EU Studies Head Coordinator

Dr. Stefan Jagdhuber,
Research Fellow
Chairof Political Systems and European Integration
LMU Munich

Short Biography

Stefan Jagdhuber is a Research Fellow at the Chair of Political Systems and European Integration at LMU Munich. He studied Political Science, Contemprorary History and Sociology at LMU Munich and spent two semesters on peace studies at the University of Bradford (UK) with an ERASMUS scholarship.

Already during his MA, he started to work as research assistant for the Chair of International Relations, Professor Dr. Berthold Rittberger. Under  Prof. Rittberger,'s guidance Stefan Jagdhuber soon specialized on EU Studies and his MA thesis analyzed the European Parliament's empowerment in the negotiations leading to the establishment of the European External Action Service.

Stefan Jagdhuber's research focus is on theories of international relations and European integration that he uses to analyze the EU’s performance on the international scene as well as the integration trajectory of policies belonging to the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. He is the academic coordinator of the European Studies Programs of the Munich International Summer University.

Stefan Jagdhuber finished his dissertation at LMU Munich and attended several academic workshops and conferences in the United Kingdom, the USA, Italy and Belgium.


2021: Sharing Sovereignty in the EU's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The Integration Trajectories of Judicial Cooperation and Migration Policies in the European Union. Hildesheim: Olms Verlag.

2021 (with Felix Biermann): "Take it and leave it! A postfunctionalist bargaining approach to the Brexit negotiations" in West European Politics 45 (4): 793-815.

2020 (with Berthold Rittberger): „Flexible Union“ statt „Ever Closer Union“: Die EU, der Brexit und differenzierte Integration. In: Andreas Grimmel (Hrsg.) Die neue Europäische Union: Zwischen Integration und Desintegration, Seite 183 – 206. (NOMOS Ausgabe und Ausgabe der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung)

2020: Unexplored variation in European integration research: mapping and discussing vertical differentiation in the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Politique Europénne 67-68 (1-2): 54-82.

Biermann, Felix; Guérin, Nina; Jagdhuber, Stefan; Rittberger, Berthold; Weiss, Moritz (2019): Political (non-)reform in the euro crisis and the refugee crisis: a liberal intergovernmentalist explanationJournal of European Public Policy 26 (2): 246-266.

[2016, Review of] Schünemann, Wolf J.: Subversive Souveräne. Vergleichende Diskursanalyse der gescheiterten Referenden im europäischen Verfassungsprozess. Wiesbaden: Springer VS., Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 9 (4): S. 347-350.