Dr Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt

Senior Researcher

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

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5230
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: ecker-ehrhardt@gcr21.uni-due.de

Vita

Since 10/2021

University of Duisburg-Essen

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Senior Researcher

11/2020–09/2021

University of Duisburg-Essen

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Senior Research Fellow

10/2017–09/2020

University of Leipzig

Institute of Political Science

Temporary Professor of International Relations

04/2017–09/2017

Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science

Temporary Professor of International Security

04/2014–03/2017

Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science

Project leader, "The Communicated IO: Public Relations, Civil Society Inclusion and Global Politicization of International Organizations"

04/2013–03/2014

University of Leipzig

Institute of Political Science

Temporary Professor of International Relations

10/2012–03/2013

Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science

Visiting Professor of International Relations

03/2005–03/2013

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Department 'Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions'

Senior Research Fellow

09/2003–02/2005

University of Bremen

Institute for International and Intercultural Studies (InIIS)

Research Fellow

09/1999–08/2003

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Working Group 'Internationale Politics'

Research Fellow

Membership

  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)

  • European International Studies Association (EISA)

  • International Studies Association (ISA)

Research Interests

  • International organizations and international authority
  • Public communication and public opinion
  • Legitimation and delegitimation
  • International political sociology
  • International security and peacekeeping
  • Global climate governance
  • Global migration governance

Current Projects

  • Building Bridges or Holding the Trench? Tweeting the Global Compact for Migration

  • Self-Legitimation by Framing Failure? United Nations Communication of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers

Seminars and Conferences

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop 'Global Governance in the Digital Age', postponed to the 9th European Workshops in International Studies, EISA, Thessaloniki, 30 June to 3 July 2021 (with Corneliu Bjola)

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop „Public Communication in International Politics: Analyzing Capacities, Strategies, and Impact“, 44th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Pisa, 24 to 28 April 2015 (with Bernd Schlipphak)

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop „Entgrenzte politische Teilhabe? Beiträge zu einer politischen Soziologie transnationaler Mobilisierungs- und Partizipationsprozesse“ at Technische Universität Berlin, 12 June 2015 (with Sabrina Zajak)

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop „The Quest for Legitimacy in World Politics – International Organizations’ Self-Legitimation“, 43rd ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Warschau, 29 March to 2 April 2015 (with Jennifer Gronau, Henning Schmidtke, Dominic Zaum)

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop „Legitimate Global Governance? Searching for Patterns and Explanations of Public Attitudes Towards International Institutions“, 1st European Workshops in International Studies, EISA, Tartu, 5 to 8 June 2012 (with Bernd Schlipphak)

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop „Konstruktivistische Forschung jenseits des konstruktivistischen Mainstreams“ at WZB, 1 to 2 June 2012 (with Martin Koch and Anna Holzscheiter)

  • Co-Organizer, Workshop “Gesellschaftliche Politisierung und Internationale Institutionen“ at WZB, 6 to 7 March 2008 (with Michael Zürn)

Publications

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2020 “IO public communication going digital? Understanding social media adoption and use in times of politicization”, In: Ruben Zaiotti and Coneliu Bjola (eds). The Digital Diplomacy of International Organizations: Autonomy, Legitimacy and Contestation in the Global Digital Age, Routledge, p. 21-50.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2020 "Wie und warum kommunizieren internationale Organisationen? Zum problematischen Verhältnis von Politisierung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit", Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, 26:3 (forthcoming).

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2020 “IO Public Communication and Discursive Inclusion: How the UN Reported the Arms Trade Treaty Process to a Global Audience". Journal of International Relations and Development, 23, p. 385–413.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2018 “International Organizations ‘Going Public’? An Event-History Analysis of Public Communication Reforms from 1950 to 2015”. International Studies Quarterly, 62:4, 723–36.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2018 “Self-Legitimation in the Face of Politicization: Why International Organizations Centralize Public Communication”. Review of International Organizations. 13:4, S.519-46.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2016: “Why do Citizens Want the UN to Decide? Cosmopolitan Ideas, Particularism and Global Authority”. International Political Science Review. 37:1, S.99-114; DOI: 10.1177/0192512114540189

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2014: “Why Parties Politicize International Governance: On Globalization Backlash and Authority Contestation”. Review of International Political Economy, 21:6, 1275-1312; DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2013.839463

Bonacker, Thorsten, and Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt 2013: „Entstehung und Zerfall von Autorität in der Weltpolitik. Eine differenzierungstheoretische Perspektive“. Leviathan Sonderheft „Ordnung und Wandel in der Weltpolitik. Grundzüge einer Soziologie der internationalen Beziehungen“, 151-76.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias, and Michael Zürn 2013: „Die Politisierung der Weltpolitik.“ In: Zürn, M.; M. Ecker-Ehrhardt (Eds.): Die Politisierung der Weltpolitik. Umkämpfte internationale Institutionen. Berlin: Edition Suhrkamp, 335-368.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2012: “’But the UN Said So …’: International Organizations as Discursive Authorities.” Global Society, 26:4, 451-471.

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias 2012: “Cosmopolitan Politicization? Relating Public Perceptions of Interdependence and Expectations in Internationalized Governance.” European Journal of International Relations, 18:3, 481-508.

Zürn, Michael, Martin Binder and Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt 2012: “International Authority and its Politicization.” International Theory - A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy, 4:1, 69-106.