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Professor Rudi Wurzel

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

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics

Summary

Rudi Wurzel is Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies. His main research areas include environmental policy and politics, EU governance, comparative European politics, German politics and new modes of governance. Rudi joined 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). He has successfully completed a large number of projects for which he received grants from funding bodies such as the British Academy, EU, Nuffield Foundation and Leverhulme Trust. End-of-award (British Academy) presentation with Prof Andrew Jonas (University of Hull) on ‘The Ecological Modernisation of Structurally Disadvantaged Maritime Port Cities: Bremerhaven and Hull Compared' for the Climate City Office (Klimastadtb?ro) in Bremerhaven on 2 February 2017. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNoi_zZ_b_8 and http://klimastadt-bremerhaven.de/download/wurzel-jonas-bremerhaven-final.pdf Seminar presentation ‘Explaining the EU's approach to climate change' for European External Action Service (EEAS) staff and officials from other EU institutions and member states in Brussels on 18 September 2013. Seminar presentations on ‘Explaining the EU's approach to climate change' and ‘The EU and the Member States: the Europeanisation of national policies?' at the ‘Global Challenges' seminar for European External Action Service (EEAS) staff and officials from other EU institutions and member states in Brussels, 19-20 September 2012. Visiting lecturer at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 2011. Visiting lecturer at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (Forschungsstelle f?r Umweltpolitik - FFU) at the Free University of Berlin, February - September 2000.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - The Reunified Germany in the New Europe - Paths of Research - Understanding the European Union - The Politics and Philosophy of the Environment Postgraduate - The EU: Political Integration and Policy Analysis - The EU: National and International Perspectives

Journal Article

Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities

Wurzel, R. K., Moulton, J. F., Osthorst, W., Mederake, L., Deutz, P., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 146-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522039

Leadership and lesson-drawing in the European Union’s multilevel climate governance system

Jänicke, M., & Wurzel, R. K. (2019). Leadership and lesson-drawing in the European Union’s multilevel climate governance system. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 22-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522019

Pioneers, leaders and followers in multilevel and polycentric climate governance

Wurzel, R., Liefferink, D., & Torney, D. (2019). Pioneers, leaders and followers in multilevel and polycentric climate governance. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522033

Germany and Brexit: How to preserve European integration while achieving a post-Brexit deal with the United Kingdom

Wurzel, R. (2018). Germany and Brexit: How to preserve European integration while achieving a post-Brexit deal with the United Kingdom. Marmara Journal of European Studies, 26(1), 171-193

The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union

Wurzel, R. K., Liefferink, D., & Di Lullo, M. (2019). The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union. Environmental Politics, 28(2), 248-270. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1549783

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

CERES: Climate change and European aquatic RESources

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

Started

1 March 2016

Status

Ongoing

Project

Evolving a Circular Plastics Economy

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£904,838.00

Started

1 January 2019

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome applications in any area related to my main research areas which include environmental policy and politics, the EU, comparative European politics, German politics, new modes of governance and comparative public policies. Completed PhDs Lars Borrass (2014), Implementing the Area Management and Species Protection Requirements of the Habitats Directive in Germany and the United Kingdom, a Comparative Analysis of Varying Implementation Practices and Processes (joint supervisor with Prof Georg Winkel) Mihalis Ragkousis (2013), The Open Method of Coordination on Social Inclusion: Analysing the Participation of British and Greek Stakeholders and its Impact on their Expectations, Political Activities and Loyalties Sarah Hoffmann (2010), The Creation of the European Environment Agency and its Impact on National Administrations in Germany, France and Britain Current PhD supervisors Achara Banjongprasert, Advocacy Strategies of NGOs and the Xayabury Dam Project Jeremy Moulton, A Tale of Two Cities: Could Ecological Modernisation be Europe's Solution to Both Climate Change and Stalled Integration Flávia Guerra, Sovereignty and Governance of Offshore Renewable Energy (joint supervisor with Prof Richard Barnes (first supervisor)) Michael Howcroft, Identity: Hull UK City of Culture 2017 - Post-Brexit (joint supervisor with Prof Franco Bianchini (first supervisor) and Prof David Atkinson)