Dr Patricia Hogwood

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I am a Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). I completed my PhD in European Studies at the University of Bradford and taught at the universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow before coming to the University of Westminster in 2004. I work in the fields of comparative European politics and European Union politics, specialising in German politics, political identity and internal security.

Throughout my career I have enjoyed working with students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. I have taught and supervised students at all levels, including adult pre-entry students, students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and researchers studying for a PhD. I have been delighted to receive nominations for outstanding teaching and innovation in teaching since the Students' Union's inaugural Staff Appreciation Awards in 2012. 

I have developed and taught numerous modules in the areas of European and comparative politics. These have included classes on: comparative politics; German politics; environmental politics and policy; Green political theories; party politics; territorial politics; political institutions; institutional theories; European Union governance and policymaking; the European Union as an international actor; European security; and international migration.

Current Teaching

Undergraduate teaching: SPIR611 European Security; guest lectures on SPIR401 Comparative Politics.

PhD Supervision

I am available to supervise PhD students on a wide range of areas relating to German, comparative and European politics and institutional theory. In particular, I am interested in supervising work on: 

  • German politics: the politics of identity in Germany; post-unification transition; behavioural politics and the politics of wellbeing; consumerism and the politics of consumption; immigration policy; Germany's external relations. 
  • Comparative European politics: territorial politics; UK devolution in European comparison; immigration politics; internal security. 
  • European Union politics: EU immigration policy; EU internal and external security; EU sustainability policies; the institutionalisation of EU policy domains.

My research is guided by my interests in democracy, the interface between state and society, cultural identity, security, structures of governance and public policy. As a Europeanist I am interested not only in the way these factors interact within a single nation state, but also between European states and the European Union (EU). 

My research on German politics looks at the impacts of unification on identity, democracy and public policy. My recent work in this field has included studies on: the German 'inner unity' project and the politics of behaviour change; the politics of wellbeing in united Germany; and consumer culture and 'normalisation' in post-GDR society. I have a long-standing interest in the development of immigration policy in (West) Germany since the Second World War. I am particularly interested in what Germany's immigration policy reveals about constitutional, cultural and security identities in the country. I am currently working on Germany's efforts to influence the 'export' of immigration control beyond the external borders of the European Union. 

This work links with my interest in the emergence of immigration policy as a competence of the EU. I am currently working on the institutionalisation and securitisation of border control within the EU and the implications of this for developments in immigration policy within the member states. At a theoretical level, I am exploring institutionalist and securitisation perspectives on the creation of new EU policy domains of sustainability and immigration control. 

Grants

2014: Political Studies Association Specialist Activities Award (£2000) for German Politics Specialist Group conference 'The Politics of Coalition in Germany and UK', (date tba) 

2013: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (€72,318.05, 2013-14) 'The German Past and the Contemporary World: The Domestic and Foreign Politics of Memory': a two-year international programme bringing external scholars to UK for research collaboration., led by Institute for German Studies (IGS) at the University of Birmingham. 

2012: Political Studies Association Specialist Activities Award (£2000) for conference 'Immigrants in Europe: between the Eurozone Crisis and the Arab Spring', London 9 November 2012 

2007: Quintin Hogg Trust (London) (£199,600, 2007-9) 'Governance and sustainability - innovating for environmental and technological futures'. University of Westminster, in association with the Lemelson Centre for the Study of Invention and Innovation (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC) and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore).

Together with colleagues from the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh, I held two ESRC awards for research into the impact of UK devolution on the handling of European Union policy making. These projects charted the process of capacity building within the UK's devolved authorities for the coordination and handling off EU business in devolved policy areas. My input into these projects included work on the devolved authorities' involvement in environmental policy and comparative regional sustainability initiatives. 

2001: ESRC grant L 219 25 2003 (£164,964, 2001-4) 'Asymmetric Devolution and European policy in the UK' (ESRC Programme Devolution and Constitutional Change.

1999: ESRC grant L 327 25 3024 (£36,607) 'Devolution and European policy making in Britain' (ESRC programme Devolution and Institutional Change). 

Academic posts

  • Convenor of the German Politics Specialist Group of the UK Political Studies Association 
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute for German Studies (IGS), University of Birmingham.

2015

Social wellbeing and democracy (2015)
Hogwood, P. 2015. Social wellbeing and democracy. in: Colvin, S. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture Abingdon Routledge. pp. 133-146

2013

The UK’s devolved authorities and the European Sustainability discourse: between identity and actor hierarchy (2013)
Hogwood, P. 2013. The UK’s devolved authorities and the European Sustainability discourse: between identity and actor hierarchy. in: Barnes, P.M. and Horber, T.C. (ed.) Sustainable development and governance in Europe: the evolution of the discourse on sustainability London Routledge.
Selective memory: channelling the past in post-GDR society (2013)
Hogwood, P. 2013. Selective memory: channelling the past in post-GDR society. in: Saunders, A. and Pinfold, D. (ed.) Remembering and rethinking the GDR: multiple perspectives and plural authenticities Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 34-50

2005

The asymmetric institutions and politics of devolution (2005)
Hogwood, P. 2005. The asymmetric institutions and politics of devolution. in: Torre, A. and Volpe, L. (ed.) La Costituzione Britannica / The British Constitution Torino, Italy Giappichelli. pp. 409-426

2004

Devolution in the UK: a step towards federalisation (2004)
Hogwood, P. 2004. Devolution in the UK: a step towards federalisation. in: Khakimov, R. (ed.) Federalism: Russia and international dimensions (comparative analysis) Kazan, Russia Kazan Institute of Federalism.

2002

"Red is for love...": citizens as consumers in East Germany (2002)
Hogwood, P. 2002. "Red is for love...": citizens as consumers in East Germany. in: Grix, J. and Cooke, P. (ed.) East German distinctiveness in a unified Germany Birmingham, UK University of Birmingham Press. pp. 45-60

2012

Political (re)learning and consumer culture in post-GDR society (2012)
Hogwood, P. 2012. Political (re)learning and consumer culture in post-GDR society. German Politics. 21 (1), pp. 1-16.

2011

'How happy are you ...?’ Subjective well-being in East Germany twenty years after unification (2011)
Hogwood, P. 2011. 'How happy are you ...?’ Subjective well-being in East Germany twenty years after unification. Politics. 31 (3), pp. 148-158.

2006

UK devolution and the European Union: a tale of cooperative asymmetry? (2006)
Bulmer, S., Burch, M., Hogwood, P. and Scott, A. 2006. UK devolution and the European Union: a tale of cooperative asymmetry? Publius. 36 (1), pp. 75-93.

2005

Devolution, change and European union policy-making in the UK (2005)
Burch, M., Gomez, R., Hogwood, P. and Scott, A. 2005. Devolution, change and European union policy-making in the UK. Regional Studies. 39 (4), pp. 465-475.

2004

The chancellor-candidates and the campaign (2004)
Hogwood, P. 2004. The chancellor-candidates and the campaign. German Politics. 13 (2), pp. 243-267.

2011

The ‘Ostalgia’ trap? Ostalgia and the ambivalence of inner German relations in east Germany’s path to ‘normality' (2011)
Hogwood, P. 2011. The ‘Ostalgia’ trap? Ostalgia and the ambivalence of inner German relations in east Germany’s path to ‘normality'. Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA). London 19-21 April 2011
Externalising Germany’s immigration policy: from the European neighbourhood policy to the eastern partnership (2011)
Hogwood, P. 2011. Externalising Germany’s immigration policy: from the European neighbourhood policy to the eastern partnership. 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP). London 16-17 May 2011
East Germans and the inner unity project: an everyday route to normality (2011)
Hogwood, P. 2011. East Germans and the inner unity project: an everyday route to normality. Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Kentucky 22-25 September 2011

2009

Institutionalising European cooperation on immigration control (2009)
Hogwood, P. 2009. Institutionalising European cooperation on immigration control. Joint Sessions of Workshops of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Lisbon 14-19 April 2009

2008

Regional sustainability initiatives between Whitehall and Brussels. The institutional handling of EU environmental policy under UK devolution (2008)
Hogwood, P. 2008. Regional sustainability initiatives between Whitehall and Brussels. The institutional handling of EU environmental policy under UK devolution. 58th UK Political Studies Association Conference. Swansea 01 - 03 Apr 2008
The European Union and the securitisation of immigration: implications for regional governance (2008)
Hogwood, P. 2008. The European Union and the securitisation of immigration: implications for regional governance. Garnet Annual Conference Bordeaux: Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World: the EU and regional governance outside the EU. Sciences Po Bordeaux, University of Bordeaux 17 - 19 Sep 2008

2002

British devolution and European policy-making: transforming Britain into multi-level governance (2002)
Bulmer, S., Burch, M., Carter, C., Hogwood, P. and Scott, A. 2002. British devolution and European policy-making: transforming Britain into multi-level governance. Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.

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