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Kenneth Armstrong (University of Cambridge) is the holder of the 2018-2019 Ganshof van der Meersch Chair
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28 november 2018
The Foundation is delighted to announce that Kenneth Armstrong, Professor of European Law at the University of Cambridge and editor-in-chief of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, is the holder of the 2018/2019 Ganshof van der Meersch Chair.

Kenneth Armstrong was elected to the Professorship of European law at the University of Cambridge in September 2013. Before joining the Faculty, he was Professor of EU law at Queen Mary, University of London. He has held visiting positions at Edinburgh University, the European University Institute and at New York University School of Law. He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and the editor in chief of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies.

Professor Armstrong has written extensively in the field of European Union law and policy, with a particular focus on the evolving governance and institutional structures of the EU. His book Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanization through Policy Coordination was published by Oxford University Press in 2010 and won the 2011 UACES Best Book Prize. His book Brexit Time: Leaving the EU - Why, How and When? was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. He writes a blog at brexittime.com.

Kenneth Armstrong has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to analyse the dynamics of regulatory alignment and divergence after Brexit. The project will run from 2018-21.

In the framework of the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair, Professor Armstrong will deliver a cycle of lectures at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he will be welcomed by Professor Ramona Coman, Director of the Institute for European Studies. The theme of the course will be "Reforming Governance: What Does Europe Need?".


The idea would be to think about how EU membership has disciplined and reformed domestic governance but in ways that may in turn lead to demands for the EU itself to reform how it governs. The motivation is to avoid thinking about ‘the EU’ distinctly from the nation state but rather to imagine how the process of integration produces changes in governance domestically and in the EU. The aim is to think about what Europe needs both in terms of a functional demand for governance but also in terms of what the resulting pattern and structure of governance needs in terms of democratic and constitutionall legitimacy.

The complete programme of the chair will soon be available on our website.
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