Laurence Cooley is a political scientist with interests including ethnic conflict resolution, the external relations of the European Union and the political economy of migration. He is currently completing his PhD on the EU’s approach to conflict resolution in the Western Balkans and also works as a visiting lecturer teaching in POLSIS and CREES. He is also the Impact and Outreach Assistant for the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre.
Laurence Cooley came to the University of Birmingham in 2007 to start an ESRC-funded MA and PhD. Previously, he studied at the University of Bath and Queen’s University Belfast, and worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London. His PhD on the EU’s approach to conflict resolution in the Western Balkans has been supervised by Thomas Diez, Michelle Pace and Tim Haughton. He is currently teaching as a visiting lecturer in POLSIS and CREES, alongside working part-time as the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre's Impact and Outreach Assistant. During his PhD, Laurence has spent time as a visiting student at both the Centre for EU Studies at Ghent University and the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cooley, L. (2013) ‘The European Union’s approach to conflict resolution: Insights from the constitutional reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina’, Comparative European Politics 11(2), pp. 172-200, doi: 10.1057/cep.2012.21
Cooley, L. and Pace, M. (2012) ‘Consociation in a constant state of contingency? The case of the Palestinian Territory’, Third World Quarterly 33(3), pp. 541-58, doi: 10.1080/01436597.2012.657492
Diez. T. and Cooley, L. (2011) ‘The European Union and conflict transformation’, in Wunderlich, J-U. and Bailey, D.J. (eds.) The European Union and Global Governance: A Handbook, London: Routledge, pp. 187-95
Sriskandarajah, D. and Cooley, L. (2009) ‘Stemming the flow? The causes and consequences of the UK’s ‘closed door’ policy towards Romanians and Bulgarians’, in Eade, J. and Valkanova, Y. (eds.) Accession and Migration: Changing Policy, Society, and Culture in an Enlarged Europe, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 31-55
Cooley, L. and Rutter, J. (2007) ‘Turned away? Towards better protection for refugees fleeing violent conflict’, Public Policy Research 14(3), pp. 176-80, doi: 10.1111/j.1744-540X.2007.00485.x