Dr. habil. Patrick A. Mello

patrick.mello@uni-erfurt.de

Visiting Scholar (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Contact

Willy Brandt School (Nordhäuser Straße 84) / room 0111

Office hour

by appointment

Visiting address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 84
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Dr. habil. Patrick A. Mello

Research Area

Methods of Public Policy

Short Biography

Patrick A. Mello is Visiting Scholar at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, where he previously served as Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy. He earned his PhD in Political Science at Humboldt University Berlin and the resultant book Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict received the prestigious dissertation award from the German Political Science Association (DVPW) in 2015. 

Before coming to Erfurt, he worked at the Technical University of Dresden and the Technical University of Munich, where he attained his Habilitation in Political Science in 2020 at the TUM School of Governance. Dr. Mello is an Editorial Board member of Foreign Policy Analysis (Oxford University Press) and Contemporary Security Policy (Taylor & Francis), and Co-Speaker of the DVPW Foreign and Security Policy Group.

Further information is provided at his personal website.

Research

Interests

  • Democracy and International Security
  • Parliaments and Security Policy
  • International Organizations and the UN System
  • Comparative Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis

 

 

Projects

Memberships

  • German Association for Political Science (DVPW)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Bavarian American Academy (BAA)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK)
  • Foreign Policy Analysis (Oxford University Press), Editorial Board member
  • Contemporary Security Policy (Taylor & Francis), Editorial Board member

Publications

Monographs

  • Mello, Patrick A. (under contract) Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Research Design and Application, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
  • van Meegdenburg, Hilde, and Patrick A. Mello (under contract) Case Study Methods: Combining Process Tracing and Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2014) Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict: Military Involvement in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Journal Articles

  • Haesebrouck, Tim and Patrick A. Mello (2020) Patterns of Political Ideology and Security Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis (forthcoming).
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2020) Paths towards Coalition Defection: Democracies and Withdrawal from the Iraq War, European Journal of International Security, 5 (1): 45-76.
  • Mello, Patrick A. and Stephen M. Saideman (2019) Introduction: The Politics of Multinational Military Operations, Contemporary Security Policy, 40 (1): 30-37.
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2019) National Restrictions in Multinational Military Operations: A Conceptual Framework, Contemporary Security Policy, 40 (1): 38-55.
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2018) Perspektiven der Forschung zur Privatisierung in der Sicherheitspolitik, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 7 (1): 195-199.
  • Mello, Patrick A. and Dirk Peters (2018) Introduction: Parliaments in Security Policy: Involvement, Politicization, and Influence, British Journal of Politics and International Relations 20 (1): 3-18.
  • Mello, Patrick A. and Philippe Lagassé (2018) The Unintended Consequences of Parliamentary Involvement: Elite Collusion and Afghanistan Deployments in Canada and Germany, British Journal of Politics and International Relations 20 (1): 135-157.
  • Mello, Patrick A. and Dirk Peters (2017) Parlamente in der Friedens- und Sicherheitspolitik: Parlamentarische Kontrolle von Streitkräfteeinsätzen, Sicherheit und Frieden 35 (2): 53-59.
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2017) Curbing the Royal Prerogative to Use Military Force: The British House of Commons and the Conflicts in Syria and Libya, West European Politics 40 (1): 80-100.
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2012) Parliamentary Peace or Partisan Politics? Democracies’ Participation in the Iraq War, Journal of International Relations and Development 15 (3): 420-453.
  • Mello, Patrick A. (2010) In Search of New Wars: The Debate about a Transformation of War, European Journal of International Relations 16 (2): 297-309.

Editorship

  • Mello, Patrick A. and Stephen M. Saideman (2019) The Politics of Multinational Military Operations, Special Forum, Contemporary Security Policy 40 (1): 30-133.
  • Mello, Patrick A. and Dirk Peters (2018) Parliaments in Security Policy: Involvement, Politicization, and Influence, Special Issue, British Journal of Politics and International Relations 20 (1): 3-190.

Courses taught

Summer Term 2020

  • BLM: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Fall Term 2019/20

  • PAM: Comparative Public Policy
  • BLM: Research Design and Methods
  • PTM: Project Group: The Politics of UN Sanctions – Organization of a Panel for the ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck

Summer Term 2019

  • IA: Foreign Policy Analysis
  • BLM: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Fall Term 2018/19

  • PAM: Introduction to Public Policy
  • PAM: Comparative Public Policy
  • PAM: Research and Writing for Public Policy
  • PTM: Project Group: Building Sustainable Peace (with Dr. Jörn Grävingholt, German Development Institute)

Summer Term 2018

  • IA: Foreign Policy Analysis
  • BLM: Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • CSMP/IA: The Politics of the UN Security Council

Fall Term 2017/18

  • PAM: Introduction to Public Policy

  • PAM: Research and Writing for Public Policy

  • CSMP: Democracy and International Security

  • CSMP/PTM: Project Group: Media and Responses to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (with Richard Stupart)