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.
Lecture Series Summer Semester 2020
Democractic Instability and Re-emergent Authoritarianism in Different Global Regions
Tuesday, 30.06.2020, 18:00:
Prof. Dr. Britta Weiffen (currently University of Sao Paolo): Democracy in Latin America: from consolidation to crisis
Wednesday, 08.07.2020, 11:00 Uhr:
Dirk Wiese (Member of the German Bundestag): Demokratie im postsowjetischen Raum – eine Bilanz 30 Jahre nach der Charta von Paris
All those interested in attending are welcome to register with the section speakers at Fabian.Schoeppner@sowi.uni-giessen.de or firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
“Resource Dependent Joint Programmes: The European Union and Council of Europe in the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans” (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)