International Security and Statehood
Building and safeguarding international security is one of the central challenges in the 21st century. Identifying causes of international, transnational and inner state conflicts, restraining violence and establishing functional justice systems require complex processes and institutions, which may employ various concepts of security. Hereby, international actors may have multifaceted aims, including prevention of state failure and promotion of democratic developments alongside peace-building. Over the last decades, these processes have led to an expansion of the range of international, regional, governmental and non-governmental actors in the domain of international security.
Interdisciplinary research in the framework of this section, including empirical and normative work, addresses central questions of peace, security and democratic statehood in a globalizing world.
The section offers an opportunity for exchange and joint projects to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers interested in political, societal and legal aspects of international security and statehood.
The section International Security and Statehood seeks to cooperate with the section Norms and Changes in Global Politics.
02.07.2019 - The DFG project members participated in a workshop together with Dr. Rainer Schweickert from the University of Kiel.
25.06.2019 - The section members presented their dissertation projects at the third biannual colloquium. (see below for more information)
Post Doc Projects
"Domestic Preferences and EU Cooperation - Explaining Foreign Policies in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. A Two-Level-Game Analysis" (Vera Axyonova and Andrea Gawrich)
"The boundaries of EU’s resilience policy vis-à-vis the domestic actors in Eastern neighborhood: case study of oligarchy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine" (Denis Cenusa)
"Labor policies in the post-Soviet space – a comparison of Georgia and Moldova" (Annemarie Ickler)
“Structural and Systemic European Integration: Resistance and Compliance, the Margin of Appreciation and the Council of Europe” (Fabian Schoeppner)
"Die konzeptionellen Grenzen des Begriffs der Konkurrenz im Kontext der internationalen Beziehungen: Begriffsdefinitionen" (Fadi Bezkadi)
"Civil Society within Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes: Institutionalization as a capacity for diffusion between transnationalization and incorporation by the state? Cases of Armenia and Azerbaijan" (Murad Nasibov)
"Zivilgesellschaft unter autoritärer Herrschaft" (Simon Rothers)