Kirchner, Emil J. 1942–

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KIRCHNER, Emil J. 1942–

(Emil Joseph Kirchner)


Born March 19, 1942, in Waldberg, Germany; son of Emil (a farmer) and Anna Kirchner; married Joanna Bartlett (a company director), December 13, 1975; children: Tristan F., Stefan P. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Akademie für Welthandel, Frankfurt, West Germany (now Germany), diploma in international trade, 1965; Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1970, M.A., 1971, Ph.D., 1976.


Home—Colchester, Essex, England. Office—Department of Government, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, England; fax: 01-20-687-2749. E-mail[email protected].


University of Essex, Colchester, England, temporary lecturer, 1974-77, lecturer, 1977-90, senior lecturer, 1990-92, professor of government, 1992—, holder of Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, 1997, founding director of Centre for European Studies, 1990-92, and coordinator of Jean Monnet European Centre for Excellence. European University Institute, Jean Monnet fellow, 1985-86; University of Connecticut at Storrs, visiting professor, 1986-87; European Graduate School, Maastricht, Netherlands, visiting professor, 1990; University of Madgeburg, visiting professor, 1990; Charles University, visiting professor at Centre for Economic Research and Graduate Education, 1997-98; National Autonomous University of Mexico, visiting professor, 1998. European Institute for European Community Policy Making, Brussels, Belgium, director, 1981-86.


British Political Studies Association, University Association of Contemporary European Studies (member of executive committee, 1989—), Council of European Studies, European Community Studies Association, American Political Science Association, Association for the Study of German Politics.


Cross of Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany.


Trade Unions as a Pressure Group in the European Community, Saxon House (Westmead, England), 1977.

European Interest Groups and Their Relations with the Economic and Social Committee, Saxon House (Westmead, England), 1980.

(With Konrad Schwaiger) The Role of Interest Groups in the European Community, Gower Publishing (Aldershot, England), 1981.

Die Rolle der Europäischen Interessenverbände, Nomos Verlag (Baden-Baden, Germany), 1981.

(Editor and contributor) Public Service Unions and the European Community, Gower Publishing (Aldershot, England), 1983.

The European Parliament: Performance and Prospects, Gower Publishing (Aldershot, England), 1984.

(Editor and contributor) Liberal Parties in Western Europe, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1988.

Decision Making in the European Community: The Council Presidency and European Integration, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 1992.

(Editor, with James Sperling, and contributor) The Federal Republic of Germany and NATO, Forty Years After, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1992.

(Editor, with James Sperling and Christoph Bluth, and coauthor of introduction) The Future of European Security, Dartmouth Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1994.

(With James Sperling) Recasting the European Order: Security Architectures and Economic Cooperation, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 1997.

(With Ian Budge, Kenneth Newton, and others) The Politics of the New Europe: East, Centre, West, Longman Group (London, England), 1997.

(Editor) Decentralisation and Transition: The Visegrad Countries, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1998.

(Editor, with Thomas Christiansen) Europe in Change: Committee Governance in the European Union, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 2000.

(With Liu Wenxiu and others) Studies on Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union, Law Press, Renmin University (Beijing, China), 2003.

(Editor, with James Sperling) Global Security Governance: Competing Perceptions of Security in the 21st Century, Routledge (New York, NY), 2007.

(With James Sperling) EU Security Governance, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 2007.

Contributor to many books, including Developing Democracy: A Comparative Research in Honour of Jean Blondel, edited by Budge and David McKay, Sage Publications (London, England), 1994; Redefining Europe: New Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation, edited by Hugh Miall, Pinter (London, England), 1994; The Federal Republic at Forty-Five: Union without Unity, edited by Peter Merkl, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1995; Two Tiers or Two Speeds: The Double Expansion of NATO and the EU, edited by James Sperling, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 1999; and Uneasy Partners: British-German Relations and European Integration since 1945, edited by K. Larres and E. Meehan, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1999. Editor of "Occasional Paper Series," Centre for European Studies, University of Essex (Colchester, Essex, England), 1993—; general editor of the series "Europe in Change," Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 1993—. Contributor to scholarly journals, including European Foreign Affairs Review, Studio Diplomatica, Contemporary European Security Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, and Asia-Europe Journal. Executive editor, Journal of European Integration, 1997—. Regional Contact, member of international editorial advisory board, 1998—; Revista de Ciencia Politica, member of editorial board, 1986—.


Emil J. Kirchner once told CA that he believes decision making in the European community is "too complex, unwieldy, and slow." He also stated that he is critical of the European Parliament and "cannot see how it will avoid the fate of national parliaments."



Times Literary Supplement, February 10, 1989, review of Liberal Parties in Western Europe.