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Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

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Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier
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Justus Liebig University Giessen
Department of Political Science

Karl-Gloeckner-Strasse 21E

D-35394 Giessen

Contact

Philosophikum II Room E202

☎ +49 641 99 23111

Fax +49 641 99 23119

Office Hours

by appointment via e-mail

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The lecturers of the Institute for Political Science guarantee a personal, detailed and high quality assistance of final assignments at the institute's bachelor and master programmes. We ask candidates to communicate at least six weeks before end of the deadline for the submission of the entry. We also ask to make personal contact with the potential primary examinant at least 6 to 8 weeks before the registration deadline. Please prepare a one to two page exposee before you approach the examinant during a pastoral hour. The exposee is supposed to include the following points: research question, theoretical focus and outline, brief description of the paper's main subject, ideas for the design of the case, ideas to demarcate the case (e.g. time, actors, level of analysis).

Research Areas

Research Areas
The research focusses on the analysis of politics conducted by international and transnational institutions (global governance). At the centre of the research is the efficiency of governance, and and normative questions of democratic legitimacy and distributive justice. In regard to the methodological approach quantitative and qualitative methods are used to the same extent. Particular meaning is attributed to the differentiation of actors in global politics. In global governance, next to state actors, non-state actors take an increasingly exposed role as origin of issues and/ or co-regulators. The analysis of different forms of governance particularly focusses on international environmental and climate politics, different governance forms of global dietary politics and the position of religion in global politics. Another focus point is the analysis of transnational security threats, with particular emphasis to the contribution of ecological devastation to armed conflicts and  the peaceful resolution, including preventive measures, of potential disputes.

 

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Team

Secretary
Mechthild LaMonica

Secretary
at the Department of Political Science

Contact

Philosophikum II Room E201

☎ +49 641 99 23110

Fax +49 641 99 23119

Staff
Denise Gonglach

Research Assistant (BMBF project SUSKULT)
at the Professorship for International Relations

Contact

Philosophikum II room E205

☎ +49 (0) 641 99 - 23115

Christopher Finke

Doctoral Researcher
at the Professorship for International Relations

Contact

Philosophikum II Room E216c

☎ +49 641 99 23116

Contact

Senckenbergstraße 3 room 112

35390 Gießen

☎ +49 641 99 12708

Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer

Deputy Coordinator and Sub-Project Leader
BMBF project "SUSKULT"

Contact
Philosophikum II Room E206

☎ +49 641 99 23113

Contact

Senckenbergstraße 3 room 112

35390 Gießen

☎ +49 641 99 12706

Student Assistants

Student Assistants

  • Sören Hinder

  • Ida Lotter

  • Momo Matern

  • Helena Renz

CV

CV
PeriodActivity
since 2013

Professor for International Relations, Institute for Political Science, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

since 2020

Member of the project management board of the SDGnexus Network project (funded by the DAAD program "exceed - University Excellence in Development Cooperation) at the Center for international Development and Environmental Research at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

since 2020

Member of the board of directors of the LOEWE-Cluster "Minority Studies: Language and Identity" (LOEWE-Project of the Goethe-University Frankfurt and the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)

since 2019

Member of the board of the Center for international Development and Environmental Research at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

since 2019

Chair of the board of the doctoral committee at FB02

2015 - 2020

Deputy Chair of the board of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF)

2015 - 2020

Member of the selection committee of the PhD's scholarship program of the German Federal Foundation for Ecology

2008 - 2013

Professor for International Relations, at the Institute for Political Science at the Open University Hagen; scientific head of the training program “Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Life Sciences” (together with Dr. Görge Deerberg of the Frauenhofer Institute Ecology and Security in Oberhausen Germany)

Chairman of the Senate of the Open University Hagen (2012-2013)

2005 - 2008

Researcher at the Institute for Political Science at Darmstadt University of Technology 

2004 - 2005

Visiting Professor for "International Relations and European Integration", Institute for Social Sciences, University of Stuttgart (WS 2004/05 and SuSe 2005)

2004

Lectureship at the University of Mannheim (Chair of Political Science II, Prof. Dr. Beate Kohler-Koch)

2004

Habilitation at the Department of Social and Historical Sciences at the University of Darmstadt (title of the habilitation thesis: "The Legitimacy of International Regimes: Findings from the International Regimes Database")

1997 - 2004 Researcher at universities in Darmstadt and Tübingen
1994 - 1997

Research Fellow, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg (Austria)

1996

PhD at the Institute for Political Science at Tübingen University on “How emerge Global Environmental Regimes? Conflict Resolution to Protect the Ozon Layer and the Global Environment – Approaches from Different Thought Schools in International Relations”

1992 - 1994

Scholarship from the National Graduate Advancement of the province Baden-Württemberg for PhD students at Institute for Political Science at the University of Tübingen

1992

Research Fellow, Institute for Political Science at the University of Stuttgart

1990 - 1991

Research Fellow, Institute for Political Science at the University of Tübingen

until 1990

Study of Political Science and Contemporary History at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and Uppsala (Sweden), M.A. at the University of Tübingen

 

Publications

Publications

Monographs and Anthologies

 

Papers in Journals

 

Chapters in Anthologies

  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Checa, Andrés/Manderbach, Jacob/Tanzer, Magdalena 2021: Wissen als Treiber für Wandel. Die Harmonisierung von Nachhaltigkeitsverständnissen in der globalen Ernährungspolitik, in: Stefan Böschen/Armin Grundwald/Bettina-Johann Krings/Christine Rösch (Hrsg.): Technikfolgenabschätzung: Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis, Baden-Baden: Nomos. 
  • Helmut Breitmeier 2018: Sektorale Ordnungspolitik im Wandel: Internationale Umweltregime, in: Mathias Albert/Nicole Deitelhoff/Gunter Hellmann (Eds.): Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft, Wiesbaden (Springer, VS), S. 185-209.
  • Helmut Breitmeier, Julia Drubel und Christopher Finke 2018: Die Normkontestation der Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit: Verständigungspotenziale interreligiöser Dialoginitiativen, in: Wolfgang Sander/Stefan Müller (Eds.): Bildung in der postsäkularen Gesellschaft, Weinheim (Beltz), 123-142.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2016: Internationale Regime im politikwissenschaftlichen Vergleich, in: Lauth, Hans-Joachim/Kneuer, Marianne/Pickel, Gert (Eds.): Handbuch Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, Wiesbaden (Springer VS) 901-914.
  • Badri, Farhood/Breitmeier, Helmut 2014: Der transnationale interreligiöse Dialog und die Einhaltung der globalen Norm der Religionsfreiheit, in: Werkner, Ines-Jaqueline/Oliver Hidalgo (Eds.): Religionen – Global Player in der Internationalen Politik?, Wiesbaden, 57-85.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2013: Study of Regime Effectiveness: Concepts, Methods and Results, in Heller, Regina/Kahl, Martin/Hegemann, Hendrick (Hrsg.): Studying 'Effectiveness' in International Relations: A Guide for Students and Scholars, Opladen, Berlin & Toronto (Barbara Budrich Publishers), 161-176.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2013: Demokratisches Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaats: Die Kontexttauglichkeit repräsentativer, assoziativer und deliberativer Demokratiemodelle, in: Helmut/Breitmeier (Eds.): Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltungswissenschaft, Soziologie – Eine Interdisziplinäre Einführung. Kurs der FernUniversität für das Einführungsmodul im BAS-Studiengang, Heidelberg, 137-157, [work in progress].
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2011: Klimawandel und Gewaltkonflikte – Ein unabwendbares Szenario für die Zukunft?, in: Werkner, Ines-Jacqueline/Kronfeld-Goharani, Ulrike (Eds.): Der ambivalente Frieden. Die Friedensforschung vor neuen Herausforderungen, Wiesbaden (VS Verlag), 215-230.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2009: Weltordnungspolitik in sektoraler Perspektive: Effektives, gerechtes und demokratisches Regieren?, in: Helmut Breitmeier/Michèle Roth/Dieter Senghaas (Eds.): Sektorale Weltordnungspolitik. Effektiv, gerecht und demokratisch?, Baden-Baden (Nomos Verlag), 15-27.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2009: Regieren in der globalen Umweltpolitik: Eine gemischte Bilanz zwischen Erfolgs- und Problemfällen, in: Breitmeier, Helmut/Roth, Michèle/Senghaas, Dieter (Eds.): Sektorale Weltordnungspolitik. Effektiv, gerecht und demokratisch?, Baden-Baden (Nomos Verlag), 150-170.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Roth, Michèle/Senghaas, Dieter 2009: Noch ein weiter Weg zu angemessenen Ordnungsstrukturen, in: Breitmeier, Helmut/Roth, Michèle/Senghaas, Dieter (Eds.): Sektorale Weltordnungspolitik. Effektiv, gerecht und demokratisch?, Baden-Baden (Nomos Verlag), 237-242.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2007: Zwischenstaatliche Kriege, Vereinte Nationen und der weltpolitische Wandel, in: Hasenclever, Andreas/Wolf, Klaus Dieter/Zürn, Michael (Eds.): Macht und Ohnmacht internationaler Institutionen, Baden-Baden (Campus Verlag), 221-251.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2006: Institutions, Knowledge and Change: Findings from the Quantitative Study of Environmental Regimes, in: Winter, Gerd (Eds.): Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change: Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 430-452.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2006: Weltordnung im Umbruch: Verrechtlichung und Privatisierung in der Weltgesellschaft, in: Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden (Eds.): Global Governance für Entwicklung und Frieden - Perspektiven nach einem Jahrzehnt, [Sonderband zum 20-jährigen Bestehen der Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden, Redaktion: Dieter Senghaas und Michèle Roth], Bonn (J.H.W. Dietz Verlag), 104-130.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2004: International Regimes and Democracy. Consequences on Domestic and Transnational Level, in: Young, Oran R./Underdal, Arild (Eds.): Regime Consequences. Methodological Challenges and Research Strategies, Dordrecht (Kluwer Academic Publishers), 281-306.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Zürn, Michael 2003: Die sozialwissenschaftliche Erforschung der internationalen Klimapolitik: Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick, in: Hake, Jürgen-Friedrich/Hüttner, Karl Ludwig (Eds.): Klimaschutz und Klimapolitik - Chancen und Herausforderungen, Jülich, 1-25.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 2001: Institutionelles Design und effektive Problemlösung zum Schutz der Ozonschicht und des globalen Klimas, Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung/ÖSFK – Koordination Günther Bächler (Eds.): Die Umwelt - Konfliktbearbeitung und Kooperation, Münster, 50-62.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Rittberger, Volker 2000: Environmental NGOs in an Emerging Global Civil Society, in: Chasek, Pamela (Eds.): The Global Environment in the Twenty-First Century: Prospects for International Cooperation, Tokyo (United Nations University), 130-163. [auch veröffentlicht als: Breitmeier, Helmut/Rittberger, Volker 1998: Environmental NGOs in an Emerging Global Civil Society, (Tübinger Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik und Friedensforschung Nr. 32), Tübingen].
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 1997: International Organizations and Global Environmental Governance, in: Young, Oran R. (Eds.): Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience, Cambridge, Mass., (The MIT Press), 83-107.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 1997: Entstehung und Wandel des globalen Regimes zum Schutz der Ozonschicht, in: Gehring, Thomas/Oberthür, Sebastian (Eds.): Internationale Umweltregime. Umweltschutz durch Verhandlungen und Verträge, Opladen (Leske und Budrich), 22-39.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 1996: Klimawandel und Gerechtigkeit zwischen Nord und Süd: Das schlechte Gewissen der Industrieländer - Ruhekissen für die Dritte Welt?, in: Brauch, Hans-Günter (Hrsg.): Klimapolitik, Heidelberg (Springer), 115-128.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 1996: Umweltforschung im Schlepptau der Politiker? Abschied vom Konzept der "nachhaltiger Entwicklung" und Aufbruch zu mehr Effektivität in der internationalen Umweltpolitik, in: Hädrich, Martina/Ruf, Wolfgang (Eds.): Globale Krisen und europäische Verantwortung: Visionen für das 21. Jahrhundert, Baden-Baden (Nomos Verlag), 132-145.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut 1994: Abnehmende Ozonschicht - Zunehmende Konflikte? Die politische Bearbeitung eines globalen Umweltkonflikts, in: Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg (Eds.): Die Welt zwischen Öko-Konflikten und ökologischer Sicherheit, Bad Urach/Stuttgart, 79-84.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Wolf, Klaus Dieter 1993: Analysing Regime Consequences. Conceptual Outlines and Environmental Explorations, in: Rittberger, Volker (Edt.): Regimes in International Relations, Oxford (Clarendon Press), 339-360.
  • Breitmeier, Helmut/Gehring, Thomas/List, Martin/Zürn, Michael 1993: Internationale Umweltregime, in: Prittwitz, Volker (Eds.): Umweltpolitik als Modernisierungsprozeß. Politikwissenschaftliche Umweltforschung und -lehre in der Bundesrepublik, Opladen (Leske und Budrich), 163-191.
  • Efinger, Manfred/Breitmeier, Helmut 1992: Verifying a Convention on Greenhouse Gases: A Game-Theoretic Approach, in: di Primio, J.C./ Stein, G. (Eds.): A Regime to Control Greenhouse Gases. Issues of Verification, Monitoring, Institutions, Jülich, 59-68.
  • Efinger, Manfred/Breitmeier, Helmut 1991: Weder „gerechter Krieg“ noch Appeasement, in: Arbeitsgruppe Friedensforschung (Eds.): Analysen zum Golfkrieg, Tübingen, 11-14.
  • Diestelmeier, Friedrich/Breitmeier, Helmut 1990: Literaturempfehlungen, Deutsches Institut für Fernstudien (DIFF): Zugänge zur Geschichte der DDR. Eine Einführung (Studienbrief 0 der Reihe: Deutsche Geschichte nach 1945 Teil 2: Geschichte der DDR), Tübingen, 89-92.

 

Working Papers and Conference Contributions

Research

Research projects

SDG Nexus Network

The SDGnexus Network is a global community of universities, research centers, and stakeholders committed to promoting the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. The SDGnexus Network is a part of the DAAD “Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed” program and, as such, it aims to strengthen higher education for enabling effective and innovative contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The SDGnexus Network has three main objectives:

  • Establish common research framework through joint research projects between our network partners.
  • Qualify the next generation of scientists as agents of change.
  • Promote exchange and collaboration between our network of higher education institutions and extramural actors.

More information about this project can be found here.

International Regimes Database

The International Regimes Database (IRD) is a tool designed by a German-American research-team in collaboration with 46 case-study experts who coded 23 international environmental regimes. The database is available on a CD-Rom added to a book by Helmut Breitmeier, Oran R. Young, and Michael Zürn published with The MIT Press in 2006. Another book by Helmut Breitmeier on "The Legitimacy of International Regimes: Findings from The International Regimes Database" has been published in 2008 with Ashgate (Aldershot).

Database Link: International Regimes Database

More information about the project can be found here.

The Transformation Potential of Inter-institutional Arrangements and the Norm of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food (TANNRE)

The research project “The Transformation Potential of Inter-institutional Arrangements and the Norm of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food” (TANNRE) analyzes the normative foundations of the global regime complex for food. It focuses on the conditions and regulatory mechanisms for managing fundamental norm conflicts between the norm of sustainability and other food norm concepts such as food security and food sovereignty. The project is located at the Institute of Political Science of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. TANNRE is conducted by two Principal Investigators - Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier and Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer - and three research assistants - Andrés Checa, Jacob Manderbach and Magdalena Tanzer.

Opportunities to use the TOSCANA-System to support theory building in the Political Sciences

One way to analyze correlation between variables included in the IRD is the use of a TOSCANA-system which has been developed by the research team in collaboration with Prof. Rudolf Wille and Tim Kaiser from the Department of Mathematics at Darmstadt University of Technology. The idea of a TOSCANA-system is a result of long experience in data analysis using concept lattices for deeper understanding and proper communication of data. The usage of conceptual scaling combined with computational support yields a powerful analysis tool. The software links the scales from the conceptual file to the database enabling thereby the user of the system to explore the conceptual structure of the data by displaying line diagrams of concept lattices of pieces of the data.

More information about the project can be found here.

Qualification Works

Sustainable Consumption and Production: Tackling Food Waste in the European Union

The project focuses on the political regulation of food waste and losses in the European Union (EU). Entailing severe consequences on the ecological, economic and social dimension, the issue of food waste and losses poses a major challenge for a sustainable transformation. The global community has responded by including the target 12.3 in the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims at halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer levels by 2030. Building on the call for new modes of governance, the dissertation project sheds light on governance mechanisms to reduce food waste and losses in the EU.

More information about this work can be found here.

The Impact of e-Governance on Regulatory Compliance in Financial Institutions

The aim of this thesis is to analyse the impacts of using e-Governance Methods such as Blockchain Methodologies, decentralized Apps (dApps) how they appear in Decentralised Finance (DeFi) as new regulatory Governance Methods in financial markets to foster compliance with Financial Regulations, so as to answer the research question: To what extent can the new e-Governance Methods help solve the financial sectors regulatory problems that led to the Global Financial Crisis? Democratic Theory and Theories of Regulation are used to explain why the Government should be involved in the regulation of this industry. Research has focused either on New Institutionalism that mainly studies the interplay between the regulators and politicians, or New Governance Regulatory Research that analyses alternative regulatory strategies and their impact on institutions. As a comprehensive study of regulation that includes these two paths is missing so far this work will bridge this gap by analysing both of these study paths. Using a case study of European banks, this thesis uses comparative methods to explain the difference in efficacy achieved by deploying these new techniques of e-Governance as compared to current techniques used.

More information about this work can be found here.

Implementation strategies to promote electromobility at the municipal level

The PhD project deals with the implementation strategies for promoting electromobility at the municipal level. Due to the high greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, the topic is of high socio-political and economical relevance in the context of climate change. The legislative dynamics at federal and state level (Hessen) are analyzed and case studies from the city of Frankfurt, the Main-Taunus district and the city of Offenbach are comparatively examined and analyzed using a spatial cluster. In addition, qualitative expert interviews are conducted. The research project relates to the municipal level and examines the chances of effective implementation of electromobility. At the same time, recommendations for action and incentives to develop municipal strategies to promote electromobility are sought.

More information can be found here.

Supply-Driven Policy Transfer from International Organizations to Single States: The Case of Policy Transfer of Marine Spatial Planning to Colombia

This study analyzes supply-driven transfer of policy instruments from international organizations (IOs) to single states. It draws on the theories of policy transfer and diffusion to make causal assumptions about the Why and How behind the transfer process of policy instruments from international to state level. The added value of the study lies in the emphasis of the proactive role of the IO in promoting and co-producing the instrument and on the relevance of the domestic institutional context. The study applies case-study approach, it takes the IOC-UNESCO and its intensive promotion of Marine Spatial Planning as a policy instrument. The country of study is Colombia.

More information about this project can be found here.

“Gender, sexuality, and family politics of the Alternative für Deutschland: Discomfort with postmodern fickleness?”

The AfD’s success is largely bolstered by anti-politics and group-focused enmity against migrants, refugees, and Muslims. The party’s gender, sexuality and family politics are however rarely taken note of in the public eye. This dissertation seeks to uncover these positions in three cases of AfD parliamentary fractions on the state level and, utilizing an analytical framework that synthesizes populism theory and alienation theory, seeks to shed light on the causes of such positions. Thus, this work investigates the hypothesis that the AfD’s political activities are to be understood as a right-wing counterrevolution against negative feelings that postmodern uncertainty may induce.

More information about this work can be found here.

Parliamentary Deployment Votes Database (PDVD) und International Treaty Ratification Database (ITRVD)

The Parliamentary Deployment Votes Database (PDVD) and the International Treaty Ratification Database (ITRVD) take issue with the increasing societal and political contestation of international politics in the realm of military intervention (security and defense policies) and the ratification of international treaties (foreign policy). They provide data for a comparative investigation of parliamentary and party-political voting behavior. Individual work studies the influence of political ideology and government-opposition dynamics on the positioning on military intervention and treaty ratification, while collecting data on different procedures of parliamentary control at the same time.

More information about this project can be found here.

Parties, Parliaments, and Foreign Policy in Times of Increasing Politicization

This project investigates the increasing contestation of national foreign policy decisions with a special interest in military intervention. Its conceptual/theoretical and empirical, comparative and case-oriented studies particularly address the role of parties and parliaments in foreign policy and its contestation and, by virtue of this, issues of ideology, government-opposition dynamics, and the parliamentary control of defense policy.

More information about this project can be found here.

Transnational city networks and international organizations as collaborative norm advocates? A Comparative Analysis of Inter-Institutional Collaborations in the Context of the Negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda

Author: Jacob Manderbach

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

 

“Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities.” This statement by former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, underlines the “transformative power” of cities for sustainable development. Since the late 1980s, transnational city networks (TCNs) have emerged as “new” actors and municipal representatives in global sustainability governance. To expand their scope of action, they seek collaboration with international organizations. By applying a qualitative comparative perspective to the negotiation process of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, the project examines how these collaborations affect the ability of TCNs to act as advocates for global norms.

Socio-technological change in modern agriculture through the commercialisation of radical technological innovations in urban agriculture

Agriculture is a sector that is constantly changing. Currently surface pressure on arable land, nature conservation and climate change lead to a growing interest in urban agriculture and vertical farming. These technologies open up for agricultural production out of rural areas and lead to increasing yields. The transition of socio-technological regimes is connected with institutional change. When considering socio-technological change two things are important; first a pure technological analysis might overestimate the potential of an innovation, when ignoring the connection of it to social structures, organisation and human agency. On the other side the change of the prevailing regime is connected with institutional work. A successful transition of institutions mostly happens from a niche-perspective. Therefore, particular attention must be paid to the actors involved and their agency in driving change. Governments have the opportunity to promote change (e.g. demonstration projects) or oppose change through regulation. However, the successful commercialization of innovations is linked to a change in the perception of technology by different actor groups and the relationship between technology and social structures.

More information about this work can be found here.

The emergence and boundaries of the water-energy-food nexus in development cooperation

Since decades, improvements in the water, energy and agricultural sector play a significant role in international development cooperation and thereby, the integration of water-energy-food nexus approaches becomes highly relevant to mitigate or prevent adverse impacts of sector-specific projects on other sectors. Against this background, the dissertation project aims at analysing the emergence and boundaries of such nexus approaches as part of sustainability concepts of selected stakeholders in international development cooperation by assessing the understanding, critical reflection and diverging perceptions and/ or different implementation approaches of water, food and/or energy related projects/ strategies.

More information about this project can be found here.

The dilemmas of Turkey's value-dependent security policy under the justice and development government

Author: Sinan Öztürk

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

 

The reality and perceived threats of Turkey, as well as the security policy interests associated with them, differ considerably from what is underlying them from an international or European point of view. The government's core idea with regard to domestic security policy is to strike a balance between freedom and security at home, so that the state can continue to act in the fight against inward-looking threats. This study assumes that the historical experience, the experience of cooperation in security communities and the value systems of the country can show how security policy interests can be derived from the cultural characteristics of the country. The cultural peculiarity can answer the question of why Turkey's domestic security policy changed between 2002 and 2018.

Teaching

Teaching

Summer Term 2021

  • “Wir und die Anderen“: Minderheiten und Identitätspolitik (SE)
  • Global Governance and Climate Change (SE)
  • Vereinte Nationen und Global Governance (VL)
  • Welche Zukunft hat der “globale Süden“? Probleme, Strategien und Theorien von Unterentwicklung und Entwicklung (SE)

 

Winter Term 2020/21

  • Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen (VL + SE)
  • Global Governance im Spannungsfeld zwischen “Klimalüge“ und Ökologischer Modernisierung. Bremser und Vorreiter in der globalen Klimapolitik II (LFP)
  • Global Risks: Policies for Prevention, Management and Adaption under Conditions of Uncertainy (SE)

 

Summer Term 2020

  • Krise und Risiko in der Weltpolitik (VL)
  • Global Governance im Spannungsfeld zwischen “Klimalüge“ und Ökologischer Modernisierung. Bremser und Vorreiter in der globalen Klimapolitik (LFP)
  • The 2020 U.S. Election and the Realm of International Politics (SE)
  • Der Syrienkonflikt: Ursachen, Konstellationen und Dynamiken eines Gewaltkonflikts (SE)

 

Winter Term 2019/20

  • Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen (VL + SE)
  • Agri-Food Governance: Food Security, Food Sovereignty, Food Safety and Sustainability (SE)
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung (SE) 

 

Summer Term 2019

  • Die Vereinten Nationen und die Krise der liberalen Weltordnung (VL)
  • Der Syrienkonflikt (SE)
  • Global Governance and the Transformation of Economic and Social Systems towards Sustainability (SE)
  • Minderheiten: Konfliktbearbeitung auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene (SE)