Petar Petrov, MA (P.Y.)
I joined the Department of Political Science at Maastricht University as a lecturer in IR and EU External Relations in September 2008. Previously I did a Master Degree in Political Science at Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria (2000) and an M/Res. Degree in EU Politics and Public Policy at the University of Manchester, UK (2004). In June 2009 I defended my doctoral research project at the University of Manchester. My thesis investigated the development of the early governance arrangements of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) in the context of the first two EU-led military operations. In theoretical terms, I critically utilised the explanatory potential of historical and sociological institutionalist approaches to the processes of institutional change and development over time.
Assistant Professor in International Relations and EU Foreign and Security Policy