Kai Oppermann





School of Law, Politics and Sociology


University of Sussex


Kai Oppermann is Reader in Politics at the University of Sussex, UK. His research centres on the theories of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) and the domestic sources of foreign policy with a particular focus on British and German foreign policy. He won a Marie Curie Fellowship for a project on European integration referendums in 2010/11. His work has been published in journals such as European Journal of International Relations, West European Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and Journal of International Relations and Development. He is the co-author of a German-language book on the theories of foreign policy (2014) and has co-edited a special issue in the Journal of European Public Policy on Fiascos in foreign and public policy (2016). He is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis (2018) as well as of the journal Foreign Policy Analysis.