Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

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Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen researches in EU integration and Europeanisation, focusing on welfare policies, free movement of persons, the dynamics between law and politics in the EU as well as implementation, enforcement and compliance with EU policies. She is currently PI on the research project, financed by the Danish Research Council for Independent Research, 'European Administrative Networks' in cooperation with Ellen Mastenbroek (Radboud University, Nijmegen) and Reini Schrama (University of Copenhagen). The project investigates the role of European Administrative Networks (EANs) in the implementation and enforcement of EU legislation. For the project's webpage, click here

Martinsen work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Public Administration, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and European Union Politics among other journals. In 2017, her book An Ever More Powerful Court? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union, Oxford University Press, was awarded the EUSA best book prize 2015/2016. For reviews of the book, see European Journal of International LawWest European Politics, Journal of European Social Policy, EUSA review of books, Journal of Common Market Studies, Political Studies Review and Politique Européenne.

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen is co-editor of West European Politics and Professor II at University of Agder, Department of Political Science and Mangement. Martinsen sits as expert in the Danish government's committee for implementation of EU rules, 'Erhvervslivets EU- og Regelforum'. Previously she sat as expert in the government's implementation council ('Implementeringsrådet').

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen has a higher doctorate (dr.scient.pol.) from University of Copenhagen (2015) and a Ph.D. (2004) from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She has a master in Political Science (cand.scient.pol) from University of Copenhagen (1999) and a MSc in European politics and policy from London School of Economics and Political Science, Government Department (1997).

Primary research areas:

  • Social Europe
  • EU; free movement and welfare
  • Europeanisation
  • European Administrative Networks
  • Implementation and enforcement of EU's policies
  • The European Court of Justice's impact on integration and Europeanization
  • Integration between law and politics 

Project webpages and publications   

European Administrative Networks - project period 2018-2021

TransJudFare - project period 2015-2018

Healthcare Regulation in the European Union - project period 2011-2016

Publications can be downloaded here, through Social Science Research Network (SSRN) or through ResearchGate. Twitter: @dm_martinsen

Selected publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Who Interacts with Whom? Drivers of Networked Welfare Governance in Europe

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, Schrama, Reini Margriet & Mastenbroek, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Political Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Court of Justice in times of politicisation: ‘law as a mask and shield’ revisited

    Blauberger, M. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2020, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 27, 3, p. 382-399 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Implementing European Case Law at the Bureaucratic Frontline: How Domestic Signalling Influences the Outcomes of EU Law

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, Blauberger, M., Heindlmaier, A. & Thierry, J. M. S., 2019, In : Public Administration. 97, 4, p. 814-828 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    No welfare magnets – free movement and cross-border welfare in Germany and Denmark compared

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Werner, B., 2019, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 26, 5, p. 637-655

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    ECJ judges read the morning papers. Explaining the turnaround of European citizenship jurisprudence

    Blauberger, M., Heindlmaier, A., Kramer, D., Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, Thierry, J. M. S., Angelika, S. & Werner, B., 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1422-1441

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Free movement of People and Cross-Border Welfare in the European Union: Dynamic Rules, Limited Outcomes

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, Pons Rotger, G. & Thierry, J. M. S., 2019, In : Journal of European Social Policy. 29, 1, p. 84-99 7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Free movement and equal treatment in an unequal union

    Schmidt, S. K., Blauberger, M. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1391-1402

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Lost in Translation: How Street-Level Bureaucrats Condition Union Solidarity

    Thierry, J. M. S. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2018, In : Journal of European Integration. 40, 6, p. 819-834

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Rotger, G. P., 2017, In : European Union Politics. 18, 4, p. 620-639 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    An Ever More Powerful Court? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union.

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2015, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 256 p. (Oxford Studies in European Law).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Judicial Influence on Policy Outputs? The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2015, In : Comparative Political Studies. 48, 12, p. 1612-1660 49 p., 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    A Judicialisation of Healthcare Policies in Denmark and Spain? The Universalist Healthcare Model Meets the European Union

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Mayoral, Juan A., May 2017, In : Comparative European Politics. 15, 3, p. 414-434 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    The Rise of a European Healthcare Union

    Vollaard, H. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, May 2017, In : Comparative European Politics. 15, 3, p. 337-352 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    The Effectiveness of Transgovernmental Networks: Managing the Practical Application of European Integration in the case of Solvit.

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Hobolth, M., 2016, New directions in the Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy. Drake, S. & Smith, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 152-175 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    A difficult encounter: National healthcare models and the European Union

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Vasev, N. R., 2015, In : Social Policy and Administration. 49, 4, p. 427–444 17 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    The making of a European healthcare union: a federalist perspective

    Vollaard, H., van de Bovenkamp, H. M. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2016, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 23, 2, p. 157-176 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    Out of time? National parliaments and early decision making in the European Union

    Jensen, M. C. D. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2015, In : Government and Opposition. 50, 2, p. 240-270 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crisis: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Vollaard, H., 4 Jul 2014, In : West European Politics. 37, 4, p. 677-692

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  19. Published

    Bounded Rationality in Transposition Processes: The Case of the European Patient Rights Directive

    Vollaard, H. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2014, In : West European Politics. 37, 4, p. 711-731 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. Published

    Transgovernmental networks in the European Union: Improving compliance effectively?

    Hobolth, M. & Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg, 2013, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 20, 10, p. 1406-1424 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  21. Published

    On the path to differentiation: Upward transfer, logic of variation and sub-optimality in EU social policy

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg & Uygur, A., 2014, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 21, 9, p. 1255-1272 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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