Publications and scientific productions

Current projects: two journal papers and a book. 

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

 

Niessen, A. (2020). “La communication de la Commission sur l’identité européenne dans le cadre des demandes d’adhésion et des élargissements”. Communication & Organisation, 57(1), 21-36. DOI: 10.4000/communicationorganisation.8626

Available on Cairn: https://www.cairn.info/revue-communication-et-organisation-2020-1-page-21.htm

 

Book chapters

 

Niessen A. (2016). “Le paradoxe anglais”. In Michel Q. et Habran M. Le labyrinthe européen - Eléments et principes de l’Union européenne. Liège, Presses Universitaires de Liège, 75-97. 

 

Conference papers

Niessen A. (2022). "The European Union's Institutional Discourse in Times of Crises: Fostering Legitimacy and Unity through Public Communication". EUSA Conference 2022. May 19-21. Miami, United States.

Niessen A. (2022). "Do Value Matter? Tracing the Political Interpretations of the 'European State' in te EU's Enlargement Discourse". EUSA Conference 2022. May 19-21. Miami, United States.

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 (MPSA) Conference. April 7-10. Chicago, United States.

Niessen A. (2022). "Communication Lessons from Crises: The EU Institutions' Discourse in Times of Political, Economic, and Health Crises". Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Annual Conference. March 10-12. Portland, United States.

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. January 14. San Antonio, United States.

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”. Lisbon, Portugal. 

 

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”. Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

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, 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, United States.

 

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, Israel. 

 

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, Australia.

 

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, Belgium. 

 

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, Italy.

 

Guest lectures

 

Niessen, A. (2020). “Les interprétations de l’Europe par les institutions de l’Union.” Course: “Introduction to European Terminology - French.” (Prof. R. Zaharieva). November 18. Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria (online). 

Niessen, A. (2020). “La communication de la Commission sur l’identité européenne dans le cadre des élargissements de l’Union” Course: “Communication des institutions européennes : analyse des discours et des pratiques” (Prof. G. Geuens). November 9. University of Liège, Belgium. 

Niessen, A. (2019). “The representations of Europe and European identity: political values and other eligibility conditions.” Course: “Democracy in the European Union” (Prof. R. de Bruin). April 23. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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

 

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, the Netherlands. 

 

 

Poster presentations

 

Niessen, A. (2018). “The Overseas Regions and the European Union: Historical Background, Rationale and Dynamics within the Scope of the Institutional Conception of European Identity”. Young Researchers Overseas Day. December 7. Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

Contributions for the general public 

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. (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

Other conference activities

  • Panel Chair and Organizer, “Identity(ies)-building in the EU: discourse, actors and dynamics”, 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science on “New Nationalisms in an Open World”. Lisbon (PT). July 2021. 

  • Panel Chair and Discussant, “Les émotions dans le discours (des) politique(s) : construction des identités collectives et individuelles”. Conference “Médias, Emotions, et Politique”. University of Liège (BE). October 2019. 

  • Conference Co-organizer, “Médias, Émotions et Politiques” (international scope). ULiège (BE). October 2019.

  • Conference Co-organizer, 12th “Après-midi de recherche” of the Department of Political Science”. ULiège (BE). May 2018.