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Dr. Axel Huelsemeyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Axel Huelsemeyer, Ph.D.


Ph.D.                University of Calgary (2002)
Master's            University of Potsdam (1996)
Bachelor            University of Hamburg (1993)

Research interests

International Political Economy and European Politics

Dr. Axel Huelsemeyer teaches International Political Economy – with a focus on global and regional integration in trade and finance – as well as European Politics.  Within the Department, Professor Huelsemeyer has acted as the very first Honor’s Adviser and Undergraduate Program Director (2004-2006), and as Graduate Program Director (2006-2008). More recently, he had been a committee member of the Graduate Curriculum.

Teaching activities

Undergraduate Classes
POLI 205                Introduction to International Relations
POLI 305                International Political Economy
POLI 319                European Politics and Government
POLI 402                Advanced Seminar in IPE
POLI 481                Advanced Seminar in European Politics

Graduate Seminars
POLI 660/860         European Union
POLI 662/862         International Political Economy

Research activities

Discontent in the European Union

coauthored with Dr. Mebs Kanji and Mrs. Kerry Lynne Tannahill
Book under contract with Routledge.

Decisionmaking in an enlarged European Union

Book under contract with Anthem Press.

Selected publications


Bloodgood, Elizabeth, Julian Schofield, and Axel Hülsemeyer (2011), Readings in International Relations, Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2010), International Political Economy: A Reader, Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2004), Globalization and Institutional Adjustment: Federalism as an Obstacle? Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Hülsemeyer, Axel, ed. (2003), Globalization in the Twenty-First Century: Convergence or Divergence? Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2016a), “Traditional Theories,” in International Political Economy, edited by Greg Anderson and Christopher J. Kukucha, Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, pp. 24-39.

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2016b), “The transformation of Germany’s position in the Eurozone crisis: From Greek bailouts to Eurobonds,” in Crisis and Institutional Change in Regional Integration, edited by Sabine Saurugger and Fabien Terpan, London: Routledge, pp. 60-78.

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2006), “The Political Economy of Canada’s Relations with the European Union,” in Canadian Foreign Policy: A Handbook, edited by Patrick James, Nelson Michaud, and Marc J. O’Reilly, Lanham, MD: Lexington, pp. 365-388.

Journal Articles

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2013), “Regional Integration and the Global Political Economy,” in International Studies Association Compendium Project – 2013 online update, edited by Robert A. Denemark, Oxford: Blackwell.

Hülsemeyer, Axel (2006), “Political Economy, Rational Choice and Large n,” The World Economy 29(4): 521-525.

Hülsemeyer, Axel and André Lecours (2006), “The European Union and Sovereignist Politics in Quebec: Who Forgot Their Glasses?” American Review of Canadian Studies 36(2): 263-282.

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