International Politics Chair
Prof. Gerald Schneider


Welcome to the International Politics Chair of the University of Konstanz. We study various aspects of international politics; some of our research has prompted extensive media coverage. Our team has received research funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the European Commission, the German Research Foundation, and other research agencies. Some of our former team members hold academic positions in Austria, Finland, Germany, Spain, the United States and other countries . The International Politics Chair is headed by Prof. Gerald Schneider since 1997.

The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein der Jüngere 1533, National Gallery, London


We study International Political Economy...

Tim Wegenast and Gerald Schneider (2017)  Ownership Matters: Natural

Resources Property Rights and Social Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, in:

Political Geography DOI:

European Union decision-making ...

Drüner, Klüver, Mastenbroek and Schneider 2017, Comparative European Politics

Violent conflict and mediation

Schneider, Hadar, Bosler 2017, Journal of Peace Research

Our Team

The International Politics team, which consists of postdocs, doctoral students, student assistants,
a secretary and the chair, will help you to stomach our teaching and to identify exciting research questions at the BA, MA and the doctoral level!