Concordia University

Antoine Rayroux, PhD

Assistant Professor, Political Science

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Antoine Rayroux's research deals with the comparative foreign and security policies of European states, with a focus on how national and European Union (EU) peacekeeping policies and diplomatic practices interact with eachothers. In his book L'Union européenne et le maintien de la paix (Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2017), he looks at French and Irish security practices during EU military operations in Africa, with a focus on transnational dynamics of socialization and learning among security actors. In his most recent project, he is interested in how EU diplomats manage Europe's reputation in Canada and the US, and how national diplomats from European countries react to the diplomatic presence of the EU.
Antoine is a Research Associate at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Montreal (Université de Montréal and McGill University). Prior to joining Concordia University, he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at Georgetown University.


PhD, Université de Montréal and Université libre de Bruxelles (2013)

Teaching activities

POLI 203 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLI 205 - Introduction to International Relations
POLI 315 - International Organizations
POLI 319 - European Politics and Government
POLI 481 - Issues in Western European Politics

Research activities

International Relations; Comparative Politics; European Union; diplomacy; peacekeeping

Selected publications

Rayroux, Antoine. 2017. L'Union européenne et le maintien de la paix en Afrique. Montréal: Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

Mérand, Frédéric and Antoine Rayroux. 2016. "The Practice of Burden Sharing in European Crisis Management Operations." European Security 25(4): 442-460. doi: 10.1080/09662839.2016.1236022

Rayroux, Antoine. 2016. "L'Europe des militaires : Pratiques et limites de l'approche globale dans la gestion des crises." Politique européenne 51(1): 118-148. doi: 10.3917/poeu.051.0118

Rayroux, Antoine. 2014. "Speaking EU Defence at Home: Contentious Discourses and Constructive Ambiguity." Cooperation and Conflict 49(3): 386-405. doi: 10.1177/0010836713495001

Rayroux, Antoine and Nina Wilén. 2014. "Resisting Ownership: The Paralysis of EU Peacebuilding in the Congo." African Security 7(1): 24-44. doi: 10.1080/19392206.2014.880030

Rayroux, Antoine. 2013. "Beyond Actorness in EU Crisis Management: International Functions of External Peacekeeping,"
Journal of European Integration 35(7): 731-748. doi: 10.1080/07036337.2012.728212

Forget, Amélie and Antoine Rayroux. 2012. "La sécurité européenne et le tournant pratique en relations internationales." Études internationales 43(4): 501-519. doi: 10.7202/1013341ar

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