Prof. Dr Wolfram Kaiser

Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg
Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5261
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: kaiser@gcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

Prof. Dr Wolfram Kaiser joins the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Research Fellow from June 2019 to May 2020. He conducts his research in the Research Unit "Pathways and Mechanisms of Global Cooperation".


Research Project at the Centre

Transnational Integration and Democracy Narratives: Dynamics in European Cooperation in Historical Perspective

My research project consists of two strands and an experimental element, which could hopefully help advance research about pathways and mechanisms of cooperation within and beyond Europe. The first strand builds on my own (past and ongoing) and other (published) research on European and global cooperation in long-term historical perspective. This research aims to identify vectors of continuity and change in such cooperation in historical perspective. The second strand builds on my current research and has a more clearly delineated empirical focus to generate in-depth data about what could be called shorter defining periods of controversial and partly transnational debate about the desirable character of European cooperation. This research seeks to connect in a fruitful manner my interests in transnational actors and integration and in narratives, or ways of telling stories about, new forms of ‘cooperative’ democracy developed to define and through emotive appeals, legitimize (or de-legitimize) European cooperation and integration. This strand will focus on the European Parliament as a platform for transnational cooperation, socialization and contestation among political parties and other societal actors debating the nature and rationale for the future development of the existing set of institutions. I also hope to advance research on the role of European societal actors in promoting and diffusing democracy, human rights, and regional cooperation and integration during the period from the 1960s through to the 1990s, which could involve an exploratory workshop to be organized in 2020.

Vita

2013 – 2016

Free University of Berlin, Kolleg-Forschergruppe Transformative Power of Europe

Visiting Research Fellow

Since 2000

University of Portsmouth, England

Professor of European Studies (Chair)

Since 1996

College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

Visiting Professor

Research Interests

  • Global cooperation past and present
  • Transnational networks and actors
  • History of European integration
  • Narratives of (European) cooperation

Selected Publications

Monographs / Editions of Documents

The European Parliament and the Constitutional Reform of the European Communities 1979-1989 – study for the EPRS/EP (170pp) (2019 - forthcoming)

Writing the Rules for Europe. Experts, Cartels, and International Organizations (Making Europem1850-2000, vol. 3), Palgrave, Basingstoke 2014 (with J. Schot, Freeman Prize 2014 of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology for the book series)

Exhibiting Europe in Museums. Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives and Representations, Berghahn, New York – Oxford 2014 (with S. Krankenhagen and K. Poehls)[updated and revised version of 5 below]

Europa ausstellen. Das Museum als Praxisfeld der Europäisierung, Böhlau, Cologne – Vienna 2012 (with S. Krankenhagen and K. Poehls).

Christian Democracy and the Origins of European Union, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2007.

Transnationale Parteienkooperation der europäischen Christdemokraten. Dokumente 1945-1965 / Coopération transnationale des partis démocrates chrétiens en Europe. Documents 1945-1965, K.G. Saur, Munich 2004 (with M. Gehler). [Edition of 220 documents in German, French and English, from 15 archives in 6 countries, with a 50pp introduction and 16pp biographies of politicians involved in party cooperation]

Using Europe, Abusing the Europeans. Britain and European Integration 1945-63, 2nd edition, Macmillan, London 1999 [1996].

Großbritannien und die Europäische Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft 1955-1961. Von Messina nach Canossa (Studien zur Internationalen Geschichte, Vol. 2), Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1996.Hidden Integration. Continuities in European Cooperation in the Twentieth Century, special issue vol. 27, no. 1, 2018 of Contemporary European History (with K.K. Patel).

Edited Books / Special Journal Issues

Europeans in Exile: Catholics and Christian Democrats in Western Europe and the Americas 1925-1989, Leuven UP, Leuven 2019 (with P. Kosicki, in preparation).

Hidden Integration. Continuities in European Cooperation in the Twentieth Century, special issue vol. 27, no. 1, 2018 of Contemporary European History (with K.K. Patel).

Cooperation and Competition among International Organisations in European Integration (special issue vol. 24, no. 3, 2017 of European Review of History (with K.K. Patel).

Narrating European Integration: Actors and Stories, special issue vol. 19, no. 2, 2017 of National Identities (with R. McMahon).

International Organizations and Environmental Protection: Conservation and Globalisation in the Twentieth Century, Berghahn, New York 2017 (ed. with J.H Meyer).

Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-Making 1958-92, Palgrave, Basingstoke 2013 (ed. with J.H. Meyer).

Non-State Actors in European Integration in the 1970s. Towards a Polity of Transnational Contestation (special issue vol. 20, no. 3 of Comparativ. Leipziger Beiträge zur Universalgeschichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaftsforschung), Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2010 (ed. with J.H. Meyer).

Transnational Networks in Regional Integration: Governing Europe 1945-83, Palgrave, Basingstoke 2010 (ed. with B. Leucht and M. Gehler).

European Union History. Themes and Debates, Palgrave, Basingstoke 2010 (ed. with A. Varsori).

Networks in European Union Governance (special issue vol. 29, no. 2 of Journal of Public Policy, 131-239), CUP, Cambridge 2009.

Netzwerke im europäischen Mehrebenensystem. Von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart, Böhlau, Vienna – Cologne – Weimar 2009 (ed. with M. Gehler and B. Leucht).

The History of the European Union. Origins of a Trans- and Supranational Polity 1950-72, Routledge, London 2009 (ed. with B. Leucht and M. Rasmussen).

Transnational European Union: Towards a Common Political Space, Routledge, London 2005 (ed. with P. Starie).

European Union Enlargement: A Comparative History, Routledge, London 2004 (ed. with J. Elvert).

Christian Democracy in Europe since 1945, Routledge, London 2004 (ed. with M. Gehler).

Political Catholicism in Europe 1918-1945, Routledge, London 2004 (ed. with H. Wohnout).

Culture Wars. Secular-Catholic Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2003 (ed. with C. Clark).

Kulturkampf in Europa im 19. Jahrhundert (special issue vol. 12, no. 5/6 of Comparativ. Leipziger Beiträge zur Universalgeschichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaftsforschung), Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2002.

Christdemokratie in Europa im 20. Jahrhundert, Böhlau, Vienna – Cologne – Vienna 2001 (ed. with M. Gehler and H. Wohnout).

Reforming the Constitution. Debates in Twentieth-Century Britain, Frank Cass, London 2000 (ed. with P. Catterall and U. Walton-Jordan).

British Foreign Policy 1955-64. Contracting Options, Macmillan, London 2000 (ed. with G. Staerck).

Political Reform in Britain, 1886-1996. Themes, Ideas, Policies, Universitätsverlag Dr. N. Brockmeyer, Bochum 1997 (ed. with U. Jordan).

Other Selected Publications

Executive Autonomy and Neo-Corporatist Concertation: Transnational Governance Practices in the European Steel Sector, Contemporary European History, Contemporary European History, vol. 27, no. 2 (2018), 239-257.

Continuity and Change in European Co-operation during the Twentieth Century, Contemporary European History, vol. 27, no. 2 (2018), 165-182.

International Organizations and Holocaust Remembrance: From Europe to the World, International Journal of Cultural Policy 2018, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2018.1433667 (with A. Storeide).

Cooperation and Competition among International Organisations in European Integration (special issue vol. 24, no. 3, 2017 of European Review of History (with K.K. Patel).

Narrating European Integration: Actors and Stories, special issue vol. 19, no. 2, 2017 of National Identities (with R. McMahon).

International Organizations and Environmental Protection: Conservation and Globalisation in the Twentieth Century, Berghahn, New York 2017 (ed. with J.H Meyer).

Multiple Connections in European Cooperation: International Organizations, Policy Ideas, Practices and Transfers 1967–1992, European Review of History, vol. 24, no. 3 (2017), 337-357, DOI: 10.1080/13507486.2017.1282431 (with K.K. Patel).

One narrative or several? Politics, cultural elites, and citizens in constructing a ‘New Narrative for Europe’, National Identities, vol. 19, no. 2 (2017), 215-230 (DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1265491).

Narrating European Integration: Transnational Actors and Stories, National Identities vol. 19, no. 2 (2017), 149-160 (with R. McMahon, DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1274722).

Limits of Cultural Engineering: Actors and Narratives in the European Parliament’s House of European History Project, Journal of Common Market Studies vol. 55, no. 3 (2017), 518-534 (DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12475, 2017).

Setting Agendas, Building Institutions, and Shaping Binding International Commitments: Conclusions, in: Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer (eds), International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, New York: Berghahn, 2017, 317-332.

International Organisations and Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century: Introduction, in: Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer (eds), International Organisations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, New York: Berghahn, 2017, 1-29.

Sometimes it’s the Economy, Stupid! International Organizations, Steel and the Environment, in: Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer (eds), International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, New York: Berghahn, 2017, 153-181.

Das Europa der „Äußeren Sieben“: Die „surcharge“-Krise der Europäischen Freihandelsgemeinschaft im Herbst 1964, in: Rüdiger Hohls and Hartmut Kaelble (eds), Geschichte der europäischen Integration, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2016, 143-150.

Clash of Cultures: Two Milieus in the European Union’s “A New Narrative for Europe” Project, Journal of Contemporary European Studies vol. 23, no. 3 (2015), 364-377 (DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2015.1018876)