Head of Research Unit 4

Dr Frank Gadinger

Other Colleagues

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

Tel:  +49 (0)203 29861-113
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: gadinger@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Research Interests

  • International Political Sociology
  • Political Narratives
  • International Practice Theory
  • Politics of Legitimation
  • U.S. Foreign Policy/War on Terror
  • Interpretive Methodology

Current Projects

  • The Normativity of Global Politics (Postdoc Project)
  • International Practice Theory  (research project with Christian Bueger, Cardiff University; further publications in preparation)
  • Justification and Critique in the War on Terror (completed dissertation project, publication in print)
  • The Politics of Legitimation in Surveillance Governnace: Shaping Reality through Tests in the NSA Controversy (research project with Taylan Yildiz and Christopher Smith, both NRW School of Governance/University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Political Narratives of Urban Riots (publication under preparation, with Taylan Yildiz and Christopher Smith, NRW School of Governance)

Vita

05/2010-04/2012 Institute of Political Science, NRW School of Governance, University of Duisburg-Essen
Research Group "Political Narratives"
Research Associate (Team Leader)
08/2008-09/2008 American Institute For Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
DAAD-AICGS Research Fellow
05/2004-05/2012 Frankfurt Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
Dissertation (Dr. phil.)
Subject of the thesis: "The Justification of Foreign Policy - The Cultural Negotiation of the "War on Terror" Narrative in the U.S." (in German)
05/2004-04/2010 Institute of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Research Associate
01/2002-06/2003 Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK)
Research Group II: International Organisations
Research Assistant

Publications

Yildiz, Taylan/Gadinger, Frank/Smith, Christopher (2017): Narrative Legitimierung. Exekutive, repräsentative und subversive Erzählstrategien in der Überwachungskontroverse, in: Leviathan - Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft, forthcoming.

Gadinger, Frank/Yildiz, Taylan (2017): Politik, in: Matías Martínez (Hrsg.): Erzählen. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 158-166.

Gadinger, Frank (2017): Praxistheorie in den Internationalen Beziehungen, in: Carlo Masala and Frank Sauer (eds.): Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen, 2. Ed., Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 399–428.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2017): International Practice Theories, in: Michael Jonas and Beate Littig (eds.): Praxeological Political Analysis, London/New York: Routledge, 87–106.

Gadinger, Frank (2016): On Justification and Critique: Luc Boltanski's Pragmatic Sociology and International Relations, in: International Political Sociology 10 (3): 187–205.

Gadinger, Frank, Kopf, Martina, Mert, Aysem, and Smith, Christopher (eds.) (2016): Political Storytelling: From Fact to Fiction, with contributions by Frank Gadinger, Martina Kopf, Aysem Mert, Christopher Smith, Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Carla Gierich, David Lewis, Sandra van der Hel, Gabi Schlag, and Axel Heck, Global Dialogues 12, Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21).

Gadinger, Frank (2016): Narrating War: Human Deformation in 'The Hurt Locker', in: Frank Gadinger, Martina Kopf, Aysem Mert, and Christopher Smith (eds.) (2016): Political Storytelling: From Fact to Fiction, Global Dialogues 12, Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), 70–80.

Gadinger, Frank, and Yildiz, Taylan (2016): Transparenz/Intransparenz: Zur Ambivalenz einer neuen Leitunterscheidung demokratischen Regierens, in: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 26 (2): 199–209.

Gadinger, Frank, and Peters, Dirk (2016): Feedback Loops in a World of Complexity: A Cybernetic Approach at the Interface of Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations Theory, in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29 (1): 251–69.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2015): Family Issues: Plurality and Methodology in International Practice Theory, Symposium on the Practice Turn in International Relations, International Studies Quarterly Online.

Jarzebski, Sebastian, Gadinger, Frank, Smith, Christopher, and Yildiz, Taylan (2015): Pragmatisch, lokal, solidarisch: Eine neue Sprache des Progressiven, in: Zeitschrift für sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft, Issue 211, 55–60.

Yildiz, Taylan, Gadinger, Frank, and Jarzebski, Sebastian (2015): Das narrative Element des Politischen: Überlegungen zu einer Poetologie des Wissens in der Politikwissenschaft, in: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 25 (3), 243–53.

Gadinger, Frank, Jarzebski, Sebastian, and Yildiz, Taylan (2015): Progressive Politik in pragmatischen Zeiten: Politische Narrative gesellschaftlichen Wandels. Werkbericht Nr. 6, Denkwerk Demokratie.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2015): The Play of International Practice. (open access), in: International Studies Quarterly, 59 (8), 449–60.

Gadinger, Frank, and Peters, Dirk (2015): Feedback Loops as Links Between Foreign Policy and International Relations: The U.S. War on Terror, in: Gunther Hellmann, and Knud Erik Jorgensen (eds.): Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 150–75.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2014): International Practice Theory: New Perspectives, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gadinger, Frank, Jarzebski, Sebastian, and Yildiz, Taylan (2014): Politische Narrative. Konzepte - Analysen - Forschungspraxis, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Gadinger, Frank, Jarzebski, Sebastian, and Yildiz, Taylan (2014): Politische Narrative. Konturen einer politikwissenschaftlichen Erzähltheorie, in: ibid. (eds.): Politische Narrative. Konzepte - Analysen - Forschungspraxis, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 3–38.

Gadinger, Frank, Jarzebski, Sebastian, and Yildiz, Taylan (2014): Vom Diskurs zur Erzählung. Möglichkeiten einer politikiwissenschaftlichen Narrativanalyse, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 55(1), 67–93.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2014): Die Formalisierung der Informalität. Praxistheoretische Überlegungen, in: Stephan Bröchler, and Timo Grunden (eds.): Informelle Politik. Konzepte, Akteure und Prozesse, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 81–98.

Gadinger, Frank (2013): Don't be Afraid to Get Your Hands Dirty: The Case for Researching Everyday Legitimacy, in: Dirk Peters: Rethinking the Legitimacy of Global Governance. On the Need for Sociological Research and Philosophical Foundations, With commentaries by Frank Gadinger and Daniel Gaus, Global Cooperation Research Papers 2, Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 18–24.

Chadwick, Wren, Debiel, Tobias, and Gadinger, Frank (eds.) (2013): Relational Sensibility and the "Turn to the Local": Prospects for the Future of Peacebuilding, Global Dialogues 2, Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research.

Chadwick, Wren, Debiel, Tobias, and Gadinger, Frank (2013): The (Liberal) Emperor's New Clothes? Relational Sensibility and the Future of Peacebuilding, in: ibid. (eds.): Relational Sensibility and the "Turn to the Local": Prospects for the Future of Peacebuilding, Global Dialogues 2, Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 7–11.

Gadinger, Frank, and Yildiz, Taylan (2012): Unruhige Legitimität. Die Finanzkrise aus Sicht der pragmatischen Soziologie der Kritik [Turbulent Legitimacy. The Financial Crisis from the Perspective of Pragmatic Sociology of Critique], in: Christopher Daase, Anna Geis, and Frank Nullmeier (eds.): Der Aufstieg der Legitimitätspolitik. Rechtfertigung und Kritik politisch-ökonomischer Ordnungen, Leviathan Special Issue 27, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 302–18.

Gadinger, Frank (2012): Die Rechtfertigung von Außenpolitik: Eine interpretative Studie zur kulturellen Aushandlung des Narrativs "Krieg gegen den Terror" in den USA, Dissertation, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Gadinger, Frank (2009): In Search of a Serious Debate and a Clear Strategy: German Counterterrorism Responses after 9/11 in: Frank Gadinger, and Dorle Hellmuth: Finding Security in an Age of Uncertainty: German and American Counterterrorism Policies, AICGS Policy Report 41, 7–24.

Christian Bueger, and Gadinger, Frank (2008): Praktisch gedacht! Praxistheoretischer Konstruktivismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen [Think Practical! Practice-Theoretical  Constructivism in International Relations], in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, 15 (2), 273–302.

Gadinger, Frank, Axel Heck, and Herbert  Dittgen (2008): Amerikanische Außenpolitik im Zeichen des "Krieges gegen den Terror" (Literaturbericht) [U.S. Foreign Policy in the Light of 'War on Terror' (Review Essay)], in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 49 (4), 726–55.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2007): Reassembling and Dissecting: International Relations Practice from a Science Studies Perspective in: International Studies Perspectives 8 (1), 90–110.

Bueger, Christian, and Gadinger, Frank (2007): Große Gräben, Brücken, Elfenbeintürme und Klöster? Die 'Wissensgemeinschaft Internationale Beziehungen' und die Politik - Eine kulturtheoretische Neubeschreibung [The 'Knowledge Community' International Relations and Politics - A Culturalist Re-Description] in: Gunther Hellmann (ed.): Forschung und Beratung in der Wissensgesellschaft. Das Feld der Internationalen Beziehungen und der Außenpolitik, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 149–88.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • University of Mainz
  • University of Duisburg-Essen (including supervision of M.A. and B.A. theses)

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Denkwerk Demokratie e.V.
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
  • International Political Sociology
  • European Journal of International Security
  • Review of International Studies
  • Journal of International Relations and Development
  • International Studies Quarterly
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Journal for Peace and Conflict Research)
  • Sicherheit und Frieden (Journal for Security & Peace)
  • Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (Journal of Political Science)
  • Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (Journal of International Relations)
  • 'Die Friedens-Warte' (Journal of International Peace and Organization)
  • Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
  • International Theory
  • Politics and Governance
  • International Studies Association Compendium
  • European Journal of International Relations
  • Edward Elgar Publishers
  • Security Dialogue
  • Politische Vierteljahresschrift