Professor Simon Green is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Aston University. He is responsible for the University’s strategy around impactful, collaborative, excellent and sustainable research, and is the current Chair of the Executive Management Group of Midlands Innovation, which brings together Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick Universities.
He was educated at the Universities of Manchester, Heidelberg and Birmingham and has held academic appointments at the Universities of Portsmouth (1997-2000) and Birmingham (2000-8), where he was also Deputy Director of the Institute for German Studies. He joined Aston as Professor of Politics in 2008 and subsequently served as Head of Politics and International Relations (2009-11), Deputy Dean (2011-13) and Executive Dean (2013-18) of the School of Languages and Social Sciences.
His research background lies in European politics, especially in comparative immigration, integration and citizenship policy, as well as in German political structures and party politics. His recent research projects have included the changing nature of Christian Democracy in Germany and comparing migration policies in the UK and Germany. He is the co-author (together with Dan Hough and Alister Miskimmon) of The Politics of the New Germany (Routledge, second edition 2014).
Professor Green has served as a member of the Area Studies Sub-Panel for both REF 2014 and REF 2021. From 2009-11, he was Chair of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP) and in 2011, he was elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. Alongside his academic activities, Professor Green is actively engaged in British-German relations and is an independent Council member for Aberystwyth University.
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- Qualifications and Education
- BA (University of Manchester)
- PhD (University of Birmingham)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Research Interests
- Immigration and Citizenship policy in Europe
- German politics
- European politics
- Green, S & Turner, E (eds) 2015,Understanding the transformation of Germany' s CDU. Routledge.
- Green, S, Hough, D & Miskimmon, A 2011,The politics of the new Germany. 2nd ed edn, Routledge, London. DOI:10.4324/9780203626627
- Green, S , Hough, D & Miskimmon, A 2011, The politics of the new Germany . 2nd edn, Routledge., 10.4324/9780203626627
- Green, SO, Hough, D, Miskimmon, A & Timmins, G 2007,The politics of the new Germany. Routledge.
- Green, SO & Paterson, WE (eds) 2005,Governance in contemporary Germany: the semisovereign State revisited. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Green, SO 2004,The politics of exclusion: institutions and immigration policy in contemporary Germany. Issues in German Politics, Manchester University Press, Manchester.
- Hess, C & Green, S 2016, 'Introduction: the changing politics and policies of migration in Germany' German Politics, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 315-328. DOI:10.1080/09644008.2016.1172065
- Green, S 2013, 'Germany: a changing country of immigration' German Politics, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 333-351. DOI:10.1080/09644008.2013.832757
- Turner, E, Green, S & Paterson, W 2013, 'Introduction: understanding the transformation of the CDU' German Politics, vol. 22, no. 1-2, pp. 1-15. DOI:10.1080/09644008.2013.796367
- Green, S & Turner, E (eds) 2013, 'Mapping the transformation: The CDU in flux' German Politics, vol. 22, no. 1-2, pp. 1-218.
- Green, S 2013, 'Societal transformation and programmatic change in the CDU' German Politics, vol. 22, no. 1-2, pp. 46-63. DOI:10.1080/09644008.2013.795551
- Green, S 2012, 'Much ado about not-very-much? Assessing ten years of German citizenship reform' Citizenship Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 173-188. DOI:10.1080/13621025.2012.667610
- Green, SO & Turner, E 2007, 'Understanding policy convergence in Britain and Germany: towards a framework for analysis' German Politics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-21. DOI:10.1080/09644000601157285
- Green, SO 2007, 'Divergent traditions, converging responses: immigration and integration policy in the UK and Germany' German Politics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 95-115. DOI:10.1080/09644000701197991
- Green, SO 2005, 'Between ideology and pragmatism: the politics of dual nationality in Germany' International Migration Review, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 921-952. DOI:10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00294.x
- Green, SO 2003, 'The legal status of Turks in Germany' Immigrants and Minorities, vol. 22, no. 2-3, pp. 228-246. DOI:10.1080/0261928042000244844
- Green, SO 2001, 'Immigration, asylum and citizenship in Germany: the impact of unification and the Berlin Republic' West European Politics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 82-104. DOI:10.1080/01402380108425466
- Green, S 2014,Citizenship, migration and cultural pluralism. in SP, WE Paterson & R Zohlnhöfer (eds),Developments in German politics 4.4 edn, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke (UK), pp. 262-278.
- Turner, E, Bale, T & Green, S 2013,Modernisierung in kleinen Schritten? Die Reformen der Parteiorganisation der British Conservative Party und der deutschen CDU im Vergleich. in O Niedermayer, B Höhne & U Jun (eds),Abkehr von den Parteien? Parteiendemokratie und Bürgerprotest.Springer, Wiesbaden (DE), pp. 289-311. DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-02409-3_11
- Green, S 2011,Immigration policy. in B Badie, D Berg-Schlosser & L Morlino (eds),International encyclopedia of political science.SAGE, London.
- Green, SO 2010,Beyond semi-sovereignty? Economic governance in Germany. in S Bulmer, C Jeffery & S Padgett (eds),Rethinking Germany and Europe: Democracy and Diplomacy in a Semi-Sovereign State.Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 85-96.
- Green, S 2010,Beyond semi-sovereignty? Economic governance in Germany. in S Blumer, C Jeffery & S Padgett (eds),Rethinking Germany and Europe: democracy and diplomacy in a semi-sovereign State.Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 85-96. DOI:10.1057/9780230297227_6
- Green, SO & Paterson, WE 2009,Last orders? Semisovereignty and the Crisis of Cost Containment in the Grand Coalition. in A Miskimmon, WE Paterson & J Sloam (eds),Germany' s Gathering Crisis: The 2005 Federal Election and the Grand Coalition.Palgrave Macmillan, New york (US), pp. 181-201.
- Green, SO 2006,Zwischen Kontinuität und Wandel: Migrations- und Staatsangehörigkeitspolitik. in MG Schmidt & R Zohlnhöfer (eds),Regieren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Innen- und Außenpolitik seit 1949.Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden, pp. 113-136.
- Green, SO 2005,Germany. in J Lodge (ed.),The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament.Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 122-130.
Magazine articles and reports
- Green, S 2015, 'Behind the rise of Germany’s anti-Islamic street movement' ,The Conversation, The Conversation Trust (UK).
- Green, S 2013, 'Mission impossible? David Cameron’s vision of Britain in the European Union' ,AICGS Advisor, 28 January.
- Green, S 2011, 'The Beginning of the End of the Road? Britain and the European Council Meeting, 8-9 December 2011' ,AICGS Advisor, 13 December.
- Green, S 2011, 'Of cakes and their consumption: reflections on the UK' s position within the EU' ,AICGS Advisor, 09 December.
- Green, S 2011, 'Half-term report for the German government' ,AICGS Advisor, 28 October.
- Green, S 2011, 'Expect the unexpected: the 2010 Federal Assembly' ,AICGS Advisor, 08 July.
- Green, S 2011, 'A green future? Implications of the 2011 Land elections in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg' ,AICGS Advisor, 07 April.
- Green, SO 2010, 'Immigration and citizenship twenty years after unification: Deutschland einig Einwanderungsland?' ,AICGS Advisor, 01 October.
- Green, S 2008, 'Germany' s immigration vulnerability' ,AICGS Advisor, 25 July.
- UK-German bilateral relationship materials
- Perspectives on Brexit in Germany and Central Europe
- Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership
- Towards a joint agenda in migration policy: Managing migration in Germany and the UK
- Competing pressures or integral outcomes? The management of migration in Germany and the UK
- The Political Challenge of Managing Migration in the UK and Germany
- Rethinking the Christian Democratic Policy Paradigm: the Case of Germany