Markwica, Robin

Programme Associate

    Biographical Notes

    Robin Markwica is a Research Associate in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and a Research Associate in the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford. He co-convenes the Global Governance Programme’s Europe in the World Research Seminar Series.

    Robin obtained an M.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). Inbetween, he held a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Department of Government.

    His book Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy (Oxford University Press) develops “emotional choice theory” as a third action model besides rational choice theory and constructivist perspectives.

    Research Interests

    International relations, international security, war and peace, foreign policy analysis, constructivist and psychological approaches to international relations


    • International Security Best Book Award, American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Christiane Rajewsky Prize, German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)
    • Rupert Riedl Prize, Club of Vienna
    • Diligentia Prize for Empirical Research, Diligentia Foundation for Empirical Research
    • Best Book Award, Emotions in Politics and International Relations Working Group, British International Studies Association (BISA)