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I have joined Aston University in June 2006 having previously taught at Royal Holloway, the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the Universities of Reading, East Anglia and Magdeburg.

Research Interests

My research focuses on comparative regionalism with an emphasis on Europe and East Asia regional institution-building. Here, I am particularly interested in the impact of crises as critical junctures on drivers, spoilers and dissolvers of regional institutions.

I have also worked on the EU and China as normative actors in global climate change negotiations, regional responses to refugee crises in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, the emergence of post-national actorness and interregionalism.  

Teaching Activity

Past Modules:

UG: Introduction to International Relations; International Relations: Theories and Issues; Inernational Political Economy; The International Relations of East Asia; East Asian Politics and Society

PG: International Relations Theories; The EU as a Global Actor; Globalisation, Regionalism and Global Governance; Comparative and International Political Economy; The EU and East Asia (Jean Monnet Module) 

Current Modules:

UG: International Relations Theories; International Political Economy; East Asian Politics and Society; International Relations of East Asia

PG: Europe and East Asia


  • Phd (2003, University of East Anglia)
  • MA in International Relations and Asia-Pacific Studies (1998, University of East Anglia)
  • Diplomkaufmann (1997, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Contact Details

Room:  NW 812
Phone:  0121 204 3755
Email: j.u.wunderlich@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification



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ASEAN Social Sciences
regionalism Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
globalization Social Sciences
global governance Social Sciences
MERCOSUR Social Sciences
climate change Social Sciences
economic crisis Social Sciences

Research Output 2003 2019

Positioning as Normative Actors: China and the EU in Climate Change Negotiations

Wunderlich, J-U., 9 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Common Market Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate change
role conception
discourse analysis
foreign policy

Regional actorness and interregional relations: ASEAN, the EU and Mercosur

Mattheis, F. & Wunderlich, U., 2 Jun 2017, In : Journal of European Integration. 39, 6, p. 723-738 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
group relations
group cohesion

The normative dimension of regionalism and refugee policy in ASEAN and the EU

Wunderlich, J. U., 15 Dec 2017, Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation: New Evidence from Four Continents. Nadalutti, E. & Kallscheuer, O. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 126-147 21 p. (Routledge Global Cooperation Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Persistence of regionalism in the face of economic and financial crisis? Institution-building in ASEAN, MERCOSUR and the EU

Wunderlich, J. U., 1 Jan 2016, The New Politics of Regionalism : Perspectives From Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Engel, U., Zinnecker, H., Mattheis, F., Dietze, A. & Ploetze, T. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 116-130 15 p. Chapter 8

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

economic crisis
financial crisis

International relations and global governance: the EU and ASEAN as actors in global governance institutions

Wunderlich, J-U., 21 Jul 2015, The actors of postnational rule-making: contemporary challenges of European and international law. Fahey, E. (ed.). Abingdon (UK): Routledge, p. 67-87 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


EU-ASEAN relations in the post-Cold War era: an analysis of the impact of normative factors on interregionalism

Author: Doan, X. L., 30 Sep 2013

Supervisor: Wunderlich, J. U. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


The EU's 'transnational power over' Central Asia: Developing and applying a structurally integrative approach to the study of the EU's power over Central Asia

Author: Bossuyt, F., Oct 2012

Supervisor: Bailey, D. J. (Supervisor) & Wunderlich, J. U. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy