Annual workshop of the German Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the PSA
9.30-9.45 Welcome from the Director of the Institute for German Studies, Nick Martin
9.45-10.00 Welcome from the Convenor of the German Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association, Patricia Hogwood
10.00-11.00 Panel 1: EU membership as a driver of change in Germany's external policies I: German activism within CFSP
Josephine Liebl (European Peacebuilding Liaison Office): Germany's role in EU foreign policy - reviving and applying its strength as a civilian power?
Nicholas Wright (University of East Anglia): The Accidental Leader? Germany and the CFSP
11.00-12.00 Panel 2: EU membership as a driver of change in Germany's external policies II: The 'Europeanisation' of German foreign policy
Graham Timmins (University of Birmingham): Germany, the EU and Russia: Two-Level Games and the Pursuit of Constructive Engagement.
Julia Himmrich (London School of Economics and Political Science): Germany's politics of recognition since unification: principles of self-determination or strategic game?
12.00-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-14.30 Panel 3: Germany's global action: responsibility vs instrumentalism
Tina Schivatcheva (Free University Berlin): Germany’s New ‘Ostpolitik’
Rene Lenz (University of Erfurt): Cooperation with Russia's Higher Education System: German Organisations as Agents of Change?
Stefan Beck (Kiel University): No bananas today! Protecting Germany's prosperity by sea. 14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-16.15 Panel 4: Germany's identity as a global actor
Charlotte Rungius (University of Augsburg): What's beneath the transatlantic partnership? Incongruent concepts of oneself and the other in US-German relations.
Ioanna Ntampoudi (Aston University): The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and the Ugly Debt. The Eurozone Crisis and the Politics of Blaming.
Isabelle Hertner (University of Birmingham) & Alister Miskimmon (Royal Holloway University of London): The Eurocrisis and the German Government's Strategic Narrative.
16.15-16.30 Closing remarks on conference themes and synergies, Felix Heiduk
16.30-17.30 GPSG Annual Meeting