Eirikur Bergmann is Professor of Politics at Bifrost University in Iceland and Visiting Professor at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He is furthermore Director of the Centre for European Studies in Iceland.
Professor Bergmann writes mainly on Nationalism, Populism, European Integration, Icelandic Politics and on Participatory Democracy. Further afield are couple of novels published in Icelandic.
Much of his work, which has mostly been published in English and Icelandic – a few also in German, French and Russian – is found under the links above. Below you find selection of latest publications.
Full Curriculum Vitae (.pdf file)
Selected latest publications:
- Nordic Nationalism and Right-Wing Populist Politics: Imperial Relationships and National Sentiments
London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. (213 p.)
- Participatory Constitutional Deliberation in the Wake of Crisis: The Case of Iceland
In Reuchamps and Suiter (Eds) (2016). Constitutional Deliberative Democracy in Europe. ECPR Press.
- Iceland is in crisis mode. Its feels like 2009 all over again
The Guardian, 5. April 2016
- The Icesave dispute: case study into crisis of diplomacy during the Credit Crunch
Draft paper under review. Presented at the conference “No-one is an island”. University of Akureyri, March 19th 2016. [See slides]
- A critique of neo-mercantilist analyses of Icelandic political economy and crisis
[With Claes Belfrage and David M. Berry]
Capital & Class. Sage journals. Published online before print, 16. September 2015
- Populism in Iceland: Has the Progressive Party turned populist?
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration. Reykjavik: University of Iceland. Vol. 11, No 1 (2015), 33-54
- Citizens Assemblies in Response to Crisis of Democratic Representation
In Democracies XXI: A Paradigm Shift. Moscow: ISEPR, Rethinking Russia, June 2015. (Pages 194 – 218) [See version in Russian, pages 227-254].[See slides presented at MGIMO in Moscow, June 2nd 2015].
- Hryðjuverkamaður snýr heim (e. A Terrorist Returns) [Novel]
Reykjavik: Sögur Publishing. 2015 (273 p.)
- La nouvelle donne politique de l’Islande post-krach: Refondation, continuité ou statu quo? (e. New political situation in post-crisis Iceland: reorganisation, continuity or status quo?)
In Severine Bellina (Ed.). Refonder la légitimité de l’État. IRG – Institut de recherche et débat sur la gouvernance. Karthala: Paris. March 2015
- The Icesave dispute — resolving international dispute in national referendums
Conference proceeding. ECPR General Conference. Glasgow University. 4. September 2014
- Togstreita íslenskra stjórnmála – áhrif pólitískrar sjálfsmyndar þjóðarinnar á efnahagsstjórnmál landsins (e. Internal dilemma of Icelandic politics)
Skírnir – Journal of the Icelandic Literature Society. Spring 2014
- Citizens Assemblies in response to crisis of democratic representation: The Case of Iceland
Conference paper, presented in workshop Economic Recession, Democratic Recession? at ECPR joint sessions in Salamanca, Spain, April 11. 2014. [Here is slide presentation]
- Iceland and the International Financial Crisis: Boom, Bust & Recovery
Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillian. [International Political Economy series]. 2014. (232 p.) [See also conference presentation, presented at 21st International Conference of Council for European Studies. Washington DC, 15. March 2014]
- Iceland: A postimperial sovereignty project
Cooperation and Conflict. Sage publications. March 2014. Vol. 49(1) 33– 54