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Professor Rudi Wurzel


Rudi Wurzel

Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies.

Biography Rudi Wurzel is Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies in the Department of Politics.

He received his PhD from the University of London, where he studied at the London School of Economics (Department of International Relations), for a thesis entitled ‘Britain, Germany and the European Union: Environmental Policy-making from 1972-97’. Rudi was awarded an MA in European integration (with distinction) from the University of Hull and an MA in Politics (main subject), Law and German Literature from the University of Augsburg (Germany). He studied at the Universities of Würzburg, Augsburg, Hull and London. He received German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarships and research grants from the University of London and ESRC for his postgraduate studies.

Rudi's main research areas include environmental policy, European Union, comparative European politics, German politics, new modes of governance and public policies.

Rudi joined the University of Hull as a lecturer in 1993. He was promoted to senior lecturer (2003) and reader (2005) before being awarded a chair.

He is the Director of the Centre for European Union Studies (CEUS). Rudi has successfully completed a large number of projects for which he received grants from funding bodies such as the British Academy, EU, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust and Anglo-German Foundation.
Research Interests Environmental policy, comparative European politics, European Union, German politics, new modes of governance, public polices, multilevel and polycentric governance
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate

- Germany in the New Europe
- Understanding the European Union
- The Politics of the Environment
- Paths of Research
- Contemporary Political Issues
- Dissertation supervision

- Power and the State
- Challenges in International Politics
Scopus Author ID 6603618428