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Stefan A. Schirm

Robert Schuman/GGP Fellow

9-SchirmStefanChair of International Politics, Ruhr University of Bochum


Period: October – December 2014




Research project

The Domestic Politics of the Euro Crisis: Societal Foundations of Policy Divergence and of Europe’s Role in Global Financial Governance


Biographical note

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’.