Olivier COSTA

Pr. Olivier Costa is Director of the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies since 2013 and Professor at the College of Europe since 2000.

Courses offered:

  • Compulsory course: Politics and Policies of the European Union
  •  Research seminar: Le policy-making de l’Union européenne

Other professional affiliation:
Research Professor, CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), Sciences Po Bordeaux, France

Previous professional affiliations:

  • Sciences Po Strasbourg, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Sciences Po Paris, University of Geneva.
  • Invited Professor at: Washington State University (Pullman), Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto), University of Colorado (Boulder), , University LUISS (Rome), University of Cologne.

Education:

  • “Habilitation à diriger les recherches”, Sciences Po Bordeaux (2013)
  • Ph.D., University of Paris 8 (1998)
  • MA, Sciences Po Strasbourg (1991)

Other professional activities:

  • Co-director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Aquitaine (Bordeaux/Bayonne, France)
  • Associate-editor Journal of European Integration
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Legislative Studies and the RISP: Italian Political Science Review.

Research interests:
EU institutions; EU policy-making; European Parliament; Europeanization; representation.

Publications (selection):

  • Olivier Costa and Florent Saint Martin, Le Parlement européen, Paris, La Documentation Française, 2nd ed., 2011, 230 p.
  • Olivier Costa and Nathalie Brack, Le fonctionnement de l’Union européenne, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 3rd ed., 2017, 464 p.
  • Olivier Costa and Nathalie Brack, How the European Union really works, Farnham, Ashgate, 2014, 273 p. (2nd ed. forth. at Routledge)
  • Sylvain Brouard, Olivier Costa and Thomas König (ed.), The Europeanization of domestic legislatures. The empirical implications of the Delors' Myth in nine countries, New York, Springer, 2012, 244 p.
  • Nathalie Brack and Olivier Costa (ed.), Diverging Views of Europe: Euroscepticism within the EU Institutions, London, Routledge, 2012/2014, 136 p.
  • Olivier Costa, Stelios Stavridis and Clarissa Dri (ed.), Parliaments, Regional Integrations and Globalization. The role of international parliamentary institutions, Palgrave, 2013, 288 p.
  • Olivier Costa (ed.), Parliamentary Representation in France, London, Routledge, Library of Legislative Studies, 2014/2015, 176 p.
  • Nathalie Brack, Olivier Costa and Eric Kerrouche (ed.), « MPs between territories, assembly and party – Investigating parliamentary behaviour at the local level in France, Belgium and Germany », numéro spécial de French Politics, 14.4, 2016.
  • Olivier Costa, "Que peut le Parlement européen", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°149, « La gouvernance européenne », 2014, p.77-89
  • Olivier Costa, « Review Article, 'The coming of age of the European Parliament' », Journal of European Integration, 39.3, March 2017, 365-369.
  • Nathalie Brack and Olivier Costa, « Le Parlement européen : tension entre efficacité institutionnelle et démocratie », Hérodote, n° 164, 2017, p. 199 à 212.

Get in touch

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+32 50 47 72 83
olivier.costa [at] coleurope.eu
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