Internationale Beziehungen



Die Mitglieder des Lehrstuhls befassen sich vornehmlich mit internationalen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen. Besondere Expertise besteht dabei in den Feldern von Handelspolitik, Regionalismus und internationalen Verhandlungen sowie Umweltpolitik.



Folgende MitarbeiterInnen des Fachbereichs Politikwissenschaft forschen und lehren im Bereich Internationale Politik:


Zur Zeit werden im Fachgebiet Internationale Politik folgende aus Drittmitteln finanzierte Forschungsprojekte durchgeführt:

Jüngste Publikationen



  • Beiser-McGrath, Liam F. / Robert A. Huber / Thomas Bernauer / Vally Koubi (2022). Parliament, People or Technocrats? Explaining Mass Public Preferences on Delegation of Policy-making Authority, in: Comparative Political Studies, 55(4), 527-554. This article has been discussed in
  • Bräuninger, Thomas / Thomas Däubler / Robert A. Huber / Lukas Rudolph (2022). How Open Lists Undermine the Electoral Support of Cohesive Parties, in: British Journal of Political Science (first published online).
  • Dür, Andreas / Markus Gastinger (2022). Spinning a global web of EU external relations: How the EU establishes stronger joint bodies where they matter most, in: Journal of European Public Policy (first published online).
  • Dür, Andreas / Robert A. Huber / Gemma Mateo / Gabriele Spilker (2022). Interest Group Preferences towards Trade Agreements: Institutional Design Matters, in: Interest Groups & Advocacy, 12(1), 48-72.
  • Dür, Andreas / Christoph Mödlhamer (2022). Power and Innovative Capacity: Explaining Variation in Intellectual Property Rights Regulation across Trade Agreements, in: International Interactions, 48(1).
  • Gastinger, Markus / Eugénia C. Heldt (2022). Measuring actual discretion of the European Commission: Using the discretion index to guide empirical research, in: European Union Politics (first published online).
  • Huber, Robert A. / Esther Greussing / Jakob-Moritz Eberl (2022). From populism to climate scepticism: the role of institutional trust and attitudes towards science, in: Environmental Politics (first published online).
  • Huber, Robert A. / Michael Jankowski / Carsten Wegscheider (2022). Explaining populist attitudes: the impact of issue specific discontent and representation, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift (accepted for publication).
  • Juen, Christina-Marie / Michael Jankowski / Robert A. Huber / Torren Frank / Leena Maass / Markus Tepe (2022). Who wants COVID-19 Vaccination to be Compulsory? The Impact of Party Cues, Left-Right Ideology and Populism, in: Politics (OnlineFirst).
  • Stiller, Yannick / Robert A. Huber / Andreas Dür (2022). Education and Trade Attitudes: Revisiting the Role of Economic Interest, in: World Trade Review (first published online).


  • Eberl, Jakob-Moritz / Esther Greussing / Robert A. Huber (2021). From populism to the ‘plandemic’: why populists believe in COVID-19 conspiracies, in: Journal of Elections, PublicOpinion & Parties, 31(S1), 272-284. This article has been discussed in:  Die Presse,  Renascença, and  Brodnigs Blog.
  • Gastinger, Markus (2021). Introducing the EU exit index measuring each member state’s propensity to leave the European Union, in: European Union Politics, 22(3), 566-585.
  • Gastinger, Markus / Andreas Dür (2021). Joint bodies in the European Union’s international agreements: Delegating powers to the European Commission in EU external relations, in: European Union Politics, 22(4), 611-630.
  • Huber, Robert A. / Tomas Maltby / Kacper Szulecki / Stefan Ćetković (2021). Is populisma challenge to European climate policy? Unpacking the causal links and empirical examples, in: Journal of European Public Policy, 28(7), 998-1017.
  • Huber, Robert A. / Michael L. Wicki (2021). What explains citizen support for transport policy? The roles of policy design, trust in government and proximity among Swiss citizens, in: Energy Research and Social Science, 75.
  • Mohrenberg, Steffen / Robert A. Huber / Tina Freyburg (2021). Love at first sight? Populist attitudes and support for direct democracy, in: Party Politics, 27(3), 528-539. This article has been discussed in the following blogs:  Democratic Audit,  EUROPP,,  EDP Wire, and  DeFacto.Expert.
  • Nguyen, Quynh / Robert A. Huber / Thomas Bernauer (2021). Environmental Impacts and Public Opinion About International Trade: Experimental Evidence from Six OECD Countries, in: Global Environmental Politics, 21(3), 49-76.



  • Dür, Andreas (2019). How interest groups influence public opinion: Arguments matter more than the sources: How interest groups influence public opinion, in: European Journal of Political Research, 58(2), 514-535.
  • Dür, Andreas / David Marshall / Patrick Bernhagen (2019). The political influence of business in the European Union, Ann Arbor.
  • Elsig, Manfred / Michael Hahn / Gabriele Spilker (2019). Introduction: Current Challenges and Future Scenarios, in: Manfred Elsig / Michael Hahn / Gabriele Spilker (eds.):  The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance, Cambridge, 1-16.
  • Huber, Robert A. / Michael L. Wicki / Thomas Bernauer (2019). Public support for environmental policy depends on beliefs concerning effectiveness, intrusiveness, and fairness, in: Environmental Politics, 1-25.
  • Kim, In Song / Helen Milner / Thomas Bernauer / Iain Osgood / Gabriele Spilker / Dustin Tingley (2018). Firms’ Preferences over Multidimensional Trade Policies: Global Production Chains, Investment Protection and Dispute Settlement Mechanisms, in: International Studies Quarterly, 63(1), 153-167.
  • Kim, Soo Yeon / Gabriele Spilker (2019). Global Value Chains and the Political Economy of WTO Disputes, in: Review of International Organization, 14 (2), 239-260.
  • Nguyen, Quynh / Gabriele Spilker (2019). The Elephant in the Negotiation Room: PTAs through the Eyes of Citizens, in: Manfred Elsig / Michael Hahn / Gabriele Spilker (eds.):  The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance, Cambridge, 17-47.
  • Wicki, Michael / Robert Alexander Huber / Thomas Bernauer (2019). Can policy-packaging increase public support for costly policies? Insights from a choice experiment on policies against vehicle emissions, in: Journal of Public Policy, 40(4), 599-625.


  • Koubi, Vally / Tobias Böhmelt / Gabriele Spilker / Lena Schaffer (2018). The Determinants of Environmental Migrants’ Conflict Perception, in: International Organization, 72(4), 905-936.
  • Lechner, Lisa (2018). Good for some, bad for others: US investors and non-trade issues in preferential trade agreements, in: The Review of International Organizations, 13(2), 163-187.
  • Morin, Jean-Frédéric / Andreas Dür / Lisa Lechner (2018). Mapping the Trade and Environment Nexus: Insights from a New Data Set, in: Global Environmental Politics, 18(1), 122–139.
  • Raess, Damian / Andreas Dür / Dora Sari (2018). Protecting labor rights in preferential trade agreements: The role of trade unions, left governments, and skilled labor, in: The Review of International Organizations, 13(2), 143-162.
  • Spilker, Gabriele / Thomas Bernauer / In Song Kim / Helen Milner / Iain Osgood / Dustin Tingley (2018). Trade at the margin: Estimating the economic implications of preferential trade agreements, in: The Review of International Organizations, 13(2), 189-242.
  • Spilker, Gabriele / Thomas Bernauer / Víctor Umaña (2018). What Kinds of Trade Liberalization Agreements Do People in Developing Countries Want?, in: International Interactions, 44(3), 510–536.

Die vollständigen Publikationslisten der MitarbeiterInnen im Bereich Internationale Politik können auf deren persönlichen Webseiten eingesehen werden.