Fourth Labour Government: politics and policy in New Zealand­, 2nd Edition (Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1990) viii, 296p. (with J. Boston)
  • The European Community and South Africa: European Political Cooperation under strain­ (Pinter, London, 1988) viii, 195p.
  • (Ed, with J. Boston) ­The Fourth Labour Government: radical politics in New Zealand­ (Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1987) x, 276p.
  • Candidates for Europe - The British Experience­ (Gower, Aldershot, 1986) viii, 210p.
  • An Introduction to the European Community in the 1980s­ (Juta Press, Cape Town, 1983) vii, 152p.
chapters in books
  • Holland, M., "”Imagined” regionalism: Europe’s relations with Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP)” in J. Rueland (ed) Interregionalism and International Politics, Routledge-Curson, London, 2005, pp.254-71
  • Holland, M., “Introduction: the first decade” in M. Holland (ed) Common Foreign and Security Policy: the first decade, 2nd edition, Continuum, London, 2005, pp.14 (pbk)
  • “When is Foreign Policy Not Foreign Policy? Cotonou , CFSP and External Relations with the Developing World” in M. Holland (ed) Common Foreign and Security Policy: the first decade, 2nd edition, Continuum, London, 2005, pp.111-126 (pbk)
  • Holland, M., “A "Work-in-Progress": Negotiating Economic Partnership Agreements: the EU and the ACP Pacific States” in Kim (ed) European Integration in the AsiaPacific Region, KEIP, Seoul, 2004, pp.39-53
  • Holland, M., “Development Policy: the normalisation of a privileged partnership?” in M. GreenCowles and D. Dinan (eds) Developments in the European Union 2, Palgrave, London, 2004, pp.275-295
  • Holland, M., “Introduction: the first decade” in M. Holland (ed) Common Foreign and Security Policy: the first decade, 2nd edition, Continuum, London, 2004, pp.14
  • “When is Foreign Policy Not Foreign Policy? Cotonou , CFSP and External Relations with the Developing World” in M. Holland (ed) Common Foreign and Security Policy: the first decade, 2nd edition, Continuum, London, 2004, pp.111-126
  • Holland, M., “Euro-Centric Visions: “imagined: regionalism and unintended consequences”, in J. Rueland (ed) Interregionalism, Routeledge/Curson, Volkswagon Foundation, 2004, pp.
government reports
  • Holland, M., Maximising the Social Science Contribution to Framework Programme 7 (FP7): Europe’s Agenda and New Zealand’s opportunities, Ministry of Education, December 2005, 20p.
articles
  • Holland, M. and B. Jones, “Public Attitudes Toward the European Union in Australia and New Zealand" PIN Online, November 2005: http://www.politik-im-netz.com/pin_rl/global/glo_aufsatz.lasso
  • Holland, M. and B. Jones, “Public Attitudes Toward the European Union in Australia and New Zealand" in W. Gellner (ed) Politik im Netz Yearbook 2005, Baden-Baden, Nomos Publishing, 2005, pp.12-22
other publications
  • Holland, M., “How Others They Us” E!Sharp, Nov-Dec 2005, Brussels, p.59.
conference papers
  • Holland, M., “'Outside Looking In': EU Media Coverage: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand” EUSA 9th Biannual Conference, Austin, USA, 31 March-2 April 2005
  • Holland, M., “Reflections on the CFSP”, European Union Weekend Research conference, Bogacizi University, Turkey, 20-22 May 2005
  • Holland, M., “The EU Through the Eyes of Asia-Pacific: a survey of public opinion”, Network of European Studies Centres in Asia Conference, Macau, 10-12 November, 2005
  • Holland, M., “The EU Through the Eyes of Asia-Pacific: a survey of media coverage public opinion”, Third European Union Studies Association Asia-Pacific Conference, Keio University, Tokyo, 8–10 December 2005
  • Holland, M., “Changing Paradigms: EU Development Policy in the Pacific” NZ Institute of International Affairs conference “The EU”, Wellington, 27 October, 2005
  • Holland, M., “Business Elites: an analysis of the Asia-Pacific Perceptions Project Data”, Asia-Pacific Perceptions project workshop, Te Papa, Wellington 25 November, 2005.
  • Holland, M., "Outside Looking In: EU Media Coverage: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand", EUSA Ninth Biennial International Conference, Austin, Texas, 31 March - 2 April, 2005
  • Holland, M. and N. Chaban, "The Asia–Pacific EU Perceptions Project: the comparative methodology" Asian Network of EU Centers conference, Macau, 78 April, 2004
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