Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann

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Curriculum vitae

• 2012-2015 Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Mainz

• Since February 2011 Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Mainz

• 08/2006 – 01/2011 Lecturer in EU Studies and International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

• 04/2002 – 07/2006 Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher, Unit of International Relations, Institute of Political Science, Technical University of Dresden

• 09/2000 – 03/2002 Consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Berlin/Bad Homburg

• 10/1998 – 12/1999 Lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge

• 10/1996 – 07/2000 PhD at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge

• 09/1997 – 06/1998 Visiting Researcher, European University Institute , Florence

• 10/1995 – 08/1996 MPhil in European Studies, University of Cambridge

• 10/1992 – 06/1995 BSc (Econ) in International Relations, London School of Economic & Political Science

Teaching

Current courses (winter term 2015/2016)

Exams
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Research interests and publications

My research focuses on the European integration process, European Union politics, and particularly the external relations of the EU. My most recent work concentrates on European Culture and Science diplomacy (article under preparation with Petra Guasti), the role of the EU as a mediator in international peace negotiations (project and JCMS article with Julian Bergmann), and theorising the euro crisis (co-edited special issue of Journal of European Public Policy). My previous work has dealt with the role of the EU in (external) policy-making fields such as climate change and international migration, where I have particularly analysed aspects of effectiveness and normative power of the EU. My PhD (and some subsequent work) has analysed, modified and applied neofunctionalism to various aspects of EU policy-making.

A) Book/Monograph

• Niemann, A. (2006) Explaining Decisions in the European Union, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 367 pp. (reviewed in Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Common Market Studies, Public Administration, Acta Politica, International Migration and Integration).

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The complete book can be found here: http://www.cambridge.org/de/knowledge/isbn/item1173751/?site_locale=de_DE.

B) Edited books/volumes

• Niemann, A. and Zaun, N. (eds) (2018 forthcoming), European Refugee Policies and Politics in Times of Crisis: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Special Issue, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 56.

• Niemann, A., Bergmann, J., Haastrup, T. and Whitman, R. (forthcoming 2018), ‘The European Union as a Mediator in Peace Processes: Motives, Roles and Effects’, Special Issue, International Negotiations, Vol. 23, No. 2.

• Muno, W., Niemann, A., Guasti, P. (eds) (2017 forthcoming), ‘Europa spielerisch lernen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele zu EU-Simulationen’, Wiesbaden: Springer VS

• Niemann A., Iannou, D. and Leblond P. (eds) (2015 forthcoming), 'European Economic Integration in Times of Crisis: Theoretical Perspectives’, Special Issue, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 22, No. 3.

• Geddes, A. and Niemann, A. (eds) (2015 forthcoming), ‘Conceptualising EU Labour Migration’, Thematic Section, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 3.

• Niemann, A., Guasti, P. and Muno, W. (eds) (2015 forthcoming), Symposium: EU simulations –scholarly reflection and research on an innovative teaching methodology, European Political Science, Vol. 14

Niemann, A. and Bretherthon, C. (eds) (2013), 'European Union external policy at the crossroads: the challenge of actorness and effectiveness', Special Issue, International Relations, Vol. 27, No. 3., pp. 260-400.

• Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (eds) (2011), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

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• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (eds) (2007) Interessen und Handlungsspielräume in der deutschen und europäischen Außenpolitik, Dresden: TUDpress (Dresden University Press), 370 pp.

• Niemann, A. (ed.) (2005) Herausforderungen an die deutsche und europäische Außenpolitik: Analysen und Politikempfehlungen, Dresden: TUDpress, 314 pp.

• Niemann, A. and Medick-Krakau, M. (eds) (2004) “Internationale Insitutionen” co-editor of e-learning/blended learning portal/tutorial containing 350 pages of edited original material, © PolitikON: Section International Relations, http://ilias.uni-trier.de:8080/ (online access on request), 350 pp.

• Ioannou, D. and Niemann, A. (eds) (2000) “The European Union and Islam”, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, (edited journal section), Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 210-282.

 

C) Articles in anonymously peer reviewed and/or Thomson Reuters ISI-listed journals /series

• Niemann, A. and Speyer, J. (forthcoming 2018), A Neofunctionalist Perspective on the ‚European Refugee  Crisis‘: the Case of the European Border and Coast Guards‘, eingereicht bei: Journal of Common Market Studies.

• Niemann, A., Bergmann, J., Haastrup, T. and Whitman, R. (forthcoming 2018), ‘Introduction: The European Union as a Mediator in Peace Processes: Motives, Roles and Effects’, International Negotiations, Vol. 23, No.

• Bergmann, J. and Niemann, A. (2018 forthcoming), ‘From Neo-Functional Peace to a Logic of Spillover in EU External Policy: A Response to Visoka and Doyle’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 56. (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

• Niemann, A. and Zaun, N. (forthcoming 2018), ‘Introduction: European Migration and Refugee Policies and Politics in Times of Crisis: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 56, No. 2 (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

• Bergmann, J. and Niemann, A. (2015), ‘Mediating International Conflicts: the European Union as an Effective Mediator’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53 (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

• Niemann, A. and Ioannou, D. (2015), ‘European economic integration in times of crisis: a case of neofunctionalism?’ Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

• Niemann, A. and Geddes, A. (2015 forthcoming), ‘Introduction: Conceptualising EU Labour Migration’, Thematic Section, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 3. (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

• Ioannou, D., Leblond, P. and Niemann, A. (2015), ‘European Integration and the crisis: practise and theory’, Special Issue, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

• Guasti, P., Muno, W. and Niemann, A. (2015), Introduction: EU simulations  as a multi-dimensional resource: from teaching and learning tool to research instrument', European Political Science, Vol. 14 (Thomson Reuters ISI-listed).

Groen, L. and Niemann, A. (2013), 'The European Union at the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations: A Case of Contested EU Actorness and Effectiveness', International Relations, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 308-324.

Niemann, A. and Bretherton, C. (2013), ‘Introduction: EU external policy at the crossroads’, International Relations, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 261-275.

Fehlker, C., Ioannou, D. and Niemann, A. (2013), 'Die Errichtung einer Europäischen Finanzmarktunion: Ein Fall von funktionalem spillover', Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 105-124.

• Niemann, A. (2013), 'EU External Trade and the Treaty of Lisbon: a revised neofunctionalist approach', Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 9.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Spitaler, G. (2013 forthcoming), ‘The two-track Europeanisation of football: EU-level pressures, transnational dynamics and their repercussions within different national contexts’, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Vol. 4.

Groen, L., Niemann, A. and Oberthür, S. (2012), ‘The EU as a global leader? The Copenhagen and Cancún UN climate change negotiations’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 173-191.

Schukkink, M. and Niemann, A. (2012): ‘Portugal and the EU’s Eastern Enlargement: A logic of identity endorsement’, European Integration online Papers, Vol. 16, Article 12, pp. 1-42.

Niemann, A. (2011), ‘Conceptualising Common Commercial Policy Treaty revision: Explaining the stagnancy and dynamics from the Amsterdam IGC to the Treaty of Lisbon’, European Integration online Papers, Vol. 15, Article 6.

Verhoeff, E. and Niemann, A. (2011), ‘National Preferences and the EU Presidency: The Case of German Energy Policy towards Russia’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp.1271-1293.

Huigens, J. and Nieman, A. (2011), ‘The G8½: the EU’s contested and ambiguous actorness in the G8’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 629-657.

Niemann, A. and Huigens, J. (2011), ‘The European Union’s role in the G8: a principal-agent perspective’, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 420-442.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Spitaler, G. (2010), ‘The Europeanisation of Austrian Football: History, Adaptation and Transnational Dynamics’, Soccer and Society, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 761-774.

Niemann, A. and de Wekker, T. (2010),Normative power Europe? EU relations with Moldova’, European Integration online Papers, Vol. 14, Article 14.

Niemann, A. and Mak, J. (2010), ‘(How) do norms guide Presidency behaviour in EU negotiations?’, Journal of European Public Policy, special issue on "Negotiation Theory and the EU: the State of the Art", Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 727-742.

Niemann, A. and Heister, S. (2010) “Scientific Political Consulting and University Education in Germany – Demand and Supply: Patterns of Competences and Skills in the Context of the Bologna Process”, European Political Science, Vol. 9, No. 3, 398-416.

Niemann, A. (2008) “Dynamics and Countervailing Pressures of Visa, Asylum and Immigration Policy Treaty Revision: Explaining Change and Stagnation from the Amsterdam IGC to the IGC 2003-2004”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 559-591.

Niemann, A. and Brand, A. (2008) "The impact of European integration on domestic sport: the case of German football", Sport in Society, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 90-106.

Hausotter, T., Niemann, A., and Schratz, A. (2007) “Die Belarus-Politik der Europäischen Union: Interessen und Handlungsspielräume, Osteuropa, Nr. 07/2007, pp. 57-70.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2007) “Europeanisation in the societal/trans-national realm: what European Integration Studies can get out of analysing football”, Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 182-201.

Niemann, A. (2006) “Beyond Problem-Solving and Bargaining: Genuine Debate in EU External Trade Negotiations”, International Negotiation Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 467-497.

Niemann, A. (2004) “Between communicative action and strategic action: the Article 113 Committee and the negotiations on the WTO Basic Telecommunications Services Agreement”, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 379-407.

Niemann, A. (1998) “The PHARE programme and the concept of spillover: neofunctionalism in the making”, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 428-446.

Niemann, A. (1997) “Europhoria, friendship and wine: the stuff that built another Europe”, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 277-292.

 

D) Book chapters (reviewed)

• Niemann, A., Lefkofridi, Z. and Schmitter, P. (2018 forthcoming), ‘Neo-functionalism’, in: Wiener, Antje, Börzel, T. and Risse, T. (eds), Theories of European Integration, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3rd Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• Plank, F. and Niemann, A. (2017/18 forthcoming), ‘Impact of the agent’s environment on discretion in the field of EU conflict resolution’. In: Delreux, T. and Adriaensen, J. (eds.): The Principal-Agent Model and the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

• Niemann, A. and Bretherton, C. (2017 forthcoming), ‘EU External Policy at the Crossroads: the Challenge of Actorness and Effectivenes, in Tonra, B., Whitman, R. and Young, A., Foreign Policy of the European Union, London: SAGE Publications. [reproduction from International Relations, 27, 3, 2013).

• Hoffmann, N. and Niemann, A. (2017 forthcoming), ‘EU Actorness and Effectiveness’, in Schumacher, Demmelhuber, T. and Marchetti, A. (eds), The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, London: Routledge.

• Groen, L. and Niemann, A. (2017 forthcoming), ‘The European Union at the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations: A Case of Contested EU Actorness and Effectiveness’, in Tonra, B., Whitman, R. and Young, A., Foreign Policy of the European Union, London: SAGE Publications. [reproduction from International Relations, 27, 3, 2013).

• Groen, L., Niemann, A. and Oberthür, S. (2017 forthcoming), ‘The EU as a Global Leader? The Copenhagen and Cancun UN Climate Change Negotiations’ in Tonra, B., Whitman, R. and Young, A., Foreign Policy of the European Union, London: SAGE Publications. [reproduction from Journal of Contemporary European Research, 8, 2, 2013).

• Niemann, A. (2016), ‘Theorising Internal Security Cooperation in the European Union: A Neofunctionalist Perspective’, in Rhinard, M. and Bossong, R. (eds), Theorising Internal Security Cooperation in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• Bergmann, J. and Niemann, A. (2015), ‘Theories of European Integration’, in Jørgensen, K.E., Drieskens, E. Aarstad. K.A., Laatikainen, K., Tonra, B.; The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy.

• Huigens, J. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘The EU in the G8: between effective multilateralism and multilateralism light’, in Drieskens, E. and van Schaik, L. (eds.), The EU and Effective Multilateralism: External and Internal Reform in the First Decade, London: Routledge, pp. 153-169.

Niemann, A., (2012), ‘The Dynamics of EU migration policy: from Maastricht to Lisbon’, in Richardson, J. (ed.), Constructing a policy-making state? Policy dynamics in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 209-233.

Niemann, A. (2012), ‘The Common Commercial Policy: From Nice to Lisbon’, in Laursen, F. (ed.), The EU's Lisbon Treaty: Institutional Choices and Implementation, Ashgate, pp. 205-227.

Huigens, J. and Niemann, A. (2012), ‘The EU Representation in the G8’, in Larionova, M. (ed.), The European Union in the G8, Ashgate, pp. 105-119.

Groen, L. and Niemann, A. (2012), ‘Challenges in EU external climate change policy-making in the early post-Lisbon era: the UNFCCC Copenhagen negotiations’, in Cardwell, P. (ed.), EU External Relations Law and Policy in the Post-Lisbon Era, The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, pp. 315-334.

Niemann, A. and Huigens, J. (2011), ‘The European Union’s role in the G8: a principal-agent perspective’, in Dür, A. and Elsig, M. (eds), The European Union’s Foreign Economic Policies: A Principal-Agent Perspective, London: Routledge, pp. 98-120.

Niemann, A., Brand, A. and Spitaler, G. (2011), ‘The Europeanization of football: Germany and Austria compared’, in C. Young, D. Holt, and A. Tomlinson (eds.), The making and mediatization of modern sport in Europe: States, media and markets 1950-2010, London: Routledge, pp. 187-204.

Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (2011), “The Transformation of European Football: Introduction”, in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. And Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-22.

Niemann, A. and Mak, J. (2011), ‘(How) do norms guide Presidency behaviour in EU negotiations?’, London: Routledge, in: Dür, A., Mateo, G. and Thomas, D. (eds), Negotiation Theory and the EU: The State of the Art, London: Routledge, pp. 115-130.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2011), “The Europeanisation of German Football: from minor adjustments to system transformation”, in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. And Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 59-79.

Garcia, B., Niemann, A., and Grant, W. (2011), “Conclusion”, in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. And Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 239-261.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Spitaler, G. (2011), “The Europeanisation of Austria Football” in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. And Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 171-186.

Niemann, A. with Schmitter, P. (2009) “Neo-functionalism”, in: Wiener, Antje and Diez, Thomas (eds), Theories of European Integration, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, pp. 45-66.

Niemann, A. (2008) “Deliberation and Bargaining in the Article 113 Committee and the 1996/97 IGC Representatives Group”, in: Naurin, Daniel and Wallace, Helen (eds), Games Governments Play in Brussels: Unveiling the Council of the European Union, London: Palgrave, pp. 121-143.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2006) “The Europeanisation of German football”, in: Young, C. and Tomlinson, A. (eds.), German football: history, culture, society, London: Routledge, pp. 127-142.

E) Articles in Journals (non-reviewed)

• Muno, W., Niemann, A. and Guasti, P. (2017), „Einleitung: Europa spielerisch lernen“, in Muno, W., Niemann, A. und Guasti, P. (eds) Europa spielerisch lernen – EU-Simulationen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

• Prinz, L., Gewering, M. and Niemann, A. (2017), „Die Umsetzung von EU-Simulationen für die gymnasiale Oberstufe – Lehren aus der Praxis des Planspiels EU+“, in Muno, W. and Niemann, A., and Guasti, P. (eds) Europa spielerisch lernen – EU-Simulationen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

• Plank, F., Muno, W. , und Niemann, A. (2017), „Fazit“, in Muno, W., Niemann, A. and Guasti, P. (eds) Europa spielerisch lernen – EU-Simulationen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

• Bergmann, J., Plank, F. and Niemann, A. (2016), ‘EU-Friedensmediation als Forschungsgegen-stand: Theoretische und empirische Perspektiven, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Vol. 5., No. 1, pp. 134 – 144.

• Pauly, S., Blöser, J., Bank, K., Niemann, A. and Zaun, N. (2016), ‘The EU’s response to the so-called refugee “crisis”’, Political Science Applied, Vol. 7, pp. 14-20.

• Guasti, P. and Niemann, A. (2015), ‘Lost in Translation: Human and minority rights discourses of the European Union and Russia’, St. Petersburg University Bulletin. Series 6 - Philosophy. Culture Studies. Political Science. Law. International Relations. 2015. Issue 1.

• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘Football and National Identity in Europe’, Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs, 01/2014, pp. 43-51.

Niemann, A. and Brand, A. (2010), ‘Européanisation de football allemand’, Allemagne aujourd’hui, August, 130-144.

Niemann, A. (2008), “Außenpolitikberatung und universitäre Außbilding”, WeltTrends, No. 63, November/December, pp. 95-104.

Liebig, S., Niemann, A. and von Uexküll, E. (2005) “Bringing Liberalization On The Right Track – The Case of Supply Side Constraints In The EU-ESA Negotiations For An Economic Partnership Agreement”, Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 25-37.

Ioannou D. and Niemann, A. (2004) “European economic governance: towards a conceptual framework and the way ahead”, Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp 25-30.

F) Book chapters (non-reviewed)

• Niemann, A. (2017 forthcoming), ‘Neofunctionalism’, Laursen, F. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 25pp.

• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2017 forthcoming),‘Die Europäisierung des Fußballs: Von der Umsetzung politischer Vorgaben zur Gestaltung europäischer Realitäten, in: Mittag, Jürgen (ed.): Auf dem Weg zur europäischen Sportpolitik?, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

• Muno, W., Niemann, A. and Guasti, P. (forthcoming 2017), „Einleitung: Europa spielerisch lernen“, in Muno, W., Niemann, A. und Guasti, P. (eds) Europa spielerisch lernen – EU-Simulationen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

• Prinz, L., Gewering, M. and Niemann, A. (forthcoming 2017), „Die Umsetzung von EU-Simulationen für die gymnasiale Oberstufe – Lehren aus der Praxis des Planspiels EU+“, in Muno, W. and Niemann, A., and Guasti, P. (eds) Europa spielerisch lernen – EU-Simulationen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

• Plank, F., Muno, W. , und Niemann, A. (forthcoming 2017), „Fazit“, in Muno, W., Niemann, A. and Guasti, P. (eds) Europa spielerisch lernen – EU-Simulationen: Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

• Herbel, A. and Niemann, A. (2016 forthcoming), ‘EU Global Health Priorities: Climate Change’ in Emmerling, T., Kickbusch, I., Told, M., The European Union as Global Health Actor, London: World Scientific Publishing.

Niemann, A. and Bergmann, J. (2013), "Zug- und Gegenkräfte im Spiegel der Theorien der europäischen Integration", in Eppler, A. and Scheller, H. (eds.), Zug- und Gegenkräfte im europäischen Integrationsprozess, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 45-70.

Groen, L., Niemann, A. and Oberthür, S. (2013), 'The EU's Role in International Climate Change Policy-Making: A Global Leader in Decline?', in Boening, A., Kremer, J. and van Loon, A. (eds.), Global Power Europe - Vol. 2: Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU's External Relations, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 37-54.

Niemann, A. and Lauter, D. (2011), “Playing two-level games in Berlin and Brussels: Maintaining control of asylum policies?”, in Bendel, P., Parkes, R. and Ette, A. (eds): The Europeanisation of Control: Venues and Outcomes of EU Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation, Lit Verlag: Berlin, pp. 137-175.
Lauter, D., Niemann, A. and Heister, S. (2011), “Die Änderung des Artikel 16 und Zwei-Ebenen-Spiele“, in: Hönnige, C., Kneip, S. and Lorenz, A. (eds), Verfassungswandel im Mehrebenensystem, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 158-178.

Niemann, A. and Junne, G. (2011), “Normative Macht Europa?“, in Simonis, G. (ed.), Externe EU Governance, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 103-131.

Günther, A., Niemann, A. and Petzold, S. (2008) “Universitäre Ausbildung und Außenpolitikberatung in Deutschland”, in Robel, Stephan and Brand, Alexander (eds), Internationale Beziehungen: Aktuelle Forschungsfelder, Wissensorganisation und Berufsorientierung, Dresden: TUDpress, pp. 521-542.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Fochtmann, K. (2007) “Einleitung: Interessen und Handlungsspielräume als Analysekategorien deutscher und europäischer Außenpolitik – Implikationen für Handlungsempfehlungen”, in Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (eds), Interessen und Handlungsspielräume in der deutschen und europäischen Außenpolitik, Dresden TUDpress (Dresden University Press), pp. 9-40.
Niemann, A. (2007) “E.H. Carr: The Twenty Years’ Crisis”, in: Kailitz, Steffen (ed.), Schlüsselwerke der Politikwissenschaft, Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 80-84.

• Niemann, A. and Petzold, S. (2006), “La Gobernanza de la política migratoria de la Unión Europea” (The Governance of EU Migration Policy), in: García Gossio, María Ileana (eds), Los nuevos escenarios de la migración: Causas, condiciones, consecuencias, Berlin: Heinrich Böll Foundation, pp. 106-128.

Böckenförde, S. and Niemann, A. (2005) “Einleitung: Wissenschaftliche (Außen-)Politikberatung in Deutschland”, in: Niemann, A. (ed.), Herausforderungen an die deutsche und europäische Außenpolitik: Analysen und Politikempfehlungen, TUDpress, pp. 9-26.

 

G) Other articles, book chapters and working papers

• Casier, T., DeBardeleben, J., Guasti, P., Niemann, A. and Romanova, T. (2016 forthcoming), EU-Russia Relations: Which Way Forward?, Policy Report, Published in the framework of the Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group “EU-Russia Relations: Developing a Transnational Perspective”, March 2016, available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/studying/research/projects/jeanmonnet.html

• Bergmann, J., Plank, F. and Niemann, A. (2016 forthcoming), ‘Studying EU Peace Mediation: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives’, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, No. 12/2016. Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg University.

• Guasti, P. and Niemann, A. (2015), ‘Lost in Translation: Human and Minority Rights Discussions of the European Union and Russia’, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, No. 9/2015. Mainz: Chair of International Relations, Johannes Gutenberg University.

• Klohs, J. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘Comparing the US National Security Strategy and the European Security Strategy in the first decade of the 21st century: converging but still different’, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, No. 8/2014. Mainz: Chair of International Relations, Johannes Gutenberg University.

• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2014), ECJ Rulings or Wayne Rooney’s Hair – Issues, Non-Issues and Hidden Issues in Online Football Fan Discourse, Free Working Paper, April 2014.

• Schmidthäussler, N. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘The Logic of EU Policy-Making on (Irregular) Migration: Securitisation or Risk?’, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, No.5.

• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2013), Europeanisation from below? Football spectatorship, mediatisation and European identity, FREE Working Paper, March 2013.

Bergmann, J. and Niemann, A. (2013), 'The European Union as an Effective Mediator in Peace Negotiations? Conceptual Framework and Plausibility Probe', Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, 01/2013. Mainz: Chair of International Relations, Johannes Gutenberg University.

• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2013), Europeanisation from below? Football spectatorship, mediatisation and European identity, FREE Working Paper, March 2013.

Groothuis, M. and Niemann, A. (2012), ‘EU Normative Power in its Relations to the USA in the Field of Counter-terrorism?’, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, 03/2012.

Groen, L. and Niemann, A. (2012), ‘The European Union at the Copenhagen climate negotiations: a case of contested EU actorness and effectiveness’, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics, 01/2012.

Schukkink, M. and Niemann, A. (2010), ‘Portugal and the EU's Eastern Enlargement: A Logic of Identity Endorsement’, LSE European Foreign Policy Unit Working Paper, 03/2009, pp. 1-44.

• De Wekker, T. and Niemann, A. (2009), ‘EU relations with Moldova: normative power Europe in action?’, LSE European Foreign Policy Unit Working Paper, 03/2009, pp. 1-42.

• Verhoeff, E. and Niemann, A. (2009), ‘The German EU Presidency and Energy Policy Towards Russia: Insights From Liberal Intergovernmentalist and Institutionalist Approaches’, ASSR Working Paper, No. 04-09, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, pp. 1-33.

• Huigens, J. and Niemann, A. (2009), “The EU within the G8: A Case of Ambiguous and Contested Actorness”, EU Diplomacy Papers, No. 5/2009, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe, pp. 1-34.

• Niemann, A. and Mak, J. (2009), ‘(How) do norms guide Presidency behavior in EU negotiations’, DEI Working Paper, No. 09-10, University College Dublin European Institute, pp. 1-24.

• Niemann, A. (2006) “Explaining visa, asylum and immigration policy Treaty revision: insights from a revised neofunctionalist framework”, ConWEB Papers, No. 1/2006, pp. 1-45.

• Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2005) “The Societal/Trans-national Dimension of Europeanisation: The Case of German Football”, Queen’s Papers on Europeanisation, No. 2/2005, pp. 1-40.

Post, D. and Niemann, A. (2005) “The Europeanisation of German Asylum Policy and/or the Germanisation of EU asylum policy?”, Dresdner Arbeitspapiere Internationale Beziehungen, No. 14, 44 pp.
• Niemann, A. (2004) “From pre-theory to theory? Developing a revised neofunctionalist framework for explaining EU decision-making outcomes”, Dresdner Arbeitspapiere Internationale Beziehungen, No. 11, 59 pp.

• Eckendorf, J., Keller, J. and Niemann, A. (2003), “Die deutsche Tibet-Politik: Entwicklungen, Akteure, Handlungszwänge”, Pogrom – Zeitschrift für Bedrohte Völker, Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 12-13.

• Niemann, A. (2003/04) “Internationale Institutionen” author/co-author of several chapters (‘Einführung’, ‘Theorie’, ‘Welthandelsorganisation’) of the e-learning portal/tutorial, © PolitikON: Section International Relations, http://ilias.uni-trier.de:8080/ (online access on request).

Ioannou D. and Niemann, A (2003) “Taking stock of the open method of co-ordination: nature, modus operandi and theoretical perspectives”, Dresdner Arbeitspapiere Internationale Beziehungen, No. 8, 57 pp.

• Burckhardt, C., Niemann, A. and Weigelt, K. (2003) “Humanitäre Hilfe für Afghanistan: Die Rolle Deutschlands und der Europäischen Union”, Pogrom – Zeitschrift für Bedrohte Völker, Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 34-36.

• Niemann, A. (2002) “Communicative Action, the Article 113 Committee and the WTO Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services”, Dresdner Arbeitspapiere Internationale Beziehungen, No. 6, 47 pp.

• Niemann, A. (2001) “Kritische Erfolgsfaktoren von elektronischen B2B-Marktplätzen”, Logistik Heute, No. 4., 4 pp.

Ioannou, D. and Niemann, A. (2000) “Introduction: The European Union and Islam”, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 210-211.

H) Book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and newsletter contributions

• Niemann, A. (2016), Blog-Beitrag zum Brexit, veröffentlicht auf den Webseiten des Instituts für Europäische Politik, der Landeszentrale für politische Bildung RLP; siehe: http://iep-berlin.de/blog/kommentar-zum-brexit-von-prof-dr-arne-niemann/

• Bergmann, J. and Niemann, A. (2015), What the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue says about the EU’s role as a peace mediator, blog contribution for EUROPP: European Politics and Policy, London: London School of Economic & Political Science http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/12/12/what-the-belgrade-pristina-agreement-says-about-the-eus-role-as-a-peace-mediator/

• Brand, A., and Niemann, A. (2015), ‘Editorial‘, Sport & EU Review, Vol. 7, No.1, pp. 4-5.

• Brand, A., Licen, S. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘Editorial‘, Sport & EU Review, Vol. 6, No.2, pp. 4-5.

• Brand, A., Licen, S. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘Editorial‘, Sport & EU Review, Vol. 6, No.1, pp. 4-7.

• Niemann, A. (2009), “The Transformation of European Football: A Case of Europeanisation? Amsterdam 12-13 June 2009, Workshop Report”, published in: UACES news, No. 61, pp. 6-7, also published by Sport&EU review and the UACES blog “ideas on Europe”, online available at http://uaces.ideasoneurope.eu/2009/09/22/the-transformation-of-european-football/

• Niemann, A. (2008), Review of “Democratic Governance and European Integration: Linking Societal and State Processes of Democracy”, edited by Holzhacker, R. and Albæk E., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, for Acta Politica, Vol. 43, No. 4, 3 pp.

• Niemann, A. (2007), Regime theory, in Bevir, M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Governance, Vol. 2, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 801-805.

• Falbe, M. and Niemann, A. (2007) “Soccer”, The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas, Santa Barbara, California; ABC-CLIO, Incorporated, 2 pp.

 I) Under preparation or submission

• Niemann, A., Book: European Integration in Times of Crisis – Still a case of Neofunctionalism?

• Niemann, A., ‘Neofunctionalism and European Foreign Policy’, edited book project by Kissack, R. and Shahin, J., Theorising European Foreign Policy (Sage: contract signed). Paper accepted by editors. Book to be published in 2018.The making of the EU's approach to international mediation: an (informal) governance perspective The making of the EU's approach to international mediation: an (informal) governance perspective The making of the EU's approach to international mediation: an (informal) governance perspective The making of the EU's approach to international mediation: an (informal) governance perspective

• Kndelhans, M. and Niemann, A., ‘Flexing their lobbing muscles? The influence of interest groups on the negotiations of the “six-pack” legislation in theoretical perspective’.

• Kirchner, M. and Niemann, A., European integration in the area of police cooperation: spillover in the making?,

• Article on the European Border and Coast Guard for a peer reviewed journal

 

Grants (selected)

• Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “EU in Global Dialogue”. A cooperation between the Technical University Darmstadt and the University of Mainz. Duration 2015-2018: overall budget 100.000 EUR. Director: Prof. Michele Knodt (TU Darmstadt). Co-Director: Prof. Arne Niemann (University of Mainz). Research: the project will fund, for example, workshops on the external dimension of EU migration policy and on regional integration in comparative perspective. Teaching: the JM Centre of Excellence will, above all, allow the University of Mainz to sustain and expand its innovative teaching in terms of EU simulations.

 

• “The EU as a mediator in peace negotiations”: research grant at the German Foundation of Peace Research. Duration 24 months (1/2015 – 12/2016). Role: PI/ main applicant.  Budget: 100,000 EUR.
This project focuses on the role of the EU as a mediator, advancing and applying an analytical framework for investigating EU mediator effectiveness in international peace negotiations. For more information see:    //international.politics.uni-mainz.de/project-mediation/

 

• “EU-Russia Relations: A Transnational Perspective”: Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group. Duration: 9/2013-8/2015. Coordinator: University of Kent. Role: project partner. Budget: 80,000 EUR.
This project critically analyses the state of EU-Russia relations, by taking both an EU and a Russian perspective to the relationship.

 

• “The EU and its external policy, with emphasis on EU-US and EU-BRICS relations”: Jean Monnet Chair. Duration 9/2012-8/2015. Role: chair/main applicant. Budget: 60,000 EUR.
This project bundles innovative aspects of EU external policy in teaching and research.

 

• “POLITIKON” (section on International Institutions): funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Duration 2002-2004. Role: co-applicant and project manager. Budget 40,000 EUR.
The purpose of this project is to design, test and operationalise an interactive blended learning platform on International Institutions.

 


 

1. Full list of project-related publications (DFG: EUROPE-FOOT proposal)

  • Articles published by outlets with scientific quality assurance, book publications, and work   accepted for publication but not yet published

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2006), ‘The Europeanisation of German football’, in: Young, C. and Tomlinson, A. (eds.), German football: history, culture, society, London: Routledge, pp. 127-142.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2007): ‘Europeanisation in the societal/trans‐national realm: What European Integration Studies can get out of analysing football’, Journal of Contemporary European Research 3(3): 182‐201.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2011) ‘Germany: Between Modest Adjustment and System Transformation’. In Niemann, A. et al. (eds.) The Transformation of Football in Europe. Towards the Europeanisation of the National Game. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 59-79.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘Football and National Identity in Europe’, Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs, 01/2014, pp. 43-51.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2016 forthcoming), ‘Die Europäisierung des Fußballs: Von der Umsetzung politischer Vorgaben zur Gestaltung europäischer Realitäten, in: Mittag, Jürgen et al. (eds): Auf dem Weg zur europäischen Sportpolitik?, Baden‐Baden: Nomos.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Spitaler, G. (2010), ‘The Europeanisation of Austrian Football: History, Adaptation and Transnational Dynamics’, Soccer and Society, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 761-774.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Spitaler, G. (2011), ‘The Europeanisation of Austrian Football: historically determined and modern processes’, in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 171-186.

Brand, A., Niemann, A. and Spitaler, G. (2013), ‘The two-track Europeanisation of football: EU-level pressures, transnational dynamics and their repercussions within different national contexts’, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Vol. 5., No. 1, pp. 95-112.

Garcia, B., Niemann, A., and Grant, W. (2011), ‘Conclusion’, in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 239-261.

Niemann, A. and Brand, A. (2008), ‘The impact of European integration on domestic sport: the case of German football’, Sport in Society, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 90-106.

Niemann, A., Brand, A. and Spitaler, G. (2011), ‘The Europeanization of football: Germany and Austria compared’, in C. Young, D. Holt, and A. Tomlinson (eds.), The making and mediatization of modern sport in Europe: States, media and markets 1950-2010, London: Routledge, pp. 187-204.

Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (eds.) (2011) The Transformation of Football in Europe. Towards the Europeanisation of the National Game. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (2011), ‘The Transformation of European Football: Introduction’, in: Niemann, A., Garcia, B. and Grant, W. (eds), The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the national game, Manchester: MUP, pp. 1-22.

Schukkink, M. and Niemann, A. (2012): ‘Portugal and the EU’s Eastern Enlargement: A logic of identity endorsement’, European Integration online Papers, Vol. 16, Article 12, pp. 1-42.

  • Other publications

Brand, A. and Schröter, D. (2002), ‘Identitätsbildung in der Ostseeregion; Kultur als Fundament wirtschaftlicher Integration‘, Dresdner Arbeitspapiere Internationale Beziehungen, No. 4.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2005), ‘The Societal/Trans-national Dimension of Europeanisation: The Case of German Football’, Queen’s Papers on Europeanisation, No. 2/2005, pp. 1-40.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2013), Europeanisation from below? Football spectatorship, mediatisation and European identity, FREE Working Paper, March 2013.

Brand, A. and Niemann, A. (2014), ‘ECJ Rulings or Wayne Rooney’s Hair – Issues, Non-Issues and Hidden Issues in Online Football Fan Discourse’, FREE Working Paper, April 2014.

Niemann, A. and Brand, A. (2010), ‘Européanisation de football allemand’, Allemagne aujourd’hui, August, pp. 130-144.

 

2. Draft Questionnaire: Survey for DFG-Project Proposal (EUROPE-FOOT)

Note to reviewers:

Part I of the survey asks meta-questions that should eventually allow us to contextualize the more specific data on fan identities obtained through part II (specific questions). The following questions are rather aimed ascertaining information with regard to “communities of belonging”: 1, 5-13, 22-23. The following questions are mainly aimed at ascertaining information concerning “frames of reference: 2-4, 14-21, 24-28. Some questions are to some extent repetitive in order to cross-check the reliability of answers (robustness check).

PART I: GENERAL QUESTIONS

Age:

Gender:

What is the highest level of education you have completed:

  • none
  • primary school
  • secondary school (GCSEs, O-level, Hauptschule/Realschule)
  • secondary school (A-level, Baccalaureat, Abitur)
  • trade/technical/vocational training
  • BA degree (or equivalent: e.g. Licence)
  • MA degree (or equivalent: e.g. Magister, Diplom, Maitrise, DEA, DESS)
  • PhD

Place of residence:

Are you a fan of club xy?

  • Yes
  • No

 How would you categorise yourself as a football fan:

  • No interest in club xy
  • Rather low interest in club xy
  • High interest in club xy
  • Very high interest in club xy

Which label do you think is most appropriate to describe your engagement with the club xy:

  • TV spectator
  • Occasional stadium goer
  • Regular stadium goer
  • Organised supporter
  • Ultra

Apart from club xy, do you support any club team (s) in the highest domestic/national league?

  • No
  • Yes: (please state the club’s name; several mentions are possible)

Apart from club xy, do you support any local/regional club team(s)?

  • No
  • Yes: (please state the club’s name; several mentions are possible)

Apart from club xy, do you support another European club (from another country)?

  • No
  • Yes: (please state the club’s name; several mentions are possible) 

How strongly do you support the national team?

  • Not really/ no support
  • Moderately
  • Fairly strongly
  • Very strongly

PART II: SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

 1. To what extent do you accept the club’s foreign European players as a real part of the club family?

  • Not really part of the club family (there is a big difference in how much I accept them as part of the club family in relation to native-born/domestic players)
  • Fairly much part of the club family (but there is a noticeable little difference in how much I accept them as part of the club family in relation to native-born/domestic players)
  • Much part of the club family (there is only little difference in how much I accept them as part of the club family in relation to native-born/domestic players)
  • Totally part of the club family (no difference to native-born/ domestic players)

2. Who do you tend to see as the biggest rival(s) of your club?

  • Regional/local rivals [some rivals named here]
  • National rivals [some rivals named here]
  • European rivals [some rivals named here]

3. What would be more important to you (I)?

  • Winning the national competition (while being knocked out of the Champions League after the group stage) or
  • Winning the Champions League (which qualifies for Champions League participation the following year), while lagging well behind in the national championship that year)

4. What would be more important to you (II)?

  • Winning the national competition (while being knocked out of the European club competition after the group stage) or
  • Winning the Europa League (which qualifies for Champions League participation the following year, while lagging well behind in the national championship that year)

5. How many of your fellow supporters/fans follow your team from abroad and come to your home games from there?

  • None
  • A small fraction
  • A fair amount
  • A substantial amount

6. What do you think? Which statement do you agree with more?

  • Shared local/regional attachment is a key ingredient for being a true fan of a football club.
  • One can be a true fan of a football club, also from a far-away place.

7. What statement do you agree with the most?

  • All supporters are equally welcome, regardless of where they are from
  • I would like to give privileged access to home games to fans/supporters from the local community
  • I would like to give privileged access to home games to fellow countrymen
  • I would like to restrict club membership and stadium access to fans/supporters from the local community
  • I would like to restrict club membership and stadium access to fellow countrymen

8. Would you prefer to have more foreign players on the team?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Perhaps

9. Would you prefer to have fewer foreign players on the team?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Perhaps

10. With regard to the previous question: does it make any difference, if those foreign players originate from Europe or from outside Europe?

  • I would be fine with foreign players, as long as they are from Europe
  • It does not make any difference: I prefer fewer foreign players at my club
  • It does not make any difference: I am fine with the number of foreign players at my club, regardless of where they are from

11. What is the most important criterion for whether you accept a certain player in your club? Rank  them from 1 (least important) to 4 (most important).

  • Skill/talent
  • Origin
  • Character
  • Price tag

12. Which national origins of players do you find least attractive (1) and which most attractive (7). Rank from 1-7:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Country [put country name here]
  • Europe (outside own country)
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Oceania

13. Where should your club’s manager/trainer come from?

  • Own region [put region’s name here]
  • Country [put country name here]
  • International: Europe
  • International: worldwide (beyond Europe)
  • Origin is not important

14. Which do you consider to be the biggest ‘natural’ rival clubs to you club (independent of geography and competition)? Please, name the four greatest rivals?

15. If there were no non-national clubs among the ones listed in the previous question, why so?

  • The club’s appearance in European competitions is simply too seldom. Therefore, I do not consider any non-national teams as rivals.
  • National competition is so much more important to me that I do not perceive non-national teams as rivals.
  • There are no non-national teams that can compete with my club
  • Other reason: (please specify) …

16. How much time do you spend on average staying informed (and watching matches) of national and European level club competitions?

  • I spend a bit more time on the top national league in my country
  • I spend a bit more time on European club competitions
  • I spend a lot more time on the top national league in my country
  • I spend a lot more time on European club competitions
  • I spend about equal time on both the national and European club competition/s

17. How much time do you spend on average staying informed (and watching matches) of European level club competitions (during weeks when the Champions League, the Europe League and the national league play) per week?

  • Less than one hour
  • 1-3 hours
  • 4-6 hours
  • 6-9 hours
  • More than 9 hours

18. How much time do you spend on average staying informed (and watching matches) of national level club competitions (during weeks when the Champions League, the Europe League and the national league play) per week?

  • Less than one hour
  • 1-3 hours
  • 4-6 hours
  • 6-9 hours
  • More than 9 hours

19. If you spend more time on national than European level club football (match and news) consumption, why? (Multiple answers possible)

  • The football played is more to my liking
  • I can identify more with the clubs and players
  • There is more tradition in it
  • It is less corrupted
  • I have more free access to national matches and news
  • Other reason (please specify): …

20. If you spend more time on European level than national club football (match and news) consumption, why? (Multiple answers possible)

  • The football played is more to my liking
  • There is more serious competition (also/especially regarding my club)
  • I can identify more with the clubs and players
  • It is less corrupted
  • I have more free access to European matches and news
  • Ex-players of my club have moved on to other European clubs and I follow them with interest
  • Other reason (please specify):

21. Which league has the greatest appeal to you? Please rank the following leagues (here listed in alphabetical order) in the order of appeal to you (1 = greatest appeal; 4 = least appeal).

  • Champions League
  • Europe League
  • Highest national league
  • Second highest national league
  • Other

22. Have you ever heard of the following fan initiatives and networks (check those you know):

  • Football Supporters Europe (FSE)
  • Football without Borders
  • European Football Fans Congress (EFFC)
  • Support Your Local Team
  • Fan in Trouble?!
  • Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (Germany) 

23. Do you think that there is enough common interests between football fans and supporters in different countries to join forces and coordinate activities? (Which statement do you most agree with)

  • Yes, football unites across borders.
  • Not really, our concerns are rather specifically national in nature and outlook.
  • I cannot relate to supporters of other football clubs in my home country. Football is a local thing.

24. What were the most emotional moments so far in your life as a supporter of your beloved side? (Check up to three)

  • We beat some regional/local rival.
  • We lost against our local rivalling side.
  • We won a final and a trophy.
  • We lost a final to some other club.
  • We scored a last-minute goal in a national cup or league game.
  • We scored a last-minute goal in an international game.
  • We managed to get into European-level competition.
  • We fought hard but did not qualify for Europe.
  • We did not qualify for the group phase of the Champions League.
  • We won the national title.
  • We won the Champions League.
  • We won a European club title (other than the Champions League).
  • Other (please specify)

 25. Do you regularly travel for football matches? (including matches without the team you’re fan of)

  • Yes, more than 10 times per season.
  • Yes, between 5-10 times per season.
  • Occasionally, only once or twice a year.
  • No, I go to home matches, but not to away matches.
  • I prefer to watch football on TV. 

26. Inasmuch as travelling to matches includes away trips to other European countries, are such trips (check all answers which apply to you)

  • the rare exception, an exotic event
  • seldom but I usually see to it to combine it with some holidays, or: I go and see matches elsewhere in Europe when I am on vacation there anyway
  • more attractive than the ever same matches in the national league
  • a normal thing, there’s hardly any difference – emotionally – between an away match in the national context and one internationally 

27. When you travel across borders with your side, what would you say is our primary motivation for doing so?

  • It’s only about football.
  • It’s about football and spending time with my mates.
  • It’s about football and seeing places, incl. shopping.
  • It’s about football and representing our nation elsewhere.
  • It’s actually less about football than about... 

28. Have you ever visited a match abroad where your beloved team was not involved – why were you there?

  • I was there for professional reasons, and I had nothing else to do in the afternoon/evening.
  • I was there for holidays anyway, and then had the chance to attend a game.
  • I went there because it was a famous site and/or some famous player on the pitch.
  • I regularly travel abroad for seeing matches since I am a groundhopper.
  • I’d never go to faraway places for some football match without my local team being involved.