Ulrich Sedelmeier is a reader in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sussex and was previously associate professor of International Relations and European Studies at Central European University, Budapest. He held a Jean Monnet Fellowship (2001/02) and a Marie-Curie Fellowship (2005-06) at the European University Institute, Florence. He was a visiting professor at the University of Mannheim, the Institute of Higher Studies, Vienna, and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. He was a participant and member of the executive committee of the FP6-funded network of excellence CONNEX. His research interests include theories of international institutions and the European Union’s external relations, in particular its eastern enlargement and the impact of conditionality in candidate countries and its eastern neighbourhood.
(2015) ‘Enlargement: constituent policy and tool for external governance’, in H. Wallace, M. Pollack and A. Young (eds), Policy-Making in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 7th ed., pp. 407-435.
(2014) 'Anchoring Democracy from Above? The European Union and Democratic Backsliding in Hungary and Romania after Accession', Journal of Common Market Studies 52(1): 105-121.
(2012) ‘Is Europeanisation through conditionality sustainable? Lock-in of institutional change after EU accession’, West European Politics, 35(1): 20-38.
(2011) ‘Europeanisation in new member and candidate states’, Living Reviews in European Governance, 6(1).
(2009) International influence beyond conditionality: postcommunist Europe after EU enlargement. London: Routledge. Co-authored with R. Epstein.
(2009) ‘Post-accession compliance with EU gender equality legislation in post-communist new member states’, European Integration online Papers, 13(2).
(2008) ‘After conditionality: post-accession compliance with EU law in East Central Europe’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15(6): 806-825.
(2005) The politics of European union enlargement: theoretical approaches. London: Routledge. Co-authored with F. Schimmelfennig.
(2005) The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Co-authored with F. Schimmelfennig.
(2004) ‘Governance by conditionality: EU rule transfer to the candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe’, Journal of European Public Policy, 11(4): 661-679. Co-edited with F. Schimmelfennig.
(2002) ‘Theorising EU enlargement: research focus, hypotheses, and the state of research’, Journal of European Public Policy, 9(4): 500-528. Co-edited with F. Schimmelfennig.