Susanne K. Schmidt

Susanne K. Schmidt

Prof. Dr.
Professor of Political Science
Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien (InIIS)
University of Bremen

Research Interests
European integration
Judicial politics


2006 - today:     

Professor of Political Science, University of Bremen

2009 – 2012:     

Dean of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Coordinator of the successful grant application 2011/12

2005 - 2006:     

Professor of Political Science, University of Bielefeld

2004 - 2005:     

Professor pro tempore for European Studies, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (offer for tenure declined)

1999 - 2005:     

Research fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies, Cologne

1997 - 1999:     

Post-Doc fellow, Max Planck Institute, research stays in Paris (CERI) and Florence (EUI)

1993 - 1997:     

Doctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute, Cologne

1990 - 1993:     

Research fellow, Max Planck Institute, Cologne

1989 - 1990:     

Research officer, SPRU, University of Sussex

Education & Degrees


Habilitation, Political Science, Fern Universität Hagen


Ph.D, Political Science, University of Hamburg


M.Sc, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

1988 - 1989:     

M.Sc. course "Science, Technology and Industrialisation", SPRU, University of Sussex

1986 - 1988:     

Political Science (public law minor), University of Hamburg

1984 - 1986:     

Political Science (economics, history minor), University of Marburg

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

2004 - today:     

Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of European Public Policy

2011 - today:     

Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Administration

2011 - today:     

Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA)

2011 - today:     

Senate and Grants Committee on Research Training Groups of the DFG

2008 - today:     

Tutor Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2000 - 2003:     

Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of European Union Politics

List of the ten most relevant publications


Schmidt, Susanne K. (2012) Who Cares about Nationality? The Path-dependent Case Law of the ECJ from Goods to Citizens, in: Journal of European Policy 19:1, 8-24.


Schmidt, Susanne K. (2009) When efficiency results in redistribution: the conflict over the single services market, in: West European Politics 32:4, 847-865.


Schmidt, Susanne K. (2007) Mutual Recognition as a New Mode of Governance, in: Journal of European Public Policy 14:5, 667-681.


Schmidt, Susanne K. & Kalypso Nicolaïdis (2007) Mutual Recognition on “Trial”: The Long Road to Services Liberalization, in: Journal of European Public Policy 14:5, 717-734.


Schmidt, Susanne K. (2000) Only an Agenda Setter? The European Commission’s Power over the Council of Ministers, in: European Union Politics 1:1, 37-61.


Schmidt, Susanne K. (1998) Commission Activism: Subsuming Telecommunications and Electricity under European Competition Law, in: Journal of European Public Policy 5:1, 169-84.


Schmidt, Susanne K. (2014) Judicial Europeanization. The Case of Zambrano in Ireland, in: West European Politics,  Juli 2014, im Erscheinen


Schmidt, Susanne K. (2014) Squaring the Circle with Mutual Recognition? Demoicratic Governance in Practice, in: Journal of European Public Policy 22:1, 2014, with Julia Sievers.


Schmidt, Susanne K. (1998) Liberalisierung in Europa. Die Rolle der Europäischen Kommission. Frankfurt: Campus


Schmidt, Susanne K. & Werle, Raymund (1998) Coordinating Technology. Studies in the International Standardization of Telecommunications. Cambridge M.A.: MIT Press.

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