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Expert Services - Listing according to topics

Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics in Latin America
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • economics and politics
  • South and Central America (esp. Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico)

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn

Research Project B13 - Adaptation and Legitimation as Factors of Effective Governance in China, 1949-1957

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chinese Communist Party
  • consolidation processes in China
  • governance constellations of Chinese governments
  • socialist transformations, state socialism 
  • refugee policy in China
  • colonialism
  • Chinese Criminal Law

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Michael Müller

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • public security
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • (post-)colonial rule
  • Mexico

Prof. Dr. Sven Chojnacki

(Please send all requests for Prof. Chojnacki through Ms. Hehn)

Research Project C2 - Variances and Consequences of Territorial Control by Non-State Actors

Areas of Expertise:

  • territorial violence control
  • military conflicts
  • provision of security services
  • actor constellations
  • privatization of security
  • peace strategies and und post-war orders
  • Somalia

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger

Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • United Nations
  • foreign deployment of German military forces 
  • martial law
  • international and European human rights protection
  • constitutional jurisdiction
  • protection of fundamental rights

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

Dr. Marianne Beisheim

Research Project D1 - Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Areas of Limited Statehood: Impact, Conditions for Success, and Meta-Governance

Areas of Expertise:

  • development cooperation
  • sutainable governance
  • non-governmental organisations
  • public-private partnerships
  • multi-stakeholder roundtables
  • water and environmental policy

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 

 

Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign and development policy
  • security policy
  • transition countries
  • developing and emerging countries
  • state-building

Dr. Marianne Beisheim

Research Project D1 - Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Areas of Limited Statehood: Impact, Conditions for Success, and Meta-Governance

Areas of Expertise:

  • development cooperation
  • sutainable governance
  • non-governmental organisations
  • public-private partnerships
  • multi-stakeholder roundtables
  • water and environmental policy

Prof. Dr. Sven Chojnacki

(Please send all requests for Prof. Chojnacki through Ms. Hehn)

Research Project C2 - Variances and Consequences of Territorial Control by Non-State Actors

Areas of Expertise:

  • territorial violence control
  • military conflicts
  • provision of security services
  • actor constellations
  • privatization of security
  • peace strategies and und post-war orders
  • Somalia

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Michael Daxner

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • state-building
  • relationship of interventionalists and intervenees
  • legitimacy of interventions
  • German and American homeland discourse
  • intervention culture
  • Southeast Europe (Balkans), Afghanistan

 

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign and development policy
  • security policy
  • transition countries
  • developing and emerging countries
  • state-building

Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger

Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • United Nations
  • foreign deployment of German military forces 
  • martial law
  • international and European human rights protection
  • constitutional jurisdiction
  • protection of fundamental rights

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign policy
  • Europe and Russia
  • current issues in European policy
  • international relations in light of the Geneva Convention and the UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • fragile statehood
  • governance-export

 

Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign and development policy
  • security policy
  • transition countries
  • developing and emerging countries
  • state-building

Daniel Jacob

Research Project B9 - Realizing Human Rights and the Right to Collective Self-Determination under Conditions of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international interim administrations
  • state-building
  • normative issues
  • realisation of human rights
  • collective self-determination
  • democracy
  • internet policy

 

Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger

Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • United Nations
  • foreign deployment of German military forces 
  • martial law
  • international and European human rights protection
  • constitutional jurisdiction
  • protection of fundamental rights

 

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ladwig

Research Project B9 - Realizing Human Rights and the Right to Collective Self-Determination under Conditions of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • normative issues
  • realisation of human rights
  • theories of justice 
  • meta-governance institutions

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign policy
  • Europe and Russia
  • current issues in European policy
  • international relations in light of the Geneva Convention and the UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • fragile statehood
  • governance-export
  • meta-governance institutions

 

Cord Schmelzle

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project B9 - Realizing Human Rights and the Right to Collective Self-Determination under Conditions of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • legitimacy
  • souvereignty
  • humanitarian interventions
  • just war
  • state and statehood

 

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • religious law
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

Lukas Bothe

Research Project B10 - Legal Security and Order as Joint Tasks of Secular and Church Institutions (8th-11th Centuries)

Schwerpunkte:

  • Wergeld und compensation
  • alternative forms of conflict resolution 
  • Europe

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Esders

Research Project B10 - Legal Security and Order as Joint Tasks of Secular and Church Institutions (8th-11th Centuries)

Areas of Expertise:

  • religious and political authority in the Early Middle Ages
  • ancient and medieval statehood
  • transition period from Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn

Research Project B13 - Adaptation and Legitimation as Factors of Effective Governance in China, 1949-1957

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chinese Communist Party
  • consolidation processes in China
  • governance constellations of Chinese governments
  • socialist transformations, state socialism 
  • refugee policy in China
  • colonialism
  • Chinese Criminal Law

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke

Research Project D9 - Exchange Relationships and Collective Use of Resources in Culturally Heterogeneous Areas: Latin American Frontiers, 1880 to 1910

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics and history of Latin American countries
  • indigenous groups in Latin America
  • collective use of resources and exchange relationships on the local level

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger

Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • United Nations
  • foreign deployment of German military forces 
  • martial law
  • international and European human rights protection
  • constitutional jurisdiction
  • protection of fundamental rights

Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel

Research Project B2 - The Governance Contribution of External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • regional organizations in America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
  • European Union, Council of Europe, OAS, African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, Mercosur, CAN, NAFTA, ASEAN, Arab League
  • governance transfer
  • governance standards
  • governance building (capacity-/institution-building)

 

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger

Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • United Nations
  • foreign deployment of German military forces 
  • martial law
  • international and European human rights protection
  • constitutional jurisdiction
  • protection of fundamental rights

 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 

Prof. Dr. Sven Chojnacki

(Please send all requests for Prof. Chojnacki through Ms. Hehn)

Research Project C2 - Variances and Consequences of Territorial Control by Non-State Actors

Areas of Expertise:

  • territorial violence control
  • military conflicts
  • provision of security services
  • actor constellations
  • privatization of security
  • peace strategies and und post-war orders
  • Somalia

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Michael Daxner

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • state-building
  • relationship of interventionalists and intervenees
  • legitimacy of interventions
  • German and American homeland discourse
  • intervention culture
  • Southeast Europe (Balkans), Afghanistan

 

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

Daniel Jacob

Research Project B9 - Realizing Human Rights and the Right to Collective Self-Determination under Conditions of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international interim administrations
  • state-building
  • normative issues
  • realisation of human rights
  • collective self-determination
  • democracy
  • internet policy

 

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ladwig

Research Project B9 - Realizing Human Rights and the Right to Collective Self-Determination under Conditions of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • normative issues
  • realisation of human rights
  • theories of justice 
  • meta-governance institutions

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn

Research Project B13 - Adaptation and Legitimation as Factors of Effective Governance in China, 1949-1957

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chinese Communist Party
  • consolidation processes in China
  • governance constellations of Chinese governments
  • socialist transformations, state socialism 
  • refugee policy in China
  • colonialism
  • Chinese Criminal Law

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign policy
  • Europe and Russia
  • current issues in European policy
  • international relations in light of the Geneva Convention and the UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • fragile statehood
  • governance-export
  • meta-governance institutions

 

Cord Schmelzle

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project B9 - Realizing Human Rights and the Right to Collective Self-Determination under Conditions of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • legitimacy
  • souvereignty
  • humanitarian interventions
  • just war
  • state and statehood

Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel

Research Project B2 - The Governance Contribution of External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • regional organizations in America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
  • European Union, Council of Europe, OAS, African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, Mercosur, CAN, NAFTA, ASEAN, Arab League
  • governance transfer
  • governance standards
  • governance building (capacity-/institution-building)

Dr. Marianne Beisheim

Research Project D1 - Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Areas of Limited Statehood: Impact, Conditions for Success, and Meta-Governance

Areas of Expertise:

  • development cooperation
  • sutainable governance
  • non-governmental organisations
  • public-private partnerships
  • multi-stakeholder roundtables
  • water and environmental policy

Prof. Dr. Sven Chojnacki

(Please send all requests for Prof. Chojnacki through Ms. Hehn)

Research Project C2 - Variances and Consequences of Territorial Control by Non-State Actors

Areas of Expertise:

  • territorial violence control
  • military conflicts
  • provision of security services
  • actor constellations
  • privatization of security
  • peace strategies and und post-war orders
  • Somalia

 

Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics in Latin America
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • economics and politics
  • South and Central America (esp. Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico)

 

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

  

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Michael Müller

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • public security
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • (post-)colonial rule
  • Mexico

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Michael Daxner

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • state-building
  • relationship of interventionalists and intervenees
  • legitimacy of interventions
  • German and American homeland discourse
  • intervention culture
  • Southeast Europe (Balkans), Afghanistan

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

 

Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop

Research Project A1 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Contributions to Theory Building
Research Project T3 - Policy Implications of Governance Research for German Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise:

  • German foreign and development policy
  • security policy
  • transition countries
  • developing and emerging countries
  • state-building

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • religious law
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

Expert Services - Listing according to regions

Prof. Dr. Sven Chojnacki

(Please send all requests for Prof. Chojnacki through Ms. Hehn)

Research Project C2 - Variances and Consequences of Territorial Control by Non-State Actors

Areas of Expertise:

  • territorial violence control
  • military conflicts
  • provision of security services
  • actor constellations
  • privatization of security
  • peace strategies and und post-war orders
  • Somalia


Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Dr. Matthias Kötter

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal Cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

 

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

Prof. Dr. Stefan Esders

Research Project B10 - Legal Security and Order as Joint Tasks of Secular and Church Institutions (8th-11th Centuries)

Areas of Expertise:

  • religious and political authority in the Early Middle Ages
  • ancient and medieval statehood
  • transition period from Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 


Dr. Matthias Kötter

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

 

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 

Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics in Latin America
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latein America
  • economics and politics
  • South and Central America (esp. Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico)

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Michael Müller

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • public security
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • (post-)colonial rule
  • Mexico

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke

Research Project D9 - Exchange Relationships and Collective Use of Resources in Culturally Heterogeneous Areas: Latin American Frontiers, 1880 to 1910

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics and history of Latin American countries
  • indigenous groups in Latin America
  • collective use of resources and exchange relationships on the local level

Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics in Latin America
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • economics and politics
  • South and Central America (esp. Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico)

 

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Michael Müller

Research Project C3 - Police-Building und Transnational Security Fields in Latin America

Areas of Expertise:

  • public security
  • security governance
  • (transnational) policing
  • transnational security fields in Latin America
  • (post-)colonial rule
  • Mexico

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke

Research Project D9 - Exchange Relationships and Collective Use of Resources in Culturally Heterogeneous Areas: Latin American Frontiers, 1880 to 1910

Areas of Expertise:

  • politics and history of Latin American countries
  • indigenous groups in Latin America
  • collective use of resources and exchange relationships on the local level

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn

Research Project B13 - Adaptation and Legitimation as Factors of Effective Governance in China, 1949-1957

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chinese Communist Party
  • consolidation processes in China
  • governance constellations of Chinese governments
  • socialist transformations, state socialism 
  • refugee policy in China
  • colonialism
  • Chinese Criminal Law

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Dr. Matthias Kötter

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

 

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Michael Daxner

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • state-building
  • relationship of interventionalists and intervenees
  • legitimacy of interventions
  • German and American homeland discourse
  • intervention culture
  • Southeast Europe (Balkans), Afghanistan

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan 

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel

Research Project B2 - The Governance Contribution of External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • regional organizations in America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
  • European Union, Council of Europe, OAS, African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, Mercosur, CAN, NAFTA, ASEAN, Arab League
  • governance transfer
  • governance standards
  • governance building (capacity-/institution-building)

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Michael Daxner

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • state-building
  • relationship of interventionalists and intervenees
  • legitimacy of interventions
  • German and American homeland discourse
  • intervention culture
  • Southeast Europe (Balkans), Afghanistan


Prof. Dr. Stefan Esders

Research Project B10 - Legal Security and Order as Joint Tasks of Secular and Church Institutions (8th-11th Centuries)

Areas of Expertise:

  • religious and political authority in the Early Middle Ages
  • ancient and medieval statehood
  • transition period from Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages

 

Jan Koehler

Research Project C9 - Aid, Minds, Hearts: A Longitudinal Study of Governance Interventions in Afghanistan

Areas of Expertise:

  • civil war research
  • German and international engagement
  • state-building in Afghanistan
  • North-Eastern Afghanistan / East-Afghanistan
  • Caucasus Region
  • Tadzhikistan