S. Donnelly (Shawn)

Assistant Professor, Technology, Resilience & Europe

About Me

I'm Assistant Professor for Technology, Resilience & Europe. I teach regulation in nearly every faculty of the University of Twente, covering health, cybersecurity, business IT, consumer protection, digital markets and competition policy. I also teach economic strategy for governments, as well as digital and SDG transformation strategies.

My research specialises in comparative and international political economy, covering public (economic) governance in Europe and globally, with expertise in financial stability, crisis response and resilience. I am the author of Reshaping Economic and Monetary Union (Manchester University Press 2004), The Regimes of European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2010, and Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU: Adjusting Europe to Germany (Routledge 2018), and a series of articles, chapters and commissioned reports.

My ongoing projects deal with the transformation on public economic governance in Europe to deal with COVID, the transfer of financial services and technology from the UK to the EU in response to Brexit, and public policy and regulation around fintech and central bank digital currencies to respond to the rise of investment and trade in blockchain financial assets.


Social Sciences
Power Politics
Business & Economics
Banking Union
Financial Stability


I specialize foremost in the design of economic resilience and financial stability—ensuring productive economies and secure financial markets--from a foundation in comparative and international public administration and public policy. Empirical analysis of different national systems is the starting point for determining the scope for international standards, institutions and cooperation.

I've published on macroeconomic policy, financial market regulation, and currently focus on post-COVID responses.


Donnelly, S. (2021). Power politics, the ESM, and the outlook for fiscal Union. Paper presented at ECSA-C 2021 - A Post Pandemic EU: A Green, Digital and Democratic Future?, Online.
Donnelly, S. (2021). Varieties of financial capitalism, economic nationalism and bank resolution in the Eurozone. Paper presented at 10th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 2021, Rome (Virtual), Italy. https://ecpr.eu/Events/Event/PaperDetails/49155
Donnelly, S. (2021). The Politics of the Eurozone Budget and the European Stability Mechanism. Paper presented at 10th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 2021, Rome (Virtual), Italy. https://ecpr.eu/Events/Event/PaperDetails/49153
Donnelly, S. (2021). The reaction of political parties to the contestation of trade policy in Europe and the United States. Paper presented at Reacting to the Contestation of Trade Policy in the Transatlantic Area, Antwerp, Belgium.
Donnelly, S. (Accepted/In press). Recasting World Order: Great Power Strategies to Break Down, Uphold and Recast Global Order. In K. Raube, M. Egan, & J. Wouters (Eds.), At the Crossroads of World Order: Contestation, global governance and Europe Palgrave.
Donnelly, S. (2020). Defensive Institution-Building. In E. Jones (Ed.), European Studies: Past, present and future (pp. 185-188). (Understanding Europe: The Council for European Studies book series). Agenda Publishing. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv103xddx.47
Donnelly, S. , & Wessel, R. A. (2020). The international dimension of the EMU: The interplay between the Global Financial Stability Architecture and the European Union. In F. Amtenbrink, & C. Herrmann (Eds.), The EU Law of Economic and Monetary Union (pp. 99-132). Oxford University Press.
Donnelly, S., & Asimakopoulos, I. G. (2020). Bending and Breaking the Single Resolution Mechanism: The Case of Italy. Journal of common market studies, 58(4), 856-871. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12992
Donnelly, S. (2019). Financial Stability Board (FSB), Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Financial Market Regulation Bodies. In R. Wessel, & J. Odermatt (Eds.), Research Handbook on the European Union and International Organizations (pp. 360-385). Edward Elgar.
Other Contributions
Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU: Adjusting Europe to Germany
S Donnelly
Routledge, 2018.

Power politics and the undersupply of financial stability in Europe

Review of International Political Economy 21 (4), 980-1005.

The regimes of European integration: Constructing governance of the single market

Oxford UP, 2011.

Institutional Change at the Top: From the Financial Stability Forum to the Financial Stability Board.
S Donnelly

in R. Mayntz (ed). (2011) Crisis and Control: institutional change in financial market regulation, 263-277.

The public interest and the economy in Europe in the wake of the financial crisis

European Political Science 10 (3), 384-392.

The international accounting standards board
S Donnelly

New Political Economy 12 (1), 117-125.

Explaining EMU reform
S Donnelly

JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 43 (5), 947-968.

Reshaping Economic and Monetary Union: membership rules and budget policies in Germany, France and Spain
S Donnelly

Manchester: Manchester University Press


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I teach in the bachelor MST (Management, Society and Technology), the master HS (Health Sciences) the master ES (European Studies), the HTHT (High Tech Human Touch) minor module in Cybersecurity, and BIT (Business Information Technology) 


Education: courses

MST: Module 1-Governing in a Tech-Based Society

  • Public policy shaping the 4th industrial revolution / IoT, cybersecurity

MST: Module 5-Sustainable Cities (Coordinator)

  • - Shaping Public Governance, sustainable development


MST: Module 7a-EU Governance and Policy (Coordinator)

  • Transitions of the Common Market


HTHT-Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

  • EU, NATO and international developments in cybersecurity capacity and strategy


M-Health Sciences: Public Health: Dynamics in Policy, Law & Regulation

  • Regulation of public health, pharmaceuticals and health technologies


M-European Studies: International Relations and Politics

  • - global governance, world order, transformational issues, future of Europe 


M-European Studies: Regulatory Design and Implementation Beyond the Nation State

  • Comparative, global, European regulatory process


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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C323
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  C323
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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