Julian Bergmann, M.A.

julianDepartment of Political Science
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Georg Forster-Building
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128 Mainz

Room: 04-317
Phone: +49(0)6131-39-20017

E-Mail: bergmann@politik.uni-mainz.de

Office hours: Wednesday 2pm - 4pm

Curriculum Vitae

        • 05/2011: research fellow and PhD candidate at the Chair of International Politics at the Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
        • 10/2012: Lecturer at European Management School (EMS), Mainz
        • Oct 2008 - Mar 2011: Master of Arts (MA) in Peace Studies and International Politics at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Master´s thesis title: “How Do They Practise What He Preaches? Developing a Theoretical Framework for the Conditions of Success of Religion-based Mediators in Civil Wars”)
        • Oct 2008 – Mar 2011: Research and teaching assistant at the International Relations and Peace and Conflict Research Cluster, Department of Political Science, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
        • Aug 2009 – Oct 2009: Internship with Dr. Volker Stanzel, Head of the Political Directorate-General, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
        • Aug 2007 – Dec 2007: Exchange student at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway
        • Jun 2007 –Jul 2007: Internship at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP e.V.), Berlin
        • Oct 2005 –Apr 2008: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science (major) and Media and Communication Studies (minor) at the University of Mannheim

Scholarships and Awards

 Research Interests

        • European Integration (particularly foreign, security and defence policy of the European Union)
        • Peace and Conflict research (particularly proceedings of international conflict management and conflict analysis)
        • Theories of International Relations
        • Normative theories of international relations (with a special focus on the „just war“ doctrine)
PhD project

Bargaining for Peace, Striving for Stability - A Study on the European Union's Effectiveness as International Mediator
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann

Project description:
My dissertation analyses the European Union’s effectiveness as international mediator. It is guided by three research questions: (a) How can EU mediator effectiveness and its conditions be appropriately conceptualised? (b) How effective is the EU as a mediator in peace negotiations? (c) How can we explain variation in EU mediator effectiveness across cases? Drawing on mediation research and EU foreign policy studies, I develop a theoretical framework that is applied to three cases of EU mediation: (1) EU mediation in the conflict over Montenegro’s independence (2001-2006), (2) EU mediation between Kosovo and Serbia in the framework of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue (ongoing since 2011), and (3) EU co-mediation in the Geneva International Discussions about the territorial conflicts in Georgia over South Ossetia and Abkhazia (since 2008).

(PhD thesis submitted by 9 January 2017)

Publications  and Presentations

Articles in anonymously peer reviewed journals

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2015): Mediating International Conflicts: the European Union as an Effective Peacemaker?, in: Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), Vol. 53: 5, 957-975.

Bergmann, Julian (2014): Reputation, Glaubwürdigkeit und interventionistischer Verhandlungsstil - Eigenschaften erfolgreicher Friedensstifter? Charakteristika und Strategien von Mediatoren in Friedensverhandlungen und ihr Einfluss auf den Erfolg von internationaler Mediation, in: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Vol. 3, No. 2, 233-263.

Book chapters

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2015): 'Theories of European Integration', in: Aarstad, Aasne Kalle/ Drieskens, Edith/Jørgensen, Knud Erik/Laatikainen, Katie/Tonra, Ben (Hrsg.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, SAGE Publications, 165-181.

Niemann, Arne/Bergmann, Julian (2013): 'Zug- und Gegenkräfte im Spiegel der Theorien der europäischen Integration'. in: Eppler, Annegret/Scheller, Henrik (Hrsg.), Zur Konzeptionalisierung europäischer Desintegration. Zug und Gegenkräfte im europäischen Integrationsprozess, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 45-70.

Bergmann, Julian/Haaß, Felix (2009): 'Institutionalisierte Ungleichheit in der Diskussion – eine kritische Betrachtung im Lichte des Roundtable zur Theodor Eschenburg-Vorlesung 2008', in: Rittberger, Volker (Hrsg.): Wer regiert die Welt und mit welchem Recht? Beiträge zur Global Governance Forschung. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 283-292.

Book reviews

Bergmann, Julian (2015): The Middle East Peace Process and the EU: Foreign Policy and Security Strategy in International Politcs, by T.Ö. Kaya, in: Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), 53: 2, 428.

Other papers

Bergmann, Julian/ Plank, Friedrich/ Niemann, Arne (2016): EU-Friedensmediation als Forschungs-gegenstand. Theoretische und empirische Perspektiven. In: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, 5:1, 137-144.

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2015): What the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue says about the EU’s role as a peace mediator. Article on the European Insititute's blog 'European Politics and Policy' (EUROPP), London School of Economics and Political Science, 13 December 2015.

Working papers and Conference presentations

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2015): What the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue says about the EU’s role as a peace mediator. Article on the European Insititute's blog 'European Politics and Policy' (EUROPP), London School of Economics and Political Science, 13 December 2015.

Bergmann, Julian: Same table, different menus? A Comparison of UN and EU mediation practice in Kosovo, Presentation on 26 November 2015 at the workshop 'The EU as Actor in International Mediation – Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives', Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 26-27 November 2015.

Bergmann, Julian/Haastrup, Toni/Niemann, Arne/Whitman, Richard: Introduction: The EU as Actor in International Mediation – Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Presentation on 26 November 2015 at the workshop 'The EU as Actor in International Mediation – Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives', Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 26-27 November 2015.

Bergmann, Julian: The European Union as a Peacemaker in the Balkans? EU Mediation and the Kosovo-Serbia Conflict. Presentation at the Conference of the M.A. 'Conference Interpreting', Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Campus Germersheim, 20 November 2015.

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2015): The European Union as a Mediator in International Peace Negotiations: Informal governance and EU mediation in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. Paper and Presentation at the '22nd International Conference of Europeanists', Paris, 8-10 July 2015.

Bergmann, Julian/Plank, Friedrich (2015): How to Broker Sustainable Peace? The Design of Peace Negotiations in Intra-State Conflicts, Conference Paper and Presentation at the international symposium 'Economics of Conflicts', Muskat, Oman, 01 April 2015.

Bergmann, Julian: Der Belgrad-Pristina Dialog und die Rolle der EU als Vermittlerin zwischen Kosovo und Serbien. Presentation on 25 March 2015 at the Short Study Visit 'Liebesgrüße aus Belgrad. Menschenrechten in Serbien – zwischen autoritärer Vergangenheit und europäischer Zukunft' within the framework of the program 'Europa gestalten – Politische Bildung in Aktion', Belgrad, Serbia, 22-27 March 2015.

Bergmann, Julian (2015): The European Union as a Mediator in Peace Negotiations – Towards a New Governance Model of EU Foreign Policy?, Paper and Presentation at the Graduate Conference ‘The EU in the World’, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 9-10 January 2015.

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2014): The European Union as Mediator in Peace Negotiations – Mapping the Field of EU Mediation Research, Presentation at the Workshop ‘Mapping Perspectives on the EU as Mediator, Global Europe Center and Conflict Analysis Research Centre, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, 20 November 2014.

Bergmann, Julian (2014): The European Union as a Mediator in Peace Negotiations – Assessing EU Mediator Effectiveness in the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue. Paper and Presentation at the '2014 ECPR Graduate Conference', Innsbruck, 3-5 July 2014.

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann Arne (2014): The European Union’s Effectiveness as Mediator in Peace Negotiations – a Case Study on Kosovo-Serbia Peace Talks, Paper and Presentation at the Conference 'The European Union in International Affairs', Brussels, Belgium, 22-24 May 2014.

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (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.

Bergmann, Julian/Niemann, Arne (2013): Theories of European Integration and their Contribution to the Study of EU Foreign Policy, Paper and Presentation at the Conference '8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations', Warsaw, 19 September 2013.

Bergmann, Julian (2012): High Potential, Low Effectiveness? The European Union as a Mediator in the Geneva Talks over Georgia’s Territorial Conflicts, Paper and presentation at the Conference 'The European Union in International Affairs', Brussels, Belgium, 3-5 May 2012.