Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson
Graf Goltz Professor
505 ICC

Graf Goltz Professor 

Director of BMW Center for German and European Studies

Jeffrey Anderson is the Graf Goltz Professor & Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Professor of Government, Georgetown University. Anderson received a BA from Pomona College in 1981, and a PhD in Political Science from Yale University in 1988. He has taught previously at Emory University and Brown University. Anderson works at the intersection of comparative political economy and European integration. He is the recipient of the 2000 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies. In 2016, he was awarded the Federal Republic of Germany’s highest civilian honor, the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit, for his contributions to German-American academic exchange in higher education.

Areas of Expertise: Germany, transatlantic relations, European Union, European integration, European foreign security policy

  • PhD (1988) Yale University, Political Science
  • B.A. (1981) Pomona College, Government


Ed. with Eric Langenbacher, From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Germany at the Twentieth Anniversary of Unification (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010).

Ed. with G. John Ikenberry and Thomas Risse, The End of the West? Crisis and Change in the Atlantic Order (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008).

German Unification and the Union of Europe: The Domestic Politics of Integration Policy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Ed., Regional Integration and Democracy: Expanding on the European Experience (Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).

The Territorial Imperative: Pluralism, Corporatism, and Economic Crisis (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

co-editor of a 2-volume special issue of German Politics and Society, “From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: The Twentieth Anniversary of German Unification” 28(Spring & Summer 2010).

•    “The Federal Republic at Twenty: Of Blind Spots and Peripheral Visions,” German Politics and Society 28(Summer 2010), 17-33.

•    “From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: The Twentieth Anniversary of German Unification — Introduction,” German Politics and Society 28(Spring 2010), 1-9.

“Policy with politics in the EU — Can you get there from here? Special Review Symposium on Vivian Schmidt’s Democracy in Europe,” Comparative European Politics 7(September 2009), 374-383.

“The European Union, the Soviet Union, and the End of the Cold War,” in Origins and Evolution of the European Union, ed. Desmond Dinan (Oxford University Press, 2006), 253-270.

“Germany,” in The Member States of the European Union, eds. Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne (Oxford University Press, 2004).

“Europeanization in Context: Concept and Theory,” in: Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint, eds. Kenneth Dyson and Klaus Goetz (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 37-53.

“Europeanization and the Transformation of the Democratic Polity,” Journal of Common Market Studies 40(December 2002), 793-822.

“The New Germany in the New Europe,” Foreign Service Journal 78(September 2001): 25-31.

“Italian Politics: The European Commission under Romano Prodi,” in Italian Politics: Emerging Themes and Institutional Responses, eds. Mario Caciagli and Alan Zuckerman (New York: Berghahn Books, 2001), 103-18.

“Romano Prodi alla presidenza della Commissione europea,” in Politica in Italia: I Fatti dell ‘Anno e le Interpretazioni, Edizione 2001, eds. Mario Caciagli and Alan Zuckerman (Bologna: Societa Editrice il Mulino, 2001), 167-84.

“Europe and Austria: The Young Lion that Roared?” Carta Internacional 85(March 2000), 5; Research Center for International Relations, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).

and C. Wallander: “Interests and the Wall of Ideas: Germany’s Eastern Trade Policy after Unification” Comparative Political Studies 30(December 1997): 675-98.

“Hard Interests, Soft Power, and Germany’s Changing Role in Europe,” in Tamed Power, ed. Peter Katzenstein (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997), 80-107.

“Germany and the Structural Funds: Unification Leads to Bifurcation,” in Cohesion Policy and European Integration: Building Multi-Level Governance, ed. Liesbet Hooghe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), 163-94.

“German Industry and the European Union in the 1990s,” in Quest for Economic Empire: European Strategies of German Big Business in the Twentieth Century, ed. Volker Berghahn (Oxford: Berg Publishers Inc., 1996), 171-206.

“The State of the (European) Union: From the Single Market to Maastricht, From Singular Events to General Theories,” World Politics 47(April 1995): 441-65.

“The Structural Funds and the Social Dimension of EC Policy,” in European Social Policy: Between Fragmentation and Integration, eds. Paul Pierson and Stephan Leibfried (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1995), 123-58.

“Regional Policy in a United Germany: The Institutional Foundations of Continuity,” Regional and Federal Studies 5(Spring 1995): 28-44.

“Germany, the United States, and the Institutional Limits of Partnership,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs (Spring 1994): 101-13.

and J. Goodman: “Mars or Minerva? A United Germany in a Post-Cold War Europe,” in After the Cold War: International Institutions and State Strategies in Europe, 1989-91, eds. R Keohane, J. Nye, and S. Hoffmann (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993), 23-62.

and Joseph LaPalombara: “Political Parties,” Routledge Encyclopaedia of Government and Politics (London: Jonathan Price Routledge, 1992), 393-412.

“Business Associations and the Decentralization of Penury: Functional Groups and Territorial Interests,” Governance 4(January 1991): 67-93.

“Skeptical Reflections on a ‘Europe of Regions’: Britain, Germany, and the European Regional Development Fund,” Journal of Public Policy 10(October-December 1990): 417-47.

“When Market and Territory Collide: Thatcherism and the Politics of Regional Decline”, West European Politics 13(April 1990): 234-57.