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PD Dr. habil. Christian Schweiger

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    2/TW9/209 (new: C34.209)

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Die Sprechstunde findet im Wintersemester 2017/18 montags von 11-12 Uhr statt.

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2017
Habilitation in Political Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Chemnitz University of Technology
2009
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Durham University, United Kingdom
2003
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Derby, United Kingdom
1999

Magister Artium (M.A.) in Politics, Sociology and English, University of Regensburg

 

2014-2017 Associate Professor in Government, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, United Kingdom
2006-2013 Assistant Professor in Government, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, United Kingdom
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Migration and Employment Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2000-2003 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Politics and European Studies, University of Derby, United Kingdom

 

Fellowships

Since 2013 Think Visegrád Visiting Research Fellow, Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), Slovak Atlantic Commission Bratislava, Slovakia
Since 2009 Fellow, British Higher Education Academy

Editorial and Refereeing Activities

  • Since 2012 Member of the editorial board Economic Papers journal, Warsaw School of Economics External referee for the journal Problemy polityki społecznej - Problems of Social Policy
  • Since 2010 Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP)
  • 2007-2012 Review editor German Politics journal

Research Interests

  • European Union (Institutions, Policies and comparative studies of the member states)
  • Global Political Economy
  • Globalisation
  • Transatlantic Relations

Publications

 

Monographs

  • 2016 Managing the EU's Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • 2014 The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism, ‘New Horizons in European Politics’ book series, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • 2007 Britain, Germany and the Future of the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Editor of Book Collections

  • 2018 (with Anna Vizsvizi) Central and Eastern Europe in the EU: Challenges and Perspectives Under Crisis Conditions. Abingdon: Routledge. (Forthcoming)
  • 2016 (with José M. Magone und Brigid Laffan) Core-Periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and conflict in a dualist political economy. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • 2015 Drifting towards the Exit? Taking Stock of Britain’s EU Membership after 40 years. German Association for the Study of British History and Politics Volume 70. Augsburg: Wißner.
  • 2015 (with José M. Magone) The Effects of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Differentiated integration between the centre and the new peripheries of the EU. Abingdon: Routledge Special Issues as Books book series.
  • 2017 'The EU in persistent crisis mode: The legitimacy challenge'  in: William E. Paterson, Desmond
    Dinan und Neill Nugent (Hg.) The EU in Crisis. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. pp. 188-211.
  • 2016 'Western Europe, the European Union and the Eurozone: Economic Perspectives' in: Europa Publications (Hg.) Western Europe 2017. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • 2016 'National interests and differentiated integration in the EU under crisis conditions: The case of Britain, France and Germany' in: José M. Magone, Brigid Laffan and Christian Schweiger (Hg.) Core-Periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and conflict in a dualist political economy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 59-71.
  • 2016 (mit José M. Magone and Brigid Laffan), ‘The European Union as a dualist political economy’ in: José M. Magone, Brigid Laffan and Christian Schweiger (Hg.) Core- Periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and conflict in a dualist political economy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1-16.
  • 2016 (mit José M. Magone and Brigid Laffan), ‘Core-periphery relations in the European Union: Some conclusions’ in: José M. Magone, Brigid Laffan and Christian Schweiger (Hg.) Core-Periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and conflict in a dualist political economy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 298-304.
  • 2015 'The British liberal market economy after the global financial crisis', in: Christian Schweiger (Hg.) Drifting towards the Exit: Taking stock of Britain’s EU membership after 40 years. Schriftenreihe des Arbeitskreises Deutsche England Forschung (ADEF) 70. Augsburg: Wißner, pp. 126-150.
  • 2015 'Introduction: Drifting towards the exit? Taking stock of Britain's EU membership after 40 years', Christian Schweiger (Hg.) Drifting towards the Exit: Taking stock of Britain’s membership after 40 years. Schriftenreihe des Arbeitskreises Deutsche England Forschung (ADEF) 70. Augsburg: Wißner, pp. 3-8.
  • 2015 'The EU-25 Fiscal Compact: Differentiated spillover effects under crisis conditions’, in: Christian Schweiger and José M. Magone (Hg.) The Effects of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Differentiated integration between the centre and the new peripheries EU. Abingdon: Routledge 'Special Issues as Books' Buchserie, pp. 35-46.
  • 2014 Nad rámec otvorenej metódy koordinácie. Sociálny rozmer Európskej únie v krízových podmienkach ('Beyond the open method of coordination: The EU's social dimension under crisis conditions'), in: Luboš Blaha (Hg.) Euròpsky Sociálny Model: Čo Ďalej? (The European Social Model: What next?). Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences, pp. 138-173.
  • 2014 ‘The “reluctant hegemon”: Germany in the EU’s post-crisis constellation’, in: Kyriakos N. Demetriou (Hg.) The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy. Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 15-32. VS Verlag
  • 2010 ‘Germany, in: Juliet Lodge (Hg.) The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 124-135. VS Verlag
  • 2009 'Stemming the Eurosceptic Tide: Promoting European Studies in UK Higher Education', in: Ulrika Hurt (Hg.) Focuses and Challenges in European Union Studies. Tartu: Eurocollege, pp. 123-147.
  • 2014 (with José M. Magone) Perspectives on European Politics and Society special issue ‘The Effects of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis: Differentiated integration between the centre and the new peripheries EU’ 15 (3). 2009 (with Ruth Wittlinger) Journal of Contemporary European Research special issue 'The Enlargement of the Single European Market' 5(4). 2006 (with Ruth Wittlinger and Peter M. Stirk) Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe special issue 'Germany in the Twenty-first Century: In Search of a New Consensus' 14 (3).
  • 2017 'East-Central Europe between German Semi-Hegemony and Brexit'. Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe 15 (2): 7-34. (online)
  • 2017 "Brexit und die EU: Hintergründe und Perspektiven", POLITIKUM 1 (Topic EUrosion): 14-23.
  • 2016 "Das britische EU-Referendum: Hintergründe und Rahmenbedingungen - Perspektiven nach dem Brexit", Einsichten und Perspektiven 2(16): 26-37.
  • 2015 'The CEE countries’ first decade of EU membership: From policy-takers towards agenda-setters?, Problemy polityki społecznej - Problems of Social Policy special issue 'Central and Eastern Europe – selected social challenges' 31 (4) (December), 99-118.
  • 2015 ‘Review essay: New Perspectives for the EU after the Financial Crisis ’, Global Policy 6 (2): 176-178.
  • 2014 ‘The EU-25 Fiscal Compact: Differentiated spillover effects under crisis conditions’, Perspectives on European Politics and Society special issue ‘The effects of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis: Differentiated integration between the centre and the new peripheries EU’ 15 (3): 293-304.
  • 2014 'Poland, Variable Geometry and the enlarged European Union', Europe-Asia Studies special issue ‘Assessing Accession: Power, Influence and Representation – Central and Eastern Europe in the EU’ 66 (3): 394-420.
  • 2013 'The EU's multiple cores and the CEEs: A threat or an opportunity?' in A. Visvizi and T. Stepniewski (eds.) ‘Security Dimensions of Central and Eastern Europe’, Institute of East-Central Europe Yearbook 11 (5): 27-46.
  • 2010 ‘Towards convergence? New Labour’s Third Way and the SPD’s Agenda 2010 in comparative perspective’, German Review of Social Policy/Sozialer Fortschritt 59 (9): 244-253.
  • 2010 ‘Towards institutional gridlock? The limitations of Germany’s consensus democracy’, German Policy Studies 6 (1): 3-42.
  • 2009 ‘Beyond growth & jobs? Perspectives for the EU Single Market policy framework’, Journal of Contemporary European Research 5(4): 521-538.
  • 2006 ‘Ghosts of "Old Europe"? US-German Relations under the red-green coalition in Berlin’, Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 14 (3): 283-299.
  • 2005 ‘The Role of the Modell Deutschland in the enlarged European Union’, Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 13 (3): 243- 263.
  • 2004 ‘British-German relations in the European Union after the war on Iraq’, German Politics 13 (1): 35-55.
  • 2013 The role of the CEE countries in the EU under crisis conditions. Bratislava: Centre for European Policy Research (CEPI), Slovak Atlantic Commission.
  • 2005 (with James Wickham) Is the Tiger eating its Children? The two Sides of the Irish Employment Model. Irish National Report for the EU FP6 Research Project DYNAMO (Dynamics of National Employment Models), Thematic Priority: FP6-2002-Citizens-2. Dublin: Employment Research Centre.
  • 2005 (with James Wickham) The EU Social Model and the Internal Market Strategy. Subject Report for the EU FP6 Research Project DYNAMO (Dynamics of National Employment Models), Thematic Priority: FP6-2002- Citizens-2. Dublin: Employment Research Centre.
  • 2016 'The EU and Brexit: Sailing in uncharted waters' Schweiger on European Affairs personal blog, Link
  • 2016 'The EU's deepening crisis and the problem with Germany's leadership', EuropeanPublic Affairs.eu, Link
  • 2016 (with Frank Markovic and Tomas A. Nagy), ‘The Dire Straits of Brexit: Potential implications for the EU, UK and V4’, Bratislava: Central European Policy Institute, Link
  • 2015 ‘The EU’s flawed response to the migrant crisis: Disorientated into the maelstrom’, Schweiger on European Affairs personal blog, Link
  • 2015 'The UK after the 2015 General Election: Doomed to be a "Failed State"?', E- International Relations, Link
  • 2015 'Progressive politics in Europe after the financial crisis: In the permanent stranglehold of the age of austerity?', Social Europe Journal, Link
  • 2014 'Britain and the UKIP vision: Flirtation or destiny?', Schweiger on European Affairs personal blog, Link
  • 2014 ‘Juncker, Tusk, Mogherini and the EU’s credibility crisis’, Schweiger on European Affairs personal blog, Link
  • 2014 ‘Lessons from the Ukraine crisis: Why the EU should choose Sikorski as the new High Representative for Foreign Affairs’, Schweiger on European Affairs personal blog, Link
  • 2013 ‘Insiders vs. outsiders: The V4 in a changing EU’, Bratislava: Central European Policy Institute, available at http://www.cepolicy.org/publications/insiders-vs- outsiders-v4-changing-eu
  • 2012 ‘Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU’, e-International Relations, Link
  • 2011 ‘The Eurozone Crisis’, The Ofi Press Magazine, Link
  • 2017 "Die Auswirkungen der globalen Finanzkrise auf Variationen nationaler Wirtschaftsmodelle an ausgewählten Beispielen“, Habilitation Lecture, Faculty of Philosophy, Chemnitz University of Technology.
  • 2016 "Das britische EU-Referendum und die Brexit-Entscheidung: Hintergründe und Perspektiven", Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft München.
  • 2016 'The EU's unstable leadership constellation: From bipolarity to variable geometry and German part-time hegemony', European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Annual Conference,Panel The EU in permanent crisis mode: Causes and effects, Prag, Czech Republic.
  • 2015 'Das britische Referendum zur EU-Mitgliedschaft: Zwischen Neuverhandlung und"Brexit"', Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft München, Germany.
  • 2015 'The UK 2015 general election - watershed on the road towards EU exit?: Analysis and perspectives', UACES 2015 annual conference, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.
  • 2015 'The EU's legitimacy crisis: Challenges and perspectives', UACES 2015 annual Conference, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.
  • 2015 'Focus 2017: Renegotiation of British EU membership - Negotiation framework, options and restrictions', Keynote speech at co-operative conference organised by Akademie für Politische Bildung, Bayerische Landeszentrale für politische Bildungsarbeit, Europäische Akademie Bayern and European Commission, Fraueninsel/Chiemsee, Germany.
  • 2015 'The UK economy, the financial crisis and EU membership: Still the liberal model?', British Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference, Panel 'The Euro crisis and varieties of capitalism: Endurance or transformation?, Sheffield City Hall (UK).
  • 2015 'Learning from Germany? Coalition governments as the norm', Keynote speech at the British Political Studies Association German Politics Specialist Group workshop on the 2015 UK general election, University of Westminster, London (UK).
  • 2014 'Germany and the CEE region in the EU: A secure partnership in troubled times?', UACES Annual Conference panel The Central and Eastern European Countries: Security Implications of the Eurozone Crisis, Cork, Ireland.
  • 2014 'The British liberal market economy after the global financial crisis', Annual Conference of the Arbeitskreis Deutsche England Forschung (ADEF), Mühlheim/Ruhr, Germany.
  • 2013 ‘The Eurozone Fiscal Compact: “Spillover” effects under crisis conditions’, UACES Collaborative Research Network Conference Centre-periphery relations in the European Union as an emerging cleavage of European politics and policy-making? Empirical studies on differentiated integration, Berlin School of Economic and Law, Germany.
  • 2013 ‘The 2013 German federal elections – A watershed for Europe?’, CEPI Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 2013 ‘Beyond the open method of coordination – The EU’s social dimension under crisis conditions’, Conference The European Social Model: What next?, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 2013 ‘The Visegrád-4 countries in the EU’s emerging cores’, Central European Policy Institute, Slovak Atlantic Commission, Bratislava.
  • 2013 ‘Core vs. periphery in the EU under crisis conditions‘, Bratislava Global Security Forum, Slovak Atlantic Commission.
  • 2013 ‘The Eurozone Fiscal Compact: “Spillover” effects under crisis conditions’, UACES Collaborative Research Network Conference Centre-periphery relations in the European Union as an emerging cleavage of European politics and policy-making? Empirical studies on differentiated integration, Berlin School of Economic and Law, Germany.
  • 2012 ‘The Euro crisis and solidarity between the member states‘, PPE Student Society, Durham University (UK).
  • 2012 ‘US-European Relations under president Obama’, Public panel on the 2012 US presidential elections, Durham University (UK).
  • 2012 ‘International Perspectives: The EU and the Arab Spring’, Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World conference The Arab Spring: Between Authoritarianism and Revolution, Durham University (UK).
  • 2011 ‘The British General Election 2010‘, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Chemnitz University, Germany.
  • 2011 'From de-regulation towards re-regulation? The revision of the EU Single Market Policy Framework', University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Annual Conference, Cambridge University(UK).