Patrick A. Mello


I’m Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and Research and Teaching Associate at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich. I received my PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin and worked as a Post-Doc at the Technical University of Dresden from 2012 to 2016.

My research focuses on democracy and international security, foreign policy analysis, comparative methods, and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). My book Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict examines pathways toward war involvement and war abstention across 30 democracies and their conflict participation in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. This website gives information on my research, teaching, and other professional activities.