Head of Research Unit 3

Dr Rainer Baumann

Other Colleagues

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

Tel: +49 (0)203 29861-111
Fax:+49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: baumann@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Relations Theory
  • Global Governance
  • Non-State Actors
  • Social Science Methodology
  • Qualitative Methods

Current Projects

  • Non-State Actors in State Delegations at International Conferences
  • Causal Mechanisms in Social Scientific Research


10/2008-02/2012 Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of the Thematic Field on "Global Integration"
10/2005-09/2008 Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of the Thematic Field on "Transnational Relations and Political Theory"
2004-2005 University of Frankfurt/Main
Social Science Department
Adjunct Lecturer
2005 University of Frankfurt/Main
Dissertation (Dr. phil.)
10/1999-09/2004 University of Frankfurt/Main
Social Science Department
Researcher and Lecturer in the area of German and European Foreign Policy (Prof. Gunter Hellmann)
04/1997-09/1999 Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen
Research Associate
Collaborator in DFG-funded project on "German Foreign Policy after Unification" (Prof. Volker Rittberger)
1995 OSCE Secretariat, Vienna
1994 Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
1993 Center for Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy, Berlin
1993-1994 Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Visiting Student of Political Science and American Studies
1990-1996 FU Berlin
Dipl. Pol. in Political Science

Selected Publications

Baumann, Rainer / Klaus Dingwerth (2015): Global Governance vs Empire: Why World Order Moves towards Heterarchy and Hierarchy, in: Journal of International Relations and Development 18: 1, 104-128

Hellmann, Gunther / Wolfgang Wagner / Rainer Baumann (2014): Deutsche Außenpolitik. Eine Einführung <German foreign policy. An Introduction>, 2. Auflage, Grundwissen Politik, Band 39, Wiesbaden: Springer VS

Baumann, Rainer / F rank Stengel (2014): Foreign Policy Analysis, Globalization and Non-State Actors: State-Centric After all?, in: Journal of International Relations and Development 17: 4, 489-521

Baumann, Rainer (2013): Konstruktivismus <Constructivism>, in: Andreas Fischer-Lescano/Peter Mayer (eds.): Transformation von Recht und Politik globaler Sicherheit, Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus Verlag, 187-208

Baumann, Rainer / Peter  Mayer / Bernhard  Zangl (eds.) (2011): International Relations. The Great Debates. An Elgar Reference Collection, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (3 volumes, vol 1: Substantive Debates, vol 2: Ontological and Epistemological Debates, vol 3: Normative Debates)

Baumann, Rainer (2010): Multilateralismus. Die Wandlungen eines vermeintlichen  Kontinutitätselements der deutschen Außenpolitik <Multilateralism. The Transformation of an Alleged Element of Continuity in German Foreign Policy> in: Thomas Jäger / Alexander Höse / Kai Oppermann (eds.): Deutsche Außenpolitik, 2nd Edition, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 468-487

Baumann, Rainer (2007): Deutschland als Europas Zentralmacht <Germany as Europe's Central Power> in: Siegmar Schmidt / Gunther Hellmann / Reinhard Wolf (eds.): Handbuch zur deutschen Außenpolitik, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 62-72

Gunther Hellmann, in cooperation with Rainer Baumann and Wolfgang Wagner (2006): Deutsche Außenpolitik. Eine Einführung <German Foreign Policy. An Introduction>, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag

Baumann, Rainer (2006): Der Wandel des deutschen Multilateralismus. Eine diskursanalytische Untersuchung deutscher Außenpolitik <The Transformation of German Multilateralism. A Discourse Analysis of German Foreign Policy, 1988-2000>, Reihe „Internationale Beziehungen“, Bd. 4, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

Baumann, Rainer / Wolfgang Wagner / Monika Bösche / Gunther Hellmann (2006): German Foreign Policy in Europe. An Interactionist Framework of Analysis in: Gunther Hellmann (ed.): Germany and European Integration. New Perspectives in German Studies Series, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-28

Baumann, Rainer / Gunther Hellmann/ Monika Bösche/ Benjamin Herborth/ Wolfgang Wagner (2005): De-Europeanization by Default? Germany's EU Policy in Defense and Asylum in: Foreign Policy Analysis 1: 1, 143-164 

Baumann, Rainer (2005): Der Wandel des deutschen Multilateralismus. Verschiebungen im außenpolitischen Diskurs in den 1990er Jahren <The Transformation of German Multilateralism. Shifts in the Foreign Policy Discourse in the 1990s> in: Cornelia Ulbert / Christoph Weller (Hrsg.): Konstruktivistische Analysen der internationalen Politik, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 99-125

Baumann, Rainer (2002): The Transformation of German Multilateralism. Changes in the Foreign Policy Discourse since Unification in: German Politics and Society 20: 4, 1-26

Baumann, Rainer / Volker Rittberger/ Wolfgang Wagner (2001): Neorealist Foreign Policy Theory in: Volker Rittberger (ed.): German Foreign Policy since Unification. An Analysis of Foreign Policy Continuity and Change, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 37-67 (Reprinted in Walter Carlsnaes / Stefano Guzzini (eds.) (2011): Foreign Policy Analysis. Sage Library of International Relations (5-volume set), London: Sage, vol. 2.)       

Baumann, Rainer (2001): Security Policy within NATO in: Volker Rittberger (ed.): German Foreign Policy since Unification. An Analysis of Foreign Policy Continuity and Change, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 141-184

Baumann, Rainer / Gunther Hellmann (2001): Germany and the Use of Military Force: 'Total War', the 'Culture of Restraint', and the Quest for Normality in: German Politics 10: 1, 61-82

Teaching Responsibilities

  • University of Frankfurt/Main
  • University of Bremen (including supervision of PhD Projects, M.A. and B.A. theses)

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA)
  • Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD)
  • Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS)
  • Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB)
  • Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS)


  • American Political Science Association (incl. Sections „Foreign Policy Analysis” and “Qualitative and Multi-Method Research”)
  • German Association for Parliamentary Affairs (Deutsche Vereinigung für Parlamentsfragen)
  • International Studies Association (incl. Sections „Foreign Policy Analysis”, “International Organization” and “International Political Sociology”)
  • Associate Member of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS), University of Bremen (2005-2012)
  • German Association for Political Science (DVPW), 2002-2004 Speaker and 2000-2002 Deputy Speaker of the Young Scholars Group, International Politics Section
  • Associate Member of the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK), Research Group on International Organisations (1999-2001)