Prof. Dr. Rafael Biermann

Rafael Biermann, Univ.-Prof. Dr
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Phone
+49 3641 9-45411
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+49 3641 9-45412
Room 435
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena
Information

Until further notice, consultation hours during the summer semester 2020 will be held via conference call on Thursdays from 10:30 AM until 12 PM. For further inquiries and the arrangement of an appointment, please contact the secretariat: sekretariat.biermann@uni-jena.de.

Research Interests

  • International organizations and their interaction
  • Intra-state conflicts, esp. ethnic and secessionist conflicts
  • Conflict resolution, esp. crisis prevention, mediation, peacebuilding, humanitarian intervention and RtoP, peace ethics
  • European security governance
  • Regional focus on South Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and transatlantic Relations

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2011-2018: Director of the Master Double Degree Programme „German and European Studies” between the Institute of Political Science in Jena and the National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • 2016-2018: Member of a Panel in the German Ministry of Foreign Policy for evaluating the structure and programmes of the Ministry in crisis management and conflict prevention
  • 2011-2013: Acting Director of the Institute of Political Science
  • since 2010: Full Professor and Chair of International Relations at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • 2006-2009: Visiting Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (School of International Graduate Studies, National Security Affairs Department)
  • 2004: Venia legendi in Political Science from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany, Habilitation (Post-doc monograph): Lehrjahre im Kosovo. Das Scheitern der Internationalen Krisenprävention vor Kriegsausbruch
  • 1995-1999: Head of Central Planning (Speechwriter Section) for the German Minister of Defense within the Policy Planning Staff
  • 1997: PhD in Political Science (major), History and German Literature (minors) from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany, PhD thesis: Zwischen Kreml und Kanzleramt. Wie Moskau mit der deutschen Einheit rang
  • 1990-1991: Desk Officer at the Chancellory of Dr. Helmut Kohl (Policy Planning Staff)

A more detailed Curriculum Vitae can be downloaded as PDF [pdf 197KB]

Publications (Selections)

Monographs

  • Lehrjahre im Kosovo. Das Scheitern der internationalen Krisenprävention vor Kriegsausbruch, Paderborn, München, Wien und Zürich: Schöningh (Sammlung Geschichte und Gegenwart) 2006.
  • Zwischen Kreml und Kanzleramt. Wie Moskau mit der deutschen Einheit rang, Paderborn, München, Wien und Zürich: Schöningh (Studien zur Politik 30), 2. Aufl., 1998. (Content & IntroductionReview [pdf 1MB])
  • Verifikation durch Kooperation. Probleme und Perspektiven der Verifikation nuklearer Rüstungs­kontrollverträge,, Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik 57), März 1990. (Content [pdf 185KB])
  • The Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe – Potential, Problems and Perspectives, Bonn: Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung (ZEI, Discussion Paper C 56), 1999. (Download)

Editorship

  • Balancing Legal Norms, Moral Values and National Interests, Guest Editor of a Roundtable in Ethics and International Affairs, 33:1, 2019 (Link)
  • Palgrave Handbook on Inter-Organizational Relations, in Zusammenarbeit mit Joachim Koop, Basingstoke: PalgraveMacMillan (2016). (Link)
  • Deutsche Konfliktbewältigung auf dem Balkan. Erfahrungen und Lehren aus dem Einsatz , Baden-Baden: Nomos 2002. (LinkContent [pdf 1MB])

 Journal articles (selected)

  • Secessionist Conflict – A Happy Marriage of Norms and Interests? Ethics and International Affairs, 33:1, 2019, 29-43. (Download)
  • Raus aus dem Schatten – Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung zu De-facto-Staaten, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, 6:2, 2018, 207-258 (with Sebastian Relitz). (Link)
  • Designing Cooperation among International Organizations: The Quest for Autonomy, the Dual-Consensus Rule, and Cooperation Failure, in: Journal of International Organization Studies 6(2) (Download [pdf 410KB])
  • Coercive Europeanization. The EU’s struggle to contain secessionism in the Balkans, in: European Security,  23:4, 2014, 484-508. (Download [pdf 405KB])
  • Legitimitätsprobleme humanitärer Intervention. Kontinuitätslinien zwischen Kosovo und Libyen (Challenges in Legitimizing Humanitarian Intervention. Continuities between Kosovo and Libya), Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, 3:1, 2014, 3-38. (Download)
  • Der Deutsche Bundestag und die Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr. Zur Gratwanderung zwischen exekutiver Prärogative und legislativer Mitwirkung, in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 35:4, Dez. 2004, 607-626. (Download [pdf 1MB])
  • Back to the Roots. The European Community and the Dissolution of Yugoslavia – Policies under the Impact of Global Sea-Change in: Journal of European Integration History, 10:1, 2004, 29-50. 

Contributions to edited volumes (selected)

  • NATO’s Troubled Relations with Partner Organizations. A Resource Dependence Explanation, in Sebastian Mayer (Hg.), NATO’s Post-Cold War Politics and the Changing Provision of Security, London: Palgrave Macmillan (New Security Challenges Series), 215-233. (Link)
  • Der Kosovo Krieg als Beispiel humanitärer Intervention, in Norbert Frei and Anette Weinke (eds.), Toward a new Moral World Order? Menschenrechtspolitik und Völkerrecht seit 1945, Göttingen: Wallstein, 2013, pp. 219-231. (Download [pdf 778KB])
  • Secessionism, Irredentism and EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans – Squaring the Circle?, in: Arolda Elbasani (ed.), European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans: Europeanization or Business as Usual? London: Routledge (Contemporary European Studies Series) 2013, 157-169. (Book, Download [pdf 945KB])
  • Inter-Organizational Relations: An Emerging Research Program, in: Bob Reinalda (Hg.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors, London: Ashgate, 2011, 173-84. (Book)
  • NATO’s Institutional Decline in Post-Cold War Security, in: Jan Hallenberg, James Sperling und Charlotte Wagnsson (Hg.), European Security Governance. The European Union in a Westphalian World, London: Routledge 2009, 40-60. (Book, Download [pdf 2MB])
  • Zur Bedeutung freundschaftlicher Verbundenheit in der Politik. Eine Annäherung am Beispiel des deutschen Einigungsprozesses, in: Gefühl und Kalkül. Der Einfluss von Emotionen auf die Politik des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, hg. von Birgit Aschmann. München: Franz Steiner Verlag (HMRG Beihefte der Ranke-Gesellschaft 62) 2005, 197-230. 

Teaching Experiences

PDF of Courses [pdf 72KB] 

Conferences

PDF of Conferences [pdf 101KB] 

 

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