Alister Miskimmon

Alister Miskimmon
Address: Department of Politics and International Relations
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey
United Kingdom
TW20 0EX
Telephone: 0044 (0) 17844 3961











Job title

Co-Director Centre for European Politics, Director of European Studies Lecturer in European Politics and International Relations, Director of European Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London


2000 - 2005 PhD: Thesis title: ‘Germany and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union – between Europeanisation and national singularities’, supervised by Prof. William E. Paterson and (in the early stages) the Lord Prof John Roper. Submission date: 26th November 2004. Examined by Prof Chris Hill (Cambridge) and Dr Kerry Longhurst (Birmingham). Viva Date: 4th March 2005, Birmingham.

1994 - 1999 University of Stirling, Scotland - BA Hons European Studies - Upper 2:1.

1998 University of Trier, Germany

Teaching Profile

PR1500: Introduction to International Relations (1st year Unit); ES2001: European International Relations since 1945 – Course Convenor (2nd yr 1 unit); ES3001: Issues in Contemporary Europe – Course Convenor (3rd yr 1 unit); PR3530: The Politics of Modern Germany (3rd year 1 unit); PR3000A: Supervision of undergraduate dissertations in the Department of Politics and International Relations; PR5805: European Union Foreign Policy – Course Convenor (MSc International Relations/MSc European Politics); Masters-level dissertation supervision in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

PhD Supervision

Monika Barthwal: 'Regional security in South Asia’; Joanna Kaminska: 'The influence of new member states on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Poland and the “Eastern dimension” of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).' (Chevening Scholar); Luis Simon: 'National conceptions of the emerging EU and NATO relationship.\\\\'; Hasan Turunc: 'Impact of the EU on democratisation in Turkey'.

Research Interests

European and global security issues; German politics; German foreign and security policy; International Relations theory; theories of European integration and all aspects of European Union integration.

News Media Appearances

Alister Miskimmon (2007) ‘Discussing the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome 27/03/07 CNBC's Europe This Week.

External Examiner Positions

External Examiner, MA European Studies, King’s College London. (2007-)

External Examiner, Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, University of London. (2006)

Professional Affiliations

I am a member of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP), the University Association for the Study of Contemporary European Studies (UACES), the Standing Conference for Heads of European Studies (SCHES) and the International Studies Association (ISA).

Other Information

Recent Conference Papers

Alister Miskimmon (2007) ‘Europeanisation or a Return to National Solutions? British and German Security and Defence Policy and the Development of ESDP’, Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2007 Common Values - External Policies, University Association of Contemporary European Studies, 37th Annual Conference and 12th Research Conference, Portsmouth, 4th September 2007.

Alister Miskimmon (2006) ‘Expectations of the German EU Council Presidency 2007 and beyond – a view from the Island(s)’, presented at the Expert Workshop Schlaglichter auf die deutsche Außenpolitik von Außen, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Brussels, 20th November 2006.

Alister Miskimmon (2006) \'Germany and the Common and Foreign Security Policy of the European Union under the Grand Coalition\' German Studies Association Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, 28 September- 1st October 2006.

Alister Miskimmon (2006) ‘Foreign Policy Adaptation and National Strategic Planning in European Union Member States’, International Studies Association, 47th Annual Convention, San Diego, 22nd – 25th March 2006.

Alister Miskimmon (2005) “German Foreign Policy – between Europeanisation and national singularities”, Association for the Study of German Politics Annual Conference, 11th – 12th April, Manchester.

Alister Miskimmon (2004) “The Europeanisation of the German foreign policy decision-making process”, German Foreign Policy in the 1990s and Beyond, International Conference, organised jointly by Konferenz Centrum der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Brühl and the Chair for Foreign Policy and International Relations, University of Trier and sponsored by the Volkswagenstiftung, Brühl (Germany), July 14- 17, 2004.

Alister Miskimmon & Joanne Wright (2003) Reconceptualising Security in Europe post 9/11, Alberta, Canada, 24th October 2003.

Alister Miskimmon (2003) \"The Long-term consequences of the war on international terrorism and the war on Iraq for World Order\", New Faces Conference 2003 - Implications of the Iraq War for Europe and the World, Swedish Institute of International Affairs / German Council on Foreign Relations, Stockholm, Sweden, 26th - 28th September 2003.

Alister Miskimmon (2003) \'The Europeanisation of German Foreign and Security Policy\', Paper to be presented at the Twenty-seventh Annual German Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, USA, 18th - 21st September 2003.

Alister Miskimmon & James Sloam (2003) \'Assessing the impact of Social Democracy on European Union Foreign Policy\', Paper to be presented at the UACES 33rd Annual Conference and 8th Research Conference - The European Union: The First Ten Years, The Next Ten Years? University of Newcastle, 2-4 September 2003.

Alister Miskimmon (2003) “Germany And Europe: A ‘Europeanized’ Germany?” A Conference in association with: The British Academy The Economic and Social Research Council’s Future Governance Programme STICERD – LSE The Association for the Study of German Politics The British Academy 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH 9 May - 10 May 2002.

Alister Miskimmon (2002) ‘The impact of the European Union on German foreign, security and defence policy-making’. Paper presented to the Annual Graduate Conference of the Association for the Study of German Politics, Goethe Institute, London, 10th April 2002.

Alister Miskimmon (2002) ‘Europeanising Foreign and Security Policies – National adaptation and the Common European Security and Defence Policy – The Case of France, Germany and the United Kingdom’, Paper Presented to the Graduate Student Conference \"Europe and the World: United Europe Comes into its Own\", at the BMW Centre for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., March 22 and 23 2002.