Head of Research Unit 1

Dr. Silke Weinlich

Former Team Members

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel:  +49 (0)203 379-5252
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
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)

Jennifer Apé, B.A.

Susanne Brunnbauer, B.A.

Marie Abla Dikpor, B.A.

Saina Klein, B.A.

Patricia Rinck, M.A.

Matthias Schuler, M.A.

Dr Katja Freistein

Dr Frank Gadinger

Prof. Dr Volker M. Heins

Philipp Michaelis, M.A.

Tobias Niclas Schäfer, M.A.

Dr Nina Schneider

Eva Marie Trösser, M.A.

Sabrina Pischer, M.A.

Dr Christine Unrau

Daniela Weißkopf, B.A.

Carla Gierich, M.A.

Freya Köhler, M.A.

Rakchanok Chatjuthamard, M.A.

Julia Fleck, B.A.

Juliana Fischer, B.A.

Martin Wolf, M.A.

Prof. Dr Tobias Debiel

Prof. Dr Claus Leggewie

Prof. Dr Dirk Messner

Prof. Dr. Jan Aart Scholte

Prof. Dr Sigrid Quack

Dipl.-Soz. Wiss. Uwe Amerkamp

Senyurt Isbecer

Dr Markus Böckenförde, LL.M.

Andrea Bosserhoff

Dr Rainer Baumann

Hannah Bollig

Dr Rainer Baumann

Tina Berntsen, M.A.

Magdalena Albers, B.A.

Luis Aue, MSc, MSc

Kristine Avram, M.A.

Wren Chadwick, B.A. J.D.

Till Christofzik, B.A.

Patrick Clasen, B.A.

Lena Delfs

Daniela Dietmayr, B.A.

Nina Fink, B.A.

Niklas Graf, B.A.

Ingo Haltermann, M.A.

Florian Heimes

Fentje Jacobsen, M.A.

Nele Kortendiek, M.Sc.

Jonas Krischke

Nadja Krupke, M.A.

Annegret Kunde, M.A., M.P.S.

Max Lesch, M.A.

Tim Linka, B.A.

Anika Mahla, B.A.

Dennis Michels, M.A.

Denis Neumann, M.A.

Stefanie Ostheimer, M.A.

Pol Bargués Pedreny, M.A.

Franziska Perlick, B.A.

PD Dr. Alexandra Przyrembel

Jana Rademacher, M.A.

Jan Schablitzki, B.A.

Moritz Schönleber, B.A.

Jan Schuster, M.A.

Marcel Siepmann, M.A.

Elena Simon, M.A.

Christian Skorupa, B.A.

Jörn Skowronek

Christopher Smith, M.A.

Jutta Teuwsen, M.A.

Stephen Virchow, B.A.

Shahira Wassef

Dr. Silke Weinlich

Gisela Wohlfahrt, M.A.

Dr. Andrea Licata