Department of Political Science
Chair for International Relations
During the winter semester, office hours are held on Tuesdays from 13:30 to 14:30 pm via Zoom or in person (by appointment).
Professor Dr. Berthold Rittberger holds the chair of International Relations at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science, University of Munich.
Previously Rittberger held positions as a professor and chair of Political Science and Contemporary History at the University of Mannheim (2007-2011), as a Junior Professor in Political Science at the Kaiserslautern University of Technology (2005-2006), as a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2004-2005) as well as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the University of Mannheim (2002-2003). Rittberger received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2003.
Rittberger spent his first undergraduate years at the University of Konstanz in 1996 and obtained a M.Sc. in European Policy and Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1999. His doctoral dissertation ‘Building Europe's Parliament’ (Oxford University Press, 2005) received the Prize for Best Dissertation of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), awarded in 2005.
Together with Professor Jeremy Richardson Rittberger is co-editor of the Journal of European Public Policy and author of numerous academic publications on the EU constitutional politics, EU integration theory, regulatory politics in the EU, new institutional theories and the democratic legitimacy of the EU.
In his research Rittberger specializes in the politics of regional integration, the EU in particular. He is also interested in institutional theory - logics of institutional choice and change - and he also works on the democratic implications of multi-tiered governance arrangements.