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Vivien A. Schmidt

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-Chair


Vivien A. Schmidt

Vivien Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University. At CES, Schmidt is Co-Chair of the European Union seminar. Her current projects include a book on discursive institutionalism and articles on the impact of the Euro crisis on democracy. Her publications include Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (with M. Thatcher, 2013), Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union (with S. Lucarelli and F. Cerutti, 2011), Democracy in Europe (2006), Policy Change and Discourse in Europe (with C. Radaelli, 2005), The Futures of European Capitalism (2002), Welfare and Work in the Open Economy (with F. W. Scharpf, 2000), From State to Market? (1996), and Democratizing France (1990). Schmidt is also the author of over 100 articles on European political economy, institutions, democracy, and institutional theory. She is also Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University and past Head of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University
  • Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, European Union, CES, Harvard University