Isabelle’s current research focuses on party politics in the European Union. This includes the adaption of national political parties to the process of European integration as well as the role played by European-level party federations. Isabelle is also interested in party members and parties' internal democracy.
M.A. (Magister Artium) Politics, French and Italian (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
MA European Political and Administrative Studies (College of Europe, Bruges)
PhD University of London (Royal Holloway)
Before joining the University of Birmingham in September 2011, Isabelle was a lecturer in European Studies and German at King’s College London. Her PhD, which she did at Royal Holloway, University of London, analyses the Europeanization of social democratic party organizations with a focus on the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party and the German Social Democratic Party. Before coming to the UK, Isabelle lived in Belgium, where she did her MA and gained work experience as a lobbyist for a German welfare NGO. Isabelle has a M.A. in Politics, French and Italian from Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and speaks German, English, French, and Italian.
I currently co-supervise 3 PhD students:
Charlotte Galpin: 'Euro Crisis... Identity Crisis? The Single Currency and the Discursive Construction of European Identities in Germany, Ireland and Poland'. (with Dr. Tim Haughton)
Anne Gibney: 'Governing European Workforce Development. An analysis of policy integration in a multi-level governance'. (with Dr. David Bailey)
Josefin Graef: 'The Past is Present. Negotiating Notions of Europeanness in the European Union: An Analysis of Interperceptions of Right-wing Extremism in Germany.' (with Dr. Sara Jones)
The future of Social Democracy in Europe
The Europeanisation of party politics
German, British and French European policy
The development of party federations at European level (Europarties)
European election campaigns
The role of party members
Isabelle is a member of the German Studies Association (GSA) and the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).
Isabelle Hertner (forthcoming) 'Is it always up to the leadership? European policy-making in the Labour Party, the Parti Socialiste (PS) and the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)'. Accepted for publication by Party Politics.
Isabelle Hertner (2011) 'Are European Election Campaigns Europeanised? The Case of the Party of European Socialists in 2009'. Government and Opposition, Vol.46, No.3, pp. 321-344.
Isabelle Hertner and James Sloam. 'How Europe votes: the case of Germany'. In: Erol Kulahci (ed.) How Europe votes. ECPR Press. (Forthcoming 2011)
Isabelle Hertner and James Sloam. 'The Europeanisation of Social Democracy: Politics without Policy?' In Henning Meyer and Jonathan Rutherford (eds.) The Future of European Social Democracy: Building the Good Society. Palgrave (Forthcoming 2011).
Isabelle Hertner (2010) John Callaghan et al. (2009) (eds.) In search of social democracy. Responses to crisis and modernisation. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. And Patrick Diamond and Roger Liddle (2009) (eds.) Beyond New Labour. The future of social democracy in Britain. London: Politico’s. ‘Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft’ (IPG) / ‘International Politics and Society’, October 2010.http://www.fes.de/ipg