Dr. Oliver Schmidtke

Dr. Oliver Schmidtke
Position
Professor and Director, Centre for Global Studies
Political Science
Credentials

PhD (1995) (European Univ. Inst.)

Contact
Office: DTB A345

Fall 2017 office hours:

Mondays 1-2 pm or by appointment.

Recent publications:

Oliver Schmidtke is a Professor and UVic European Studies Scholar in the Departments of History and Political Science. Since 2006 he holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics. From 2005 to 2008 he was the Director of the European Studies Program at UVic and from 2004 to 2006 he served as the President of the European Community Studies Association Canada. Since 2012 he has been the Director of the Centre for Global Studies and during the academic year 2016-17 he serves as the Acting Vice President Research.

He received his PhD from the European University institute in Florence, worked at the Humboldt University in Berlin in the late 1990s and spent a year as a research fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University before coming to UVic in 1999.

Over the past ten years Oliver Schmidtke has been a fellow at the University of Bonn (2005), the European University Institute (as a Fernand Braudel Research Fellow, 2007) and at the University of Hamburg (as a Marie Curie Research Fellow, 2011-12). In 2016 Oliver Schmidtke received the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Excellence Award

His research interests are in the fields of comparative European politics and contemporary history, European integration, the political sociology of immigration and ethnic conflict, and the role of identities and collective memory in modern societies.

  • Citizenship and Immigration
  • Identity politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Xenophobia and racism
  • European integration

Dr. Schmidtke teaches courses in European politics and history.

Teaching 2017-18

Fall 2017:

Spring 2018:
No teaching in Political Science

Courses taught

  • HSTR 344C: Post-war recovery in Europe
  • HSTR 350C: Germany after 1945
  • HIST 389: Mastering Fascism in Post WWII Europe
  • HIST 389: Immigration, Citizenship and National Identity in Post-war Europe
  • EUS 300: Nation and Nationalism in Europe
  • EUS 301: European Identity and the Roots of European integration
  • EUS 301: Roots of European Modernity: Culture and Political Ideology
  • EUS 301: The Enlightenment and its Legacy in European Culture and Politics

Graduate Courses

  • POLI 600: Professional Development
  • POLI 504B: Nations and Nationalism
  • POLI 505/605: Qualitative Research Methods
  • POLI 533: Politics of Identity
  • POLI 533: The Politics of the European Union

In his recent research Dr Oliver Schmidtke has focused on questions related to citizenship regimes and how, in their modern national form, they are challenged by the transformation of the nation-state and its social base. In broadest terms his research in this field can be described as the attempt to better understand the ramifications of the global environment on the basic provisions that have specified duties and rights of individuals in the context of a nationally defined political community.

European societies in particular are confronted with critical questions as to how they address issues related to ethnic and cultural homogeneity in times of increased immigration and supra-national coordination. in this field he dedicated his attention to the question of whether the European Union might be an arena in which the nation-state is normatively and functionally challenged by an emerging European citizenship regime. It is with respect to comparative European politics and the transformation of political community in an integrating Europe that he has made substantial contributions to the scholarly debate. His current research interests relate to two different projects

First, as part of a monograph, he focuses on the role of borders in an increasingly denationalized world with respect to their role of demarcating political communities and establishing collective identities. This study is grounded both in a theoretical argument about the role of national boundary markers for social and political integration on the one hand and empirically on a comprehensive study of media and elite discourse on the other hand. In this context he will continue working on the challenges of European integration in terms of advancing a trans-national form of political community and citizenship regime.

Second, he is currently involved in a research project on the populist right in Europe in comparative perspective that draws heavily on his expertise in comparative European politics. This research seeks to better understand the roots and challenges of contemporary populist movements and parties against the background of European integration and the transformation of established party politics.

Books (Monographs and co-written)

  • Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O., and Weiss, A. Work in Transition. Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants’ Passages into the Labour Market. University of Toronto Press (in press), 2014.
  • Falge, C., Ruzza, C. and Schmidtke, O.Giving New Subjects a Voice. Political and Institutional Responses to Cultural Diversity in the Health Care System. Aldershot: Ashgate (240 pages), 2012.
  • Eder, K., Rauer, V., and Schmidtke, O. Die Einhegung des Anderen. Türkische, polnische und russlanddeutsche Einwanderer in Deutschland. Opladen: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (360 pages), 2004.
  • Eder, K., Giesen, G., Schmidtke, O. and Tambini, D. Collective Identities in Action. A Sociological Approach. London: Ashgate, March 2002 (220 pages), 2001.
  • Schmidtke, O. Politics of Identity. Ethnicity, Territory and the Political Opportunity Structure in Modern Italian Society. Sinzheim: Pro Universitate (364 pages), 1996.

Edited Books

  • Salvatore, A., Schmidtke, O. and Trenz, H.J. (eds.). Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes: Europe and Beyond. New York: Palgrave (Series in Political Sociology), 2013.
  • Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O., and Weiss, W. (eds.) (2011). Göcte kültürel sermaye; Istanbul: Kitapyayinevi in press; translation of revised book: Kulturelles Kapital and Migration), 2011
  • Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O., and Weiss, A. (eds.). Kulturelles Kapital und Migration (co-edited with A. Nohl, K. Schittenhelm and A. Weiss). Opladen: Verlag Sozialwissenschaft, 2009.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Ozcurumez, S. (eds.). Of States, Rights, and Social Closure: Governing Migration and Citizenship .New York: Palgrave/ MacMillan (308 pages), 2008.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Yekelchyk, S. (eds.). Europe’s Last Frontier. Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova between Russia and the European Union. New York: Palgrave/ MacMillan (252 pages), 2008.
  • Scharenberg, A. and Schmidtke, O. Das Ende der Politik? Globalisierung und der Strukturwandel des Politischen, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot (384 pages), 2003.
  • Schmidtke, O. The Third Way and the Quest for Social Justice. The Normative claims and policy initiatives of the New Left in Western Europe and North America at the end of the 20th century. Aldershot: Ashgate (254 pages), 2002.
  • Weiss, A. Koppetsch, C., Scharenberg, A. and Schmidtke, O. (eds.). Klasse und Klassifikation. Die symbolische Dimension sozialer Ungleichheit. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag (272 pages), 2001.

Journal articles:

  • Schmidtke, O. "The 'Party for Immigrants'? Social Democrats’ Struggle with an Inconvenient Electoral Issue." German Politics (June 2016; DOI:10.1080/09644008.2016.1182992).
  • Schmidtke, O. "Contemporary Regionalism as a New Form of Civic Nationalism in Europe? A Critical Evaluation of the Scottish Referendum on Independence." Public Policy and Economic Development. 5 (9) 2015: pp. 7-27.
  • Falge, C. and Schmidtke, O. "Migration und Gesundheit: Deutschland, Kanada und Italien im Vergleich." Public Health Forum. 23, Issue 2, 2015: pp. 119–120 (DOI 10.1515/pubhef-2015-0043).
  • Schmidtke. O. Trudeau zum Zweiten. "Kanada vor dem Wandel." Blätter für Deutsche und Internationale Politik. No. 12, 2015: pp. 25-29.
  • Gunn, A. and Schmidtke, O. "The Pursuit of Independence in Catalonia and Scotland: Towards a New Form of Civic Nationalism in Europe?" Review of European and Russian Affairs 9(1), 2015.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Between Populist Rhetoric and Pragmatic Policy-Making: The Normalization of Migration as an Electoral Issue in German Politics." Acta Politica 50 2015: pp. 379-398 (online publication at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ap/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/ap201432a.pdf).
  • Schmidtke, O. and A. Zaslove. "Why Regions Matter in Immigrant Integration Policies: North-Rhine Westphalia and Emilia-Romagna in Comparative Perspective" Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 2 (1): 2014: 271-293.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Managing migration and diversity in Canada and Germany: Beyond national models." Comparative Migration Studies 2(1). 2014: 77-99.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Commodifying Migration: Excluding Migrants in Europe’s Emerging Social Model." The British Journal of Sociology 2012 Volume 63, pp. 31-38.
  • WeltTrends, Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik, 2 (77), 2011: pp. 61-70.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Borders, Migration and Human Rights" (review essay). Journal Of Borderlands Studies,26 (1), 2011.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Konservativer Duchmarsch in Kanada?" (Commentary) In: Blätter für Deutsche und Internationale Politik. No. 6, 2011: pp. 27-29.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Chira, C. "Contested Neighbourhood: Toward the 'Europeanization' of Moldova?" Comparative European Politics. 9, 2011: pp. 467–485.
  • Schittenhelm, K. and Schmidtke, O. "Integrating Highly Skilled Migrants into the Economy: Transatlantic perspectives". International Journal 66 (1), 2011: pp. 127-143.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Einwanderer als Ware." In: Blätter für Deutsche und Internationale Politik, No. 10, October 2010, pp. 51-57.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Kanada als Einwanderungsland, - ein Beispiel für Deutschland" In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschehen. 44, Oktober 2009, pp. 25-32.n.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Kanadischer Interkulturalismus."  Blätter für Deutsche und Internationale Politik, No. 8, August 2008, pp. 20-25.
  • Schmidtke, O. "In Search of a European Identity: Towards a Genuine Political Community?" In: Behind the Headlines, Vol 64 (2), 2007, pp. 9-15.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Bound by national categories? The promises and limitations of Kymlicka’s Multicultural Odysseys". In: Ethnopolitics Vol. 6, No. 4, 2007, pp. 613-617.
  • Schmidtke, O. "(Dis-)Empowering immigrants: Cultural diversity in the health care sector and political advocacy in Canada." In: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. Vol. 3 (3), 2007, pp. 20-28.
  • Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O., and Weiss, W. "Cultural Capital during Migration—A Multi-level Approach for the Empirical Analysis of the Labor Market Integration of Highly Skilled Migrants". In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 7(3), Art. 14.  [54 Absätze]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 7(3), Art. 14. 2006
  • Schmidtke, O. "Kultur der Einwanderung oder Krise der Integration. Nordamerika und Europa im Vergleich". In: Blätter für Deutsche und Internationale Politik, No. 7, June 2006, pp. 837 – 844
  • Schmidtke, O. "Re-mapping Europe: Collective memory and identity in an enlarged European Union". In: EUROSTUDIA. Transatlantic Journal for European Studies. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2005.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Das kanadische Einwanderungsmodell: wohlverstandenes Eigeninteresse und multikultureller Ethos”. In: Leviathan. Migration im Spannungsfeld von Globalisierung und Nationalstaat, 2003, pp. 205-226.
  • Schmidtke, O. "The Paradox of Culture. A critical appraisal of Brian Barry’s Culture and Equality". In: Ethnicities Vol. 2, No. 2, 2002, pp. 274-279. 
  • Schmidtke, O. "Trans-National Migration: A Challenge to European Citizenship Regimes". In: World Affairs, September, 164 (1), Summer 2001, 2001, pp. 3-16. 
  • Rauer, V. and Schmidtke, O. “Integration als Exklusion? Zum medialen und alltagspraktischen Umgang mit einem umstrittenen Konzept". Berliner Journal für Soziologie, No.3, 2001, pp.277-296.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Ethnic Mobilization in South Tyrol: A Primordial Identity Crisis". Innovation. European Journal for Social Research, Vol. 11, No.1, 1998, pp. 25-42.
  • Eder, K. and Schmidtke, O. "Ethnische Mobilisierung und die Logik von Identitätskämpfen. Eine situationstheoretische Perspektive jenseits von “Rational Choice”. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, No. 27, 1998, pp. 418-437.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Abschied vom Antifaschismus? Der Aufstieg der 'modernisier­ten' Rech­ten in Italien". Vorgänge, Heft 3, September, 1996, pp. 13-21.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Kollektive Identität in der politischen Mobilisierung territorialer Bewegungen: eine analytische Perspektive". Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegung, No. 1, 1995, pp. 24-31.
  • Ruzza, C., Pileri, S. and Schmidtke, O. "The League and the Crisis of Italian Politics". Telos, 96, 1993, pp. 34-48.
  • Ruzza, C. and Schmidtke, O. "Roots of Success in the Lega Lombarda: Mobilization Dynamics and the Media". West European Politics, 16/2, 1993, pp. 1-23.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Ruzza, C. "Regionalistischer Protest als 'Life Politics'. Eine Studie zur Formierung einer Sozialen Bewegung: die Lega Lombarda". Soziale Welt, No. 1, 1993, pp. 5-29.
  • Schmidtke, O. "The Populist Challenge to the Italian Nation-State: the Lega Lombarda/Nord". Regional Policy and Politics, 3/3, 1993, pp. 140-162.
  • Ruzza, C. and Schmidtke, O. "The Making of the Lombard League". Telos, No. 90, Winter, 1992, pp. 57-70.
  • Ruzza, C. and Schmidtke, O. "La formación de la Liga".  Debats, No. 42, 1992, pp.12-23.

Book Chapters:

  • Schmidtke, O. "Die Eiwanderungsgesellschaft Kanada: Jenseits des Multikulturalismus." In: Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Handbuch zu Migration und Integration(forthcoming summer 2016).
  • Schmidtke, O "Die Herausforderung kultureller Differenz für liberale Demokratien – eine praxisorientierte Annäherung“. In: U. Hunger, R. Pioch and S. Rother (eds). Migration und Demokratie. Wiesbaden:  Springer VS Verlag, 2015: pp. 81-102.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Zaslove, A. "Multilevel Party Politics of Immigration in Germany and Italy". In: Hepburn, E. (ed.). The Politics of Immigration in Multi-level States: Governance and Political Parties. Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Die Herausforderung kultureller Differenz für liberale Demokratien – eine praxisorientierte Annäherung." In: U. Hunger, R. Pioch and S. Rother (eds). Migration und Demokratie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag, 2014.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Towards a cosmopolitan and inclusive European identity? Negotiating immigrants; inclusion and exclusion in the new Europe". In: Salvatore, A., Schmidtke, O. and Trenz, H.J. (eds.) . Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes: Europe and Beyond. New York: Palgrave, 2013, pp. 132-155.
  • Salvatore, A., Schmidtke, O. and Trenz, H.J. “Introduction: Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes”. In: Salvatore, A., Schmidtke, O. and Trenz, H.J. (eds.). Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes: Europe and Beyond. New York: Palgrave, 2013, pp. 1-19.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Wasting the cultural capital of newcomers? Integrating skilled migrants into the British and German labour market." In: P. Triadafilopoulos (ed.). Wanted and Welcome? Highly Skilled Immigration Policies in Comparative Perspective. Springer Press, 2013, pp. 86-104.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Multikulturalismus als zivilgesellschaftliche Gestaltungsaufgabe: eine demokratietheoretische Interpretation." In: Ariëns, E., Richter, E. and M. Sicking (ed.). Multikulturalität in Europa-Teilhabe in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft. Series: Europäische Horizonte. transcript-Verlag, 2012, pp. 36-57.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Integrating Migrants Beyond the Nation-State? The Paradoxical Effects of Including Newcomers in a European Social and Cultural Community." In: DeBardeleben (ed.) Transnational Europe: Promise, Paradox, Limits. New York: Palgrave, 2012, pp. 189-204.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Eine republikanische Lesart der kanadischen Multikulturalismus." In: Heinz Kleger (ed.) Umstrittene Bürgerschaft. Grenzen, Identitäten und Konflikte, 2010, Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, pp.87-96.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Canadian Multiculturalism as an Ethos, Policy and Conceptual Lens for Immigration Research." In: D. Thraenhardt (ed.) National Paradigms in Immigration Research. IMIS Jahrbuch, 2009, pp. 95-118.
  • Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O., and Weiss, A. "Zur Einführung: Migration, kulturelles Kapital und Statuspassagen in den Arbeitsmark." In: Kulturelles Kapital und Migration (eds. Nohl, A., Schittenhelm, K., Schmidtke, O. and Weiss, A.). Frankfurt: Verlag Sozialwissenschaft, 2009, pp. 9-37.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Ethnisches kulturelles Kapital in der Arbeitsmarktintegration: Zwischen ethnischer Nischenökonomie und Übergang in den allgemeinen Arbeitsmarkt." In: Kulturelles Kapital und Migration (eds. Arnd Nohl, Karin Schittenhelm, Oliver Schmidtke, Anja Weiss). Frankfurt: Verlag Sozialwissenschaft, 2009, pp. 240-261.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Introduction: National Closure and Beyond." In: Governing Migration in the Age of Globalization (O. Schmidtke and S. Ozcurumez), New York: Palgrave, 2008 pp.1-14.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Borders in a 'Post-national'’' Age: Changing Modes of Inclusion and Exclusion in European Societies." In: Governing Migration in the Age of Globalization (eds. O. Schmidtke and S. Ozcurumez), New York: Palgrave, 2008, pp. 91-111.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Yekelchyk, S. "Introduction." In: Europe's Last Frontier? Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova between Russia and the European Union (eds. O. Schmidtke and S. Yekelchyk), New York: Palgrave, 2008, pp. 1-9.
  • Schmidtke, O. and Chira, C. "The Promise of Europe: Moldova and the Process of Europeanization" (together with C. Chira). In: Europe's Last Frontier? Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova between Russia and the European Union (eds. O. Schmidtke and S. Yekelchyk), New York: Palgrave, 2008, pp.133-156.
  • Schmidtke, O. "The Threatening Other in the East: Continuities and Discontinuities in modern German- Polish relations." In: R. Nelson (ed.) Europe's East-West Divide: A Legacy of Colonialism?, Series on Europe Cultural History, New York: Palgrave, 2008, pp. 165-184.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Politicising EMU: the 'egitimacy gap' and the populist challenge to the EU." In: Torres, F., Verdun, A. and Zimmermann, H. (Eds.) EMU Rules: The Political and Economic Consequences of European Monetary Integration, Nomos, 2007, pp. 34-53. (revised and updated reprint of article published in 2004).
  • Schmidtke, O. "Immigration Policy in Europe: A Challenge to Established Forms of Multi-Level Governance." In: Walzenbach, G. (Ed.), European Governance: Policy Making Between Politicization and Control, Ashgate, 2006, pp. 127-146.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Das Ende des multikulturellen Experiements? Einige Beobachtungen zurKrise der Integration; aus nordamerikanischer Sicht." In: Baringhorst, S., Hollifield, J. and Hunger, U. (Eds.). Herausforderung Migration - Perspektiven der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft. LIT Verlag, 2006, pp. 283-305.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Re-modeling the boundaries in the new Europe: historical memories and contemporary identities in German- Polish relations." In: Eder, K. and Spohn, W. (Eds.), Europe, National Identity and Collective Memory: Cultural Impacts on the Integration between Western and Eastern Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 52-66.
  • Schmidtke, O. "From Taboo to Strategic Tool in Politics: Immigrants and Immigration Policies in German Party Politics." In: Reutter, W. (Ed.). Germany on the Road to Normalcy. Policies and Politics of the Red-Green Federal Government (1998-2002). Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 161-182.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Beyond Nationhood? Immigration, Diversity and the Canadian Salad Bowl." In: Bommes, M. and Thränhardt, D. (Eds.), National Paradigms of Migration Research, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Münster, 2004, pp. 38-61.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Politicizing EMU: the 'legitimacy gap and the populist challenge to the EU." In: Torres, F., Verdun, A. and Zimmermann, H. (Eds.) Governing EMU. Political, Economic, Legal and Historical Perspectives, Florence: European University Institute Press, 2004, pp. 19-34.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Globalisierung, Demokratie und die Ontologisierung des Nationalen." In: Scharenberg/ Schmidtke (Eds.) Das Ende der Politik? Globalisierung und der Strukturwandel des Politischen. In: Scharenberg/ Schmidtke (Eds.). Das Ende der Politik? Globalisierung und der Strukturwandel des Politischen. Münster, 2003, pp. 104-128.
  • Scharenberg, A. and Schmidtke, O. "Wider die Eindimensionalit" In: Scharenberg/ Schmidtke (Eds.) Das Ende der Politik? Globalisierung und der Strukturwandel des Politischen. In: Scharenberg/ Schmidtke (Eds.). Das Ende der Politik? Globalisierung und der Strukturwandel des Politischen. Münster, 2003, pp. 1-19.
  • Schmidtke, O. "The dilemmas of social democratic regimes in the age of globalisation" In: O. Schmidtke (Ed.) New Left/ New Labour and the Quest for Social Justice. The Normative claims and policy initiatives of the New Left in Western Europe and North America at the end of the 20th century, Ashgate, 2002, pp. 1-25.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Das Paradox populistischen Protests im Namen der Region." In: Klein, A., Koopmans, R., Trenz, H.J., Klein, L., Lahusen, C. & Rucht, D. (Eds.). Bürgerschaft, Öffentlichkeit und Demokratie in Europa. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2002, pp.295-314.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Zwischen Standortpolitik und regionalem Nationalismus: Immigrations- und Integrationspolitik in den kanadischen Provinzen." In: D. Thränhardt (Ed.), Integrationspolitik in föderalistischen Systemen im Vergleich. Münster: LIT, 2001, pp. 124-148.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Symbolische Gewalt im offentlichen Diskurs: eine situationstheoretische Deutung der Ghettoisierungsdebatte in Deutschland." In: A. Weiss, C. Koppetsch, A. Scharenberg, O. Schmidtke (Eds.), Klasse und Klassifikation. Die symbolische Dimension sozialer Ungleichheit. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2001, pp.122-154.
  • Koppetsch, C., Scharenberg, A., Schmidtke, O. and Weiss, A. "Horizontale Disparitäten oder kulturelle Klassifikationen? Zur Integration von Ethnizität und Geschlecht in die Analyse sozialer Ungleichheiten." In: A. Weiss, C. Koppetsch, A. Scharenberg, O. Schmidtke (Eds.), Klasse und Klassifikation. Die symbolische Dimension sozialer Ungleichheit. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2001, pp. 7-26.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Illiberal policies in liberal societies. Some remarks on Hollifield's thesis of the immigration dilemma in liberal societies." In: A. Schulte/ D. Thränhardt (Eds.), International Migration and Liberal Democracies, Münster: LIT, 1999, pp.87-100.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Obstacles and Prospects for a European Collective Identity and Citizens." In: U. Hedetoft (Ed.), Political Symbols, Symbolic Politics: European Identities in Transformation. London: Ashgate, 1998, pp.44-64.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Berlin in the Net: prospects for cyberdemocracy from above and from below." In: R. Tsagarousianou, D. Tambini and C. Bryan (Eds.), Cyberdemocracy. Technology, cities and civic networks. London/ New York: Routledge, 1998, pp. 60-83.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Towards a modernized right: Alleanza Nazionale and the 'Italian revolution'." In S. Parker and S. Gundle (Eds.), The New Italian Republic. From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Berlusconi. London: Routledge, 1996, pp. 147-158.
  • Ruzza, C. and Schmidtke, O. "The Northern League: Changing Friends and Foes, and its Political Opportunity Structure." In: D. Cesarani and M. Fulbrook (Eds.), Citizenship, Nationality and Migration in Europe. London/ New York: Routledge, 1996, pp. 179-208.
  • Schmidtke, O. "The Lega Nord: A Territorial Movement Beyond Regionalism." In: A. Sorensen (Ed.), European Identities. European Diversity and Integration in Europe since 1700'. Odense: Odense Univers. Press, 1995, pp. 87-110.
  • Schmidtke, O. "Rechtspopulismus in Europa: das Beispiel der Lega in Italien." In: A. Pfahl-Traughber (Ed.), Volkes Stimme? Berlin: Dietz Verlag, 1994, pp. 83-100.

Recent policy papers:

  • Schmidtke, O. "Convergence and divergence in migration policies in Canada and Europe". Capstone Report for the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue Project (report available at: https://labs.carleton.ca/canadaeurope/)
  • Gunn, A. and Schmidtke, O. "Community Advocacy and the Neighbourhood House", Policy Brief for the Neighbourhood Houses in Metro Vancouver project (www.nhvproject.ca), 2015
  • Schmidtke, O. "Citizenship and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: The changing face of social, cultural, and civic inclusion". Capstone Report for Metropolis BC (Working Paper 12/06); 2012, 41 pages.
  • Schmidtke, O. "The Value of Diversity. Canada's Immigration and Integration Regime". Publication for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (24 pages); available at http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/canadas-immigration-and-integration-regime-a-model-for-the-21st-century/ 2012
  • Schmidtke, O.  and S. Neumann "Engaging the Migrant Community Outside of Canada’s Main Metropolitan Centres" Metropolis BC Working Paper Series No 10-13, 2010, 40 pages.