Eric Sangar

  • 11 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20072018
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Personal profile

Introduction

Eric Sangar is a FNRS research fellow affiliated with the Tocqueville Chair of International Security at the University of Namur (Belgium), where he is part of the research group headed by Thierry Braspenning-Balzacq. Eric is also an associated researcher at the Centre Emile Durkheim of Sciences Po Bordeaux, and an associated member of the European research project INFOCORE (www.infocore.eu). In his research, he is currently focussing on a research project about the influence of collective memory on media discourses and political decision-making in contemporary conflict; however, he is also participating in several research projects covering the role of NGOs in conflict discourses, conflict perceptions of contemporary military organizations, or the manufacturing of collective emotions in the justification of political violence. Previously, Eric worked as a Research Associate at King's College London, as a Fernand Braudel Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) in Paris, and as a Research Associate at the Department of International Relations at the University of Stuttgart, where he was a member of the project “Multiple collective identities in international debates about war and peace since the end of the Cold War”.

He has taught a variety of courses at several leading European universites, including King's College London, Sciences Po Paris, and the Humboldt University of Berlin. His teaching subjects include IR theory, conflict analysis, strategic thought, collective memory, and Franco-German relations.

Eric has published in various peer-reviewed journals in English, French, and German language. The book version of his PhD thesis, entitled “Historical Experience: Burden or Bonus in Today’s Wars? The British Army and the German Bundeswehr in Afghanistan”, was published in 2014.

Areas of expertise

Theory:

  • collective memory
  • uses of history in political discourse
  • contemporary military strategy
  • diffusion theory

Methods:

  • Qualitative interviews
  • Quantitative discourse analysis

Empirics:

  • German military culture
  • British military culture
  • Franco-German relations
  • NGOs in armed conflict

External responsibilities

External reviewer at the National Science Centre, Poland

Diplomas

2002-2005: Undergraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg (Political Science, Philosophy, Public Law)

2005-2006: Diploma "Programme international" at Sciences Po Paris (Political Science)

2006-2008: MA of International Security at Sciences Po Paris

2008-2009: MRes of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence

2009-2012: Doctor of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence

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Afghanistan Social Sciences
military Social Sciences
collective memory Social Sciences
emotion Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
transnationalization Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Military Social Sciences

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2007 2018

Courtrai, the Battle of the Golden Spurs 1302

Sangar, E., 2018, Famous Battles and How They Shaped the Modern World: From Troy to Courtrai. Yorkshire (Philadelphia): Pen and Sword Books, p. 121-135

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Trench
French King
Why-questions
Historiography
Defeat

How do non-governmental organizations influence media coverage of conflict? The case of the Syrian conflict, 2011–2014

Sangar, E., Meyer, C. & Michaels, E., 1 Mar 2018, In : Media, War & Conflict. 11, 1, p. 149-171 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coverage
Visibility
foreign policy
Amnesty International
Non-governmental Organizations

Introduction: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities for the Study of Emotions

Clément, M. & Sangar, E., 2018, Researching Emotions in International Relations: Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn. Clément, M. & Sangar, E. (eds.). Palgrave MacMillan, p. 1-29

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

emotion
world politics
international relations
methodology
trend

Of Heroes and Cowards: A Computer-Based Analysis of Narratives Justifying the Use of Force

Sangar, E., Clément, M. & Lindemann, T., 2018, Researching Emotions in International Relations: Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn. Clément, M. & Sangar, E. (eds.). Palgrave MacMillan, p. 179-206

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

narrative
emotion
political speech
invasion
anger

Researching Emotions in International Relations: Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn

Clément, M. & Sangar, E., 2018, Palgrave MacMillan. 353 p. (Palgrave Studies in International Relations)

Research output: Book/Report/JournalBook

international relations
emotion
world politics
discourse analysis
ethnography

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Participation to a Symposium, a study Day

La Fabrique de l'Histoire

Eric Sangar (Contributor)
29 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation to a Symposium, a study Day