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Eberhard Bort

Mr Eberhard Bort
Institute of Governance, School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Chisholm House High School Yards Edinburgh UK
+44 (0)131 650 2458
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Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort, a graduate in English and German of Tübingen University, is the Academic Coordinator of the Institute of Governance and a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. His teaching has included Scottish Society and Culture, Contemporary Irish Politics and British Studies. He is Book Reviews Editor of Scottish Affairs.

Before coming to Edinburgh in 1995, he worked at Tübingen University in British and Irish Studies with Professor Christopher Harvie (now an MSP), taught in German Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wa., USA.

Between 1995 and 1998 he worked with Professor Malcolm Anderson on an ESRC-funded research project on 'The Internal and External Frontiers of the European Union'. From 1997 to 1999 he was Associate Director of the International Social Sciences Institute at Edinburgh University.

Publications include:

(ed., with Neil Evans), Networking Europe: Essays on Regionalism and Social Democracy (Liverpool University Press, 2000); and

with Malcolm Anderson, The Frontiers of the European Union, (Basingstoke and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001).

Commemorating Ireland: The History, Culture and Politics of Commemoration (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2004)

Zeit für Schottland (Munich: Bruckmann, 2009)

He has also edited books on Irish Drama and published articles in learned journals on Irish and Scottish politics and culture and on UK devolution and European regionalism.