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Harlan Koff

Harlan Koff

Professor

Research Topics Comparative regional integration, International development, Political economy , Sustainable development
Faculty or Centre Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education
Research Unit IPSE
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 25-360
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6270
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 36270

Harlan Koff is Professor of Social Sciences-Migration Studies at the University of Luxembourg since March 2013. From 2006 to 2013, he was Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Science Institute. He currently holds the GAMMA Chair in Regional Integration and Sustainability at the Instituto de Ecología (INECOL, Mexico), he is Fellow at the West Africa Institute (Praia, Cabo Verde) and Docent of Development Studies at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Dr. Koff is also founding President of the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC), co-editor of the journal Regions & Cohesion (Berghahn Journals: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/regions-and-cohesion/regions-and-cohesion-overview.xml) as well as co-coordinator (with Lauri Siitonen, University of Helsinki) of RISC’s working group on “Development, Equity and Policy Coherence.”

Before coming to the University of Luxembourg, Dr. Koff was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Université de Lille 1, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) at Duke University (USA) and his B.A. at the State University of New York at Binghamton (USA).

Harlan Koff is authorized to direct research (supervision of Ph.D. disserations, postdoctoral scholars and visiting fellows). His fields of research include comparative regional integration, sustainable development, comparative migration politics, comparative border politics, human rights and water politics. He is author of Fortress Europe or a Europe of Fortresses?: The Integration of Migrants in Western Europe (2008) and editor/co-editor of Environmental Security in Transnational contexts: What Relevance for Regional Security Regimes? (co-editor with Carmen Maganda (2018)), Theorizing Borders Through Analyses of Power relationships (co-editor with Peter Gilles, Carmen Maganda and Christian Schulz (2013)), Social Cohesion in Europe and the Americas : Power, Time and Space, (2009), Perspectivas Comparativas de Liderazgo (co-editor with Carmen Maganda (2010)), Deceiving (Dis)Appearances: Analyzing Current Developments in European and North American Border Regions(2007) and Migrant Integration in European Cities (2003). Dr. Koff also coordinates a book series entitled Regional Integration and Social Cohesion for P.I.E.-Peter Lang (Brussels) and he is member of the editorial boards of the journals Estudios Políticos and Revista de Paz y Conflictos. Finally he has published articles in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals, such as: Globalizations, European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Boderlands Studies, Water International, International Migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesEthnopolitics , Estudios PolíticosDéviance et Société , The Journal of European Integration , Italian Politics , Migraciones Internacionales, Revista de Paz y Conflictos, and The Journal of Health and Human Resources Administration, as well as numerous book chapters in English, Spanish, Italian and French.

Dr. Koff’s research presently focuses on international development through the lens of policy coherence for sustainable development (PCD). He coordinates research on PCD and ecosystem integrity within the GAMMA (Use of Big Data and Machine Learning for the Integrality of Environmental Management of Sustainable Development) Research Project coordinated by INECOL and CONABIO in Mexico. His research also examines PCD within the context of water politics, migration politics and payments for ecological services.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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2018

See detailOutside-In region-building: The role of border integration zones in Andean regional integration
Koff, Harlan

in Nadalutti, Elisabetta; Kallscheuer, Otto (Eds.) Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation: New Evidence from Four Continents (2018)

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2017

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See detailPolicy Coherence for Development and Migration: Analysing US and EU Policies through the Lens of Normative Transformation
Koff, Harlan

in Regions & cohesion = Regiones y Cohesión = Regions and Cohesion (2017), 7(2), 5-33

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2016

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See detailThe Social Impacts of Informal Sectors in Border Regions: Cross-regional Perspectives
Koff, Harlan; Du Bry, Travis

in Journal of Borderlands Studies (2016)

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See detailThe EU and The Human Right to Water and Sanitation: Normative Coherence as the Key to Transformative Development
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen

in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (2016), 28(1), 91-110

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See detailEnvironmental Security in Transnational Contexts: What Relevance for Regional Human Security Regimes?
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen

in Globalizations (2016), 13(6), 653-663

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See detail“Cross-border environmental peace” in development contexts: the convergence of peace with de-territorialized development
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen; Conde, Gilberto

in Revista de Paz y Conflictos (2016), 9(1), 7-16

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See detailAnalyzing the Dynamics of Inter-state water peace: A study of the Huitzilapan-Xalapa Water Transfers
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen; Ruelas, Laura

in Revista de Paz y Conflictos (2016), 9(2), 59-83

See detailExploring the Migration-Security-Development Nexus: A Caparison of Chinese and EU Migration Policies
Koff, Harlan; Meng-Hsuan, Chou; Van Dongen, Els

in Kirchner, Emil; Christiansen, Thomas; Dorussen, Han (Eds.) Security Relations Between the European Union and China: From Convergence to Cooperation? (2016)

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2015

See detailUrban Air Makes Who Free? Immigration and Urban Citizenship in Contemporary Europe
Koff, Harlan

in Pauly, Michel; Lee, Alexander (Eds.) Urban liberties and citizenship from the Middle Ages up to now (2015)

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See detailInformal Economies in European and American Cross-border Regions
Koff, Harlan

in Journal of Borderlands Studies (2015), 30(4), 469-487

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See detailAgainst the current: transboundary water management in small states on two continents
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen

in WATER INTERNATIONAL (2015), 40(2), 231-250

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2014

See detailBack to the Future?: Intra-regional Migration and Development in West Africa
Koff, Harlan

in Boesen, Elisabeth; Marfaing, Laurence (Eds.) Nomades et migrants dans l’espace Sahara-Sahel: Mobilité, ressources et développement (2014)

See detailWater Security in Cross-Border Regions: What Relevance for Federal Human Security Regimes?
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen

in Garrick, Dustin; Anderson, George; Connell, Daniel; Pittock, Jamie (Eds.) Federal Rivers: Managing Water in Multi-layered Political Systems (2014)

See detailLiving on the Edge: Migration, Citizenship and The Renegotiation of Social Contracts in European Border Regions
Koff, Harlan; Naranjo Giraldo, Gloria Elena

in Fauri, Francesca (Ed.) Emigration from and to Europe: a multidisciplinary long-term view (2014)

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2013

See detailTheorizing Borders Through Analyses of Power relationships.
Gilles, Peter; Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen; Schulz, Christian

Book published by PIE-Peter Lang (2013)

See detailComparing the 'A, B, C'S' of social cohesion across world regions: Association, Belonging and Change
Koff, Harlan

in Moore, Candice (Ed.) Regional Integration and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from the Developing World (2013)

See detailPutting “Power” into Borderlands Studies: “Bringing the State Back In”
Koff, Harlan

in Gilles, Peter; Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen; Schulz, Christian (Eds.) Theorizing Borders Through Analyses of Power Relationships (2013)

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2012

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See detailRegions & Cohesion
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen

in Regions & cohesion = Regiones y Cohesión = Regions and Cohesion (2012)

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2009

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See detailUnderstanding 'La Contagion': Power, Exclusion and Urban Violence in France and the United States
Koff, Harlan

in JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES (2009), 35(5), 771-790

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See detailThe 2005 Riots in France: The International Impact of Domestic Violence
Koff, Harlan; Duprez, Dominique

in JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES (2009), 35(5), 713-730

See detailPerspectivas Comparativas del Liderazgo: RISC 2008
Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen

Book published by Peter Lang (2009)

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2007

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2006

See detailA comparison of the political demonstrations in France and the US in 2005-2006
Koff, Harlan

in DEVIANCE ET SOCIETE (2006), 30(4), 449-461

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2002

See detailThe outsider: Prejudice and politics in Italy.
Koff, Harlan

in AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (2002), 96(4), 867-868

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