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Dr. Peter Birle

Dr. Peter Birle

Political Science

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+49 30 266 45 3000

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+49 30 266 35 1550

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1. Research Interests

  • Latin American Foreign Policies in Comparative Perspective
  • Regional Cooperation and Integration in Latin America
  • Comparative Analysis of Latin American Political Systems
  • Knowledge Production in and about Latin America

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2. Current Projects

Research Projects

Giving focus to the Cultural, Scientific and Social Dimension of EU - CELAC relations

The global context of the EU-CELAC partnership has evolved and there is a need to critically review the bi-regional cooperation to detect bright spots, successful initiatives and new emerging issues of importance in both regions. There is a need to connect cooperation in the cultural, scientific and social fields, improving cross-cutting interaction and visibility with an emphasis on distinctive initiatives for the direct benefit of civil society.ActivitiesTo analyse the role of social and political actors in promoting cultural and scientific exchange, and social collaboration at the EU-CELAC biregional and bilateral levels.Proposing a set of high impact actions and initiatives to strengthen the cooperation.Addressing beneficiaries in both regions through dissemination of the research results, open source publications and conferences, and building partnerships for upscaled pilot initiatives.More information: http://eulac-focus.net/about-eulac-focus/. EULAC FOCUS is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement No 693781. Coordination in the IAI: Barbara Göbel / Peter Birle. Duratión: 2016-2019

Latin American Foreign Policies in Comparative Perspective

The central objective of this project is to analyze the foreign policies of eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) since the end of the Cold War, trying to identify the main internal and external variables that offer explanations for the distinct national strategies of international insertion. The study focuses especially on the relationships with the respective neighbouring countries and on the attitudes towards the processes of regional cooperation and integration.Coordination: Dr Peter Birle; Duration: 2009-2018

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3. Publications

Monographs and Editions

Articles and contributions in books

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4. Teaching

Latin America in the International System

FU Berlin (2017/2018)

Foreign Policies and Regional Cooperation in Latin America

FU Berlin (2016/2017)

The Relations between Germany and Latin America

FU Berlin (2015/2016)

Latin American Policies in Comparative Perspective

FU Berlin (2015)

Political Systems in Latin America

FU Berlin (2014)

Regional Cooperation and Integration in Latin America

FU Berlin (2013/2014)

The Brazilian Political System / Brazilian Foreign Policy

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013

Political Systems in the Americas: Brazil, Mexico and the United States

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf (2012/2013)

Latin America in the International System

FU Berlin (2011/2012)

Latin America and the United States: Between Cooperation and Conflict

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf (2011/2012)

The Brazilian Political System

FU Berlin (2011)

Regional Integration and Cooperation in Latin America

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2009 / 2010)

The United States and Latin America

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2008 / 2009)

The Relations between Europe and Latin America

Free University of Berlin (summer semester 2008)

Latin America in the International System

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2007/2008)

Latin American Foreign Policies between Cooperation and Conflict

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2006 / 2007)

Democracy in Latin America

Free University of Berlin (summer semester 2003)

Parties and Party Systems in Latin America

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2002/2003)

Latin America in the International System

Free University of Berlin (summer semester 2002)

State Reform and Decentralization in Latin America

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2001/2002)

Regional Integration and cooperation in Latin America

Free University of Berlin (summer semester 2001)

German and European Foreign Policies Towards Latin America

Free University of Berlin (winter semester 2000/2001)

1995 - 1999

Political science courses at Rostock University

1989 - 1995

Political science courses at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

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5. Reports and Evaluations

Expert Report: Brazil. INCRA. An International Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency

Study prepared for the Bertelsmann Foundation. Gütersloh 2012.

Evaluierung der Projektarbeit der Friedrich‐Ebert‐Stiftung in Chile

Study prepared for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Berlin 2012

Efficient Assistance to Regional Integration and Cooperation in Latin America

Study commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GTZ, Eschborn 2009.

Crisis in the Andes? EU Response Capacities

Contributed to the in-depth study "Crisis in the Andes? EU Response Capacities," Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - Conflict Prevention Network, September 2001

Sociocultural analysis of Bolivia

Study prepared for the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, commissioned by the Institute for Ibero-American Studies, Hamburg, 1998

The political conditions for development cooperation in Bolivia

Study commissioned by the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Mainz, 1994

Evaluation of the Latin American Re-Integration Programm

Co-author of the study commissioned by the International Organization for Migration, Mainz, 1993

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6. Committees and Professional Associations

Committees

  • Member of theExecutive Board of the German Association of Latin American Studies (ADLAF)
  • Director of the journal Iberoamericana: América Latina – España – Portugal
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal "Cahiers des Amériques latines"
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal "Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública"
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal "Opinião Pública"
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal "Anuario Latinoamericano. Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales"
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal "Apuntes Electorales"
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Center for Latin America, Universität Bonn (ILZ)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Anuario Latinoamericano - Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (German Political Science Association)
  • Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (German Society for Political Science), DGfP
  • Member of theArbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (German Association of Latin American Studies)
  • Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

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7. Curriculum Vitae

2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Visiting Researcher and Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

2007-2010

Chairman of the German Association of Latin American Studies (ADLAF)

Since 04/ 2001

Director of the Research Division and the Research and Publications Department of the Ibero-American Institute, Berlin

Since 01/ 2000

Member of the research staff of theIbero-American Institute; adjunct professor at the Free University of Berlin

04/ 1995 - 12/ 1999

Assistant professor at the Department of Political and Administrative Sciences at Rostock University, chair for comparative government

07/ 1995

Received Ph.D. Dissertation: “Die politische Rolle der Unternehmer und ihrer Interessenorganisationen in Argentinien" (The Political Role of Company Owners and Their Lobby Groups in Argentina”)

06/ 1994 - 12/ 1994

Worked as a freelance consultant for the Gesellschaft für Teschnische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), conducted a study on the general political conditions of collaborative development work in Bolivia

10/ 1993 - 05/ 1994

Member of the academic staff of the Department of Political Science at the University of Mainz, involved in the project on employer associations in the Southern Cone, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

11/ 1992 - 06/ 1993

Collaborated on a study of the effectiveness of job orientation grants awarded by the Latin American Reintegration Program, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

1992 - 1993

Teaching assignments at the Department of Social Sciences at the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences, Cottbus (“Introduction to Political Science” )

02/ 1989 - 09/ 1993

Research associate at theDepartment of Political Science at the University of Mainz (section: Comparative Politics); teaching, research and administrative tasks

12/ 1988

Received Magister Artrium (master's degree). Thesis: “Parteien, Parteiensystem und Demokratie in Argentinien: Die neuere Entwicklung der Unión Cívica Radical und ihre Stellung innerhalb des argentinischen Parteiensystems” (“Parties, the Party System and Democracy in Argentina: The Recent Development of Unión Cívica Radical and Its Position in the Argentinean Party System”)

1982 - 1988

Studied political science, journalism and Romance languages and literature at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz



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