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  • (in progress) special issue, 'Humorous States: IR, New Diplomacy and the Rise of Comedy in Global Politics', Global Society (eds. with James Brassett and Alister Wedderburn).
  • (2017) special issue, 'Nation Branding and Competitive Identity in World Politics', Geopolitics 22(3), (eds. with Antonio Ferraz de Oliveira).
  • (2004) special issue, 'Baltic Sea Politics', Cooperation and Conflict 39(3), (eds. with Pertti Joenniemi).


  • (Forthcoming) 'EU've Got to Be Kidding: Anxiety, Humour and Ontological Security', Global Society. With James Brassett and Muireann O'Dwyer (
  • (2019) 'Brexit Populism and Fantasies of Fulfilment', Cambridge Review of International Affairs 32(3), pp.222-44 (free eprint).
  • (2018) 'Brexit, Existential Anxiety and Ontological (In)Security', European Security 27(3), pp.336-355.
  • (2018) 'REF Impact and the Discipline of Politics and International Studies', British Politics 13(3), pp.249-69. With Chris Moran.
  • (2018) 'Geostrategies, Geopolitics and Ontological Security in the Eastern Neighbourhood: The European Union and the "New Cold War"', Political Geography 62(1), pp.106-115.
  • (2018) '"Je suis en terrasse": Political Violence, Civilisational Politics and the Everyday Courage to Be', Political Psychology 39(2), pp.243-61.
  • (2017) 'Introduction: Nation Branding and Competitive Identity in World Politics', Geopolitics 22(3), pp. 481-501. With Antonio Ferraz de Oliveira. (free eprint).
  • (2017) 'Reading Brand Africa Geopolitically: Nation-Branding, Subaltern Geopolitics and the Persistence of Politics', Geopolitics 22(3), pp.640-664. With Antonio Ferraz de Oliveira. (free eprint).
  • (2017) 'Ontological Security, Self-Articulation and the Securitization of Identity', Cooperation and Conflict 52(1), pp.31-47. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2016) 'Nation Branding and Development: Poverty Panacea or Business as Usual?', Journal of International Relations and Development 19(1), pp.50-75.
  • (2015) 'Nation Branding, National Self-Esteem and the Constitution of Subjectivity in Late Modernity', Foreign Policy Analysis 11(2), pp.195-214.
  • (2013) 'From Fratricide to Security Community: Re-theorising Difference in the Constitution of Nordic Peace', Journal of International Relations and Development 16(4), pp.483-513. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2013) 'The Future of Critical Security Studies: Ethics and the Politics of Security', European Journal of International Relations 19(2), pp.235-55. With Matt McDonald.
  • (2010) 'Experimenting in the Northern Laboratory: The Emergence of an EU Approach to Security Governance in the North and its Broader Significance', European Security 19(3), pp.395-411.
  • (2010) 'The Constitutive Power of Outsiders: The European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Dimension', Political Geography 29(2), pp.109-18. With George Christou.
  • (2008) ‘Reassessing Putin's Project: Reflections on IR Theory and the West’, Problems of Post-Communism 55(5) (Sept/Oct), pp.3-13.
  • (2008) ‘Geostrategies of the European Neighbourhood Policy’, European Journal of International Relations 14(3), pp.519-52. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2007) ‘Beyond East-West: Marginality and National Dignity in Finnish Identity Construction’, Nationalities Papers 35(4), pp.691-716. With Marko Lehti.
  • (2007) ‘Branding Nordicity: Models, Identity and the Decline of Exceptionalism’, Cooperation and Conflict 42(1), pp.27-51.
  • (2006) ‘Small, Smart and Salient? Rethinking Identity in the Small States Literature’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 19(4), pp.669-684.
  • (2005) ‘”Ystävien piiri” Euroopan rajana – uuden naapuruuspolitiikan vaikutukset pohjoisessa’ [Europe Bordered by a “Ring of Friends”: On the Impact of the ENP in the North] Kosmopolis 35(3), pp.6-19. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2005) ‘Exporting Idealism? The Prospects of Baltic Sea Region Cooperation after Enlargement’, Lithuanian Annual Strategic Review 2004 (Vilnius: Lithuanian Military Academy) pp.85-97.
  • (2004) ‘Contending Discourses of Marginality: The Case of Kaliningrad’, Geopolitics 9(3), pp.699-730. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2004) ‘Introduction: The Challenges of EU and NATO Enlargement’, Cooperation and Conflict 39(3), pp.227-231. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2004) ‘Regionality Beyond Security? The Baltic Sea Region after Enlargement’, Cooperation and Conflict 39(3), pp.233-253. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2003) ‘The European Union’s Two Dimensions: The Eastern and the Northern’, Security Dialogue 34(4), pp.463-479. With Pertti Joenniemi.
  • (2003) ‘The Internal/External Security Paradox and the Reconstruction of Boundaries in the Baltic: The Case of Kaliningrad’, Alternatives 28(5), pp.545-581.
  • (2003) ‘Complementarities and Differences in EU and US Policies in Northern Europe’, Journal of International Relations and Development 6(1), pp.23-50.
  • (2003) ‘The Region-Building Approach Revisited: The Continued Othering of Russia in Discourses of Region-Building in the European North’, Geopolitics 8(1), pp.45-71.
  • (2002) ’Lännen ja Venäjän suhteet lämpenevät: Pohjoinen ulottuvuus syyskuun 11. päivän terrori-iskujen jälkeen’, Ulkopolitiikka 2/2002, pp.33-40.
  • (2002) ‘Coming Home or Moving Home? “Westernising” Narratives in Finnish Foreign Policy and the Re-interpretation of Past Identities’, Cooperation and Conflict 37(1), pp.47-72.
  • (2001) ‘A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Regional Cooperation: The United States and the Northern European Initiative’, European Security10(4), pp.84-108.