Karl Magnus Johansson
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Karl Magnus Johansson is a professor of political science at Södertörn University, Stockholm. He joined the new Södertörn University in 1998 from Lund University and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He was educated at Lund University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held visiting positions at the Center for European Integration Studies at Bonn University and at Stellenbosch University.
His research interests include European integration and politics, Europeanization, political parties and transnationalism. He has published widely on various aspects of transnational party cooperation within and throughout the European Union and on European Union politics, as well as on questions related to Sweden’s membership in the European Union. He has published many books, including his doctoral thesis Transnational Party Alliances: Analysing the Hard-Won Alliance between Conservatives and Christian Democrats in the European Parliament (Lund University Press, 1997), book chapters and articles in journals such as Acta Politica, Comparative European Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Government and Opposition, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, Journal of European Integration History, Journal of European Public Policy, Party Politics, Public Administration, and West European Politics.
Among other projects he has worked on in recent years, he has looked at transnational influence on social democratic and conservative parties in the Baltics, at populist parties with particular attention to how they organize nationally and transnationally, as well as at government communication.
In the project he examines the role of the EPP Group in the European Parliament across time, policies and treaties. His study deals with the influence, directly or indirectly, of the EPP Group on the European integration process and more specifically on its constitutionalization.