Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Professor with special responsibilities

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Much of my work considers policymaking processes and, in particular, the shaping of western policies towards China and other nations in East Asia. My recent publications have looked at US policy responses to China’s Belt & Road Initiative and the UK’s 2015 decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). They have also surveyed the impact of the Trump presidency on both US – China relations and the wider world. Against this background, my work assesses the impact of political shifts such as these upon the business environment.

What frameworks do I employ? For the most part, my work takes theoretical frameworks and approaches used in domestic policymaking, particularly those associated with historical institutionalism, and explores the ways in which they can be used or adapted in foreign policy analysis. Questions of policy continuity and change loom large.   

How am I getting all this across? Academic publications and conference presentations aside I also publish commentaries on contemporary political issues and have given interviews to many media outlets including DR2, TV2 News, the BBC World Service, Politiken, Information, Weekendavisen, and Jyllands-Posten. I also give presentations and join debates for organisations such as the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark and at events such as Folkemødet on Bornholm. 

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Primary research areas
  • US and European relations with China and other East Asian countries
  • Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA)
  • US foreign policy
  • “Deglobalization” and populism
  • Historical institutionalism
  • US politics: institutions, policy-making processes and elections
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I coordinate and teach:

  • MSc Public Management and Social Development (SDC) Comparative Policy Processes – from 2017 onwards
  • BSc International Business and Politics (IBP) Political Science – from 2011 onwards.
  • BSc elective: After Trump: the US and the Global Economy – from 2021

I seek to ensure that my teaching is based upon structured participation and that there is a balance between guidance, direction and involvement. I am a past recipient of a DSEB teaching prize.


I supervise MSc theses and BSc projects around policymaking processes, my other research areas, and a broader range of topics. I very much welcome ideas and proposals from students whether they be loosely or more broadly related to my research areas. They may be developed plans or rough and ready ideas.  

Selected publications
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Edward Ashbee / First Mover Advantage : The United Kingdom and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
In: Asia Europe Journal - Intercultural Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 19, No. 4, 12.2021, p. 411-425
Journal article > peer review
Edward Ashbee / The Blue Dot Network, Economic Power, and China’s Belt & Road Initiative
In: Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2021, p. 133-149
Journal article > peer review
Edward Ashbee; Steven Hurst / The Trump Administration and China : Policy Continuity or Transformation?.
In: Policy Studies, Vol. 42, No. 5/6, 9.2021, p. 720-737
Journal article > peer review
Clodagh Harrington; Edward Ashbee; Nathan Angelo; John Herbert; Trevor McCrisken; Andrew Wroe / Roundtable : John Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, and Andrew Wroe, The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump (2019).
In: Journal of American Studies, Vol. 54, No. 5, 12.2020, p. 1032-1048
Book review > peer review
Edward Ashbee; Steven Hurst / The Trump Foreign Policy Record and the Concept of Transformational Change
In: Global Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, p. 5–19
Journal article > peer review
Edward Ashbee / ‘We Don’t Drown our Partners in a Sea of Debt’ : U.S. Policy Responses to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
In: Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Vol. 27, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 374–400
Journal article > peer review
Edward Ashbee / Patrick J. Buchanan and the Death of the West
In: Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy. . ed. /Mark Sedgwick. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2019, p. 121-136
Book chapter > peer review
Edward Ashbee; John Dumbrell; Alex Waddan / The American Right After Reagan
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2019, 232 p.
Book > peer review
Edward Ashbee / US Politics Today
4.ed.Manchester : Manchester University Press 2019, 228 p.
Book > peer review
Edward Ashbee / The Political Economy of De-Globalizing Processes
In: Globalisation and the International Economy. ed. /Michael Hedegaard. København : Djøf Forlag 2018, p. 115-127
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