Professor Dr. Joachim Schild

Research interests

French European policy | Franco-German relations | Political economy of European integration | Political System of the French Fifth Republic


Mr Schild holds the Chair in Political Science/Comparative Politics at the University of Trier since late 2003. He sudied political science, economics, sociology and Romance studies at the Universities of Bamberg, Toulouse le Mirail and at the Freie Universität Berlin and finished with a degree in political science at the FU Berlin. A doctorate at the University of Stuttgart 1999 followed. Before accepting the professorship in Trier Mr Schild was research assistant at the Deutsch-Französisches Institut Ludwigsburg (1990-2002) and at the Research Division European Integration of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin (2002-03). He publicises on Franco-German relations, French European policy, political economy of European integration, and the political system of the French V. Republic.  Prof. Schild´s Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

Selected publication

[Translate to Englisch:] Buchcover End of Naivety

Just published:
Joachim Schild and Dirk H. Schmidt (2024): EU and US Foreign Economic Policy Responses to China. The End of Naivety, Abingdon and New York: Routledge (UACES Contemporary European Union Series).

[Translate to Englisch:] Buchcover Crisis and Challenges

Joachim Schild: The Eurozone Crisis. From Crisis to Resilience? In: Mark Rhinard, Neill Nugent und William E. Paterson (Hg.): Crises and challenges for the European Union. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing 2023 (The European Union series), S. 84–107.

Ulrich Krotz and Joachim Schild: 锻塑欧洲 — 法国、德国和从《爱丽舍宫条约》到21世纪政治的嵌入式双边主义 [Shaping Europe. France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysée Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics ], Peking: China Social Sciences Press 2021.


David Howarth and Joachim Schild (Ed.): The Difficult Construction of European Banking Union, London: Routledge 2020.


Ulrich Krotz and Joachim Schild: Shaping Europe. France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysée Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015.