Background and activities

De Wilde studies political conflict over European integration and globalization. His research addresses Euroscepticism as well as public debate in mass media, the internet and parliamentary settings. He is part of the European Studies research group at NTNU and teaches European Integration Theory in the BA European Studies as well as The EU as a Global Actor and Contesting Europe in the MA European Studies.

Currently, his research focuses on what social media reveal about our political opinions as coordinator of the project Trondheim Analytica and on public discourses about democracy in Europe as partner in RECONNECT.

He holds an MSc in political science from the University of Amsterdam (2005) and a PhD in political science from ARENA, Center for European Studies, University of Oslo (2011). From 2011 to 2016, he was a Senior Researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. He has also been a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Stockholm University and Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Since 2016, De Wilde is Associate Professor in European Studies at NTNU. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • de Wilde, Pieter. (2016) Silencing the Eurocrats in Public Crisis Politics. The End of the Eurocrats' Dream.
  • de Wilde, Pieter. (2015) The Politicization of European Integration: Towards Democratic Renationalization?. The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas.