Alexander Wochnik is a PhD candidate at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. His thesis examines the role of non-state actors in foreign policy-making in Poland and Germany in the context of Polish-German relations. His areas of interest include Polish-German relations, foreign policy, German and Polish domestic politics and European Integration.
Alexander holds a BA degree in European Studies from the University of Maastricht, NL and a MA degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK.
During his Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation fellowship, Alexander researched domestic structures and institutionalization as factors influencing reconciliation on the case of memorials in the Polish-German and Japanese-South Korean context.
Alexander Wochnik's Archive
Comparing reconciliation politics of different states helps us to understand better the reasons why reconciliation, i.e., the process of normalization of bilateral relations after conflict between former perpetrator and victim states, is or is not taking place. In order to gain valid insights, a rigorous analytical framework is needed which can be… Read more >
Amid the euro crisis it seems elusive to think about further enlargement of the euro zone. After all, the political elites, the media, and the common European people are busy debating whether the euro will even survive. The legitimate questions being asked are whether it’s fair to help states to stay in… Read more >