Prof. Dr. Uwe Puetter

Contact

Phone
+49 461 805 2842
Fax
+49 461 805 952842
E-mail
uwe.puetter-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Riga 8
Room
RIG 809
Street
Auf dem Campus 1b
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg

Institutions

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

Lectures

No Title Type Semester
531011c Forschungskolloquium II Kolloquium Spring semester 2020
2232061c European Policies Vorlesung Spring semester 2020
543021c Research Methods I Seminar Spring semester 2020
531008c Politische Kultur in Deutschland und Europa A: Europa unter Druck: Euroskeptizismus, Populismus und Parteienwettbewerb in der EU Seminar Spring semester 2020
531009c Politische Kultur in Deutschland und Europa B: Die Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik der EU: Euro-Krise, Lastenteilung und Legitimität Seminar Spring semester 2020
P2231051b Research Design: Integration Theories and Research Strategies Prüfung Spring semester 2020

Academic Profile

Uwe Puetter holds the Professorship for Empirical Research on Europe (Empirische Europaforschung) at Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF). 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. Among his most recent publications are ‘The European Union in disequilibrium: new intergovernmentalism, postfunctionalism and integration theory in the post-Maastricht period’ (with Dermot Hodson) an‘The European Stability Mechanism and domestic preference formation during the Eurocrisis: The role of non-governmental actors’ (with Jakov Bojovic and Mario Munta).

Professor Puetter’s research articles'Europe's deliberative intergovernmentalism: the role of the Council and the European Council in EU economic governance' an'The new intergovernmentalism: European integration in the post-Maastricht era' have been repeatedly on the TOP 10 lists of the most read articles of the Journal of European Public Policyand the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) respectively. The JCMS article and the book 'The new intergovernmentalism: states, supranational actors, and European politics in the post-Maastricht era’ (Oxford University Press 2015) are written with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson. They 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) an'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.

Publications

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Monographs

The European Council and the Council. New intergovernmentalism and institutional change, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Die Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik der Europäischen Union, Vienna/Stuttgart: Facultas WUV, UTB Politikwissenschaft, 2009.

The Eurogroup. How a secretive circle of finance ministers shape European economic governance, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.

Edited Volumes and special issues

Integration without supranationalization, special issue, Journal of European Integration, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2016 (with Sergio Fabbrini).

The new intergovernmentalism: States and supranational actors in the post-Maastricht era, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015 (with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson).

Contested norms in international relations, Journal of International Law and International Relations, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2009 (with Antje Wiener).

Expert committees in a Union of 27 – the formal and informal processes of institutional adjustment, special issue, Journal of European Integration, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2008.

Committee governance in an enlarged European Union, European Political Economy Review, No. 6, 2007.

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

The European Stability Mechanism and domestic preference formation during the eurocrisis: the role of non-governmental actors, in: Political Studies Review, online first, 2019 (with Jakov Bojovic and Mario Munta).

The European Union in disequilibrium. New intergovernmentalism, postfunctionalism and integration theory in the post-Maastricht period, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 8, 2019 (with Dermot Hodson).

Studying Europe after the fall: Towards a post-EU studies?, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2018 (with Dermot Hodson).

Deciding on the European Semester: The European Council, the Council and the enduring asymmetry between economic and social policy issues, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2018 (with Adina Maricut).

Integration without supranationalisation: studying the lead roles of the European Council and the Council in post-Lisbon EU politics, in: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2016 (with Sergio Fabbrini).

The centrality of consensus and deliberation in contemporary EU politics and the new intergovernmentalism, in: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2016.

Catalysts of integration – the role of core intergovernmental forums in EU politics, in: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2016 (with Sergio Fabbrini).

The new intergovernmentalism: European integration in the post-Maastricht era, in: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2015 (with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson).

Something new: A rejoinder to Frank Schimmelfennig, in: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2015 (with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson).

Deliberativer Intergouvernementalismus und institutioneller Wandel: die Europäische Union nach der Euro-Krise, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2015.

The rotating Council presidency and the new intergovernmentalism, in: The International Spectator, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2014.

Consistency and diversity? The EU’s rotating trio Council presidency after the Lisbon Treaty, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2013 (with Agnes Batory).

Europe’s deliberative intergovernmentalism – the role of the Council and European Council in EU economic governance, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012.

The quality of norms is what actors make of it: critical constructivist research on norms, in: Journal of International Law and International Relations, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2009 (with Antje Wiener).

Adapting to enlargement: the role of formal and informal processes of institutional adjustment in EU committee governance, in: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2008.

Preparing the Economic and Financial Committee and the Economic Policy Committee for enlargement, in: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2008 (with Günter Grosche).

Intervening from outside: the role of EU finance ministers in the constitutional politics, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 14, No. 8, 2007.

Accommodating normative divergence in world politics. The case of European foreign policy coordination, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2007 (with Antje Wiener).

Providing venues for contestation: the role of expert committees and informal dialogue among ministers in European economic policy coordination, in: Comparative European Politics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007.

Governing informally: The role of the Eurogroup, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 11, No. 5, 2004.

Informal circles of ministers – A way out of the EU’s institutional dilemmas?, in: European Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2003.

The informal Eurogroup: a new working method and an institutional compromise, in: Constitutionalism Web-Papers, No. 2/2001.

Book chapters

Der Rat der Europäischen Union und die Eurogruppe, in: Lippert, Barbara/ Becker, Peter (eds.): Handbuch Europäische Union, Berlin: Springer VS-Verlag, forthcoming 2018.

How financial market constraints and technocratic decision-making impact on European political citizenship and democracy during the euro crisis, in: Levi-Faur, David/ Van Waarden, Frans (eds.): Democratic Empowerment in the European Union, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2018.

Brexit and the European Union’s institutional balance. How member states and EU institutions adapt to decision-making, in: Fabbrini, Federico (ed.): The law and politics of Brexit, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, chapter 12.

The new intergovernmentalism in EU governance, in: Dür, Andreas/ Zimmermann, Hubert (eds): Key controversies in European integration, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2nd edition, 2016.

The Euro crisis and European integration, in: Cini, Michelle/ Perez-Solorzano Borragan, Nieves (eds.): European Union Politics, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, chapter 26, pp. 365-379. (with Dermot Hodson)

New intergovernmentalism: the European Council, and its president, in: Fabbrini, Federico/ Hirsch Ballin, Ernst/ Somsen, Han (eds.): What form of government for the European Union and the Eurozone?, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015, chapter 14.

The new intergovernmentalism and the study of European integration, in: Bickerton, Chris/ Hodson, Dermot/ Puetter, Uwe (eds.): The new intergovernmentalism: States and supranational actors in the post-Maastricht era, edited book, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, chapter 1. (with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson)

The European Council: the centre new intergovernmentalism, in: Bickerton, Chris/ Hodson, Dermot/ Puetter, Uwe (eds.): The new intergovernmentalism: States and supranational actors in the post-Maastricht era, edited book, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, chapter 8.

Conclusions: The Post-Maastricht period and beyond, in: Bickerton, Chris/ Hodson, Dermot/ Puetter, Uwe (eds.): The new intergovernmentalism: States and supranational actors in the post-Maastricht era, edited book, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, chapter 15. (with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson)

The EU and the economic crisis, in: Cini, Michelle/ Perez-Solorzano Borragan, Nieves (eds.): European Union Politics, 4th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013, pp. 367-379. (with Dermot Hodson)

The new intergovernmentalism in EU governance, in: Dür, Andreas/ Zimmermann, Hubert (eds): Key controversies in European integration, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave 2012, pp. 56-62.

The latest attempt at institutional engineering – the Lisbon Treaty and deliberative intergovernmentalism in EU foreign and security policy coordination, in: Cardwell, Paul James (ed.): EU external relations, law and policy in the post-Lisbon era, The Hague: TMC Asser Press 2012, pp. 17-34.

Economic and monetary policy-making through informal governance, in: Christiansen, Thomas/ Neuhold, Christine (eds.): International handbook on informal governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers 2012, pp. 501-516.

The Council: How the member states agree on Europe’s external policies, in: Bailey, David/ Wunderlich, Uwe (eds.): The European Union and global governance. A handbook, London: Routledge 2011, pp. 89-98.

Regieren in der Euro-Zone und die wirtschaftspolitische Koordination in der erweiterten Union – warum die Stärkung deliberativer Entscheidungsprozesse wichtig ist, in: Bos, Ellen/ Dieringer, Jürgen (eds.): Die Genese einer Union der 27. Die Europäische Union nach der Osterweiterung, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2008.

Reports and other contributions

‘Constraints imposed by financial markets on political choice in the EU’, bEUcitizen Report, Deliverable 8.1., 2016, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.343986. (with Robert Csehi)

‘Democratic parliamentary control in times of crisis’, bEUcitizen Report, Deliverable 8.5., 2016, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.61784. (with Robert Csehi)

The European Council and the Council: perspectives on new dynamics in EU governance. In-depth analysis for the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), European Parliament, Brussels, 2015, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/IDAN/2015/510004/IPOL_IDA(2015)510004_EN.pdf.

Despite attention focusing on Juncker’s new Commission, the European Council will remain the real centre of EU decision-making, EUROPP blog, London School of Economics and Political Science, 20 October 2014, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2014/10/20/despite-attention-focusing-on-junckers-new-commission-the-european-council-will-remain-the-real-centre-of-eu-decision-making/.

The European Council – the new centre of EU politics, SIEPS Policy Analysis, October 2013, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Stockholm.

The European Council has become the new centre of political gravity in EU decision-making, EUROPP blog, London School of Economics and Political Science, 30 October 2012, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/10/30/the-european-council-uwe-puetter/.

Der europäische Wohlfahrtsstaat oder die Wohlfahrtsstaaten der Europäischen Union? (The European welfare state or the welfare states of the European Union), invited blog commentary, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin.

Governing the euro area in good times and bad, book review, in: Parliamentary Affairs, forthcoming in 2012.

Hlavní je jednota (What matters is unity), Lidové Noviny, 12 January 2012, invited newspaper comment on the euro crisis.

Eurogroup, in: Academic Foresights, No. 3, January 2012 http://www.academic-foresights.com/Eurogroup.html.

The intergovernmental dimension of EU foreign and security policy: enacting normative meaning-in-use in policy deliberation, CEUR Working Paper Series, No. 2, September 2011 (with Antje Wiener) http://ceur.ceu.hu/ceur-working-paper-no-2-september-2011.

The trio presidency of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty. The Spanish, Belgium and Hungarian group presidency, Working Paper, Hungarian European Society, January 2011 (with Agnes Batory).

Review article: Christina J. Schneider: Conflict, negotiation and European Union enlargement, in: Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 20, No. 9, 2011, pp. 773-774.

Informal elite dialogue and democratic control in EU foreign and security policy, RECON Working Paper, 07/2010 (with Antje Wiener).

EU foreign policy elites and fundamental norms – implications for governance, RECON Working Paper, 12/2009 (with Antje Wiener).

Yes, but the key is tying EU decision-making to domestic politics, comments on Loukas Tsoukalis, in: Europe’s World, spring 2007. 

Monetary union, Encyclopedia of Governance, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2007.

Wade Jacoby: The enlargement of the European Union. Ordering from the menu in Central Europe, book review, in: Western European Politics, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2005.

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