Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    Abitur (A-levels), Neues Gymnasium (grammar school), Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany

  • 1989 – 1995
    Studied political and administrative science, University of Konstanz

  • 1995
    Diplom degree (top marks) in political and administrative science

  • 1999
    Doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy

  • 1999 – 2001
    Coordinator of the environmental research programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence

  • 1999 – 2002
    Research associate, Max Planck Project Group – The Law of Common Goods, Bonn, Germany

  • 2002 – 2003
    Director of a junior research group, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether Programme, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • 2003 – 2004
    C3 professor of international politics and European integration at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • Since 2004
    Chair in European integration at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Börzel, T.: States and Regions in the European Union. Institutional Adaptation in Germany and Spain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2002.

  • Börzel, T.: Civil Society on the Rise? EU Enlargement and Societal Mobilization in Central and Eastern Europe. Special Issue of Acta Politica, 2010.

  • Börzel, T.: Coping with Accession to the European Union. New Modes of Environmental Governance. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan 2009.

  • Börzel, T. et al.: Obstinate and Inefficient. Why Member States Do Not Comply with European Law. In: Comparative Political Studies 43(11), 2010.

  • Börzel, T.: European Governance? Negotiation and Competition in the Shadow of Hierarchy. In: Journal of Common Market Studies 48(2), 2010. pp. 191-454.

  • Börzel, T., Risse, T.: Venus Approaching Mars? The European Unions Approaches to Democracy Promotion. In: Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law. American and European Strategies, edited by Amichai Magen, Thomas Risse und Michael A. McFaul, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. pp. 34-60.

  • Börzel, T., Risse, T.: Europeanization: The Domestic Impact of EU Politics. In: Handbook of European Union Politics, edited by Knud Erik Joergensen, Mark A. Pollack and Ben Rosamond, London: Sage, 2007. pp. 483-504.

  • Börzel, T.: Mind the Gap! European Integration between Level and Scope. In: Journal of European Public Policy 12(2), 2005. pp. 1-20.

  • Börzel, T.: Pace-Setting, Foot-Dragging, and Fence-Sitting. Member State Responses to Europeanization. In: Journal of Common Market Studies 40(2), 2002. pp. 193-214.

  • Börzel, T.: Organising Babylon. On the Different Conceptions of Policy Networks. In: Public Administration 76(2), 1998. pp. 253-273.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Exporting (Good) Governance: Regional Organizations and Areas of Limited Statehood" (B2); "Does modern statehood make a difference? Business and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" (D2), since 2010

  • Director of the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin interdisciplinary centre "European governance – within the European Union and beyond it", 2008 – 2012

  • Director (with Thomas Risse) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "The Transformative Power of Europe: The European Union and the Diffusion of Ideas", 2008 – 2011

  • "“Good Governance without the Shadow of Hierarchy? The European Neighbourhood Policy and the Fight Against Corruption in the Southern Caucasus within the Framework of EU Policy toward Neighbouring States" (B2); (with Adrienne Héritier, European University Institute Florence) "Fostering Regulation? Corporate Social Responsibility in Countries with Weak Regulatory Capacity" (D2), 2006 – 2009

  • Jean Monnet Chair of EU Politics, EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), since 2006

  • Project leader, German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: New Modes of Governance?", since 2006

  • Director of the project "Coping with Accession: New Modes of Governance and EU Enlargement" within the integrated project "New Modes of Governance in Europe", coordinated by the European University Institute in Florence as part of the EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), 2004 – 2007

  • Director of the cluster "Effectiveness, Capacity and Legitimacy" (Cluster 3) within the integrated project "New Modes of Governance in Europe", coordinated by the European University Institute in Florence as part of the EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), 2004 – 2007

  • Director of the DFG research project "Compliance with Law beyond the Nation State", 2004 – 2006

  • Project leader of the DFG Emmy Noether Programme "Compliance with Law beyond the Nation State", 2002 – 2004

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Elected member of the departmental council for political and social sciences and of the institutional council for the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, since 2007

  • Chairperson of the examination committee at the Otto Suhr Institute, FU Berlin, since 2005

  • Member of the executive committee of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" and coordination of Project Area B "Governance Institutions", since 2005

  • Member of the executive committee and director of Cluster 3 of the integrated project "New Modes of Governance in Europe", coordinated by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in the EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), 2004 – 2007

  • Co-editor of the UEACES book series: Contemporary European Studies Series, Routledge

  • Co-editor of the book series of the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW) section International Relations: Weltpolitik im Umbruch (Global Politics in Turmoil), Nomos

    West European Politics

    Journal of European Public Policy

    Acta Politica

  • Editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (Journal of International Relations), advisory board of Public Administration

  • Institute for European Politics (Academic Directorate)

  • Budget officer of the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

Additional qualifications

  • Coordinator, Berlin Centre for European Studies (BEST), since 2010

  • Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "The EU and its Citizens", since 2009

  • Head of the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Transformative Power of Europe" and of the interdisciplinary centre "European Governance", since 2008

  • Elected member of the departmental council for political and social sciences and of the institutional council for the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, since 2007

  • Member of the executive committee of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" and coordination of Project Area B "Governance Institutions", since 2005

  • Director of the Centre for European Integration at the Otto Suhr Institute, FU Berlin, since 2005

  • Chairperson of the examination committee at the Otto Suhr Institute, FU Berlin, since 2005

  • Member of the executive committee and director of Cluster 3 of the integrated project "New Modes of Governance in Europe", coordinated by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in the EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), 2004 – 2007

  • Spokesperson of the working group "Integration" of the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW), 2003 – 2006

  • Deputy director of the Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University, 2003 – 2004

  • Vice dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Heidelberg University, 2003 – 2004

  • Equal opportunity officer of the Max Planck Project Group – The Law of Common Goods, 2000 – 2002

  • Elected doctoral student representative at the European University Institute, 1995 – 1996


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