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Publications 

Published works

Niessen A. (2023). Failing Forward through Crisis Communication: The EU Leaders’ Legitimation Discourse on Twitter during the Russo-Ukrainian and Covid-19 CrisesJournal of Cross-Regional Dialogues, forthcoming September. 

Niessen A. (2023). Researching the Institutions’ and International Organizations’ Discourse: A Methodology for Grey Literature and Archives. In Vlassis A. and Grandjean G., Conducting Scientific Research: Instruments and Processes, Presses Universitaires de Liège, forthcoming September. 

Hermand, M.-H. and Niessen, A. (2023). ​Multilinguisme et Union européenne: Introduction. De Europa: European and Global Studies Journal, 6(1), 7-11. 

Niessen A. (2020). La communication de la Commission sur l’identité européenne dans le cadre des demandes d’adhésion et des élargissementsCommunication & Organisation, 57(1), 21-36. 

 

Niessen A. (2016). Le paradoxe anglais. In Q. Michel and M. Habran, Le labyrinthe européen - Eléments et principes de l’Union européenne. 

Working papers & book project

The European Union’s Interpretations of Europe-anness: Discourse, Enlargement, and Legitimation. Supported by APSA Centennial Center and Edward Artinian Fund for Publishing.

Democratic Legitimacy Across the Pond: Input Legitimacy and Citizen Participation in the United States and the European Union

Communicating in Crises: Tracing Legitimation in the EU Institutional Discourse During the Eurozone and Covid-19 Crises

Threat or Opportunity? The EU Commission’s Discourse on Artificial Intelligence (co-authored working paper). 

Journal special issue

Hermand, M.-H. and Niessen, A. (2023). ​Multilinguisme et Union européenne. De Europa: European and Global Studies Journal. Issue 6, n°1. Available on https://ojs.unito.it/index.php/deeuropa/issue/view/586.

Conference Presentations 

Niessen, A. (2023). Institutional Ideas in Times of Crises: Tracing Legitimation in the Discourse of the European Commission During the Eurozone and Covid-19 Crises. 18th European Union Studies Association (EUSA) International Biennial Conference. May 4-6. Pittsburgh, PA (US).

Niessen, A. (2023). Ideas and Legitimation: The European Central Bank’s Discourse During the Eurozone and Covid-19 Crises. 18th European Union Studies Association (EUSA) International Biennial Conference. May 4-6. Pittsburgh, PA (US).

Niessen, A. (2022). Communicating in Crises: Tracing Throughput and Output Legitimation in the Discourse of the European Central Bank and the European Commission Discourse During the Eurozone and Covid-19 Crises. American Political Science Association. September 15-18. Montreal (CA). 

Niessen, A. (2022). Do Values Matter? Tracing the Political Interpretations of the "European State" in the EU's Enlargement Discourse17th European Union Studies Association (EUSA) International Biennial Conference. May 19-21. Miami, FL (US).

Niessen, A. (2022). The European Union's Institutional Discourse in Times of Crises: Fostering Legitimacy and Unity through Public Communication. 17th European Union Studies Association (EUSA) International Biennial Conference. May 19-21. Miami, FL (US).

Niessen, A. (2022).  The EU Institutions’ Discourse in Times of Political, Economic, and Health Crises: Legitimacy-Building Strategies in Public Communication. 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference (WPSA). April 7-10. Chicago, IL (US).

 

Niessen, A. (2022). Communicating in Crisis: A Comparison of the EU Institutions’ Argumentative Discourse during Political, Economic, and Health Crises. 93rd Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Annual Conference. 12-15 January. San Antonio, TX (US). 

 

Niessen, A. (2021). Europeanizing Europe? The EU Commission’s Public Communication on Europe(-anness) in the Context of Membership. 26th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science on “New Nationalisms in an Open World”. July 10. Virtual conference.

Niessen, A. (2021). The EU Institutions’ Interpretations of the States' European Identity: Political Values and Other Membership Conditions. 27th Council for European Studies (CES) International Conference of Europeanists on “Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias”. June 25. Virtual Conference.

 

Niessen, A. (2020). European or Not? The Commission’s Discourse on the States’ Europeanness in the Framework of EU Accession. 1st University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Virtual Conference. September 9. Virtual event.

 

Niessen, A. (2020). European or Not? The Representations of the States’ Europeanness and Europe in the EU Institutions’ Discourse. 14th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference. August 24. Virtual event.

 

Niessen, A. (2019). A History of the States’ Europeanness from the EEC/EU Institutions’ Perspective: (Re)considering the Current Relevance of the Institutional Interpretations in Light of the Recent Crises. 16th European Union Studies Association (EUSA) International Biennial Conference "Coming Together or Moving Apart". May 10. Denver, Colorado (US).

 

Niessen, A. (2018). The EU Institutions’ Interpretations of the States’ Europeanness: Discourse and Relevance in Light of the Recent Internal Events. 14th International Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations, and Public Policy. December 13. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IL).

 

Niessen, A. (2018). B/ordering Europe: Normative Conditionality and Political-Cultural Constructs in the EU Institutions’ Interpretations of “Europe(-anness)”. 25th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science on "Borders and Margins". July 24. Brisbane (AU).

 

Niessen, A. (2018). Question d'européanité ou d'européanisation ? Les interprétations de l'identité européenne des Etats par les institutions de l'Union européenne : éléments définitoires et conditions d'éligibilité normatives.11th “Après-midi de recherche” of the Political Science Department of the University of Liège on "Questions d'identité(s)". May 4. University of Liège (BE).

 

Niessen, A. (2017). Politicizing Europe: Normative Conditionality in the EU Institutions’ Interpretations of Europe(- anness). 6th Euroacademia International Conference on “The European Union and the politicization of Europe”. December 12. Florence (IT).

Guest Lectures

Niessen, Annie (2023). Analyser la littérature grise: une méthodologie pour la recherche archivistique des discours institutionnelsDMEM0005-1: Mémoire en science politique (Prof. A. Vlassis). March 1. University of Liège (BE). Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/304557

​Niessen, Annie (2022): Ukraine’s Relationship with the European Union in Light of the Russo-Ukrainian War: Historical Conceptions of Europe and Path to EU MembershipHarvard-MIT Belgian Society. May 12. Harvard University (US).

Niessen, Annie (2022): Communicating EUrope: Discourse, Legitimacy, and Crises, EU Program at Princeton seminar. "EU Program at Princeton" seminar. March 23. Princeton University (US).  

Niessen, Annie (2020). Les interprétations de l’Europe par les institutions de l’Union. Introduction to European Terminology - French (Prof. R. Zaharieva). Introduction to European Terminology - French (Prof. R. Zaharieva). November 18. Sofia University (BG). Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/253694

Niessen, Annie (2019). The representations of Europe and European identity: political values and other eligibility conditionsDemocracy in the European Union (Prof. R. de Bruin). April 23. University of Amsterdam (NL). Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/234741

Niessen, A. (2018). Governing Identity or How the EU Institutions Have Shaped the States’ Europeanness. October 31. "Cultures of Governance" seminar. University of Amsterdam (NL).

Niessen, A. (2018). In Search of the "European State": Findings, Methodological Approach and Challenges. Weekly meeting of the European Studies Department. September 27. University of Amsterdam (NL).

Teaching material

Niessen, Annie (2023). Analyser la littérature grise: une méthodologie pour la recherche archivistique des discours institutionnels. DMEM0005-1: Mémoire en science politique (Prof. A. Vlassis). Class lecture at the University of Liège, Belgium, March 1. Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/304557

Niessen, A. (2022). The construction of Europe in the EU institutions' discourse: Enlargement and crisis policies. Slides. SPOL3012-2 Questions approfondies de sciences politiques, en politiques européennes. University of Liège. 

 

Niessen, A. (2021). The idea of Europe and European identity in the EU institutions' discourse in the framework of enlargement and crisis management. Slides. SPOL3012-2 Questions approfondies de sciences politiques, en politiques européennes. University of Liège.  

 

Niessen, A. (2020). “The “European State”: eligibility conditions and enlargement practices in the EU. Slides. SPOL3012-2 Questions approfondies de sciences politiques, en politiques européennes. University of Liège. 

Niessen, A. (2020). L’influence des médias britanniques sur le résultat du référendum sur l’appartenance du Royaume-Uni à l’Union européenne. Document. Régimes politiques européens (Prof. Q. Michel). University of Liège. Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/246441

Niessen, Annie (2020). Les interprétations de l’Europe par les institutions de l’Union. Introduction to European Terminology - French (Prof. R. Zaharieva). Introduction to European Terminology - French (Prof. R. Zaharieva). Class lecture at Sofia University, Bulgaria, November 18 (online). Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/253694

Niessen, Annie (2019). The representations of Europe and European identity: political values and other eligibility conditions. Democracy in the European Union (Prof. R. de Bruin). Class lecture at the University of Amsterdam, April 23. Available on https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/234741

Contributions for the General Public 

Niessen A. (2023). The Bill of Obligations, Richard Haass (2023). Book review. Available on https://www.campus.uliege.be/cms/c_18306272/fr/richard-haass-the-bill-of-obligations-the-ten-habits-of-good-citizens

 

Niessen A. (2023). L’incroyable histoire de la géographie, Simmat, Pitte & Bercovici. Book review. Available on https://www.campus.uliege.be/cms/c_18306278/fr/benoist-simmat-jean-robert-pitte-et-philippe-bercovici-l-incroyable-histoire-de-la-geographie

Niessen A. (2021). Quelle place pour les valeurs politiques au sein de l'UE ?. The Conversation France. Available on: https://theconversation.com/quelle-place-pour-les-valeurs-politiques-au-sein-de-lue-170237 

Niessen A. (2021). Olympe de Gouges, Catel & Bocquet. Book review. Available on https://www.campus.uliege.be/cms/c_14116196/fr/catel-bocquet-olympe-de-gouges 

 

Niessen A. (2020). Identité européenne: un concept malléable ? UR Cité Podcast Series "A Contre-Courant". Available on: www.cite.uliege.be/cms/c_6200660/fr/identite-europeenne-un-concept-malleable 

 

Niessen A. (2020). L'Etat européen sous toutes ses coutures. Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes (MT180). Available on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unajOoV2I4U&t=2s  

Niessen A. (2020). Culottées, Pénélope Bagieu. Book review. Available on https://www.campus.uliege.be/cms/c_11845394/en/penelope-bagieu-culottees-integrale

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