Professor Robert Geyer

Professor

Current Teaching

Professor Geyer is the Lancaster University Academic Director (International).

His undergraduate module on 'Complexity, Pragmatism and Policy' will not be running in 2017/18.

Professor Geyer supervises PhD. students in international political economy, European politics, policy and integration, Scandinavian politics, and Complexity and public policy.

Pragmatic complexity: a new foundation for moving beyond ‘evidence-based policy making?
Ansell, C., Geyer, R.R. 04/2017 In: Policy Studies. 38, 2, p. 149-167. 19 p.
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A critical discussion of complexity theory: how does 'complexity thinking' improve our understanding of politics and policymaking?
Cairney, P., Geyer, R.R. 2017 In: Complexity, Governance and Networks. 3, 2, p. 1-11. 11 p.
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(Mandarin Chinese) Brexit – How did it happen and how will it affect the UK- EU-China relationship?
Geyer, R.R., Shen, W. 15/10/2016 In: Chinese Journal of European Studies. 4, p. 56-65. 10 p.
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Whatever happened to the Norwegian medical need clause?: lessons for current debates in EU pharmaceutical regulation
Brooks, E., Geyer, R. 05/2016 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 38, 4, p. 576-591. 16 p.
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Can a medical need clause help manage the growing costs of prescription drugs in the EU?
Brooks, E., Geyer, R. 04/2016 In: Health Economics, Policy and Law. 11, 2, p. 179-192. 14 p.
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Introducing complexity and policy: where we are now
Geyer, R., Cairney, P. 06/2015 In: Handbook on complexity and public policy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781782549512.
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Where does complexity and policy go from here?
Geyer, R., Cairney, P. 06/2015 In: Handbook on complexity and public policy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781782549512.
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Handbook on complexity and public policy
Geyer, R., Cairney, P. 05/2015 Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. 496 p. ISBN: 9781782549512.
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Complex processes and social systems: a synergy of perspectives
Geyer, R., Large, D., Sice, P., O'Brien, G., Mansi, S. 2015 In: International Journal of Systems and Society.
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Islamic development thinking after the global financial crisis: shaking the “consensus” or mimicking it
Geyer, R., Royle, S. 2014 In: Journal on Policy and Complex Systems. 1, 2, p. 42-59. 18 p.
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The complexity of GP commissioning: setting GPs ‘free to make decisions for their patients’ or ‘the bravest thing’ that GPs will ever do
Geyer, R. 1/01/2013 In: Clinical Governance: An International Journal. 18, 1, p. 49-57. 9 p.
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Introducing complexity to public policy (translated into Chinese)
Geyer, R. 2013 In: The Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of The Society of British Studies of The Chinese Association for European Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies Univesity, Beijing, China. 14 p.
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From DTCA-PD to Patient Information to Health Information: the complex politics and semantics of EU health policy
Brooks, E., Geyer, R. 12/2012 In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 18, 6, p. 1235-1240. 6 p.
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Can complexity move UK policy beyond 'evidence-based policy making' and the 'audit culture? Applying a 'complexity cascade' to education and health policy
Geyer, R. 03/2012 In: Political Studies. 60, 1, p. 20-43. 24 p.
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The politics of EU health policy and the case of direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs
Geyer, R. 11/2011 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 13, 4, p. 586-602. 17 p.
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Applying the tools of complexity to the international realm: from fitness landscapes to complexity cascades
Geyer, R., Pickering, S. 03/2011 In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 24, 1, p. 5-26. 21 p.
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Complexity and Public Policy: A New Approach to 21st Century Politics, Policy and Society
Geyer, R., Rihani, S. 2010 London : Routledge. 224 p. ISBN: 9780415556620.
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The Strengths and Limits of New Forms of EU Governance: The Cases of Mainstreaming and Impact Assessment in EU Public Health and Sustainable Development Policy
Geyer, R., Lightfoot, S. 2010 In: Journal of European Integration. 32, 4, p. 339-356. 18 p.
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What can Complexity Do for Diabetes Management: Linking Theory to Practice
Cooper, H., Geyer, R. 08/2009 In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 15, 4, p. 761-765. 5 p.
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Using ‘complexity’ for improving educational research in health care
Cooper, H., Geyer, R. 2008 In: Social Science and Medicine. 67, 1, p. 177-182. 6 p.
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Complexity, Science and Society
Bogg, J., Geyer, R. 2007 In: Complexity, Science and Society. Oxford : Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. 176 p. ISBN: 978-1846192036.
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Riding the Diabetes Rollercoaster: A Patient and Carers Guide
Cooper, H., Geyer, R. 2007 Oxford : Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.. 112 p. ISBN: 978-1846190452.
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Integrating UK and European Social Policy: The Complexity of Europeanization.
Geyer, R.R. 2005 Radcliffe. 220 p. ISBN: 1857757645.
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Complexity and interprofessional care.
Cooper, H., Braye, S., Geyer, R. 12/2004 In: Learning in Health and Social Care. 3, 4, p. 179-189. 11 p.
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Globalization, Europeanization, Complexity and the Future of Scandinavian Exceptionalism.
Geyer, R.R. 1/10/2003 In: Governance. 16, 4, p. 559-576. 18 p.
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Beyond the Third Way: the science of complexity and the politics of choice.
Geyer, R.R. 1/05/2003 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 5, 2, p. 237-257. 21 p.
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European Integration, the Problem of Complexity and the Revision of Theory.
Geyer, R. 03/2003 In: Journal of Common Market Studies. 41, 1, p. 15-35. 21 p.
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Britain in the European Union.
Geyer, R. 2003 In: New developments in British social policy. London : Palgrave
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EU social policy, euro-federalism, and complexity theory.
Geyer, R. 2003 In: Evolving federalisms : the intergovernmental balance of power in America and Europe. Syracuse, N.Y. : Campbell Public Affairs Institute
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Can mainstreaming save EU social policy?
Geyer, R. 2002 In: European economic and politics issues. New York : Nova Science Publishers
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Can European Union (EU) Social NGOs Co-operate to Promote EU Social Policy.
Geyer, R.R. 07/2001 In: Journal of Social Policy. 30, 3, p. 477-493. 17 p.
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Complexity : a new framework for development theory.
Rihani, S., Geyer, R. 07/2001 In: Progress in Development Studies. 1, 3, p. 237-245. 9 p.
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The state of European Union social policy.
Geyer, R. 09/2000 In: Policy Studies. 21, 3, p. 245-261. 17 p.
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Can mainstreaming save EU social policy?
Geyer, R. 2000 In: Current Politics and Economics of Europe. 10, 2
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Exploring European social policy.
Geyer, R. 2000 Oxford : Polity Press. 257 p. ISBN: 0745619312.
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Gloablization, Europeanization, and the end of Scandinavian social democracy?
Geyer, R., Ingebritsen, C., Moses, J. 2000 London : Macmillan. 265 p. ISBN: 033372710X.
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Introduction.
Geyer, R., Ingebritsen, C., Moses, J. 2000 In: Globalization, Europeanization, and the end of Scandinavian social democracy?. Basingstoke : Palgrave 265 p. ISBN: 033372710X.
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Just say NO! Norwegian social democrats and Europeanization.
Geyer, R. 2000 In: Globalization, Europeanization, and the end of Scandinavian social democracy?. Basingstoke : Palgrave 265 p. ISBN: 033372710X.
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Can EU social policy save the exclusion unit and vice versa?
Geyer, R. 09/1999 In: Politics. 19, 3, p. 159-164. 6 p.
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Globalisation and the (non) defence of the welfare state.
Geyer, R. 07/1998 In: West European Politics. 21, 3, p. 77-102. 26 p.
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Rejecting the EU : Norwegian social democratic opposition to the EU in the 1990s.
Geyer, R., Swank, D. 10/1997 In: Party Politics. 3, 4, p. 549-562. 14 p.
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A European success story? the development and impact of the European works council directive.
Geyer, R., Springer, B. 1997 In: The State of the European Union. Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner
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EU social policy in the 1990s: does Maastricht matter?
Geyer, R. 1997 In: Journal of European Integration. 20, 1, p. 5-33. 29 p.
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The uncertain union : British and Norwegian social democrats in an integrating Europe.
Geyer, R. 1997 Aldershot : Ashgate. 229 p. ISBN: 185972504X.
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Traditional Norwegian social democracy and the rejection of the EU : a troublesome victory.
Geyer, R. 1997 In: Scandinavian Studies. 69, 3
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Defying conventional wisdom: political opposition to economic integration in Canada and Denmark
Geyer, R., Ayres, J. 11/1995 In: Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 33, 3, p. 377-399. 23 p.
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Globalization and the crisis of social democracy : explaining the development of British and Norwegian Labour parties' EU policies in the 1980s and 1990s.
Geyer, R. 1995 In: New Political Science. 17, 1, p. 105-124. 20 p.
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Socialism and the EC after Maastricht : from classic to new model European social democracy
Geyer, R. 1993 In: The State of the European Community. Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner
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The European Community and the modernization of social democracy.
Geyer, R. 1993 In: Nation or integration? Perspectives on Europe in the 1990s. Aalborg, Denmark : Aalborg University Press
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Democratic socialism and the EC: the British case
Geyer, R. 1992 In: Journal of European Integration. 16, 1, p. 5-27. 23 p.
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EFs Sosialpolitikk etter Maastricht : mot en europeisk velferdsstat. (EC social policy after Maastricht : towards a European welfare state?
Geyer, R. 1992 In: Internasjonal Politikk . 3
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