“In The Light And Shadow Of The Single Currency: European Identity And Citizenship.” The Other Side of the Coin: The Euro and Citizenship. ed. Giovanni Moro. London and New York City: Continuum, forthcoming.

Resilient Liberalism: The Political Economy of Europe through Boom and Bust. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. [ed., with Mark Thatcher]

Discursive Institutionalism: Ideas and Discourse in Political Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Speaking to the Markets or the People: A Discursive Institutionalist Analysis of the EU’s Sovereign Debt Crisis.” British Journal of Politics and International Relations, forthcoming

The Political Sources of Italy’s Problems: Between Opportunistic Political Leadership and Pragmatic Technocratic Leadership .” Comparative European Politics, forthcoming. [co-author with Elisabetta Gualmini]


Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union. London:  Routledge, 2011. [ed., with Sonia Lucarelli and Furio Cerutti]

Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Public Discourse and Welfare State Reform:  The Social Democratic Experience. Amsterdam: Mets & Schilt, 2005.

  • Sponsored by the Forum Scholars for European Social Democracy: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Berlin; Karl Renner Institut, Vienna; Wiardi Beckman Stichting, Amsterdam

Policy Change and Discourse in Europe. London: Routledge, 2005. [ed., with Claudio Radaelli] [pdf]

  • Symposium issue of West European Politics 27, no. 4 (March 2004).

The Futures of European Capitalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

  • Chinese translation. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2010.

Welfare and Work in the Open Economy, Volume I:  From Vulnerability to Competitiveness. Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2000. [ed., with Fritz W. Scharpf]

Welfare and Work in the Open Economy  Volume II:  Diverse Responses to Common Challenges. Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2000. [ed., with Fritz W. Scharpf]

From State to Market?  The Transformation of French Business and Government. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Democratizing France: The Political and Administrative History of Decentralization. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

  • Special award (Mention d’Honneur), Gaston Defferre Prize Ceremony, Marseilles, May 1992

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Revisited:  Input, Output and  Throughput.” Political Studies, vol. 61, no. 1 (2013): 2-22.

“France’s Postwar Model from the State in Action to a State of Mind: A Review Essay of Philip Nord’s France’s New Deal.” French Politics 10 (2012): 196-208.

“A Curious Constructivism: A Response to Professor Bell.” British Journal of Political Science 42, no. 3 (2012): 705-713.

“European Elites’ Diverging Visions of the European Union: Diverging Differently Since the Economic Crisis and the Arab Spring?” in Euroscepticism within the EU Institutions: Diverging Views of Europe. eds. Olivier Costa and Nathalie Brack. London: Routledge, 2012.

“What Happened to the State-Influenced Market Economies (SMEs)? France, Italy and Spain confront the Crisis as the Good, the Bad, and The Ugly.” The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis: The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation. eds. Graham Wilson and Wyn Grant. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Analyzing Ideas and Tracing Discursive Interactions In Institutional Change: From Historical Institutionalism to Discursive Institutionalism.” Open Forum CES Paper Series #3. eds. Gregorz Ekiert and Andrew Martin.

“The Clash of Titans/The White Knight and the Iron Lady: France, Germany and the Simultaneous Double Game of EMU Reform.” Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference of European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), April 27-28, 2012. Winner of Best Overall Conference Paper. [co-author with Amandine Crespy]

“Speaking to the Markets or to the People? A Discursive Institutionalist Analysis of EU Leaders’ Discourse During the EU’s Sovereign Debt Crisis.” Paper presented at Speaking Europe Abroad: Institutional Cooperation and the Making of EU’s Discourse, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, February 14-15, 2012

“Discursive Institutionalism: Scope, Dynamics, and Philosophical Underpinnings.” The Argumentative Turn Revised: Public Policy as Communicative Practice. eds. Frank Fischer and John Forester. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

“Speaking of Change: Why Discourse is Key to the Dynamics of Policy Transformation.” Critical Policy Studies 5, no. 2 (2011): 106-126.

The European Union’s Eurozone Crisis and What (not) to do about it.” Brown Journal of World Affairs 17, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2010): 199-214.

“The Unfinished Architecture of Europe’s Economic Union.” Governance 23, no. 4 (2010): 555–559.

“Taking Ideas and Discourse Seriously: Explaining Change through Discursive Institutionalism as the Fourth New Institutionalism.” European Political Science Review 2, no. 1 (2010): 1-25.

  • Reprinted in Institutionalism II, edited by Guy Peters and Jon Pierre. SAGE Library of Political Science (2011).

“Re-Envisioning the European Union: Identity, Democracy, Economy,” in “The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2008.” Special Issue, Journal of Common Market Studies 47 (2009): 17-42.

“Putting the Political Back into Political Economy by Bringing the State Back Yet Again.” World Politics 61, no. 3 (2009): 516-548.

“The Challenges to European Citizenship from Global Capitalism and European Integration.” Politica & Società (2009).

“Explaining ‘Democracy in Europe.'” Comparative European Politics 7, no. 3 (2009): 396-407. [A response to three reviews of my book Democracy in Europe]

“Déliberation publique et discours de légitimation en France et le Royaume Uni face à l’Intégration Européenne.” Revue internationale de politique comparée 15, no. 4 (2009): 555-571.

“Envisioning a less fragile, more liberal Europe.” European Political Science 8, no. 2 (2009): 212-224.

  • Italian translation: “Immaginare un’Europa meno fragile, più liberale.” Biblioteca della Libertà 43, no 193 (2008).

“Discursive Institutionalism: The Explanatory Power of Ideas and Discourse.” Annual Review of Political Science 11 (2008): 303-26.

“European Political Economy: Labor Out, State Back In, Firm to the Fore.” 30th Anniversary Issue, West European Politics 31, nos. 1-2 (2008): 302-320.

“La Democracia en Europa.” Papeles de Relaciones Ecosociales y Cambio Global, no. 100 (2007): 87-108.

“Trapped by their Ideas: French Elites’ Discourses of European Integration and Globalization.” Journal of European Public Policy 14, no. 4 (2007): 992-1009.

“Procedural Democracy in the EU: The Europeanization of National and Sectoral Policymaking Processes.” Journal of European Public Policy 13, no. 5 (2006): 670-691.

“Adapting to Europe: Is it Harder for Britain?” British Journal of Politics and International Relations 8, no. 1 (2006): 15-33.

Selected Papers Available Online

“Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Revisited: Input, Output, and Throughput,” KFG Working Paper Series, No. 21, November 2010, Kolleg-Forshergruppe (KFG) “The Transformative Power of Europe” Freie Universitaet Berlin.


Die EU – eine erloschene Vision?” (“The EU—An Extinct Vision?”), Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte 2011, no. 7/8.

“Transatlantische Beziehungen im Übergang“ (”TransAtlantic Relations in transition”), Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte 2010, no. 10. [with Jolyon Howorth] .

Europe : pour plus de démocratie!” (“EU economic governance needs more democracy”), Telos, July 19, 2010.

Ökonomische Solidarität in der EU: Großer Sprung nach vorn oder zu große Herausforderung?” (EU Economic Solidarity: A Great Leap Forward or a Bridge too Far?), Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte 2010, no. 7/8.

A ‘menu Europe’ will prove more palatable,” Financial Times, July 21, 2008.

L’Europe à la carte?Telos, July 7, 2008.

Re-inventing Europe after the Irish No,” Telos, July 7, 2008.

Complete List

Vivien A. Schmidt CV, May 2012 [pdf]