Author profile: Günter Walzenbach

Gunter Walzenbach is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of the West of England. His main academic interest lies in the interaction between political and economic institutions for the purpose of social problem solving.

Global Political Economy

Global Political Economy

While we certainly live in a global economy, for the time being we lack a common response to the challenges this brings – especially in establishing control over a still-evolving global market system.

Bremain or Brexit?  Graduate Students as ‘Multipliers’

Bremain or Brexit? Graduate Students as ‘Multipliers’

If turnout is below 60%, Brexit is most likely to happen, while a turnout above 60% will work in favour of Bremain. A major component in this calculation is the behaviour of younger voters.

The Tusk Proposal and the Brexit Debate: Not a Bad Deal at All?

The Tusk Proposal and the Brexit Debate: Not a Bad Deal at All?

David Cameron’s negotiations with the EU leaves us with several policy paradoxes in the midst of competing referendum campaigns fighting for the attention of British voters.

Simulating Europe: Lesson-drawing from EU Decision-making Games

Simulating Europe: Lesson-drawing from EU Decision-making Games

Simulations offer a glimpse into the complex world of decision-making within organisations that cannot be gained so easily from traditional teaching methods.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? EU-Armenia Relations after Vilnius

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? EU-Armenia Relations after Vilnius

Economic rapprochement between Russia and the West is unlikely to occur so long as Putin pursues his pet project – the Eurasian Customs Union.

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

The term ‘Merkiavelli’ depicts the political affinity between Machiavelli’s Prince and Angela Merkel. This emerges due to opportunities created by the chaos of the global financial crisis and its repercussions on the Euro.

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