Prof. Dr. Kai Oppermann
|since October 2018||
Professor for International Politics, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Professor of Politics, University of Sussex, UK
|2015-2018||Reader in Politics, University of Sussex, UK|
Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex, UK
Habilitation in Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany
|2012-2013||Lecturer in European and German Politics, King’s College London, UK|
|2010-2011||Marie Curie Fellow, University of Sussex, UK|
Associate Professor (Akademischer Rat a.Z.), University of Cologne, Germany
|2007||PhD in Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany|
|2002-2007||Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), University of Cologne, Germany|
|1995-2007||BA an MA studies in Political Science at Philipps University Marburg, University of Kent at Canterbury and Free University Berlin|
Memberships and Professional Service
Editor, German Politics
International Advisory Board, British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR)
External Examiner, London School of Economics (LSE)
International Studies Association (ISA)
British International Studies Association (BISA)
European International Studies Association (EISA)
German Political Science Association (DVPW)
Theories of Foreign Policy Analysis
German and British Foreign and European policy
Failures and Mistakes in International Politics
Coalition Foreign Policy
Referendums in International Politics and European Integration
Special Relationships in International Politics
- Propaganda Photographs as a Tool of North Korean Public Diplomacy: An Experimental Analysis of the Kim Jong-un Effect (co-authored with Olli Hellmann), in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Online First (2022), doi: 10.1080/09557571.2022.2065460.
- Narratives of Digital Sovereignty in German Political Discourse (Co-authored with Daniel Lambach), in: Governance, Online First (2022), doi: 10.1111/gove.12690.
- Photographs as Instruments of Public Diplomacy: China’s Visual Storytelling during the Covid-19 Pandemic (co-authored with Olli Hellmann), in: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 17 (2) (2022), 177-215.
- Mapping Party Support for EU Referendums after Brexit: Results from an Expert Survey, in: Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Online First (2021), doi: 10.1080/14782804.2021.2001315.
- Role Theory, Foreign Policy, and the Social Construction of Sovereignty: Brexit Stage Right (co-authored with Ryan Beasley und Juliet Kaarbo), in: Global Studies Quarterly, 1 (1) (2021), 1-14.
- Clashing Traditions: German Foreign Policy in a New Era (co-authored with Jamie Gaskarth), in: International Studies Perspectives, 22 (1) (2021), 84-105.
- Poliheuristic Theory and Germany’s (Non-)Participation in Multinational Military Interventions. The Non-compensatory Principle, Coalition Politics and Political Survival (co-authored with Klaus Brummer), in: German Politics, 30 (1) (2021), 106-121.
- British Foreign Policy after Brexit: Losing Europe and Finding a Role (co-authored with Ryan Beasley and Juliet Kaarbo), in: International Relations, 34 (2) (2020), 133-156.
- Narrative Genres of Brexit: The Leave Campaign and the Success of Romance (co-authored with Alexander Spencer), in: Journal of European Public Policy, 27 (5) (2020), 666-684.
- Who Gets What in Foreign Affairs? Explaining the Allocation of Foreign Ministries in Coalition Governments (co-authored with Klaus Brummer), in: Government and Opposition, 55 (2) (2020), 241-259.
- The Party Politics of Learning from Failure: The German Greens and the Lessons Drawn from the 2013 General Election (co-authored with Alexander Bürgin), in: Environmental Politics, 29 (4) (2020), 609-627.
- Außenpolitikanalyse (co-authored with Klaus Brummer), 2. Aufl., München: Oldenbourg, 2019.
- The Ontological Security of Special Relationships: The Case of Germany’s Relations with Israel Election (co-authored with Mischa Hansel), in: European Journal of International Security, 4 (1) (2019), 79-100.
- Foreign Policy as Public Policy? Promise and Pitfalls, Manchester: Manchester University Press (i.E.) (edited with Klaus Brummer, Sebastian Harnisch and Diana Panke).
- Political Mistakes and Policy Failures in International Relations, Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2018 (edited with Andreas Kruck and Alexander Spencer).
- Narrating Success and Failure: Congressional Debates on the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ (co-authored with Alexander Spencer), in: European Journal of International Relations, 24 (2) (2018), 268-292.
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Navigating Domestic and International Expectations on German Foreign Policy, in: German Politics, 28 (3) (2019), 482-498.
- Veto Player Approaches in Foreign Policy Analysis (co-authored with Klaus Brummer), in: Thies, Cameron (Hg.): Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2018), 807-824.
- Telling Stories of Failure: Narrative Constructions of Foreign Policy Fiascos (co-authored with Alexander Spencer), in: Journal of European Public Policy, 23 (5) (2016), 685-701.
- Counterfactual Reasoning in Foreign Policy Analysis: The Case of German Non-participation in the Libya Intervention of 2011 (co-authored with Mischa Hansel), in: Foreign Policy Analysis, 12 (2) (2016), 109-127.
- Patterns of Junior Partner Influence on the Foreign Policy of Coalition Governments (co-authored with Klaus Brummer), in: British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 16 (4) (2014), 555-571.
- Delineating the Scope Conditions of the Poliheuristic Theory of Foreign Policy Decision Making: The Noncompensatory Principle and the Domestic Salience of Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis, 10 (1) (2014), 23-41.
- The Politics of Discretionary Government Commitments to European Integration Referendums, in: Journal of European Public Policy, 20 (5) (2013), 684-701.
- The Politics of Avoiding Referendums on the Treaty of Lisbon, in: Journal of European Integration, 35 (1) (2013), 73-89.
- Thinking Alike? Salience and Metaphor Analysis as Cognitive Approaches to Foreign Policy Analysis (co-authored with Alexander Spencer), in: Foreign Policy Analysis, 9 (1) (2013), 39-56.
- National Role Conceptions, Domestic Constraints and the New ‘Normalcy’ in German Foreign Policy: the Eurozone Crisis, Libya and Beyond, in: German Politics, 21 (4) (2012), 502-519.
- Prinzipale und Agenten in Zwei-Ebenen-Spielen. Die innerstaatlichen Restriktionen der Europapolitik Großbritanniens unter Tony Blair (2008), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.