European Political Science

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 64–77

José Manuel Barroso: Political Scientist, ECPR Member


  • John Peterson
    • Europa Institute, University of Edinburgh, George Square
The Profession

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.eps.2210178

Cite this article as:
Peterson, J. Eur Polit Sci (2008) 7: 64. doi:10.1057/palgrave.eps.2210178


The following transcript from an interview with the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso (conducted in July 2007), illustrates how bridge-building between the academic and policy worlds can bring profit to both sides. Barroso discusses his time as a student and teacher of political science at the University of Geneva, Georgetown University, and in his native Portugal, as well as his active membership of the European Consortium for Political Research, and how his academic experience shaped both his world view and political career.


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