Current position

Professor in Politics at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and ESRC Senior Fellow ‘The UK in a Changing Europe

Course offered

KASSIM H. - Understanding Brexit : Causes, Consequences and Challenges (8h)

Previous professional affiliations

Permanent positions: Birkbeck, University of London (1994-2007); University of Nottingham (1993-94)
Temporary positions: New College, Oxford; Balliol College, Oxford; Worcester College, Oxford
Visiting positions: Columbia University, the Minda da Gunzberg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, New York University, Sciences Po Paris, ARENA at the University of Oslo, and the European University Institute


BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, New College, Oxford
MPhil in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford
DPhil in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford

Other professional activities

  • Programme Associate of The European Governance and Politics Programme, European University Institute
  • Editorial Board: Policy Studies, West European Politics, Public Policy and Administration
  • ECPR Standing Group on Regulation, Member of the Executive

Research interests

The relationship between the EU and the member states, including Brexit - PI of the ESRC-funded project, ‘Negotiating the future: the UK’s re-positioning in Europe’ and ‘Negotiating Brexit: national governments, EU institutions and the UK’; EU institutions especially the European Commission and the European administration - PI, ‘The European Commission: Where now? Where next?’ and ‘Understanding the EU Civil Service: the General Secretariat of the Council’; and EU policy in aviation and competition

Recent publications

  • Scott James, Hussein Kassim and Thomas Warren (2021) ‘From Big Bang to Brexit: The City of London and the Discursive Power of Finance’, Political Studies, 10.1177/003232172098571, open access
  • Zuzana Murdoch, Sara Connolly, Hussein Kassim, and Benny Geys (2021) ‘Legitimacy Crises and the Temporal Dynamics of Bureaucratic Representation’, Governance,
  • Hussein Kassim (2020) ‘The European Commission’, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia in Politics, 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.181
  • Hussein Kassim and Vanessa Buth (2020) ‘Europeanization and Member State Institutions’ in S. Bulmer and C. Lequesne (eds) The Member States of the European Union, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition
  • Francesca Vantaggiato, Sara Connolly, & Hussein Kassim (2020) ’Breaking out of silos: explaining cross-departmental interactions in two European bureaucracies’, Journal of European Public Policy,
  • Francesca Vantaggiato, Hussein Kassim & Kathryn Wright (2020) ‘Internal network structures as opportunity structures: control and effectiveness in the European competition network’ Journal of European Public Policy, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2020.1737183
  • Hussein Kassim, Sabine Saurugger, & Uwe Puetter (2020) ‘The Study of National Preference Formation in Times of the Euro Crisis and Beyond’, special issue of Political Studies Review
  • Hussein Kassim & Brigid Laffan (2020) ‘The Juncker Presidency: The ‘Political Commission’ in Practice’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 57, p. 49– 61,
  • Zuzana Murdoch, Hussein Kassim, Sara Connolly, & Ben Geys (2018) ‘Do international institutions matter? Socialization and international bureaucrats’, European Journal of International Relations, 25 (3): 852-877,
  • Zuzana Murdoch, Sara Connolly, & Hussein Kassim (2018) ‘Bureaucratic Representation and the “Democratic Deficit” of the European Commission’ (with), Journal of European Public Policy, 25(3): 389-408,
  • Sara Connolly & Hussein Kassim, H. (2016) ‘“Supranationalism” in question: beliefs, values and the socializing power of the European Commission revisited’, Public Administration, doi:10.1111/padm.12250
  • Hussein Kassim, Sara Connolly, Renaud Dehousse, Olivier Rozenberg, and Selma Benjaballah (2016) ‘Managing the house: The Presidency, agenda control and policy activism in the European Commission’, Journal of European Public Policy, DOI:10.1080/13501763.2016.1154590