Head of Research Unit 1

Dr. Silke Weinlich

Former Team Members

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

Tel:  +49 (0)203 29861-105
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: weinlich@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Research Interest

  • Cooperation Research
  • Micropolitics of Negotiations
  • Global Governance
  • The United Nations and its Reform
  • International Organisations and their Bureaucracies
  • Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Development

Vita

01/2011-02/2012 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Dep. 1, Research and Advisory Project “ComparativeAdvantages of UN Development Cooperation: Aspirations, Evidence and Further Development“
Researcher
2011 University of Bremen
Dissertation (Dr. rer pol)
Subject of the thesis: “Shaping Peace Operations: The influence of the UN Secretariat on peacekeeping decision making”
05/2009-12/2010 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Research and Advisory Project “Reform prospects of UN development cooperation”
Researcher
01/2007-05/2009 Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS), University of Bremen
Research Associate
2006-2008 German Politcal Science Association / Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)
Section International Relations
Spokesperson of the Young Researchers Group (with Klaus Dingwerth)
05/2003-12/2006 Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 597 "Transformations of the State", University of Bremen
Project “Prevention and Intervention: The Transformation of the State and International
Security Politics”
Research Associate
1999 - 2002 FU Berlin
M.A. in Political Science
1998 - 1999 Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada
M.A. Student in International Relations, Anthropology, Development Studies and Political Science
1996 - 1998 University of Marburg
B.A. in Political Science, Law and English

Selected Publications

Weinlich, Silke (2014): Reforming the UN Development System – The Politics and Paralysis of Incrementalism, Routledge: Abingdon (in preparation)

Weinlich, Silke (2013): Shaping Peace Operations. The Influence of the UN Secretariat on UN Peacekeeping, Palgrave: Houndsmill (in preparation)

Weinlich Silke (2013): Wirtschaftliche, politische und soziale Auswirkungen des Aufstiegs neuer Mittelschichten <The economic, political and social consequences of the rise of the new middleclasses>, in: Andreas Nölke, Christian May und Simone Claar (eds.): Die großen Schwellenländer. Ursachen und Folgen ihres Aufstieg in der Weltwirtschaft, Springer VS, 21-41  (with Alejandor Guarin, Imme Scholz, Mark Furness)

Weinlich Silke (2013): Aufstrebende Schwellenmächte bei den Vereinten Nationen <Rising powers at the United Nations>, in: Andreas Nölke, Christian May und Simone Claar (eds.): Die großen Schwellenländer. Ursachen und Folgen ihres Aufstieg in der Weltwirtschaft, Springer VS, 299-316  (with Thomas Fues)

Weinlich, Silke (2012): Aktuelle Dynamiken in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im System der Vereinten Nationen <Current Dynamics in Development Cooperation of United Nations‘ System> in: Harmut  Ihne / Jürgen Wilhelm: Einführung in die Entwicklungspolitik, Hamburg: Lit Verlag, 437-454

Weinlich, Silke (2012): (Re)generating Peacekeeping Authority: The Brahimi Process in: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 6 (3), 257-277

Weinlich, Silke (2012): Die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit der Vereinten Nationen: Reformbedarf und aktuelle Reformansätze <The Development Cooperation of the United Nations: A Need for Reform and Current Reform Approaches> in: Rainer  Öhlschläger / Hartmut  Sangmeister (Hrsg.): Neue Formen und Instrumente der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 157-170

Weinlich, Silke (2011): Entwicklungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen <Development Programme of the United Nations> in: Katja Freistein / Julia Leininger (Hrsg.): Handbuch internationale Organisationen: Theoretische Grundlagen und Akteure, München: Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, 233-240 (with Julia Leininger)

Weinlich, Silke (2011): The Neverending Story: Reforming the United Nations. Book Review in: Journal of International Organization Studies 2 (1), 83-85

Weinlich, Silke (2011): International Bureaucracies: Organizing World Politics in: Bob Reinalda (ed.): The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors, Ashgate: Farnham, 251-262 (with Steffen Bauer)

Weinlich, Silke (2010): Die Reform der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit der Vereinten Nationen: eine Analyse des Verhaltens und der Positionierung wichtiger Staaten gegenüber Reformoptionen <The Reform of Development Cooperation of the United Nations: An Analysis on Attitude and Standpoint of Important States towards Reform Options>, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (Studies 55)

Weinlich, Silke (2008): Zur Konstruktion und Produktion von Gefahr in Australien <About the Construction and Production of Danger in Australia>, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.

Weinlich, Silke (2007): Internationalization of Intervention? UN and EU Security Politics and the Modern State in:  Stephan Leibfried / Achim  Hurrelmann / Kerstin Martens / Peter Mayer (Eds.): Transforming the Golden-Age Nation State, Palgrave: Houndsmill, 42-62 (with Sebastian Meyer)

Weinlich, Silke (2006): Die Rolle von Verwaltungsstäben internationaler Organisationen. Lücken, Tücken und  Konturen eines (neuen) Forschungsgebiets <The Role of Management Department of International Organisations, Gaps, Peril and Contour> in: Jörg Bogumil / Werner Jann / Frank Nullmeier (Hrsg.): PVS-Sonderheft 37 Politik und Verwaltung, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 491-526 (with Andrea Liese)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Training Programme for Development Cooperation and Global Governance School of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE): Sessions on global governance, the UN, and UN development cooperation (since 2009)
  • University of Bremen: Undergraduate and graduate classes on international relations, development studies, international organisation and the United Nations (2003-2009)

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Member of the Quality Assurance Panel of the independent evaluation of the Delivering-as-One pilot initiative, United Nations (2011/2012)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of International Organization Studies (since 2010)
  • Short-term expert for GIZ in Abuja, Nigeria; peace and security advice to the ECOWAS Commission (2008/2009)

Seminars and Conferences

  • "Funding the UN development system", presentation at the Wilton Park Conference „New Challenges, new partners, a new UN Development System?”, Steyning, UK, 16.05.2012
  • "The poverty of the new middleclass", presentation (with Alejandro Guarin, Mark Furness and Imme Scholz) at the conference „Politik und Ökonomie in globaler Perspektive: Der (Wieder)aufstieg des Gobalen Süden”s, DVPW, Frankfurt/Main, 05.03.2012
  • "Seizing the power or ducking for cover? Emerging powers at the UN", presentation (with Thomas Fues) at the conference „Politik und Ökonomie in globaler Perspektive: Der (Wieder)aufstieg des Gobalen Südens”, DVPW, Frankfurt/Main, 07.03.2012
  • “MDGs and beyond” (2011,Bonn, DIE), Co-organisation and Moderation
  • “Legitimacy of Future Development Cooperation” (2010, Bonn, DIE), Co-organisation and Moderation
  • “Beyond crisis, the future of global order(s)” (2010, Bonn, DGVN/INEF), Co-organisation and Moderation
  • 7th European Consortium for Political Research, Standing Group on International Relations conference, Stockholm University, Sweden, 11.09.2010, Discussant at the Panel „Guardians of Peace: UN-Peacekeeping and Beyond”
  • "Configuring the future UN development system, substantive and geographic scope", Presentation at the Wilton Park Conference „Reform of the UN development system”, Steyning, UK, 20.11.2010

Membership

  • Research Council of the German UN Association (since 2008)
  • German Political Science Association (DVPW) (since 2006)
  • Women in International Security (WIIS) (since 2006)