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Webster Vienna's research faculty in the Department of International Relations actively contributes to the scholarship on International Security, International Political Economy focusing on Energy Issues, Foreign Policy Analysis, European Integration, Political Representation and Transatlantic Relations. Research is published internationally in different formats that include books, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and policy papers. 


Our Core Research Areas

Our faculty regularly publishes literature within academic journals, books and conference proceedings. The topics of research emphasized at our institution include the following:

International Security

European Integration

International Political Economy focus on Energy Security

Political Representation

Foreign Policy Analysis

Transatlantic Relations

Research Projects

Dr. Franco Algieri

  • Economic and security political interdependence between the EU and Asia
  • Institutionalization of the foreign, security and defence policy of the EU

Dr. Jozef Batora

  • Institutions and their change
  • Diplomacy and Security
  • EU governance

Webster Vienna is a participant in  VIADUCT, a multi-year project with a network that encompasses 40 universities and partner institutions  from the EU, Turkey and surrounding countries. VIADUCT’s objective is to promote research, teaching and policy dialogue, as well as build knowledge on EU-Turkey relations. 

student support

A Rich History

student support

After being impressed by a visit to the Webster Geneva Campus, Vienna mayor Leopold Gratz invited Webster University to open a campus in Vienna as the country’s first and only American university beginning in 1981.

In 1985, Webster Vienna became the first institution to offer an accredited MBA program in Austria. The university also became the first university in Austria to be run by a woman; Elisabeth Chopin served as Webster Vienna’s director from 1988 to 1999.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Antonakakis, N., Cunado, J., Gupta, R. and Segnon, M. K. (Forthcoming) “Revisiting the Twin Deficits Hypothesis: A Quantile Cointegration Analysis over the Period 1791-2013”, Journal of Applied Economics.

Antonakakis, N., Gupta, R. and Tiwari, A. K. (In Press) “Time-Varying Correlations between Trade Balance and Stock Prices in the United States over the Period 1792 to 2013” Journal of Economics and Finance. DOI: 10.1007/s12197-018-9428-z.

Antonakakis, N., Collins, A. (In Press) “A Suicidal Kuznets Curve?” Economics Letters. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.02.013.

Antonakakis, N., Chatziantoniou, I., Gabauer D. and Floros, C. (In press) “Dynamic Connectedness of UK Regional Property Returns”, Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098017739569

Antonakakis, N.,Dragouni, M., Eeckels, B. and Filis, G. (In Press) “The Tourism and Economic Growth Enigma: Examining an Ambiguous Relationship through Multiple Prisms”, Journal of Travel Research. DOI: 10.1177/0047287517744671

Antonakakis, N., Cunado, J., Filis, G., Gabauer, D. and de Gracia, F. P. (2018) “Oil Volatility, Oil and Gas Firms and Portfolio Diversication”, Energy Economics 70, 499-515. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.01.023

Antonakakis, N., Chang, T., Cunado, C. and Gupta, R. (2018) “The Relationship between Commodity Markets and Commodity Mutual Funds: A Wavelet-Based Analysis”, Finance Research Letters 24, 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/ 03.005

Eskerod, P. & Djuric, J. (2018). Motivations for and Comparisons of Green Certificates within the Hotel Industry, Universal Journal of Management, 6(6): 179-189. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2018.060601

Eskerod, P., Ang, K. & Andersen, E.S. (2018). Increasing Project Benefits by Project Opportunity Exploitation, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 11(1), 35-52. DOI: 10.1108/IJMPB-07-2017-0089

Eskerod, P. & Larsen, T. (2018). Advancing Project Stakeholder Analysis by the Concept ‘Shadows of the Context’, International Journal of Project Management, 36(1): 161-169

Antonakakis, N., Andre, C., Gupta, R. and Zerihum, M. F. (2017) “Asymmetric Behaviour in Nominal and Real Housing Prices: Evidence from Emerging and Advanced Economies”, Journal of Real Estate Literature 25(2), 409-425. DOI: 10.5555/0927-7544.25.2.409.

Antonakakis, N., Gupta, R., Kollias, C. and Papadamou, S. (2017) “Geopolitical Risks and the Oil-Stock Nexus Over 1899-2016”, Finance Research Letters 23, 165-173. DOI: 10.1016/

Antonakakis, N., Christou, C., Cunado, J. and Gupta, R. (2017) “Convergence Patterns in Sovereign Bond Yield Spreads: Evidence from the Euro Area”, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money 49, 129-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2017.03.002.

Antonakakis, N., Balcilar, M., Gupta, R. and Kyei, C. (2017) “Components of Economic Policy Uncertainty and Predictability of US Stock Returns and Volatility: Evidence from a Nonparametric Causality-in-Quantile Approach", Frontiers in Finance and Economics 14(2), 20-49.

Antonakakis, N. and Gupta, R. (2017) “Is Economic Policy Uncertainty Related to Suicide Rates? Evidence from the United States”, Social Indicators Research 133 (2), 543-560. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1384-4.

Antonakakis, N., Christou, C., Filis, G. and de Gracia, F. P. (2017) “Oil Dependence, quality of political institutions and economic growth: A panel VAR approach”, Resources Policy 53, 147-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.06.005.

Antonakakis, N., Gupta, R. and Tiwari A. K. (2017) “Has the Correlation of Inflation and Stock Prices Changed in the United States over the Last Two Centuries?”, Research in International Business and Finance 42 (C), 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.04.005.

Antonakakis, N., Hassani, H., Silva, E. S., Filis, G. and Gupta, R. (2017) “Forecasting Accuracy Evaluation of Tourist Arrivals: Evidence from Parametric and Non-Parametric Techniques”, Annals of Tourism Research 63, 112-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2017.01.008.

Antonakakis, N., Chatziantoniou, I. and Filis, G. (2017) “Oil Shocks and Stock Markets: Dynamic Connectedness under the Prism of Recent Geopolitical and Economic Unrest”, International Review of Financial Analysis 50, 1-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2017.01.004.

Antonakakis, N., Gupta, R. and Tiwari, A. K. (2017) “The Time-Varying Correlation between Output and Prices in the United States over 1800 to 2014”, Economic Systems 41 (1), 90-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecosys.2016.05.005.

Antonakakis, N.Chatziantoniou, I. and Filis, G. (2017) “Energy Consumption, CO2 Emissions, and Economic Growth: A Moral Dilemma”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 68 (Part 1), 808-824. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser. 2016.09.105.

Chatziantoniou, I., Floros, C., & Filis, G. (2017). Asset prices regime-switching & the role of inflation targeting monetary policy. Global Finance Journal, 32, 97-112.

Eskerod, P. & Ang, K. (2017). Stakeholder Value Constructs in Megaprojects: A Long-Term Assessment Case Study. Project Management Journal, 48(6): 60-75.

Eskerod, P., Justesen, J. B. and Sjøgaard, G. (2017) “Enriching Project Organizations with Formal Change Agents. Health Promotion Projects at the Workplace”, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 10 (3) 578-599. DOI: 10.1108/IJMPB-03-2016-0028.

Justesen, J. B., Eskerod, P., Christensen, J. R. and Sjøgaard, G. (2017) “Implementing Workplace Health Promotion - Role of Middle Managers”, International Journal of Workplace Health Management 10 (2), 164-178. DOI: 10.1108/IJWHM-04-2016.

Madlberger, M., Matook, S. (2017) “Theorizing e-Commerce Business Models: On the Impact of Partially and Fully Supported Transaction Phases on Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty”, Australasian Journal of Information Systems 21, 1-25, DOI:

Antonakakis, N., Dragouni, M., Eeckels, B. and Filis, G. (2016) “Tourism and Economic Growth: Does Gemocracy Matter?” Annals of Tourism Research 61, 258-264. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.09.018.

Antonakakis, N., Andre, C. and Gupta, R. (2016) “Dynamic Spillovers in the United States: Stock Market, Housing, Uncertainty and the Macroeconomy”, Southern Economic Journal 83 (2), 609-624. DOI: 10.1002/soej.12149.

Antonakakis, N., Cunado, J., Gil-Alana, L.A. and Gupta, R. (2016) “Is Inflation Persistence Different in Reality?”, Economics Letters 148, 55-58. DOI: 10.1016/ j.econlet.2016.09.003.

Antonakakis, N., Gupta, R. and Mwamba, J. W. M. (2016) “Dynamic Co-movements between Housing and Oil Markets in the US over 1859 to 2013: A Note”, Atlantic Economic Journal 44 (3), 377-386. DOI: 10.1007/s11293-016-9508- 4.

Antonakakis, N., Babalos, V. and Kyei, C. (2016) “Predictability of Sustainable Investments and the Role of Uncertainty: Evidence from a Non-Parametric Causality-in-Quantiles Test”, Applied Economics 48 (48), 4655-4665. DOI: 10.1080/ 00036846. 2016.1161724.

Antonakakis, N. and Floros, C. (2016) “Dynamic Interdependencies among the Housing Market, Stock Market, Policy Uncertainty and the Macroeconomy in the United Kingdom", International Review of Financial Analysis 44, 111-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2016.01.006.

Antonakakis, N., Gogas P., Papadimitriou, T. and Sarantitis, G. (2016) “International Business Cycle Synchronization since the 1870s: Evidence from a Novel Network Approach”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 447, 286-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2015.12.029.

Antonakakis, N. and Badinger, H. (2016) “Economic Growth, Volatility, and Cross-Country Spillovers: New Evidence for the G7 Countries”, Economic Modelling 52 (B), 352-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2015.08.035.

Antonakakis, N., Chatziantoniou, I. and Filis, G. (2016) “Business Cycle Spillovers in the European Union: What is the Message Transmitted to the Core?”, The Manchester School 84 (4), 437-481. DOI: 10.1111/manc.12101.

Antonakakis, N., Floros, C. and Renatas, K. (2016) “Dynamic Spillover Effects in Futures Markets: UK and US Evidence”, International Review of Financial Analysis 48, 406-418. DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2015.03.008.

Chatziantoniou, I., Degiannakis, S., Eeckels, B., & Filis, G. (2016). Forecasting tourist arrivals using origin country macroeconomics. Applied Economics, 48 (27), 2571-2585.

Dupont, D. H. and Eskerod, P. (2016) “Enhancing Project Benefit Realization Through Integration of Line Managers as Project Benefits Managers”, International Journal of Project Management 34 (4), 779-788. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.10.009

Dupont, D. H. and Eskerod, P. (2016) “Line Managers as Peer Change Agents”, Journal of Management and Change 1/2 (34/35), 60-75.

Larsen, T. and Eskerod, P. (2016) “Using Change Management Principles in Projects - An Exploratory Case Study”, Journal of Management and Change 1/2 (34/35), 44-59.

Dant, R.P, Jeon, H.J., Mumdziev, N., Windsperger, J. (2016). A Cross-National Comparison of Brand Perceptions of Global Franchise Chains in the BRICS Journal of Marketing Channels. 23(4), 196-216.

Aagaard, A., Eskerod, P. and Madsen, E. S. (2015) ”Key drivers for informal project coordination among sub-contractors: a case study of the offshore wind energy sector”, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 8 (2), 222-240. DOI: 10.1108/IJMPB-05-2014-0041.

Antonakakis, N. and Kizys, R. (2015) “Dynamic Spillovers between Commodity and Currency Markets”, International Review of Financial Analysis 41, 303-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2015.01.016

Antonakakis, N. and Collins, A. (2015) “The Impact of Fiscal Austerity on Suicide Mortality: Evidence across the ‘Eurozone Periphery’”, Social Science & Medicine 145, 63-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.033.

Antonakakis, N., Christophe, A. and Gupta, R. (2015) “Dynamic Co-movements between Economic Policy Uncertainty and Housing Market Returns”, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 21 (1), 53-60. DOI: 10.5555/1083-5547-21.1.53.

Antonakakis, N. and Scharler, J. (2015) “Business Cycle and Financial Cycle Spillovers in the G7 Countries”, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 58, 154-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.qref.2015.03.002.

Antonakakis, N. and Tondl, G. (2015) “Robust Determinants of OECD FDI in Developing Countries: Insights from Bayesian Model Averaging”, Cogent Economics & Finance 3 (1), 1-25. DOI:10.1080/23322039.2015.1095851.

Antonakakis, N., Dragouni, M. and Filis, G. (2015) “How Strong is the Linkage between Tourism and Economic Growth in Europe?”, Economic Modelling 44C, 142-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.10.018.

Antonakakis, N., Dragouni, M. and Filis, G. (2015) “Tourism and Growth: The Times they are A-changing”, Annals of Tourism Research 50, 165-169. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.11.008.

Eskerod, P., Huemann, M. and Ringhofer, C. (2015) “Stakeholder Inclusiveness - Enriching Project Management with General Stakeholder Theory”, Project Management Journal 46 (6), 42-53. DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21546.

Eskerod, P., Huemann, M. and Savage, G. (2015) “Project Stakeholder Management - Past and Present”, Project Management Journal 46 (6), 6-14. DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21555.

Jurca, A., Madlberger, M. (2015): “Ambient advertising characteristics and schema incongruity as drivers of advertising effectiveness”, Journal of Marketing Communications 21(1), 48-54. DOI: 10.1080/13527266.2014.970824

Antonakakis, N. and Collins, A. (2014) “The Impact of Fiscal Austerity on Suicide: On the Empirics of a Modern Greek Tragedy”. Social Science & Medicine 112, 39{50. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.019.

Antonakakis, N. and Badinger, H. (2014) “International Business Cycle Spillovers since the 1870s”, Applied Economics 46 (30), 3682-3694. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2014.937040.

Antonakakis, N.Chatziantoniou, I. and Filis, G. (2014) “Dynamic Spillovers of Oil Price Shocks and Economic Policy Uncertainty”, Energy Economics 44, 433-447. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2014.05.007.

Antonakakis, N. and Tondl, G. (2014) “Does Integration and Economic Policy Coordination Promote Business Cycle Synchronization in the EU?”, Empirica 41(3), 541-575. DOI: 10.1007/s10663-014-9254-2.

Chatziantoniou, I., and Filis, G. (2014). Financial & monetary policy responses to oil price shocks: Evidence from oil-importing & oil-exporting countries. Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting, 42, 709-729.

Eskerod, P. and Vaagaasar, A. L. (2014) “Stakeholder Management Strategies and Practices during a Project Course”, Project Management Journal 45 (5), 71-85. DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21447.

Madlberger, M. (2014): “Through the Eyes of the Traveler: Consumer Evaluation of Hotels in Eastern European Capitals Compared with Western, Southern, and Northern Europe”, Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research (JEECAR) 1(2), 32-40. DOI:

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2013). “The Pitfalls of Representation as Claims-Making”, Journal of European Integration, 35(5), 517-530.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2013). “Unequal but Democratic? Equality according to Karlsruhe”, Journal of European Public Policy, 20(2), 190-205.

Bátora, J. (2013). “The ‘Mitrailleuse Effect’: The EEAS as an Interstitial Organization and the Dynamics of Innovation in Diplomacy”, in Journal of Common Market Studies, 51(4): 598-614

Bátora, J. (2013). “Compliance and Non-Compliance as Sources of Recognition: Slovakia and NATO”, in Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 46(3): 387-396

Algieri, F. & Kammel, A. (2011) “Des Kaisers neue Kleider. Europapolitische Aspekte im Entwurf der österreichischen Sicherheitsstrategie (Remarks on the draft of the Austrian security strategy)“, Wiener Blätter zur Friedensforschung, Nr. 149, 2011, pp. 17-24.

Antonakakis, N. and Badinger, H. (2012). “International Spillovers of Output Growth and Output Growth Volatility: Evidence from the G7 countries”, International Economic Journal 26 (4), 635-653. DOI: 10.1080/10168737.2011. 631025.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2010). “Representation and Accountability: Communicating tubes?”, West European Politics, 33(5), 968-988.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2010). “The EU’s Many Representative Modes: Colliding? Cohering?”, Journal of European Public Policy, 17(1), 117-136.

Algieri, F. & Feichtinger, W. (2010). “Glaubwürdigkeit auf dem Prüfstand. Anmerkungen zur Zukunft der Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik der EU (Credibility of the European security and defence policy)“, Sicherheit und Frieden, 28. Jg., Nr. 3, 2010, pp. 135-139.

Crawford, R. (2010). "Review: Eros and Ethics: Reading Jacques Lacan's Seminar VII, by Marc de Kesel", Umbr(a): A journal of the unconscious.


The list below gives the references of books authored or co-authored by Webster Vienna Private University professors. Our faculty names are in bold.

Bátora Jozef, & Fossum, J. E. (Eds.) Towards a segmented European political order: the European Unions post-crises conundrum. London: Routledge, 2019.

Castiglione D. & Pollak, J. (Eds.) Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation, University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (Eds.). (2017). Representation, Library of contemporary essays in governance and political theory (London and New York: Routledge).

Brutschin, E. (2017). EU Gas Security Architecture: The Role of the Commission's Entrepreneurship (London: Palgrave Macmillan). doi:10.1057/978-1-137-51150-8

Kreutler, M., Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (Eds.). (2016). Energy Policy of the European Union (The European Union Series (Palgrave Macmillan).

Crawford, R. & Vogt, Erik M. (Eds.). (2016). Adorno and the Concept of Genocide (Leiden: Brill-Rodopi).

Neisser, H., Mauer, A. & Pollak, J. (Eds.). (2015). 20 Jahre EU Mitgliedschaft Österreich (WUV/UTB).

Bátora, J. & Hynek, N. (2014). Fringe Players and the Diplomatic Order: New Heteronomy (London: Palgrave Macmillan).

Crawford, R., Unterthurner, G., & Vogt, E. M. (Eds.). (2013). Delimiting Experience Aesthetics and Politics (Vienna: Turia + Kant).

Algieri, F., Kammel, A. H. & Rehrl, J. (Eds.) (2012). Integrationsprojekt Sicherheit. Aspekte europäischer Sicherheitspolitik im Vertrag von Lissabon (Integration project security) (Baden-Baden: Nomos).

Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (Eds.). (2012). Einführung in die EU (Vienna: WUV/UTB).

Diedrichs, U. & Pollak, J. (Eds.). (2012). Die Europäische Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik (Vienna: WUV/UTB).

Maurer, A. & Pollak, J. (Eds.). (2012). Parlamentarismus in der EU (Vienna: WUV/UTB).

Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (Eds.). (2012). Das Politische System der EU (Vienna: WUV/UTB).

Pollak, J., Tiemann, G., Treib, O. & Wimmel, A. (Eds.). (2011). Die EU und ihre Bürger (Vienna: WUV/UTB).

Pollak, J., Schubert, S. R. & Slominski, P. (eds.) (2011). Die Energiepolitik der EU (Vienna: UTB/WUV).

Algieri, F. (2010). Die GASP der EU (The CFSP of the EU) (Wien: Facultas/UTB).

Algieri, F &, Kammel, A (Eds.). (2010).Strukturen globaler Akteure. Eine Analyse ausgewählter Staaten, Regionen und der EU (Structures of global actors). Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2010

Mittag, J., Pollak, J. & Steuwer, J. (Eds.). (2010). Die europäischen Parteien (Vienna: WUV/UTB).


The list below gives the references of chapters in edited volumes authored or co-authored by Webster Vienna Private University professors and published in peer-reviewed journals. Our faculty names are in bold.

Bátora, J. And Fossum, J.E. (2019): “Introduction“ in Bátora, J. and Fossum, J.E. (eds.): Towards a Segmented European Political Order: The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum. London: Routledge

Bátora, J. (2019): “Interstitial Organisations and Segmented Integration in EU Governance” in Bátora, J. and Fossum, J.E. (eds.): Towards a Segmented European Political Order: The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum. London: Routledge

Bátora, J. and Fossum, J.E. (2019): “Conclusion: A Segmented Political Order and Future Options” in in Bátora, J. and Fossum, J.E. (eds.): Towards a Segmented European Political Order: The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum. London: Routledge

Jewell, J., & Brutschin, E. (2019). “The Politics of Energy Security”. In: K. Hancock & J. Allison (Eds.),The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics. Oxford University Press.

Algieri, F. (2018). “Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (Common Foreign and Security Policy)“ in Becker, P. & Lippert, B. (Eds.) Handbuch der Europäischen Union. (Cham: Springer).

Bátora, J. (2018). "Regional Institutional Diplomacies: Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Other Regions" in Kerr, P. and Wiseman, G. (Eds.) Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices. (2nd Ed.) (New York: Oxford University Press), pp. 308-327.

Bátora, J. (2018): "Slovensko v obnovenej EÚ: Tri princípy našej európskej politiky" (Slovakia in a renewed EU: Three principles of our european policy) in Dostál, V. a Mesežnikov, G. (eds.): Česká a slovenská zahraniční politika: Zamyšlení po 25 letech. (Czech and Slovak Foreign Policy: Reflections 25 years on), Prague: AMO

Brutschin, E., & Jewell, J. (2018). ”International Political Economy of Nuclear Energy” in A. Goldthau, M.F. Keating, & C. Kuzemko (Eds.) Handbook of International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources (City: Edward Elgar).

Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Russia’s trolling complex at home and abroad,” in: Nicu Popescu and Stanislav Secrieru (eds), Hacks, Leaks and Disruptions: Russian Cyber Strategies (Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2018), pp. 25-32.

Algieri, F. (2017): „Asienpolitik“, in: Werner Weidenfeld/Wolfgang Wessels (Hrsg.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2017, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Algieri, F. (2017): „Die Europäische Union und China“, in: Werner Weidenfeld/Wolfgang Wessels (Hrsg.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2017, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Bátora, J. (2017). "Turbulence and War: Private Military Corporations and the Reinstitutionalization of War Making" in Ansell, C. et al (Eds.) Governance in Turbulent Times (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 181-201.

Bátora, J. (2017). "Slovakia's Layered Entry into International Society and the Possibilities of its Exit" in Ejdus, F. (Ed.) Memories of Empire and Entry into International Society (London: Routledge), pp. 138-157.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2017). “The EU’s South-Eastern Corridor: Lifeline or Pipedream?” in Schröder, M., Wessels, W. & Bettzüge, M. (Eds) Turkey as an Energy Hub? Contributions on Turkey’s Role in EU Energy Supply (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag).

Algieri, F. (2016). “Asienpolitik (Asia Policy)“ in Weidenfeld, W. & Wessels, W. (Eds.) Europa von A-Z. Taschenbuch der Europäischen Union. (Baden-Baden: Nomos).

Algieri, F. (2016) “Assoziierungs- und Kooperationspolitik (Association and Cooperation Policy)“ in Weidenfeld, W. & Wessels, W. (Eds.) Europa von A-Z. Taschenbuch der Europäischen Union. (Baden-Baden: Nomos).

Brutschin, E. (2016). “Delivering new polity: Paving the way for the European Energy Union” in R. Heffron, & G. Little (Eds.) Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press). ISBN: 9780748696796

Auel, K. & Pollak, J. (2016). ”Österreichische Europa-Politik“ in Weidenfeld, W. & Wessels, W. (Eds.) Jahrbuch für Europäische Integration 2016 (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag).

Pollak, J. (2016). “Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Mitwirkung der BügerInnen am demokratischen Leben der Union“ in Griller, S., Kahl, A., Kneihs, B. & Obwexer, W. (Eds) 20 Jahre EU-Mitgliedschaft. Einwirkungen des Unionsrechts auf die nationale Rechtsordnung ausrechtswissenschaftlicher, politikwissenschaftlicher und wirtschaftswisenschaftlicher Sicht (Verlag Österreich), pp.429-450.

Schubert, S. R. (2016). “Delivering new energy technologies: the military as consumer and innovator” in Little, G. & Heffron, R. (Eds.) Delivering Energy Policy in the EU and US: A Multi-Disciplinary Reader (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).

Crawford, R. (2016). "Time / Speech / Sentence / Screen" in Köppl, R. & Sterling Hunter, R. (Eds.) Maske und Kothurn: Internationale Beiträge zur Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft (Vienna: Böhlau Verlag).

Crawford, R. (2016). "Dieses Bilderbuchland mit seinem imaginierten Boden. Europa – Adorno – Proust" [That Storybook Land With Its Imagined Soil: Europe/Adorno/Proust], in Vogt, E. M. & Unterthurner, G. (Eds.) Bruchlinien Europas: Philosophische Erkundungen bei Badiou, Adorno, Žižek und anderen [Faultines of Europe: Philosophical Investigations through Badiou, Adorno, Žižek and others], translated by Anna Wieder and Sergej Seitz (Vienna/Berlin: Turia + Kant).

Crawford, R. (2016). "Words and Organs" in Crawford, R. & Vogt, E. (Eds.) Adorno and the Concept of Genocide (Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill).

Brutschin, E. (2015). “Shaping the EU’s Energy Policy Agenda: The Role of Eastern European Countries” in J. Tosun, S. Biesenbender, & K. Schulze (Eds.) Energy Policy Making in the EU, 28 (London: Springer London), pp.187-204.

Pollak, J. (2015). “Österreichs Weg in die und in der Europäischen Union“ in Maurer, A., Neisser, H. & Pollak, J. (Eds) 20 Jahre EU Mitgliedschaft Österreichs (Wien: Facultas), pp.9-58.

Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (2015). ”The European Parliament: Adversary or Accomplice of the new intergovernmentalism?” in Puetter, U., et al (Eds.) Legislative and Judicial Politics in the Post-Maastricht Era: States, Supranational Actors and the New Intergovernmentalism (Oxford University Press).

Fossum, J. E. & Pollak, J. (2015). “Which democratic principles? What deficit?” in Piattoni, S. (Ed.) The European Union: Which Institutional Architecture for Which Democracy? (Cambridge University Press).

Schubert, S. R. (2015). “Lessons for European autonomy in space from past pursuits of energy autonomy” in Al-Ekabi, Cenan (Ed.) European Autonomy in Space (New York: Springer), pp. 77-91.

Algieri, F. (2015). “Asienpolitik der EU (Asia policy of the EU)“ in Jan Bergmann (Ed.) Handlexikon der Europäischen Union. (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp. 71-75.

Algieri, F. (2015). “In search of shared autonomy: The EU as a restricted foreign, security and defence political actor” in Al-Ekabi, Cenan (Ed.) European Autonomy in Space (Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland), pp. 93-103.

Pollak, J. (2014) “Compounded Representation in the EU: no country for old parliaments?” in Kröger, S. (Ed.) Political Representation in the European Union: Still democratic in times of crisis? (Routledge).

Algieri, F. (2014). “Back in the high life again? Shifting patterns of EU-China relations” in T. Diez (Ed.) A different kind of power? The EU’s role in international politics (London: Central European University Press).

Bátora, J. & Pulišová, V. (2013). ”Slovakia: Learning to Add Value to EU Foreign Policy” in Baun, Michael and Marek, Dan (Eds.): The New Member States and the European Union: Foreign Policy and Europeanization (London: Routledge).

Slominski, P. & Pollak, J. (2013). “EU Parliaments after the Treaty of Lisbon: Towards a parliamentary field?” in Crum, B. & Fossum, J. E. (Eds.) Practices of Interparliamentary Coordination in International Politics (City: ECPR Press).

Pollak, J. (2013). “Political Representation and the Common Good: a fragile relationship” in Puntscher Riekmann, S., Somek, A. & Wydra, D. (Eds.) Is there a Common European Good? (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp.156-173.

Crawford, R. (2013). "Adorno as Alibi" in Crawford, R., Unterthurner, G., & Vogt, E. (Eds.)  Delimiting Experience: Aesthetics and Politics (Vienna/Berlin: Turia+Kant).

Crawford, R. (2012). "Make It Monstrous: Moby-Dick and 19th Century Psychiatry" in Unterthurner, G. & Vogt, E. (Eds.) Monstrosity in Literature, Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (Vienna/Berlin: Turia+Kant).

Bátora, J. (2012). “Europeanization of Foreign Policy: Whither Central Europe?” in Sabic, Z. and Drulák, P. (Eds.) Regional and International Relations of Central Europe (London: Palgrave), pp. 220-238.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2012). “Unequal Representation in the European Parliament. A Comment on the Ruling by the German Constitutional Court on the Lisbon Treaty” in Liebert, U., Lord, C. & Evas, T. (Eds.) Multilayered Representation in the European Union (Baden-Baden: Nomos).

Pollak, J. & Puntscher Riekmann, S. (2012). “Die Europäisierung der österreichischen Institutionen im EU Vergleich“ in Helms, L. & Wineroither, D. (Eds.) Die österreichische Demokratie im Vergleich (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp.341-360.

Algieri, F. (2012) “Looking back from the future. Linking the economic and financial crisis of the EU with the European foreign, security and defence policy” in Ernst, M., Felberbauer, E. M. & Jurekovic, P. (Eds.) The EU meeting its internal challenges. Implications for stability in the Western Balkans (Vienna: National Defence Academy), pp. 21-29.

Algieri, F. (2012). “Zwischen Beziehungsverdichtung und systemisch-konzeptionellen Trennlinien. Ausgewählte Aspekte europäischer Chinapolitik. (Selected aspects of Europe’s Chine policy)“ in Staack, M. (Ed.) Asiens Aufstieg in der Weltpolitik (Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich), pp. 67-88.

Algieri, F. & Emmanouilidis, J. (2012). “What else is new? Zur Relevanz klassischer und neuer Themen der europäischen Integration für die angewandte Politikforschung (On the relevance of classical and new topics of European integration for applied policy research)” in Glaab, M. & Korte, K. (Eds.) Angewandte Politikforschung (Wiesbaden: Springer VS), pp. 269-278.

Algieri, F. & Kammel, A. (2012). “Die Rolle des Europäischen Parlaments in der sicherheitspolitischen Architektur der EU (The role of the European Parliament in the security architecture of the EU)“ in Pucher, J. & Frank, J. (Eds.) Strategie und Sicherheit 2012. Der Gestaltungsspielraum der österreichischen Sicherheitspolitik (Wien: Böhlau Verlag), pp. 167-177.

Algieri, F., Kammel, A. H. & Rehrl, J. (2012). “Sicherheit als zentrales Integrationsprojekt (Security as a central project of integration“ in Algieri, F., Kammel, A. H. & Rehrl, J. (Eds.) Integrationsprojekt Sicherheit. Aspekte europäischer Sicherheitspolitik im Vertrag von Lissabon (Integration project security) (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp. 175-185.

Pollak, J. & Sigalas, E. (2011). “Political Parties at the European Level: Do They Satisfy the Condition of Programmatic Convergence?” in Kröger, S. &Friedrich, D. (Eds.) The Challenge of Democratic Representation in the European Union (Palgrave MacMillan), pp.23-40.

Pollak, J. (2011). “Friend or Foe? The EP and national parliament” in Crum, B. & Fossum, J. E. (Eds.) (ECPR Series).

Algieri, F. (2011). “Understanding differences. An attempt to describe Javier Solana’s view of the EU’s international role” in Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, G. & Rüdiger, C. (Eds.) The High Representative and the EU foreign and security policy – review and prospects (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp. 131-144.

Algieri, F. (2011). “Die GSVP nach Lissabon. Mehr als nur ein Randthema? (CSDP post Lisbon)“ in Pucher, J. & Frank, J. (Eds.). Strategie und Sicherheit 2011. Globale Herausforderungen, globale Antworten (Wien/Köln/Weimar: Böhlau Verlag), pp. 471-478.

Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (2010). “Liberalising the EU’s Energy Market: Hard and Soft Power Combined” in Falkner, G. (Ed.) The EU’s Decision Traps: Comparing Policies (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Eiselt, I., Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (2010). “Zwischen Konflikt und Kooperation: Zur Interinstitutionellen Interaktion im EU- Haushaltsverfahren“ in Kietz, D. et al. (Eds.) Interinstitutionelle Vereinbarungen in der Europäischen Union (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp.225-251.

Schubert, S. R. (2010). “Lodestone, the Spinout Specialists” in Gögl, H. & Schedler, C. (Eds.). Knowledge Loves Company (New York: Palgrave MacMillan).

Schubert, S. R. (2010). “Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers” in Gögl, H. & Schedler, C. (Eds.) Knowledge Loves Company (New York: Palgrave MacMillan).

Crawford, R. (2010). "The Terror of Animality: Sartre, Arendt and Badiou" in Vogt, E. & Watson (Eds.) Metacide: Genocide in the Pursuit of Excellence (Amsterdam: Rodopi).

Algieri, F. (2010). “Einleitung. Die Welt im Umbruch, die EU und die Suche nach einem globalen Ordnungsmodell (Introduction. The EU and the search for a global structural model)” in Algieri, F. & Kammel, A. (Eds.) Strukturen globaler Akteure. Eine Analyse ausgewählter Staaten, Regionen und der EU (Structures of global actors) (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp. 15-21.

Algieri, F. (2010). “China als regionale Macht mit globalen Ambitionen (China as a regional power with global ambitions)” in Algieri, F. & Kammel, A. (Eds.) Strukturen globaler Akteure. Eine Analyse ausgewählter Staaten, Regionen und der EU (Structures of global actors). (Baden-Baden: Nomos), pp. 55-69.

Algieri, F. (2010). “Multilateralismus und multilaterale Kooperation als Grundlage der EU-Außenpolitik (Multilateralism and multilateral cooperation as basis for EU foreign policy)“ in Feichtinger, W. & Gebhard, C. (Eds.) Globale Sicherheit Europäische Potenziale (Wien, pp. 173-187

Algieri, F. & Kammel, A. (2010). “Of structures, ambitions and national caveats. The ESDP/CSDP and Austria” in Leuprecht, C., Troy, J. & Last, D. (Eds.) Mission critical. Smaller democracies’ role in global stability operations (Montral&Kingston/London/Ithaca: McGill-Queen’s University Press), pp. 103-123.

Algieri, F. & Kammel, A. (2010). “Die Rolle der EU in einer „normalen“ Welt (The role of the EU in a normal world)“ in Pucher, J. & Frank, J. (Eds.) Strategie und Sicherheit 2010. Das strategische Profil der Europäischen Union (Wien/Köln/Weimar: Böhlau Verlag), pp. 31-40.

Algieri, F. & Kammel A. (2010). “Anmerkungen zum ersten Jahrzehnt der ESVP. Pragmatische Schritte intergouvernementaler Politik (Remarks on the first decade of ESDP)” in Pucher, J. & Frank, J. (Eds.) Strategie und Sicherheit 2010. Das strategische Profil der Europäischen Union (Wien/Köln/Weimar: Böhlau Verlag), pp. 61-71.

Algieri, F. (2010). “Harmonie als Mittel der Konfliktbeherrschung. Die Bedeutung von Ordnungsmustern in der chinesischen Politik (Harmonie as a means of conflict control in Chinese politics)“ in Feichtinger, W. & Dengg, A. (Eds.) Kein Feind in Sicht. Konfliktbilder und Bedrohungen der Zukunft (Wien/Köln/Weimar: Böhlau Verlag), pp. 127-142.

Algieri, F. (2010). “Deutsche Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik im europäischen Kontext. Das abnehmende Strahlen der Integrationsleuchttürme (German foreign and security policy in European context)“ in Jäger, T., Höse, A., Oppermann, K. (Eds.) Deutsche Außenpolitik. 2. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag), pp. 126-147.

Algieri, F. (2010). “Die Europäische Union und Formen der Macht (The European Union and form of power)“ in Marchl, G. (ed.): Die EU auf dem Weg (Wien: Inst. für Religion und Frieden).

Algieri, F. (2010-2016). “Asienpolitik (Asia policy)“ in Weidenfeld, W. & Wessels, W. (Eds.) Jahrbuch der Europäischen Union (Baden-Baden: Nomos).

Algieri, F. (2015-2016). “Die Europäische Union und China (The European Union and China)” in Weidenfeld, W. & Wessels, W. (Eds.) Jahrbuch der Europäischen Union (Baden-Baden: Nomos).



Conference presentations, proceedings, and others. Our faculty names are in bold.

Bátora, J., Osland, K., Peter, M., Stojanovic-Gajic, S.: The EU’s Conflict Management in the Serbia-Kosovo Conflict. EUNPACK Final Conference, CEPS, Brussels, Belgium, March 17-19, 2019

Bátora, J., Osland, K. Qehaja, F and Stojanovic-Gajic, S.: “Spaces and Institutional Logics in Post-Conflict Settings of Mitrovica”, paper presented at the International Studies Association, Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, March 27-30, 2019

Bátora, J.: “Problematic forms of EU-internal differentiation”, paper presented to the EU3D kick-off conferece, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, April 11-12, 2019

Bátora, J.: “PMCs as Interstitial Organizations and Change of War as an Institution”, paper presented to the international academic workshop Private Military and Security Companies: Institutions and Transformations”, Webster Vienna Private University, Vienna, Austria (conveners: Jozef Bátora, Caroline Batka), May 10, 2019

Brutschin, E. and Bátora, J.: “Privatizing War and Peace: The Case of US PMCs”, paper presented to the international academic workshop Private Military and Security Companies: Institutions and Transformations”, Webster Vienna Private University, Vienna, Austria (conveners: Jozef Bátora, Caroline Batka), May 10, 2019

Reshetnikov, A. (2019, 20-22 November) "Future Weapons, Disarmament, Deterrence and Emerging Technologies" and "Climate Beyond Crisis" speaker at (Insecurity) Sessions / Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg.

Anatoly Reshetnikov and Alexander Astrov, “Rhetorical action reconsidered: A case of transgressive diplomacy”, Workshop on Interlingual relations and translation in global politics, ISA Annual Convention, 26-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Russia as a trickster: How to manage stigma in international society”, ISA Annual Convention, 26-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada

Algieri, F. (26-27 June 2018) “Security cooperation – multilateralism at work”, 20th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue. Rules-based multilateralism in a changing world order, Vienna.

Bátora, J. and Babos, P. (June 19, 2018): “Making Sense of the EU: Thought Communities in Six EU States”, research paper presented to the international coference “The Twilight of Democracy? Central Europe’s Illiberal Turn”, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bátora, J., Osland, K. Qehaja, F and Stojanovic-Gajic, S. (October 17-19, 2018): “Competing Logics of Local Stability: EU Crisis Management in Mitrovica”, research paper presented at the Belgrade Security Forum, Belgrade, Serbia.

Brutschin, E. (2018, June 22-24.) EPSA, Vienna, Geopolitically Induced Investments in Biofuels.

Algieri, F. (2017, 9-10 July). Trapped in a capability-expectations gap? Institutional potential and systemic constraints of China-EU cooperation in the international arena. Presentation, European Symposium of the World Forum on China Studies by Shanghai Academic of Social Sciences/German Institute of Global and Area Studies/Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin.

Algieri, F (2017, 28 April). The European Union’s Asia Policy in a transatlantic context. In search of pivots?” Conference Chair, Vienna, Webster University.

Bátora, J. (6-9 September 2017) ECPR General Conference, Oslo.

Bátora, J. (11.9.2017) Research Meets Policy Seminar 2 – “A year on: Implementing the EU Global Strategy”, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels.

Brutschin, E. (2017, March 22-23) CEU, Budapest, POLET Renewable Electricity Workshop "Correlates of renewable energy: Insights from the Political Science and Economics Literature."

Brutschin, E. & Pollak, J. (2017, 4 May). The fragmentation of preferences and the death of Europe? Negotiating energy in the European Council. Biennial International Conference of the European Union Studies Association, Miami, Florida, USA.

Pollak, J. (2017, 6-9 September). The Parliamentary Dimension of Brexit. Panel Chair, Discussant and Standing Group Convenor at ECPR Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2017, 28 June). Agencies’ exernal relations and accountability. Panel Chair at Conference on ‘External dimension of EU agencies and bodies’. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Algieri, F. (29/30 November 2016) 9th Annual CFSP Review Conference 2016. “United we stand? EU foreign policy in an age of crisis”. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin.

Brutschin, E. & Pollak, J. (2016, 1-2 February). The Commission’s Power on the Rise: The role of ACER for the European Energy Security. TARN Workshop Conceptualization of Agencification of EU Governance at the Arena Center for European Studies, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Brutschin, E. 2016 - CEEISA ISA "The Political Economy of Energy Security Investments: Domestic Factors and International Dynamics", Ljubljana.

Pollak, J. (2016, 14 October). Turkey as future energy hub – potential or illusion. Invited Discussant at Workshop. Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2016, 13 October). The Southern Energy Corridor. Joint Conference of the Centre for Turkey (CETEUS) and EU Studies at the University of Cologne and the Cologne Monnet Association (COMOS). Cologne, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2016, 30 March). What kind of crisis for which kind of democracy? Or: What kind of democracy for which kind of crisis?. Workshop at Arena Center for European Studies, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2016, 17-18 March). Of wicked problems, crises and legitimacy. Theseus Conference ‘The European Union between Integration and Disintegration’, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Cologne, Germany.

Schubert, S. R. (2016, 8-11 March). Member of the Scientific Committee, SBE 16 Hamburg - International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Centre for Energy, Construction, Architecture and the Environment at HafenCity Universität Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany.

Bess, M. & Pollak, J. (2016, 1-2 February). Accountability regimes and the EU’s agency world. TARN Workshop ‘Conceptualization of Agencification of EU Governance’ at Arena Center for European Studies, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2015, 19-20 November). Recommendations for the Dutch Council Presidency. Collaborator at TEPSA Pre-presidency Conference. Den Haag, Netherlands.

Pollak, J. (2015, 12 November). Austria & the EU: 20 Years of Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned. Panel Discussion at 8th Alumni Symposium of Webster Vienna Private University. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 29 October – 1 November). The two faces of representation. Workshop on a book edited by Johannes Pollak and Dario Castiglione, Center of Democracy Harvard. Boston, USA.

Pollak, J. (2015, 8-9 October). Österreich's Haltung zu Brexit und Grexit. IEP Konferenz. Berlin, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2015, 14 September). Europäische Gasversorgung im Umbruch. Energietage 2015, IIR Jahresbranchentreffen Gas. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 26-29 August). Section Chair at the ECPR’s Annual Conference: A total of 8 panels à 4-5 papers. Montréal, Canada.

Pollak, J. (2015, 2-3 July). Chair and discussant: Pademia Conference. Brussels, Belgium.

Schubert, S. R. (2015, 29 June). Panel Chair, TTIP-The search for facts, in cooperation with the embassies of the Poland, Spain and the United States, a panel discussion with Josef Janning (ECRF), Eric Frey (Der Standard), Pawel Zerka (DemosEuropa), and Hanno Lorenz (Agenda Austria), Webster University. Vienna, Austria.

Schubert, S. R. (2015, 18-19 June). Energy Security and International Conflict. Co-organizer and panel chair at Experts’ Meeting, Webster University in cooperation with the IHS and support from the European Community Studies Association. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 18-19 June). Organizer and Chair: Webster Conference on Energy Security, Webster Vienna Private University. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2015, 4-5 June). Grexit Brexit? Can Greece and the United Kingdom Quit European Institutions. Trans European Policy Studies Association: Luxembourg EU Pre-Presidency. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Helm, D. & Schubert, S. R. (2015, 13 April). The Energy Union – More than the sum of its parts. Moderator at Energy Talks

at the University of Oxford. Oxford, UK.

Pollak, J. (2015, March 26-27). Chair and organizer: Pademia Conference, Institute for Advanced Studies. Vienna, Austria.

Schubert, S. R. (2015). "The enduring search for security: Europe and the new geopolitics of energy”, Sicherheitspolitischer Arbeitskreis, University of Passau. Passau, Germany.

Algieri, F. (2014, 16-17 October). Austria’s ambivalent position towards EU enlargement and the Western Balkans. Paper, Workshop “EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans” by the European Policy Center Brussels.

Pollak, J. (2014, 5-6 November). Mess or System? Colliding Modes of representation in the EU. Conference on "Law and Democracy in Europe", University of Oslo, ARENA. Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2014, 30-31 October). Hunting the Snark: Colliding, colluding, confusing modes of representation in the European Union. Conference on "Multilevel Democracy", Free University Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Pollak, J. (2014, 10-11 October). Which democratic principles? And what about political parties?. Workshop on Political parties and democracy, Humboldt University (in cooperation with University of Oslo). Berlin, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2014, 3-6 September). Co-organizer for the section ‘Contemporary Challenges to Political Representation’, panel chair for the panel ‘Political representation beyond elections’ and discussant for the panel ‘Re-interpretations of key concepts in times of EU integration’. 8th ECPR General Conference, University of Glasgow. Glasgow, Scotland.

Pollak, J. (2014, 19-20 June). Input- paper on Turkey’s Role as Energy Partner in the Perceptions of Turkey and the EU, Workshop on Turkey’s Role in Global Energy: Turkey’s Potential as Future Energy Hub – Economic Developments and Political Options, Middle East Technical University. Ankara, Turkey.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 19-20 June). Kick-off conference of a project on “Turkey’s potential as a future energy hub – economic developments and political options” at the Middle East Technical University (METU). Ankara, Turkey.

Pollak, J. (2014, 16-19 June). Axes of democratic debate and political representation in the EU. PADEMIA PhD School “Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Practices”. Bratislava, Slovakia.

Pollak, J. (2014, 12-13 June). Parliaments and citizens in Europe. Co-organizer and discussant for the panel at the First Annual Conference of the ERASMUS Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe – PADEMIA. Brussels, Belgium.

Fossum, J. E., & Pollak, J. (2014, 5-7 June). Which Principles for a Democratic and Sustainable European Union?. 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union. The Hague, Netherlands.

Schubert, S. R. & Westphal, K. (2014, 9 May). The Shale Revolution and the Geopolitical Impacts for Europe. Moderator at Energy Talks. Stiftung Wissenschaft u. Poltik. Berlin, Germany.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 3-6 April). 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Panel Chair: Natural Resource Conflicts. Chicago, IL, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 3-6 April). 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Panel Reviewer/Discussant: Security Issues in East Asia. Chicago, IL, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 2-6 April). Checking China’s Caribbean Analogy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Brudvig, L. A. & Schubert, S. R. (2014, 31 March). The Future of Fracking and Unconventional Gas and Oil Resources. Moderator at Energy Talks at the US Embassy. City, Country.

Schubert, S. R. (2014, 5 February). The Middle East at a Crossroad. Round Table Discussion (moderated by BBC Journalist/broadcaster Sophie Long). City, Country.

Schubert, S. R. (2013, 18 October). Energy City – A joint energy autonomy simulation with HafenCity University. Hamburg, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2013, 3-4 October). No integration without representation. Or: I am feeling a bit Greek today, Conventional wisdoms under challenge: Reviewing the EU’s democratic deficit in times of crisis. Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS), University of Salzburg. Salzburg, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2013, 4-7 September). Compounded Representation or Conceptual Change. Paper prepared for the ECPR General Conference Sciences Po Bordeaux. Domaine Universitaire, France.

Pollak, J. (2013, 3 June). A comment on J. Neyer, The European Union: Which Institutional Architecture for Which Democracy?. University of Trento. Trento, Italy.

Pollak, J. (2013, 9-11 May). The Fragmentation of Representation, Principles and Practices of Representation in the European Union. Two papers presented at the EUSA Thirteenth Biennial Conference Baltimore. Maryland, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). 71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Panel Chair: International Environmental Politics. Chicago, IL, USA

Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). 71st Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Panel Reviewer/Discussant: Re-examining Counterinsurgency. Chicago, IL, USA.

Brutschin, E. & Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). Being Green: Measuring ‘Greenness’ and the effect of EU Membership. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2013, 11-14 April). Gauging China’s Intent: Literature Perspectives on China’s Expansion in the South China Sea. 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association Chicago. Illinois, USA.

Pollak, J. (2013, 10-11 January). Administrative representation? The case of EU agencies. The 4th International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Pollak, J. (2012, 24-25 May). National Parliaments in the EU – underdogs of representation?. Conference on ‘New trends in political representation in the EU – still democratic?’, University of Exeter. Exeter, UK.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2012, April). Why states do not go to war over energy. Nine assumptions, MPSA Conference. Chicago, USA.

Schubert, S. R. (2012, 12-15 April). 70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Panel: Epistemic Communities and Climate Politics. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. (2012, 10-15 April). The pitfalls of representation as claims-making. ECPR Joint Sessions. Antwerp, Netherlands.

Pollak, J. (2011, 2-3 December). Annual Conference of the Austrian Political Science Association 2011. Salzburg, Vienna.

Pollak, J. (2011, 26-27 November). What is left of European democracy?. Final RECON Conference. Oslo, Norway.

Schubert, S. R. (2011, 21 October). The Perception of Western NGOs in the Muslim World. Presentation made to the First Humanitarian Congress in Vienna. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2011, 22-23 September). Which Institutional Model? Which Democracy?. Conference on ‘The European Union: What Institutional Model for Which Type of Democracy’, University of Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria.

Pollak, J. & Schubert, S. R. (2011, 1-3 September). Realism, Energy, and International Conflict Why the struggle for power is still the name of the game. APSA Annual Meeting 2011. Seattle, USA.

Pollak, J. (2011, 25-17 August). National parliaments in the EU: between exercising control and distributing information?. Panel at the 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Lord, C. & Pollak, J. (2011, 14-15 July). Unequal but Democratic? Equality according to Karlsruhe. RECON Workshop ‘Strengthening Democracy in the EU: Alternative Forms of Representation’. Bremen, Germany.

Pollak, J. & Slominski, P. (2011, 20-22 June). Paper on ‘The communication function of the Austrian parliament’, 18th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies – Columbia University. Barcelona, Spain.

Pollak, J. (2011, 12-14 May). Representation and Accountability in the EU. International Seminar ‘Renewing or Challenging Democracy as we know it?’. Aarhus University. Aarhus, Denmark.

Pollak, J. (2011, 7-8 April). National Parliaments and Their Electorates in EU Affairs. Workshop at Viadrina University. Berlin, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2011, 1 April). Machiavellian Democracy. Workshop at European University Institute. Florence, Italy.

Pollak, J. (2011, 13-14 January). Conversion problems: from potential to actual power?. Panel ‘Demokratie im europäischen Integrationsprozess’, Dreiländertagung von SVPW, DVPW und ÖGPW, Universität Basel. Basel, Switzerland.

Schubert, S. R. (2011, 11-13 January). Energy Access for ALL: A political science perspective. Presentation made to the UN Agencies Connecting with Academics and the Civil Society Conference. Vienna, Austria.

Pollak, J. (2010, 21-24 September). External Advisor and Guest Lecturer to the Doctoral Programme of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change Finland. Aland Island, Finland.

Pollak, J. (2010, 16-18 September).The proliferation of accountability: vice or virtue?. Recon Workshop ‘Agency Governance in the EU and its Consequences’. Mannheim, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2010, 28-30 May). Directions of Change. Host to Recon Conference. Vienna, Austria.

Schubert, S. R. (2010, 22-25 April). 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference. Panel Reviewer/Discussant: External relations of the European Union. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. (2010, 21-25 April). Saviour or Achilles Heel: Turkish Membership in the Context of EU Energy Policy. Midwestern Political Science Association. Chicago, IL, USA.

Pollak, J. (2010, 22-27 March). National Parliaments in the EU: from deparliamentarisation to reparliamentarisation and back. ECPR Conference. Muenster, Germany.

Pollak, J. (2010, 26 March). Winning again? The national parliaments’ in the Lisbon Treaty. International conference ‘The European Parliament and the future of democratic representation after the Treaty of Lisbon’, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS/UL). Lisbon, Portugal.

Pollak, J. (2010, 18-21 March). On Political Representation. Myths and Challenges. International Political Science Association, Panel 12: Democratic Representation in European Governance. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Policy Papers

The list below gives the references of policy papers authored or co-authored by Webster Vienna Private University professors. Our faculty names are in bold.

Viatcheslav Morozov, Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Why Russia’s Strategic Deception Is Popular: The Cultural Appeal of the Trickster,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 554, December 2018.

Bátora, J. et al (2017): "The EU's Crisis Management in the Kosovo-Serbia Crises" EUNPACK Working Paper No 3.

Bátora, J. and Osland, K. (2017): "Public Perceptions of the EU’s Role in Crisis Management in North Mitrovica" EUNPACK Policy Brief, 5.03.

Bátora, J., Kursani, S. and Osland, K. (2017): "Public Perceptions of the EU’s Role in Crisis Management in South Mitrovica" EUNPACK Policy Brief, 5.04.

Brutschin, E., Pollak, J., & Schubert, S. R. (2014). ”The EU and Russian Gas: Is Ukraine a game changer?”, OeGfE Policy Brief, 15'2014.

Brutschin, E, & Pollak, J. (2014). ”The European Commission 2030 framework for climate and energy policies: a step back?”, IHS Standpunkt, 21/2014.

Algieri, F. (2012). “Irrelevant or not? Thoughts on the EU’s strategic partnership with China”, AIES Fokus.

Algieri, F. (2012). “Austria’s perception of Germany. Between admiration and skepticism”, in Möller, A. & Parkes, R. (eds.), Germany as viewed by other EU member states. (EPIN Paper No. 33), pp. 42-44.

Algieri, F. (2010). „Europäische Chinapolitik: Testfall für die Kohärenz der EU-Außenpolitik (European China policy as a test for the coherence of EU foreign policy)“, AIES Fokus 8/2010.

Research News

Despite the Corona crisis, research activities at WVPU’s International Relations Department are going on. Assistant Professor Anatoly Reshetnikov has just published an article co-authored with Dr. Xymena Kurowska on trickstery in international politics in the prestigious European Journal of International Relations.

In their article, Kurowska and Reshetnikov probe the idea of pluralizing stigma in international society and scrutinize a few of Russia’s recent foreign policy moves as examples of trickstery.

The article is already published ‘first online’ on EJIR’s website.

International politics is often imagined via a binary opposition between the oppressor and the oppressed. Attention to entrenched hierarchies of power is essential in the study of international politics. However, taking this division too rigidly can obfuscate the very mechanisms of power that must be understood in order to grasp these hierarchies. We identify one such mechanism in the practice of trickstery, particularly as practiced in the context of Russia’s ambivalent and conflicted place in international society. Through the dynamics of trickstery, we show the workings of stigmatization to be a plural phenomenon, giving rise to various normative challenges.

The trickster is both conformist and deviant, hero and anti-hero – a “plural figure” both reflecting the rich cultural texture of international society and contesting its hierarchies. The trickster particularly unsettles the ideal liberal (global) public sphere through its simultaneous performance of emancipatory and anti-emancipatory logic. In this, trickstery produces normatively undecidable situations that exceed the analytical capacities of, for example, the strategic use of norms, norm contestation, and stigma management literature. We find trickstery to be encapsulated in the contemporary international situation of Russia, while recognizing that its practices are potentially available to other actors with similarly liminal status and cultural repertoires.

We particularly analyze the trickster practice of ‘overidentification’ with norms, which apparently endorses but indirectly subverts the normative frameworks within which it is performed. Such overidentification is a form of satire, contemporaneously appropriated by state actors, which has indeterminate yet significant effects.

Webster Vienna IR faculty member Prof. Jozef Bátora and his co-authors have published a new research article titled “Spaces and Institutional Logics in Post-Conflict Settings of Mitrovica” in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.

In their new study, Bátora and his co-authors show that in post-conflict settings it is important to consider what meanings and practices (institutional logics) the local population associates with specific spaces. Based on field research focusing on bridges in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica in Northern Kosovo they identified significant differences in perceptions and practices associated with the bridges among the population on both sides of the river Ibër/Ibar; differences in how and for what purposes bridges are used, and differences in how the EU and its crisis management practices are perceived on both sides of the river.

The article contributes to theoretical debates within the local turn in conflict studies in IR and, more specifically, it expands the concept of “everyday peace” adding a spatial dimension. When it comes to practical implications for EU foreign policy, the findings in the article call for closer attention being paid to analyzing local perceptions and practices associated with spaces before making decisions on allocating funds for stabilization and development in post-conflict environments.

In May 2020 IR faculty member Ralph Schöllhammer successfully completed and defended his doctoral dissertation in political science at the University of Kentucky. His dissertation titled "From Hobbes to Habermas: The Anti-Cultural Turn in Western Political Thought," engages with the question of whether the concept of culture still has a place in contemporary political theory.

Beginning with an overview of psychological research into the phenomenon of culture, he puts forward the argument that human beings are by nature social and individualistic, but that they oscillate between their ability to put group-interests before individual interests and vice versa. Culture is the main mechanism that influences which interest we give priority. This mechanism work through emotional attachments that create intuitions about what is morally right and wrong, thereby influencing final behavioral outcomes.

The Enlightenment and Thomas Hobbes viewed these emotional attachments as an insufficient or dangerous foundation for social action, leading to a philosophical approach that put rational individualism at the center of its moral matrix, diminishing the importance of the emotional attachments created by culture.

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