Former Visiting Fellow

Christian Schweiger is a lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) at the Durham University, UK. He holds a German MA in Politics, Sociology and English from the University of Regensburg and a PhD in Politics from the University of Derby, where he had worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant from 2000 until 2004. Before joining SGIA in 2006, Christian had worked as a Research Fellow in the Employment Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. He currently coordinates the UACES collaborative research network 'The EU-27 Single Market in the Global Economy'. He is also co-coordinator of the UACES collaborative research network 'Assessing Accession: Central and Eastern Europe in the EU' and co-convenor of the PSA German Politics Specialist Group. Since 2007 he has also been review editor for the journal 'German Politics'. Christian is currently working on a book which examines the impact of the global financial crisis on European economies. The book analyses how foundations of individual economic models in Europe have changed as a result of crisis and what this means for the 'Varieties of Capitalism' paradigm. A particular emphasis of the book will be put on policy responses to the crisis on the EU and the member state level.