Israeli Association for the

Study of European Integration

Prof. Alfred Tovias

Currently co- President of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI), together with Dr Tal Sadeh. Member of the Steering Committee of the FEMISE (Forum Mediterraneen d'Instituts d'Etudes Economiques).Has also taught among others at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Geneva, University of Amsterdam , University of Reading, University of Cologne, the College of Europe, ESADE and the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. Has been a consultant of the World Bank, the OECD and UNCTAD. Published several books and articles among others in The Journal of Common Market Studies, European Union Politics, Mediterranean Politics, Oxford Economic Papers, Conflict and Cooperation, European Foreign Affairs Review, The World Economy and West European Politics. His most recent book, co-edited with Amy Verdun, is a study "Mapping European Economic Integration", published by Palgrave in November 2013. Tovias got his PhD in Economics from the University of Geneva in 1974. 


Research Interests:
• International Political Economy • Regionalism and globalization • EU foreign policy • The Political Economy of Mediterranean countries • The International Context of Democratic Transitions • The Economics of peace-making
Recent Publications:

•Tovias, Alfred (2014), "The End of Spheres of Influence by Encroachment of Rivals: The Case of the EU and the US", in I.Govaere, E.Lannon, P. Van Elsuwege and S. Adam , eds., The European Union in the World, Essays in Honour of Marc Maresceau, Leiden and Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 607-21.
•Tovias, Alfred (2014), Mediterranean Earthquake: Political, Economic and Demographic Commonalities and Interactions between the Political Crisis in the Southern Shores and the Economic Crisis in the Northern Shores of the Mediterranean, L'Europe en Formation , 55/371, pp.111-26.
•Tovias, Alfred (2014). "The End of Spheres of Influence by Encroachment of Rivals: The Case of the EU and the US", in I.Govaere, E.Lannon, P. Van Elsuwege and S.
•Tovias, Alfred (2013), "Relations between Israel and the European Union" in A.Dieckhoff, ed., Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel, London, Routledge, pp.240-45.
•Verdun Amy and Tovias Alfred,eds.(2013), Mapping European Economic Integration, Houndmills, Palgrave, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics.
•Holmes Peter and Tovias Alfred (2013), "Trade Policy", in A. Verdun and A.Tovias, eds. (2013, op.cit., pp. 38-56.
•A.Tovias and M. Ugur (2004), Can the EU Anchor Policy Reform in Third Countries? An Analysis of the Euro-Med Partnership, European Union Politics, 5/4: 395-418.
•A. Tovias (2006), Exploring the "Pros" and "Cons" of Switzerland's and Norway's Model of Relations with the EU: What Can Be learned From These Two Countries'Experience By Israel, Cooperation and Conflict, 41/2:.203-22.
•Adam (eds.), The European Union in the World, Essays in Honour of Marc Maresceau, Leiden and Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 607-21.
•A.Tovias,(2002) "The Southern European Economies and European Integration", in A.Costa Pinto and N. Severiano Teixeira (eds.), Southern Europe and the Making of the European Union, New York, Social Sciences Monographs-Columbia University Press, 159-81.
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