Stefan A. Schirm
Robert Schuman/GGP Fellow
Chair of International Politics, Ruhr University of Bochum
Period: October – December 2014
The Domestic Politics of the Euro Crisis: Societal Foundations of Policy Divergence and of Europe’s Role in Global Financial Governance
Stefan A. Schirm is Professor of Political Science at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, where he holds the Chair of International Politics. Previously he taught at the Universities of Munich and Stuttgart, was a research associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, and served as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Among other publications, Stefan Schirm is the author of ‘Globalization and the New Regionalism: Global Markets, Regional Cooperation, and Domestic Politics in Europe and the Americas’ (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002); ’Ideas and Interests in Global Financial Governance. Comparing German and US Preference Formation’ (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2009); ‘Leaders in Need of Followers: Emerging Powers in Global Governance’ (European Journal of International Relations, 2010); ‘Global Politics are Domestic Politics: A Societal Approach to Divergence in the G20’ (Review of International Studies, 2013); ‘Domestic Ideas, Institutions, or Interests? Explaining Governmental Preferences towards Global Governance’(International Political Science Review, 2014). For more information see: www.sowi.rub.de/lsip. His current research focusses on ‘the domestic politics of the Euro crisis: societal foundations of policy divergence and of Europe’s role in global financial governance’.