Dr Uwe Wunderlich

Lecturer in International Relations

Member of Senate /  Member of Programme Approval Sub-Committee /  Member of Quality and Programme Sub-Committee

Dr Uwe Wunderlich

I have joined Aston University in June 2006 having previously taught at Royal Holloway, the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the Universities of Reading, East Anglia and Magdeburg.

My research focuses primarily on comparative regionalism with an emphasis on Europe and Southeast Asia. Here, I am interested in the impact of context on the direction of regional projects. This includes the impact of crisis and variations in mass-politicisation and contestation of integration policies.

I am also very interested in the emergence of forms of post-national actorness and in the evolution of interregionalism within the multi-layered global governance environment.

  • Phd (2003, University of East Anglia)
  • MA in International Relations and Asia-Pacific Studies (1998, University of East Anglia)
  • Diplomkaufmann (1997, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Undergraduate Modules

  • LP1008 Introduction to International Relations 1
  • LP1021 Introduction to International Relations
  • LP2014 International Relations: Theories and Issues
  • LP3015 The International Relations of East Asia


Postgraduate Modules

  • LPM006 International Relations Theory
  • LPM014 The EU and East Asia: Changing Dynamics in Interregional Relations
  • LPM019 The EU as a Global Actor
  • LPM026 Globalisation, Regionalism and Global Governance
  • (2007a) ‘Comparing Regions – The European and the Southeast Asian Experiences’, Paper presented at UACES Annual Research Conference, Portsmouth, September 2007. 
  • (2007b) ‘Recognising Regions in a Global Context’, Paper presented at PIR Conference The International Role of the EU – New Patterns of Global Governance, Aston University, Birmingham, June 2007. 
  • (2004a) ‘The New Regionalism Revisited – Bridging International Relations and European Studies’, Paper presented at the International Relations Research in Progress Seminar Series, University of Sussex, Brighton, October 18, 2004. 
  • (2004b) ‘Towards a More Comprehensive Conceptualisation of Regions: The New Regionalism Revisited’, Paper presented at the 5th Pan-European SGIR Conference, The Hague, September 9-11, 2004. 
  • (2004c) ‘Conceptualising the European Union – A New Regionalism Approach’, Paper presented at the UACES 34th Annual Conference and 9th Research Conference, Birmingham, September 6-8, 2004. 
  • (2004d) ‘The New Regionalism – A Theoretical Framework for the Analysis of European Integration?’, Paper presented at the Second Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Bologna, June 24-26, 2004. 
  • (2004e) ‘Globalisation and Identity Building – A Social Constructivist Approach to Sino-Taiwanese Relations’, Paper presented at European Association of Taiwan Studies Inaugural Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, April 17-18, 2004. 
  • (2003a) ‘New Regionalism and European Integration’, Paper presented at European Forum, Centre for Research in European Studies, University of East Anglia, November 7, 2003. 
  • (2003b) ‘The New Regionalism Approach’, Paper presented at the UACES 33rd Annual Conference and 8th Research Conference, University of Newcastle, September 2-4, 2003. 
  • (2003c) ‘The New Regionalism Research Programme’, Paper presented at the UACES SF Fourth Annual Southern Regional Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, May 10, 2003. 
  • (2002a) ‘The Impact of Globalisation on International Security – The Case of the Taiwan Strait’, Paper presented at the 2002 North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) Conference, University of Chicago, June 27-30, 2002. 
  • (2002b) ‘Globalisation, Security and the Development of PRC–ROC Relations’, Working Paper presented at the Politics and Sociology Research Seminar, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia, May 27, 2002. 
  • (2001a) ‘Regional Co-operation in Western Europe: The European Integration Process in the Context of Globalisation’, Working Paper presented at the Politics and Sociology Research Seminar, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia, November 13, 2001. 
  • (2001b) ‘The European Integration Process – Conceptualising the EU’, Working Paper presented at the Politics and Sociology Research Seminar, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia, February 13, 2001. 
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy 
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 
Room:  NW 812
Phone:  0121 204 3755
Email:  j.u.wunderlich@aston.ac.uk