University of Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Partner 23 (UHAM)

The University of Hamburg is one of Germanyís largest universities with about 38,000 students. It is also one of the younger universities in Germany, but its roots reach back to the beginning of the 17th century. There are about 850 professors engaged in teaching and research, and students may choose from around 120 different subjects offered by six faculties. The Institute for Political Science was founded in 1977 and is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. It comprehensively covers the subjects of political science and possesses particular expertise in the area of international relations and global governance. The IPW research is structured along five main fields: Governmental doctrine, comparative governmental doctrine, international relationships, political theory and the history of ideas, and methods of political science.


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Prof. Antje Wiener

Antje Wiener is Professor of Politics at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Hamburg. Her degrees in Political Science are from Carleton University, Canada (PhD) and the Free University of Berlin (MA). She has taught at Free University Berlin and the universities of Stanford, Carleton, Sussex, Queen's Belfast, Hannover and Bath. She is member of executive committees of various international associations including the ECPR's SGIR and the ISA. Professor Wiener is an associate editor of the European Political Science Review and co-edits ConWEB Papers on Constitutionalism and Governance Beyond the State. Her research interest lies in international relations theory, democratic constitutionalism, international public law, comparative politics, citizenship and European integration theory.

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Dr. Uwe Puetter

Uwe Puetter is an external member of UHAMís RECON team. He is Professor at the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University, Budapest. Uwe Puetter serves on the Committee of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the inter-disciplinary journal European Political Economy Review. His research interests include institutional change in an enlarged European Union, policy learning and epistemic communities, and European Economic and Monetary Union.

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Hannes Hansen-Magnusson

Hannes Hansen-Magnusson is a PhD student at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on the contested nature of norms in international relations and comprises a critical analysis of European communication strategy as part of the larger polity building process. He holds an MA from the University of York. 

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Maren Hofius

Maren Hofius is a PhD student at the University of Hamburg, and has specialised in research on contested norms in international relations within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy. She holds an MA joint degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Bath and the Humboldt University of Berlin. 

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Tomas Adell

Tomas Adell is a PhD student at Queen's University Belfast. He is affiliated with the BATH's RECON team. His own doctoral research focuses on the effect on constitutional norms during the transfer from the state to the transnational beyond-the-state context. He holds a BA in Politics and a MA in International Politics from Queen's University Belfast. 

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Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is a PhD student at the University of Bath. His own doctoral research focuses on sovereignty, human rights and the Darfur crisis. Clarke is a member of the PSA and ISA and currently a peer reviewer for the postgraduate journal Quest. He holds a BA in Economics and Politics and an MA from Queens University Belfast.

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