Professor Karl Cordell
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Professor Karl Cordell

Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Business (NC)

Role

Professor of  Politics

Qualifications

 

ONC in Public Administration; Kingston College of Further Education, 1975

BSc Honours in Combined Studies; Politics (Major), Sociology (Minor), Upper Second Class, Plymouth Polytechnic, 1983

PhD; ‘The Origins and Development of Deutschlandpolitik 1969-74’, Plymouth Polytechnic, 1988

 

Professional membership

Teaching interests

Comparative European Politics
Ethnopolitics in Europe

Research interests

Ethnic Politics
The Politics of Ethnicity in East-Central Europe
German Politics
Polish Politics
German-Polish Relations

Other research

1994 Research Project :‘The Evangelical Church in Leipzig in the Wake of German Unification’

1995 Research Project : ‘The Politics of Identity in Upper Silesia ’, Poland

1997 Leverhulme funded Research Project : ‘The Politics of Ethnicity in Poland and The European Union’.

2003 Research Project: 'The German Question Continued?  Czech-German, Polish-German Relations Since 1990'.

Grants & contracts

In July 1997  Leverhulme Trust research grant totalling £38,000 for the research project ‘The Politics of Ethnicity in Poland and The European Union’.

In March 2003 British Academy research grant of £17,000 to aid in the conducting of the research project  'The German Question Continued?  Czech-German, Polish-German Relations Since 1990'.

Research groups

  • Plymouth International Studies Centre
  • Research Centre for Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy (SLGP)

 

Edited Books/Co-Authored Books

K Cordell (ed): Ethnicity and Democratisation in the New Europe, London, Routledge, 1998

K Cordell (ed): The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe, London, Macmillan, 2000

K Cordell (ed): Poland and The European Union, London, Routledge, 2000.

K. Cordell & S. Wolff (eds), The Ethnopolitical Encyclopaedia of Europe, London, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004.

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, Germany's Foreign Policy towards Poland and the Czech Republic: Ostpolitik Revisited, Routledge, May, 2005.

K. Cordell & S.Wolff, Ethnic Conflict, Causes, Consequences and Responses, Cambridge, Polity Press , 2008

D. Smith & K. Cordell (eds.) Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Europe, Routledge, London, 2008.

K. Cordell & S.Wolff, Ethnic Conflict, Causes, Consequences and Responses, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2009.

K. Cordell & S. Wolff (eds), The Handbook on Ethnicity and Conflict Resolution, London, Routledge, 2010.

K. Cordell, T. Agarin & A. Osipov, Minority Protection and the Institutional Legacies of Communism, london, Routledge, 2013

K. Cordell & K. Jajecznik (eds) The Transformation of Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe, Warsaw, University of Warsaw Press, 2015.

K. Cordell & S. Wolff (eds), The Handbook on Ethnicity and Conflict Resolution, London, Routledge, 2016 (Second, revised edition)

K. Cordell & U. Abulof, Self-Determination, a Double-Edged Sword, London, Routledge, 2016

T. Agarin & K .Cordell, Minority Rights & Minority Protection in Europe, London, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016

K. Cordell, B. O'Leary & S. Wolff (eds), Israel & Palestine: the Politics of Stalemate, London, Routledge, 2017

Book Chapters

K Cordell: ‘The Evangelical Church in Leipzig Today’: in E. Kolinsky (ed), Between Hope and Fear: Keele, Keele University Press, September, 1995

K Cordell: ‘The Introduction’: in K Cordell (ed), Ethnicity and Democracy in the New Europe, London, Routledge, 1998

K Cordell: ‘The Conclusion’: in Ed. K Cordell (ed), Ethnicity and Democracy in the New Europe, London, Routledge, 1998

K Cordell: ‘In Search of a Role: Church and Society in Leipzig Since Die Wende’: in D Brock (Ed), Writers and Intellectuals in the New Germany, Oxford, Berg, 2000

K Cordell: ‘Nation and Citizenship in Upper Silesia’: in B Jesih, and M Zagar (eds), The Constitutional, Legal and Political Regulation of Ethnic Relations, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, 1999

K Cordell: ‘Poland’s German Minority’: in S Wolff (ed), German Minorities in Europe, Berghahn, Oxford, 2000

K Cordell: ‘The Introduction’: in K Cordell (ed), The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe, London, Macmillan, 2000

K Cordell: ‘Ethnic Conflict and Conciliation in Europe Today’: in K Cordell (ed), The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe, London, Macmillan, 2000

K Cordell & T Kamusella: ‘The Articulation of Identity in Silesia Since 1989’: in K Cordell (ed), The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe, London, Macmillan, 2000

K Cordell, T Kamusella & K Born: ‘The Future of Silesia’: in Cordell K (ed), The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe, London, Macmillan, 2000

K Cordell: ‘The Conclusion’: in Cordell K (ed), The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe, London, Macmillan, 2000

K Cordell: ‘The Introduction’: in K Cordell Poland and The European Union, London, Routledge, 2000

K Cordell: ‘The Conclusion’ in K Cordell (ed), Poland and The European Union, London, Routledge, 2000

K. Cordell & S. Wolff: ‘German-speaking Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe: An Assessment of the Legislative and Policy Framework in Poland, Hungary and Romania, in G. Hogan-Brunn, & S. Wolff (eds), Minority Languages in Europe, London, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003

D. Smith & K. Cordell, ‘The Theory & Practice of Cultural Autonomy in Central & Eastern Europe’, London, Routledge, 2008

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, The Introduction & Power-sharing in Ethnically Divided Societies, the Handbook of Ethnicity & Conflict Resolution, London, Routledge, 2010

K. Cordell, The Introduction, K. Cordell, A. Osipov & T. Agarin (eds), Minority Politics and the Institutional Legacies of Communism, London, Routledge, 2013

K. Cordell, The Ideology of Minority Protection during the post-Communist Transition in Europe K. Cordell, A. Osipov & T. Agarin (eds), Minority Politics and the Institutional Legacies of Communism, London, Routledge, 2013

K. Cordell, The Conclusion, K. Cordell, A. Osipov & T. Agarin (eds), Minority Politics and the Institutional Legacies of Communism, London, Routledge, 2013

K. Cordell, Prisoners of the Past? German Refugee Associations in the Twentieth Century, in S. Barkhof & A. Smith (eds), War and Displacement in the Twentieth Century, London, Routledge, 2014

K. Cordell, Poland's German Minority: Accommodation in the Absence of Federalism, in A. Gagnon, S. Keil & S. Mueller (eds), Understanding Federalism and Federation, Farnham, Ashgate, 2015

K. Cordell, The Introduction, K. Cordell & K. Jajecznik (eds), The Transformation of Nationalism in Central & Eastern Europe, Warsaw, Warsaw University Press, 2015

K. Cordell, Germany and Poland, Strangers on a Train, or Participants of a Common Destiny, in K. Cordell & K. Jajecznik (eds), The Transformation of Nationalism in Central & Eastern Europe, Warsaw, Warsaw University Press, 2015

K. Cordell & S.Wolff, The Introduction in K. Cordell & S.Wolff (eds)  The Handbook of Ethnicity & Conflict Resolution, (Second, revised edition) Routledge, London, 2016, 

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, Power-Sharing in Ethnically-Divided Societies, in K. Cordell & S.Wolff (eds), The Handbook of Ethnicity & Conflict Resolution, (Second, revised edition) Routledge,  London 2016

K. Cordell, the Introduction, Self-Determination, in K. Cordell & U. Abulof (eds), Self-Determination, a Double-Edged Principle, London, Routledge, 2016

Refereed Journal Articles

K Cordell: ‘Politics and Political Change in the GDR’: Politics, 10, 2, 1990 pp.18-24

K Cordell: ‘The Basic Treaty Between the two German States in Retrospect’: The Political Quarterly, 61, 1, January, 1990 pp.36-50

K Cordell: ‘The Role of the Evangelical Church in the GDR’: Government and Opposition, 25, 1, 1990 pp.48-59

K Cordell: ‘German Unity and Soviet Security’: The Political Quarterly, 61, 3, 1990 pp.285-298

K Cordell: ‘The Evangelical Church and Political Change in the GDR’: International Relations, 10, 2, 1990 pp.161-166

K Cordell: ‘The Citizens' Movement in the GDR’: Politics and Society in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 3, 2, Spring 1991 pp.47-52

K Cordell: ‘The Birth-Pangs of the New Germany’: International Relations, 11, 4, April, 1993 pp.381-392

K Cordell: ‘Germany in Flux’: History of European Ideas: 19, 1/3, June 1994 pp.175-189

K Cordell: ‘Upper Silesia and the Politics of Accommodation’: The Journal of Regional and Federal Studies; 3, 5, 1995 pp.307-325

K Cordell: ‘European Union and the Nation State: The Politics of Hope Encounters the Politics of Experience’: The European Legacy, 1, 1 1996 pp.243-260

K Cordell: ‘Politics and Society in Upper Silesia Today: The German Minority Since 1945’: Nationalities Papers, 24, 2, 1996 pp.269-286

K Cordell: ‘Constitutional Protection, Education and the Preservation of Identity: The German Minority in Poland Today’: The Journal of Ethnic Studies, 33, 1, 1999, pp. 207-226

K. Cordell & K Born ‘Die deutsche Minderheit in Schlesien: von der Interessenvertretung zur politischen Partei’, The German Minority in Silesia, from Interest Representation to Political Party?), Deutsche Studien, 36, 3/4, 2000, pp. 321-335

K. Cordell & K Born: The German Minority in Upper Silesia: Electoral Successes and Organizational Patterns: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 7, 1, 2001, pp. 41-61.

K. Cordell & K Born: The Strategy of the German List at the Polish Local and Regional Elections of 1998: East European Politics and Societies, 15, 3, 2001, pp. 625-648.

K. Cordell & A. Dybczyński, Poland’s Indigenous Minorities, and the Census of 2002, Perspectives on Politics on Society in Europe, 6, 1, 2005., 103-128.

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, Ethnic Germans in Poland and the Czech Republic: A Comparative Evaluation, Nationalities Papers, 33, 2, 2005 pp. 255-276

K. Cordell & Z. Hausvater, The Partnership Between the Czech and German Greens, a Research Briefing, German Politics, 15, 1, 2006, 125-128

K. Cordell & Z. Hausvater, Working Together: The Partnership Between the Czech and German Greens as a Model for Wider Czech-German Co-operation? Debatte, 14, 1, 2006, 49-69 K. Cordell, ‘Virtual Reality’ and the Politics of Nostalgia: A Comparative Assessment of Baltic German, Polish German and Czech German Refugee Communities, The Journal of Baltic Studies, 37, 1, 2006, 22-47

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, ‘Germany as a Kin-State, Nationalities Papers, 35, 2, 2007, 290-315

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, A Foreign Policy Analysis of the "German Question": Ostpolitik Revisited, Foreign Policy Analysis, , 3, 2007, 255-271.

K. Cordell, Memory, Identity and Poland’s German Minority, German Politics and Society, German Politics & Society, 27, 4, 2009, 1-24

 K. Cordell: Germany as a Kin-state: Norms and Objectives, Trends and Directions of Kin-State Policies in Europe and Across the Globe, Minority Studies, 16, 2013. 63-93.

 K. Cordell, The Bund der Vertriebene and Poland: A Potential Partner or a Perpetual Adversary? German Political Studies, 31, 4, 2014, 102-120

Other academic activities

Conference and Occasional Papers

K Cordell: ‘German Political Cultures, Continuity and Change’: Departmental Occasional Paper, Plymouth Polytechnic, 1987.

K Cordell: ‘Coming to Terms with Europe; The SPD in transition 1945-1957’. The European Unity in Context Conference, The University of Hull, September, 1990.

K Cordell: ‘Nation-Building in the GDR; The Failure of the SED’: The Annual European Consortium for Political Research Conference, The University of Essex, April, 1991

K Cordell: ‘Germany in Flux’: The Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, The University of Aalborg, August, 1992.

K Cordell: ‘The Re-awakening of the German National Right’: Research Seminar Paper at The University of Keele, February, 1993.

K Cordell: British Perspectives on German Unification: The Colloquium: Church-State-Society-Opposition in the GDR, The University of Leipzig, June, 1993.

K Cordell: The Churches in Leipzig and The Politics of Opposition; At the first Symposium, of the Everyday Life in Leipzig Research Consortium, The University of Keele, December, 1993.

K Cordell: Coming to Terms With Die Wende: The Churches in Leipzig Today: The Second Symposium of the Everyday Life in Leipzig Research Consortium , The University of Leipzig, March, 1994.

K Cordell: ‘European Union and the Nation State: The Politics of Hope Encounters the Politics of Experience’: The Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, The University of Graz, August, 1994.

K Cordell, T Sullivan: ‘Upper Silesia: From Conflict to Co-operation’: The Political Studies Annual Conference, University of York, April, 1995

K Cordell: ‘Retreat From Ethnicity:? Upper Silesia and Polish-German Relations’: Plymouth, Plymouth International Papers No. 2 , April, 1995.

K Cordell: ‘Minority Rights and the Creation of a Civic Culture: The Case of Upper Silesia’: The Second Pan-European Conference in International Relations; National Foundation of Political Science, Paris, September, 1995.

K Cordell: ‘Nation and Citizenship in Upper Silesia’: The International Conference on the Constitutional Relationship of Ethnic Relations; The University of Ljubljana, March, 1996.

K Cordell: ‘Constitutional Protection, Education and the Preservation of Identity: The German Minority in Poland Today’: Conference on The Regulation and Monitoring of Ethnic Relations and Conflict, The Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November, 1997.

K Cordell: ‘The Politics of the Re-organisation of Regional and Local Government in Poland: the Case of Upper Silesia’, The Annual European Consortium for Political Research Conference, The University of Mannheim, March, 1998.

K. Cordell: ‘The Declining Relevance of the German Minority in Upper Silesia’, Presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities Special Conference, Forli, Italy, 4-9 June, 2002

K. Cordell: The Creation of a ‘Multicultural Estonia’ and the Decline and Disappearance of the last of the Baltic Germans. Presented at the International Conference ‘Multicultural Estonia’. The Integration Foundation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia. Tallinn, 24-25 October, 2002

K. Cordell: German-Polish Relations: Continuity and Change. Presented in the panel German-Czech, German-Polish Relations in the Twenty-First Century, a Comparison, at the European Consortium for Political Research Conference, University of Marburg, 18-21 September, 2003.

K. Cordell: Only the Stones Remain. The Vanished Germans of Estonia and Latvia: Presented at ‘The Baltic States: New Europe or Old’ Conference, The University of Glasgow, 22-23 January 2004.

K. Cordell: ‘Self Determination, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society in the wake of 11, September, 2001: the Case of Angola’, Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Conference, Budapest, 8-11 September, 2005.

K. Cordell: ‘Ethnicity and European Politics’, Presented at The Ethnicity Research Symposium, University of the West of England, 16 January 2006.

K. Cordell & S. Wolff: ‘Germany as a kin-state: the development and implementation of a norm-consistent foreign policy towards Central and Eastern Europe’, Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York City, 15-19 April, 2006

K. Cordell, “Klose, Poldolski and Trochowski: Born in Poland, but Playing and Scoring for Germany, BMW Center for German and European Studies, University of Georgetown Working Paper, April 2009

 Cordell, Reconciliation is what the State makes of it: Germany’s Relations with the Czech Republic and Poland in Comparative Perspective, Keynote Address at The Centre for Ethno-Political Studies (EXCEPS), University of Exeter Postgraduate Conference, 21 May, 2011

K. Cordell, Coming to Terms with the Past: The Role of Memory in German-Polish-Relations German Diaspora Workshop at Durham University, 22-3 June 2012

K. Cordell, Germany as a Kin—State: Keynote speaker, The Institute for Hungarian Communities Abroad (NPKI) and the European Studies Centre of the University of Szeged Conference on Dual Citizenship and External Vote , Budapest, 26-28 September, 2012

Discussant at the panel, Social Media and the Construction of Simulated Memory and Idendity, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, NYC, 18-20 April 2013

K. Cordell & S. Wolff, ‘Special Status: Can the Moldovan-Transnistrian Conundrum be Resolved by Consociational Democracy?” Presented at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Uppsala, 3 December 2013

Ethnically Divided Societies: Consocationalism as Common Sense? International IDEA, Stockholm, 6 December 2013

Discussant at the book panel on Montserrat Guibernau's Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern societies, Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Conference, NYC, 24-26 April 2014.

Convenor of the Roundtable: Israel & the Palestinians: Power-Sharing as an Option for Peace: Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Conference, NYC, 24-26 April 2014.

Participant in the Research Symposium: Self-Determination in the early 21st Century A Double Edged Concept, Princeton University, 27-29 April 2014.

Germany and Poland: Strangers on a Train or Participants of a Common Destiny? Keynote Speaker at the conference: Nationalism and State Consolidation in Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, University of Warsaw, Warsaw 15-16 May 2014.

Consocational Solutions and Fractured “Nations”, Kingston University, 30 October 2014.

Participant in the Roundtable: “Winds of Change: Europe and 25 Years of Transformation from Communism”, Queen’s University, Belfast, 6 November 2014.

Germany and Poland: Strangers on a Train or Participants of a Common Destiny? Christ Church University, Kent, 25 November 2014.

Keynote speaker in the symposium Germany as a Kin-State Post 1949: Changing Perspectives, University of Glasgow, 5 February 2015

Discussant in the Panel:  Self-Determination in the Twenty-First Century, Association of the Study of Nationalities Annual Conference, Columbia University, NYC, 23-25 April 2015

Chair & Convenor of the Roundtable: Self-Determination: the Evolution of a Double-Edged Concept, Association of the Study of Nationalities Annual Conference, Columbia University, NYC, 23-25 April 2015

Participant in the Research Symposium: Whither Self-determination? Princeton University, 26 April 2015.

Polish-German Reconciliation: Lessons for Ukraine? keynote address, the European Centre for Minority Issues Summer School, Lwow, 28-30 April, 2016

Participant in the Workshop: Shared-Societies-Approaches to Minority Related Issues in Europe and Israel, Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin 26-29 September 2016.

National Minorities in Post-Communist Europe Avenues of Research, Keynote Address at the Conference: The Promotion of National Minorities'by their 'Mother Countries' in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Offices of the Saxony Provincial Administration, Berlin, 9-11 November 2016

Migration, Minority Rights and Nationalism in (Post-Communist) Europe, Presentation at the United State Department of State, Washington DC, 24 May 2017. 

Participant in the workshop: Journal Editors Discuss Federalism and Nationalism, Canadian Political Science association Annual Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, 30 May-1 June 2017

Discussant of the Panel: Current Crises in Europe: A Continent in Flux: at the 'Democratic Recession and Europe in Flux: Everyday Perspectives Workshop, Canterbury Christ Church University, 20-21 September 2017

Kaczynski, Farage and Orban: Populism and the Future of Europe, keynote address at the 'Democratic Recession and Europe in Flux: Everyday Perspectives Workshop, Canterbury Christ Church University, 20-21 September 2017 

Non-Territorial Autonomy, contribution to the 50 Shades of Federalism Project, Canterbury Christ Church University;http://50shaesoffederalism.com/, August 2017

 

 

 

 


 I also  head the University of Plymouth’s International Studies Centre, and is editor of the (on line) Plymouth International Papers series

I review books and articles for journals such as Contemporary European Politics, Contemporary Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, German Politics, The Journal of Regional and Federal Studies and Nationalities Papers, Nations and Nationalism, Political Studies, Slavic Review, and review manuscripts and proposals for Polity, Routledge and Palgrave/Macmillan.

I am also co-editor of the fully externally refereed academic journal Ethnopolitics, published by Taylor & Francis.  Ethnopolitics is now the house journal of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN).  Taylor & Francis.  In 2007 I together with my co-editor, and the executive board of the ASN as general editors for a series on politics and ethnicity

I am also co-editor (since 2009)  of the fully externally refereed academic journal Civil Wars, published by Taylor & Francis.

Additional information

Standing at National/International Level

In 1994 I founded, and until 1997 chaired, the Ethnic Minority Politics Group of the Political Studies Association. In Spring 2001, I became co-chair of the revised Ethnic Politics Group. It remains, a fully accredited component of the PSA. Together with Professor Stefan Wolff of the University of Nottingham, I re-assumed chairing the group in 2000. I have also undertaken Visiting Lectureships at the following universities:

In the UK at the Universities of Northumbria (Spring 1997), and Keele (Autumn, 1999).

In Poland at the Universities of Cracow (Winter, 2000), Opole (Winter, 2000) and Wroclaw (Winter, 1999 to date).

In the United States at the University of Notre Dame, (Spring, 2002), and Georgetown University, (Winter, 2009)

My links with the Polish academic community were further strengthened in May 1999 under the auspices of the Socrates programme when I began a series of Visiting Lectureship inn European politics at the University of Wroclaw. With regard to both the PSA group, and the Visiting Lectureships, wereinstrumental in allowing me to construct a network of contacts in both the UK and Poland. My collaboration with the universities of Bath, Nottingham and Wroclaw has proven to be especially fruitful, and continues to develop.

Links

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