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Professor Wolfram Kaiser

Professor of European Studies

Wolfram Kaiser


Wolfram Kaiser's main research interests are in contemporary European history and politics, especially European integration. His book Making the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels, International Organizations (Palgrave 2014, with J. Schot) de-centres the EU by taking a long-term approach to analysing European integration since the middle of the nineteenth century. In Exhibiting Europe in Museums. Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives, and Representations (Berghahn 2014, with S. Krankenhagen and K. Poehls) he discusses if and how history museums become more transnational and/or Europeanized. His earlier monographChristian Democracy and the Origins of European Union (CUP 2007) addresses the role of transnational party elite networks in European integration in long-term historical perspective. Wolfram Kaiser also has broader interests in the processes of Europeanisation and globalisation in historical perspective and the history of international relations, esp. the political culture of internationalisation. He has authored and edited many books and articles for journals including Comparativ, Contemporary British History, Contemporary European History, Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, Historical Journal, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of European Integration History, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Modern History, and Revue d'histoire diplomatique.

Research Interests

Research Clusters

Transnational Europe
Discipline Areas

Area Studies
International Relations
Politics and Public Administration
Current Research Projects

Narratives and Representations of European Integration
Experts and Expert Networks in International Organizations
International Organizations and European Integration: Transfer of Political Ideas and Policy Concepts
Political Culture of Internationalisation: World Exhibitions in the 19th Century

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