Prof. Dr. Uwe Puetter


+49 461 805 2842
+49 461 805 952842
Gebäude Riga 8
RIG 809
Auf dem Campus 1b
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg


Interdisziplinäres Institut für Umwelt-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften
Professorinnen und Professoren


No Title Type Semester
531057b Forschungskolloquium V Kolloquium Autumn semester 2019
543040b In-depth Society: Europe's transnational politics Seminar Autumn semester 2019
2231052b_c Research Methods for European Studies - Part 1: Qualitative Methods Seminar Autumn semester 2019
2231051b Research Design: integration theories and research strategies Vorlesung Autumn semester 2019
2233140b The European Council and the Council - law making, policy coordination and executive power Seminar Autumn semester 2019

Academic Profile

Uwe Puetter joined Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) in 2019. He holds the newly created Professorship for Empirical Research on Europe (Empirische Europaforschung). Prior to this he was Professor of European Public Policy and Governance at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, where he had taught since 2004. He also teaches at the College of Europe in Bruges. Uwe Puetter’s research and teaching focuses on European Union (EU) politics and policy-making. He is a leading expert on the European Council and the Council and EU institutional change. His most recent research focuses on contemporary challenges to European integration. The related article ‘The European Union in disequilibrium’ in the Journal of European Public Policy can be accessed here (open access).

Uwe Puetter is author and co-author of some the most frequently read and cited articles in contemporary EU studies. His articles 'Europe's deliberative intergovernmentalism' and 'The new intergovernmentalism' are listed among the TOP 10 most read articles of the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) respectively. The JCMS article together with the book 'The new intergovernmentalism: states, supranational actors, and European politics in the post-Maastricht era’ (Oxford University Press 2015) were developed together with Chris Bickerton (Cambridge) and Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck College London) and propose a novel theoretical framework for the analysis of contemporary EU integration and its contestations. Uwe Puetter is author of the books ‘The European Council and the Council. New intergovernmentalism and institutional change’ (Oxford University Press 2014), ‘The Eurogroup. How a secretive circle of finance ministers shape European economic governance’ (Manchester University Press 2006) and 'Die Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik der EU' (The economic and social policy of the EU, UTB 2008).

Together with Sergio Fabbrini Uwe Puetter is the co-editor of the special issue 'Integration without supranationalisation: the central role of the European Council in post-Lisbon EU politics', published by the Journal of European Integration in July 2016. The special issue discusses the centrality of the European Council and the Council in EU decision-making and features a set of case studies on different policy areas and inter-institutional relations with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Uwe Puetter was a member of the Horizon 2020 project 'EMU Choices' which surveyed decision-making in European Union member states during the euro crisis. He also participated in the European Commission funded FP7 project 'bEUcitizen' and led the research themes ‘Market constraints and political choice’ and ‘Democratic parliamentary control in times of crisis’ and was a co-coordinator of the project's work package on 'Forward looking activities'.

He served on the Executive Board of the FP7 research consortium 'bEUcitizen' and was a member of the Committee of the 'University Association for Contemporary European Studies' (UACES) as well as a fellow speaker of the 'Sprecher/innen'-team of the 'Arbeitskreis Integrationsforschung' of the 'Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft' (AKI-DVPW) - the working group on European integration research of the German Association for Political Science. Uwe Puetter was appointed as a member and later vice chair of the European Research Council Advanced Grant evaluation panel 'SH2: Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour' in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

A trained political scientist, Uwe Puetter received his PhD from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland/UK. He carried out the first comprehensive institutional analysis of the so-called Eurogroup - the informal circle of finance ministers coordinating the economic policies of the euro area countries. For his research on the Eurogroup Uwe Puetter has received the 'Lord Bryce Prize for Best Dissertation in International Relations/ Comparative Studies in 2003-2004' awarded by the Political Studies Association in the United Kingdom, and the 'Ernst B. Haas Prize' sponsored by the European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Studies Association.


Access Uwe Puetter’s Google Scholar profile here (external link).