Stefan H. Fritsch, Ph.D.
Dr. Fritsch’s research focuses on issues of international relations, international political economy and comparative politics. He is particularly interested in the relationship between technology and international affairs, the political economy of technological innovation, global trade issues, globalization, theories of International Political Economy, Multinational Corporations, and European integration. For the academic year 2012-13, he serves as Resident Director for BGSU’s Academic Year Abroad Program in Austria (Salzburg).
FIELDS OF STUDY
- International Relations
- International Political Economy
- Comparative Politics
- M.A. in Political Science (specialization in International Relations), University of Salzburg, Austria (2000)
- Ph.D. in Political Science (specialization in International Political Economy), University of Salzburg, Austria (2005)
- Stefan Fritsch (2011) “Technology and Global Affairs.” International Studies Perspectives Vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 27-45.
- Stefan Fritsch (2011) “International Political Economy and Trade” in 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, edited by John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning London: SAGE, pp. 407-413.
- Stefan Fritsch (2010) “Fair Trade: Humanizing Globalization and Reintroducing the Normative to International Political Economy.” Review of International Political Economy Vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 103-128. (with Candace Archer)
- Stefan Fritsch (2010) “Economics of International Communication” in The International Studies Encyclopedia, edited by Robert Denemark. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1301-1319.
- Stefan Fritsch (2008) “The UN Global Compact and the Global Governance of Corporate Social Responsibility: Complex Multilateralism for a More Human Globalisation?” In Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations Vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-26.
- Stefan Fritsch (2007) “The EU’s Foreign Trade Policy in the Doha Trade Round: Janus-Faced Between Selective Protectionism and Global Liberalisation,” in EU and Russia: Face To Face – Materials of an International Conference, edited by Larisa Deriglazova, Anselm Skuhra and Stefan Fritsch. Tomsk: Tomsk State University Publishing House, pp. 160-185.
- Stefan Fritsch (2006) Technology and International Political Economy in the Information Age. Baden-Baden: Nomos. (in German)
- Stefan Fritsch (2005) “Technology as Source of Systemic Transformations: Implications for Theoretical Discussions in International Relations.” In Austrian Journal of Political Science (ÖZP) Vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 133-146. (in German)
- Visiting Scholar, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, June-July 2009
- J. William Fulbright EU Scholar in Residence, BGSU, spring 2007
- Fulbright Occasional Lectures Program Grant
- European Union Erasmus Lecture Grant, May 2005 and April 2006
- Publication Grant, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture / University of Salzburg Foundation, 2005
- College of Arts and Sciences research grant, University of Salzburg, 2005
- Travel Grant, Austrian Research Association, 2005
- Junior Visiting Fellowship, Rutgers University-Newark, January-February 2004
- Travel Grant, Austrian Research Association, 2004
- PhD grant, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2003-2004
- Junior research grant, Faculty of Humanities, University of Salzburg, 2001
- “Adam Smith, Liberal IPE and the Modern Corporation”, submitted for the panel on “Adam Smith and International Political Economy” (organized by Matthew Watson and Simon Glaze), British International Studies Association and International Studies Association Joint Conference, Edinburgh, UK, June 2012
- “The Ambivalence of Information and Communication Technologies as Drivers of Change in Global Affairs” submitted for the International Studies Association’s 53rd Annual Convention, San Diego, April 2012
- “Central and Eastern European States and the EU Lisbon Strategy: A Comparative Analysis of the 10 New EU Member States’ National Systems of Innovation” for the ISA Midwest Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2011
- “Veblen, Fair Trade and the Social Constructivist Underpinnings of International Political Economy ” for the 3rd World International Studies Conference (WISC), Porto, Portugal, August 2011
- “Fair Trade and the Transformation of Global Trade Governance from a Postinternational Perspective” for the International Studies Association’s 52nd Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 2011
- “Technology, Governance and Corporate (National) Identity: The Case of Siemens AG from a Postinternational Perspective” for the International Studies Association’s 52nd Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 2011
- “Re-Humanizing Globalization” for the International Studies Association’s 50 Annual Convention, New York, February 2009 (together with Candace Archer)
- “Multinational Corporations as Leviathans in the Global Political Economy: A Polities Approach” for the International Studies Association Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2008
- “Global Fair Trade: Humanizing Globalization and Reintroducing the Normative to International Political Economy” for the panel “Economic Inequalities” at the Second World International Studies Conference (WISC). Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2008 (together with Candace Archer)
- “Austrian Identity in Global Politics.” Paper presented together with Yale H. Ferguson on the panel, “Constructing Identity in Europe and North Africa” at the International Studies Association (ISA), 49th Annual Convention, San Francisco, March 2008
- “Technology Studies and International Relations: A Case of Mutual Neglect?” Paper presented on the panel, “Multidisciplinary Approaches to International Relations: Insights from Economics, Psychology and History” at the International Studies Association (ISA), 49th Annual Convention, San Francisco, March 2008
- “Teaching Global Political Economy: Is There a Place for Morality?” Paper presented on the panel, “Academics as Scholars, Teachers, Public Intellectuals” at the International Studies Association, 48th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, February 2007
- “NATO from 1949-2005: An Example for Adaptive Security Institutions?” for the Final Conference of the TEMPUS Joint European Project (MP-JEP 23068-2002) Siberian Network of EU-Studies Centres, Salzburg, Austria, July 2006 (together with Anselm Skuhra)
- “The EU’s Long Road towards the Information Society – European Innovation Policy between Necessary Integration and Interstate Competition with Special Regard to Information and Communication Technologies.” Paper delivered at the German Political Science Association and the German Association of Sociologists, Joint Workshop on Evolution and Steering of Technological Innovation, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, November 2005
- “Multinational Corporations and the UN Global Compact.” Paper delivered at the World International Studies Committee’s First Global International Studies Conference, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2005
- “Technology and International Political Economy in the Information Age: Technology as Source of Systemic Change.” Paper delivered at the First Austrian Postgraduate Conference for Political Science, Institute of Higher Studies, Vienna, Austria, May 2004
- “The Role of Technology in International Relations: Still a Blind Spot in Theories of International Relations.” Paper delivered to the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 2005
- “Multinational Corporations as Drivers of Change in International Political Economy?” Paper delivered to the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 2005
- “Technology as Source of Global Change? Implications for Contemporary IR Theory.” Paper delivered at the Centre for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, February 2004
Dr. Fritsch is currently collaborating on an edited volume with Patrick James and Steve Yetiv entitled “Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Studies”. He also continues his work on the comparative political economy of national systems of innovation as well as theoretical work on the relevance of Thorstein Veblen and Adam Smith for contemporary international political economy.
- POLS 1720 Introduction to International Relations
- POLS 3720 Contemporary World Politics
- POLS 4760 International Political Economy
- POLS 4750 International Organizations
- POLS 4540 Politics of Postcommunist Countries
- POLS 4000/5800 European Integration
- POLS 6710 Graduate Seminar in International Relations
- INST 1930Q Inquiry in Individuals and Society