Prof. Dr. Sabine Saurugger


The THESEUS visiting professor for the summer term 2012 was Sabine Saurugger.


Sabine Saurugger is Professor of Politics and Research Director at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) of Grenoble (France). She has studied political science at the University of Vienna and the Free University of Berlin and obtained her PhD at the IEP de Paris in 2001. She has taught at the IEP in Lille, the University of Oxford and Lausanne and is a visiting professor at  the Université libre de Bruxelles.


Her research focuses mainly on business interest groups in the European Union and the transformation of national representation systems through both European integration and globalisation.


 Professor Saurugger has published in particular with E. Grossman and B. Irondelle “Les Mots de l'Europe”, Presses de Science Po, 2001 ; “A fragmented environment? Interest groups and the European Commission's sectorisation “, Politique européenne, 5 Autumn 2001, pp. 43-68; “Union européenne : Vers une politique étrangère autonome?”, in “Les politiques étrangères. Ruptures et continuities”, Notes et études documentaires, 5128 - 5129, 2001, pp. 285-311; with Neill Nugent “Organisational structuring: The case of the European Commission and its external policy responsibilities”, Journal of European Public Policy, 9(3), 2002.


Furthermore she is co-founder and director of the journal Politique européenne and member of the board of the Revue française de sciences politique,  the Journal of European Public Policy and Pouvoirs. Recently, she completed a special issue of Politique européenne on “Les groupes d'intérêt et l'Union européenne”, 7, Spring 2002.


Course: Resistances to European Integration

At the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at the University of Cologne she gave a course for Master students about “Resistances to European Integration”. 


Inaugural Lecture: Resisting in times of crisis. The implementation of economic rigor plans in Ireland and Greece

On Monday, 11th June at 4 p.m. she held her inaugural lecture on "Resisting in times of crisis. The implementation of economic rigor plans in Ireland and Greece".