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Christopher Finke


Christopher Finke

Doctoral Researcher
at the Professorship for International Relations


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Department for Political Science

Karl-Glöckner-Strasse 21E

35394 Giessen


Philosophikum II Room E216c

☎ +49 641 99 23116

Consultation Hours

Please make an appointment via e-mail

Competent Secretariat

Philosophikum II Room E201

☎ +49 641 99 23110

Fax +49 641 99 23119



Since 04/2019

Research Associate and Lecturer at the Chair for International Relations, Institute for Political Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen


02/2016 – 03/2019

Research Associate at the Chair for International Relations, Institute for Political Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen

Project: Interreligious Dialogue and Global Norm of Freedom of Religion


09/2014 – 08/2015

MLitt Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews


10/2010 – 08/2014

B.A. Political Science, University Bremen



Peer-reviewed articles

Breitmeier, Helmut/ Drubel, Julia/ Finke, Christopher (2018): Die Normkontestation der Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit: Verständigungspotenziale interreligiöser Dialoginitiativen, in: Sander, Wolfgang/Müller, Stefan (Eds.) 2018: Bildung in der postsäkularen Gesellschaft, Weinheim (Beltz), 124-144. (Norm Contest of Freedom of Religion and the Freedom of Belief: Potential for Communication of Inter-religious Dialogue Initiatives)


Finke, Christopher (2016): Humanitarian Intervention. What is it good for? In: WiSi-Online 01/2016.


Conference Papers

Breitmeier, Helmut/ Drubel, Julia/ Finke, Christopher (2018): Religious Freedom: The Contribution of Interreligious Dialogue Initiatives to a Corner-stone of Modern Democratic Societies. Conference Paper for the General Conference for the ECPR 22.08.-25.08.2018, Hamburg.


Breitmeier, Helmut/ Drubel, Julia/ Finke, Christopher (2018): Die Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit als Gegenstand des interreligiösen Dialogs: Beiträge zur Verwirklichung einer umstrittenen Norm? Presented at the Annual Conference of the DVPW working group „Politics and Religion“; 22.03.-24.03.2018, Catholic Academy Berlin. (Freedoms of Religion and Philosophy as Subject of Inter-religious Dialogue: Contributions to the Realisation of a Contested Norm?).


Breitmeier, Helmut/ Drubel, Julia/ Finke, Christopher (2017): Norm Contestation in Transnational Interreligious Dialogue: Freedom of Religion and Belief. Conference Paper for the ‚Fifth Open Sectional Conference‘ of the Section ‚International Relations‘ of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), 04.10.-06.10.2017, Bremen.


Finke, Christopher (2017): The Global’s Influence on National Protest Movements: Dangers of the Postmodern Era. Presented at the Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference (IPA) 2017, 05.-07.07.2017, DeMontford University, Leicester, GB.



Breitmeier, Helmut/ Drubel, Julia/ Finke, Christopher (2017): Normkontestation als Herausforderung der Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit – Potenziale der Überwindung im interreligiösen Dialog. (Norm Contestation of Freedom of Religion and Belief – Potentials to Surpass Contradictions through Inter/religious Dialogue) Presentation on the Conference „Human Right of Freedom of Religion – an Active and Passive Challenge” of the Schader Foundation, DVPW, and the Humboldt-Viadrina Centers on Governance through Human Rights.

Areas of Research

Areas of Research

  • Inter-religious Dialogue
  • International Relations
  • Global Governance
  • Humanitarian Interventions/ R2P/ Moral Hazard
  • Liberal Peacebuilding/ Global Governance
  • Alternative for Germany (AfD – Alternative fuer Deutschland)
  • Right-wing Populism and Far Right Extremism
  • Postmodern, Societal Disintegration, Insecurity
  • Collective Identity and Social Movements/ Protest Movements