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Achim Hurrelmann

Associate Professor, Director of EURUS – European Integration, European Union Politics, West European Politics

Degrees:Dipl.-Pol. (Hamburg) PhD (Bremen)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2294
Office:3305 Richcraft Hall (former River Building)

Achim Hurrelmann – Director, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS); Associate Professor, Political Science; Jean Monnet Chair

Achim Hurrelmann (Dipl.-Pol. University of Hamburg, 2000; Dr. rer. pol. University of Bremen, 2005) is Associate Professor of Political Science; he has served as Director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies since 2014. He is also Co-Director (with Joan DeBardeleben) of the Centre for European Studies (CES), a Carleton University Research Centre focused on European affairs, and holds the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union”.

Achim is one of the leading Canadian scholars of European integration. He has published two monographs and six edited volumes, most recently The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas (ed. with Steffen Schneider, Palgrave Macmillan 2015). His articles have appeared in some of the top journals in the field, including European Journal of Political Research, Political Studies, European Political Science Review, West European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, European Law Journal, and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.

He has held two research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as well as a transatlantic cooperation grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He was applicant or co-applicant on various successful grant applications to support the Centre for European Studies (CES), most recently as academic coordinator of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2016-2019).

His research in recent years has focused on questions of politicization, legitimation and democratization in EU multilevel governance. His current project, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant, examines whether (and how) the Eurozone financial crisis has led to an increased politicization of EU affairs in the European population, and what implications such politicization trends have had on democratic institutions and practices in EU multilevel governance.

Achim has served as an elected member of the Governing Board of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) since 2010. He was program chair for the 2012 ECSA-C Biennial Conference and section chair for comparative politics at the 2012 CPSA Annual Conference. In addition, he has co-organized several research workshops at Canadian and German universities. He has also served on a SSHRC adjudication committee for the Insight Grant competition.

Achim has taught university courses on European integration, for undergraduate and graduate students, since 2007. Other topics of his teaching include an introduction to political science, as well as introductory and advanced courses on various issues of comparative politics. In 2011, he was awarded the Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Award.

Achim’s full CV, including a list of publications, can be found here.