Dr Jörg Mathias works in the Politics and International Relations Academic Subject Group, focussing in particular on British politics and on territorial governance in Europe. He also teaches on political and economic developments of modern Germany.
Diplom-Politikwissenschaftler (Leipzig 1994)
PhD (Wales 2000)
- The US Presidency
- British Politics since 1945 (Domestic Politics / Foreign Relations)
- Regions and Regionalism in Europe
- MA/MRes Research Methodology
- Comparative Regional Studies in Europe
- The Politics of Regional Economic Development
- EU Public Policy-Making
- German Politics and Economics
- Territorial Interest Formation and Interest Representation
- The Changing Nature of the State
- Undergraduate Programmes Manager, PIR
Membership in Professional Organisations
- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
- Aston University Institutional ECPR Representative
- Co-ordinator, ECPR Summer School Programme Regions in Europe
- Political Studies Association (PSA)
- University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
- ECPR Standing Group on Regionalism
- Association for the Study of German Politics
Regional Interests in Europe. Wales and Saxony as Modern Regions, London: Frank Cass – Taylor & Francis Group, 2003.
Chapters in books
‘Regions and Regional Politics in Europe’, in: Richard Sakwa and Anne Stevens (eds), Contemporary Europe, 2nd ed., Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave foundations, 2006, pp. 213-232
‘Welfare Management in the German Federal System: the Emergence of Welfare Regions?, in: Nicola McEwen and Luis Moreno (eds), The Territorial Politics of Welfare, London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 62-84.
‘Interest Representation and Identity-Building in Regions which are not Nations’, in: Alex Deffner, Dimitrios Konstadakopulos and Yannis Psycharis (eds), Culture and Regional Development in Europe: Cultural, Political and Social Perspectives, Volos: University of Thessaly Press, 2003, pp. 219-240.
‘Wales als Assoziiertes Mitglied der “Vier-Motoren-Initiative”’, in: Siegfried Frech and Thomas Fischer (eds), Die Europäischen Partnerländer Baden- Württembergs, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 2001, pp. 214-238.
(N.B. A paperback version of the same book has been published by the Baden-Württembergische Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung. )
‘Structural Change, Political Re-alignment and Shifting Identities: the Emergence of Wales and Saxony as Modern Regions in Europe’, in: F. Engelstad, G. Brochmann, R. Kalleberg and L. Mjøset (eds), Regional Cultures, Comparative Social Research Yearbook, Vol. 17, Stamford, CT and London: JAI Press, 1998, pp. 65-103.
‘Farewell, Welfare State – Hello, Welfare Regions? Chances and constraints of Welfare Management in the German Federal System’, German Politics, Vol. 12 (2003) No. 3, pp. 25-65.
‘A New Departure for Wales: Devolution and Regional Economic Development’, Foedus, No. 7 (Winter 2003), pp. 18-37
ECPR Standing Group on Regionalism
Journal Regional and Federal Studies