Alumni Postdoc Fellow

Dr Felix Bethke

Alumni Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel:  +49 (0)203 29861-100
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: bethke@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

Dr des. Felix Bethke joins Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Postdoc Fellow. He will be conducting his research in Research Unit 3 “Global Governance Revisited” from April 2014 to March 2015.

Research Project at the Centre

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.

Research Interests

  • African Politics
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sociology of International Relations
  • State Failure

Current Projects

  • Elite Management in Africa South of the Sahara
  • Non-Violent Resistance and Democratic Survival
  • Bibliometrics of International Relations
  • Measurement of Conflict and Cooperation in Event Data Research

Vita

04/2010-03/2014 University of Greifswald, Germany
Researcher
08/2009-03/2010 University of Duisburg-Essen
Lecturer
08/2008-03/2010 University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Development and Peace
Research Associate

Selected Publications

Bethke, Felix (2014). 'Actor-networking the "failed state" — an enquiry into the life of concepts', Journal of International Relations and Development 17: 30–60 (with Christian Büger)

Bethke, Felix (2012). 'Zuverlässig Invalide – Indizes zur Messung fragiler Staatlichkeit', Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 6: 19–37

Bethke, Felix (2012). 'The Consequences of Divide-and-Rule Politics in Africa South of the Sahara', Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 18(3): 1–13

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 2011–2014 University of Greifswald: 'Peace & Conflict Research' (BA-Course), 'Foreign Policy Analysis' (BA and MA Courses)
  • 2009–2010 University of Duisburg-Essen: 'Peace & Conflict Research' (BA and MA-Courses)

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • 2013, 'Gewaltlose Widerstandsbewegungen und die Verweildauer von Demokratien', Commissioned Study for the University of Duisburg-Essen

Seminars and Conferences

  • Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (New Orleans 2010, Montreal 2011, San Diego 2012, San Francisco 2013)
  • Annual Conference of the Network of European Peace Science (Berlin 2012)
  • Annual Conference of the German Political Science Association (Tübingen 2012)

Membership

  • International Studies Association
  • Network of European Peace Science
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung

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