Prof John Loughlin

Fellow, Member, Las Casas Institute

Professor Loughlin is an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he directed the Von Hügel Institute until his retirement in September 2015. He was also a Senior Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies of the University of Cambridge. He is Emeritus Professor at Cardiff University, where he held the Chair of European Politics (1994-2010). He is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHistS), of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA – until 2015) and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2014 he was appointed a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He has held the Université Libre de Bruxelles Ganshof van der Meersch Chair (which promotes collaboration between the ULB and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) in 2013-14. He has held Visiting Professorships and Fellowships in Oxford, Paris, Florence, Princeton, and other European universities.

In 2009, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umeå, Sweden in recognition of his research on European politics. In 2010, the French Government appointed him Officier des Palmes Académiques (equivalent to the OBE) in recognition of his contributions to French language and culture and research on European politics.

Professor Loughlin was appointed a Research Fellow of Blackfriars Hall and member of the Las Casas Institute in October 2015. He is currently working on a project exploring the concept of ‘human dignity’ from different disciplinary perspectives and has organised a series of public seminars and workshops on this theme.


Books (authored and co-authored)

(with Peter Allott and Richard Crellin), The UK Government’s ‘Big Society’ Programme and Catholic Social Teaching. 77 p. (Chelmsford: Matthew James Publishing, 2013). ISBN 978-0-9574962-0-0

Subnational Government: the French Experience. 239 p. (Basingstoke: Macmillan Palgrave, May 2007), ISBN: 0333994477

(with Mirela Bogdani) Albania and the European Union: The Tumultuous Journey to Integration and Accession, 288 p. (London:  I B Tauris, 2007), ISBN: 184511308X.

Subnational Democracy in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities (Oxford University Press, , HB, 2001; Cloth, 2004) . xiii, 436 p.(with the collaboration of Eliseo Aja, Udo Bullmann, Frank Hendriks, Anders Lidstrom and Daniel-L Seiler),  ISBN 0-19-927091-0

(with M. Keating and K. Deschouwer), Culture, Institutions and Regional Development: a Study of Eight European Regions, 224 p. (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003). ISBN 1 84064 701 9 [Paperback edition 2005)

Books and Journal Special Issues (edited)

Human Dignity and the History of Western Civilization, London: Bloomsbury Press, (forthcoming 2019).

(Guest editor with Sandrina Antunes), “Europeanisation and Territorial Politics in Small European unitary states”, Regional and Federal Studies. Special Issue, (forthcoming 2019).

(with John Kincaid and Wilfried Schwenden) The Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism, 624 p. (Routledge, 2013).

(with Frank Hendriks and Anders Lidstrom), The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe. 812 p. (Oxford University Press, 2010).

(with David Hanley), Spanish Political Parties, 190 p. (Cardiff: Wales University Press, 2006). ISBN: 0708319319.

(Guest editor with David Hanley),  “Religion et Politique”, Special Issue of Pôle Sud (Revue de Science Politique de l’Europe Méridionale. No. 17 – Novembre 2002, ISSN 1262-1676.

(with Alain Delcamp), La décentralisation dans les Etats de l’Union européenne, Coll. Les Etudes,  (Paris: La Documentation Française, 2003, 2ième édition) ISBN : 2-11-005295-3, pp. 336

with Claude Olivesi and F. Daftary), Autonomies Insulaires: vers une politique de différence pour la Corse (Ajaccio: Albiana, 1999) ISBN 2-905124-47-4

(with Michael Keating), The Political Economy of Regionalism, (London: Routledge, 1997),  491 p., index, bibliography, ISBN 0-7146-4658-X (cloth), ISBN 0-7146-4187-1 (paperback)

(Sonia Mazey), The End of the French Unitary State? Ten Years of Regionalization in France, 160 p. (London: Frank Cass Ltd., 1995),  ISBN  0-7146-4643-1 (cloth), 0-7146-4164-2 (paper)

(with Arenilla Saez and T. Toonen), Europa de las Regiones: una Perspectiva Intergubernatal 287 p. (Granada: University of Granada, 1994), ISBN: 84-338-1883-X

Southern Europe Studies Guide, 233 p. (Bowker Saur Ltd, London, 1993), 233 pp., index, ISBN 0-86291-786-7l

(with M Connolly) Public Policy in Northern Ireland: Adoption or adaptation?  335 p. (Belfast: Policy Research Institute, 1990), ISBN 1 870654 10 2

Articles in refereed journals (recent)

(with Sandrina Antunes), “Europe, subnational mobilization and state rescaling in small unitary states: a comparative analysis”, Regional and Federal Studies, 2019

“Human Dignity: the foundation of human rights and religious freedom”, Memoria y Civilización, Vol. 19, 313-343, 2016. ISSN: 1139-0107; ISSN-e: 2254-6367.

(with John Ryan), “Historical ‘Monetary Unions’: Lessons for the Eurozone Crisis?”, Studia Diplomatica (The Brussels Journal of International Relations), Vol. XVII, No. 4, pp. 21-38 2014.

Chapters in books (recent)

“Territory and Governance”, in Annsi Passi, John Harrison and Martin Jones (eds.), Handbook of Regions and Territories, Edward Elgar, pp. 197-207. ISBN-10: 1785365797; ISBN-13: 978-1785365799, 2018.

(with John Ryan), “Historical Monetary Unions: Lessons for the current Eurozone Crisis”, in John Ryan (ed.), Towards a Resilient Eurozone: Economic, Monetary and Fiscal Policies. Bern: Peter Lang, 2015 pp. 5-30. ISBN 978-3-0343-1946-1.

“The theological and secular dimensions of the modern state”, in José Magone, The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Politics. London and New York: Routledge, , 2015, pp. 52-74. ISBN: 978-0-415-62675-0 9hbk), isbn978-1-315-75583-0 (ebook).

(with F. Hendriks and A. Lidstrom), “Local and Regional Democracy in European Politics”, in José Magone, The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Politics. London and New York: Routledge, , 2015, pp. 398-417. ISBN: 978-0-415-62675-0 9hbk), isbn978-1-315-75583-0 (ebook).

“The theological and secular dimensions of the modern state: historical and contemporary perspectives” in Ferran Requejo and Camil Ungureanu (eds), Democracy, Law and Religious Pluralism in Europe: Secularism and Post-Secularism, London: Routledge, 2014 ISBN 978-0-415-82833-8 (hbk); 978-1-315-75880-0 (ebk).