Dr. Felix Bethke

Alumni Postdoc Fellow

Forschungsprojekt am Kolleg

Perceptions of Conflict and Cooperation

The project analyzes how individuals perceive events of conflict and cooperation. Scientific studies of international politics depend on the precise measurement of events at the international level, in which states, their leaders and other actors of importance interact with each other. Using an expert survey instrument, the project will analyze how specific events of international politics (e.g. foreign aid or economic sanctions) are perceived as conflictive or cooperative. The goal is to evaluate whether there is a homogenous understanding of these events or if individual perceptions vary.


April 2014 – März 2015