Dr. Günter Walzenbach

Associate Professor
Günter Walzenbach  is Comparative Political Scientist with commitment to high quality, interdisciplinary teaching and substantive research interests in economic policy coordination, global and regional governance, the external relations of the European Union; specific country expertise on Armenia, Ukraine, Germany and the United Kingdom.


Ph.D., European University Institute, Florence
M.A., University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom
B.A., University of Heidelberg, Germany

Areas of research and teaching specialization
Economic policy coordination, global and regional governance, the external relations of the European Union

Courses taught

  • PSIA303 Research Methods in Political Science
  • PSIA312 Trade Politics
  • PSIA352 Economics for Political Science

Selected Publications

  • Co-ordination in Context – Institutional Choices to Promote Exports, Revivals Series, Routledge, London and New York,2018
  • ‘Striking a balance? Comparative and International Political Economy in Times of Crisis’, in E. Baroncelli and R. Mulé et al. (ed.) Political Responses to the Economic Crisis, Milan: Egea, pp. 63-96, 2017
  • ‘Global Political Economy’ in Stephen McGlinchey (ed.) International Relations: A Beginner’s Guide, E-IR Publishing, Bristol, chapter 8, pp. 87-97, 2016
  • ‘Problem-solving European style? The Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-level Governance in Ukraine’, Public Policy and Economic Development 6 (2), pp. 43 - 57, 2014
  • ‘European Governance and Transformation in Ukraine’, in Josette Baer (ed.) From Post-Communism toward the Third Millennium (Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe 7), Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 29 - 58, 2011
  • ‘Comparative Constitutionalism and Democratisation: Has Africa Anything to Learn from Europe?’, Naukovi Praci: Politologia 122 (109), Black Sea National University, pp. 67 - 80, Mykolayiv, 2010
  •   European Governance: Policy Making between Politicisation and Control, Routledge, London and New York, 2006
  •   ‘The Maintenance of Executive Capacity in Germany: Revisiting the Annual Budget of the European Union’, Public Administration 79 (2), pp. 383 - 401, 2001.
  •  ‘The Doubtful Handshake – From International to Comparative Political Economy?’, in  James N. Rosenau et al. (eds) Strange Power: Shaping the Parameters of International Relations and International Political Economy, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 369 - 389, 2000