Professor Matthias Kaelberer specializes in international relations, comparative politics
and political economy. His research has focused on various aspects of European politics
and international monetary relations.
His book Money and Power in Europe: The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation (Albany: State University of New York Press 2001) used theories of bargaining power
to explain the formation of rules in European monetary cooperation. In addition, Dr.
Kaelberer’s work has touched on the incentives for monetary cooperation. Changes in
the party systems of Western Europe and the emergence of green parties have been a
secondary are of his research.
In recent years, Dr. Kaelberer’s research has addressed question of the social construction
of money. Several of his recent and current projects look at the role of collective
identity, trust, community, democracy and the role of the public sphere in the context
of European monetary unification. Dr. Kaelberer’s articles have appeared in Review of International Studies, Comparative Politics, Global Society, the European Journal of International Relations, Contemporary Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, German Politics and Society, the Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, and German Politics.
Professor Kaelberer teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics
and international political economy. He joined the Department of Political Science
in the fall of 2004.