PhD Projects

Type of Supervision  
First Supervisor

Steve Biedermann - Informelle internationale Regierungsorganisationen 

Christopher Brucker - International Norms as Strategic Resources in Secession Conflicts

Sebastian Hoppe - The Political Economy of Rent and the Making of State Strategy in Putin’s Russia

Roman Labunski - The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: A Clash of Civilizations? Critical Discourse Analysis from the point of view of Critical Geopolitics

Asante Wiafe - Coordination of Humanitarian Aid

Ivan Laškarin - Minority Groups between Secessionism and Irredentism: A Comparative Study

Sven Morgen - Bündnissolidarität als außenpolitische Handlungsnorm

Phuong Anh Nguyen - The road to reconciliation between Vietnam and the United States from 1975 to 1995

Sebastian Relitz - Internationale Isolation und Staatlichkeit in De-facto-Staaten: Auswirkungen von Nichtanerkennung am Beispiel von Abchasien, Somaliland und Transnistrien

Second Supervisor

Shota Shvelidze - Political Meaning of Reconciliation Concept in Georgian-Abkhaz Post-Violent Conflict: Analyzing Georgia’s State Peace Policy (First supervisor: Prof. Martin Leiner)

Completed Dissertations

Christian Opitz (2019) Zwischen Formalität und Informalität. Strukturelle Einflussbedingungen in einer internationalen Organisation am Beispiel des zivilen Krisenmanagements der Europäischen Union

Johannes Gold (2018) Interethnische Beziehungen in Nachkriegsgesellschaften: Alltag und Konflikt in der multiethnischen Stadt Prizren

Carolina Rehrmann (2018) Der Zypernkonflikt – eine kulturwissenschaftliche und gesellschaftspolitische Analyse

Matthias Schulze (2017) From Cyber-Utopia to Cyber-War. Advocacy Coalitions and the Normative Change in Cyberspace (First supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rafael Biermann, Second supervisor: Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty)

Mladen Mrdalj (2015) Stasis among Powers. The Destruction of Yugoslavia after the Cold War (First supervisor: Prof. Amilcar Barreto; Third supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rafael Biermann)

Martin Beischl (2013) Die Europapolitik kroatischer Parteien: Leitbilder, Prioritäten und Entwicklungsperspektiven (First supervisor: Dr. Olaf Leiße; Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rafael Biermann)

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