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Faculty & Research


Douglas Webber

Emeritus Professor of Political Science


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Research Areas
  • Theories of European Integration and the Politics of the European Union
  • Franco-German Relations
  • German Politics, Public Policy and Foreign Policy
  • Regional Political Integration in East Asia and Asia Pacific
  • Comparative Regional Integration
  • Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and Public Policy
Teaching Areas
  • Business in the World 2050 (MBA)
  • Capitalism: Historical, Comparative and Critical Perspectives (MBA)
  • Europe and the European Union (MBA)
  • Business and Society: The Political Environment
  • Global and European Political Trends (Sessions in Executive Programmes)


Douglas Webber is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at INSEAD. He has been based at its Europe campus, Fontainebleau (1991-99 and since 2005) and its Asian campus, Singapore (1999-2005). He has a PhD in Government from the University of Essex. Prior to joining INSEAD, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne) and the universities of Essex, Strathclyde (Glasgow) and Sussex. From 1995 to 1997 he was a Jean Monnet Fellow and in 2016-17 and 2017-18 he was a Robert Schuman Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. He has been a visiting professor or research fellow at the University of California Berkeley and at Monash University (Melbourne) and the Australian National University (Canberra). He has written and edited several books and published extensively in social science journals in the UK, the US and Germany on European Union (EU) politics, European and Asian regional political integration, Franco-German relations and German politics, foreign policy, and public policy. He is a frequent TV commentator on current political issues. He has recently completed European Disintegration? The Politics of Crisis in the European Union’.

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