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Achim Hurrelmann

Professor – Politics of the European Union; Comparative Politics of European States; Canada-Europe Relations

Degrees:Dip.-Pol. (Hamburg); Ph.D. (Bremen)
Phone:(613) 520-2600 x 2294
Office:D687 Loeb Building

Achim Hurrelmann (Dipl.-Pol. University of Hamburg, 2000; Dr. rer. pol. University of Bremen, 2004) is Professor of Political Science. He is Co-Director (with Joan DeBardeleben) of the Centre for European Studies (CES), a Carleton University Research Centre focused on European affairs. He is cross-appointed to the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS).

Achim’s scholarly work focuses on the politics of the European Union. He is particularly interested in political discourses about European integration (in parliaments, the media, and among citizens), democracy and legitimacy in the EU, as well as Canada-Europe relations. With Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and Amy Verdun, he has published European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective (University of Toronto Press 2018), the first textbook on EU politics focused explicitly on a Canadian readership. His research articles have appeared in some of the leading journals in the field, including European Journal of Political ResearchWest European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, and Journal of European Integration.

Achim has been awarded a number of research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and other granting agencies. In cooperation with Petra Dolata, Patrick Leblond, and Frédéric Mérand, he is currently working on a project that examines “The Reconfiguration of Canada-Europe Relations after Brexit”, supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (2019-2024). As applicant or co-applicant, he has also been awarded various grants to support the Centre for European Studies, including most recently funding from the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme for a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2019-2022).

The main fields of Achim’s teaching are EU politics, comparative politics (with a focus on Europe), as well as democratic and state theory. He has also taught introductory courses in the fields of Political Science and European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. In 2011, he was awarded the Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Award; in 2019, he won Carleton University’s Excellence in Blended and Online Teaching Award.

Selected Publications (see CV for full list)

‘Did the Eurozone Crisis Undermine the European Union’s Legitimacy? An Analysis of Newspaper Reporting, 2009-2014’, Comparative European Politics, Online First (2020), DOI: 10.1057/s41295-020-00205-6 (co-authored with Andrea Wagner).

‘Framing the Eurozone Crisis in National Parliaments: Is the Economic Cleavage Really Declining?’, Journal of European Integration, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2020), 489-507 (co-authored with Stephanie Kerr, Anna Gora and Philip Eibl).

‘Legitimacy and European Union Politics’Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press (2019), DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1112.

‘Political Controversy about International Economic Agreements: Lessons for Canada-UK Trade Negotiations after Brexit’, International Journal, Vol. 74, No. 3 (2019), 453-462 (co-authored with Ece Özlem Atikcan, Adam William Chalmers, and Crina Viju-Miljusevic).

‘Demoi-cracy: A Useful Framework for Theorizing the Democratization of Multilevel Governance?’, in: Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance, edited by Nathalie Behnke, Jörg Broschek and Jared Sonnicksen, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2019), 293-310 (co-authored with Joan DeBardeleben).

‘The Eurozone Crisis and Citizen Engagement in EU Affairs’West European Politics, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2016), 104-124 (co-authored with Sebastian Baglioni).

‘The Politicization of European Integration: More than an Elite Affair?’Political Studies, Vol. 63, No. 1 (2015), 43-59 (co-authored with Anna Gora and Andrea Wagner).