Professor Ana E Juncos Garcia

Professor Ana E Juncos Garcia

Professor Ana E Juncos Garcia
Professor of European Politics

2.05, 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 928 8829

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Research Fellow, European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme (2006-2007). Teaching Fellow at Loughborough University (2007-2008). Post-doctoral Research Fellow at University of Bath (2007-2009). Lecturer at Bristol from 2009. Reader from 2016.


My primary research interest lies in European foreign and security policy, with a particular focus on the development on the EU’s conflict prevention and crisis management capabilities and its role in conflict resolution. My previous research project examined the EU’s intervention in the Western Balkans since the dissolution of the Yugoslav Federation in 1991. This study looked into the coherence and effectiveness of EU foreign policy over time and assessed the EU’s contribution to post-conflict stabilisation and peacebuilding in Bosnia. In other work, I have examined EU security sector reform and the institutionalisation of EU foreign policy, in particular, in relation to the newly created European External Action Service. My current research examines EU peacebuilding in the neighbourhood, including the shift towards resilience approaches at the EU level. 


Current research projects:

Consortium Coordinator, EU-CIVCAP Preventing and responding to conflict: developing EU Civilian Capabilities for a sustainable peace (H2020 Grant Agreement: 653227).

Principal Investigator, PeaceCapacity Peace Capacity: building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans (ESRC IAA)

Principal Investigator, Resilient Peace Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa (WUN RDF)


EU Foreign and Security Policy in Bosnia. The Politics of Coherence and Effectiveness, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Making Sense of EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management: Institutions, Policies and Roles, with Eva Gross, London: Routledge.

Recent journal articles:
Reclaiming the local in EU peacebuilding: Effectiveness, ownership, and resistance’ (2018), Contemporary Security Policy, with F. Ejdus.

'EU security sector reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Reform or resist?' (2018), Contemporary Security Policy.

'Resilience as the new EU foreign policy paradigm: a pragmatist turn?' (2017), European Security, Vol 26(1), 1-18.


My teaching interests are in European Foreign and Security Policy, international human rights and International Relations. My teaching is research-led, but it is also designed to stimulate students' critical abilities and confidence. I am committed to facilitating student participation through the use of a wide range of teaching methods, including seminar discussions, group work, presentations, role-play and simulation exercises. I also rely on new technologies, such as virtual learning environments (Blackboard), powerpoint presentations, films, documentaries and other audiovisual resources. I am currently teaching:

  • POLI30014: European Foreign Policy
  • POLIM0019: European Security
  • POLIM3030: International Human Rights
  • SPAI10001: Introduction to International Relations

Key publications

  1. Ejdus, F & , AEJ, 2018, ‘Reclaiming the local in EU peacebuilding: Effectiveness, ownership, and resistance’. Contemporary Security Policy, vol 39., pp. 4-27
  2. , AEJ, 2018, ‘EU security sector reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Reform or resist?’. Contemporary Security Policy, vol 39., pp. 95-118
  3. Juncos, AE, 2017, ‘Resilience as the new EU foreign policy paradigm: a pragmatist turn?’. European Security, vol 26., pp. 1-18
  4. Juncos, A, 2013, ‘EU Foreign and Security Policy in Bosnia: The Politics of Coherence and Effectiveness’. Manchester University Press

Latest publications

  1. Juncos, AE & Joseph, J, 2019, ‘Resilience as an emergent European Project? The EU’s place in the resilience turn’. Journal of Common Market Studies.
  2. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Juncos, AE, 2019, ‘Enlargement’. in: Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan, Michelle Cini (eds) European Union Politics. Oxford University Press, pp. 266
  3. Edmunds, T & Juncos, AE, 2019, ‘Constructing the capable state: Contested discourses and practices in EU capacity building’. Cooperation and Conflict.
  4. Juncos, AE, 2018, ‘Resilience in peacebuilding: Contesting uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity’. Contemporary Security Policy, vol 39., pp. 559-574
  5. Juncos, AE & Blockmans, S, 2018, ‘The EU’s role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding: four key challenges’. Global Affairs .
  6. Edmunds, T, Juncos, AE & Algar-Faria, G, 2018, ‘EU local capacity building: ownership, complexity, and agency’. Global Affairs , vol 4., pp. 227-239

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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