current PhD Students

Maria Debre

Maria Debre

"The Club of Authoritarian Rule through Diffusion and Regional Integration in the Gulf Cooperation Council"

Telephone +49 (0)30 838-57029

Email m.debre[at]

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Carlos Dos Santos

"Independent Foreign Policy and Foreign Aid Dependency – The Case of Mozambique"

Email sectorconsular[at]


Christine Hackenesch

"Race to the Bottom? European promotion of Good Governance in Africa and the role of China."

Email Christine.Hackenesch[at]

Han, Hyungsup (Jason)

Jason H. Han

Will East Asian Security Integration Be Possible? Causes of Regional Security Integration: Lessons from European Experience

Telephone +49 (0)30 838-57029

Email hsuphan[at]


Moritz Knoll

"Policy-sector specific explanations of non-compliance with European law"

Email mknoll[at]

Corinna Krome

Corinna Krome

"ASEAN and Democracy – A Contradicting Thought!?"

Email corinnakrome[at]

Bidzina Lebanidze

Bidzina Lebanidze

"Neighborhood Europeanization in Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’. External Influence and the Failure of Democratic Consolidation in Post-Soviet States"

Email lebanidze[at]


Luisa Linke-Behrens

"Beyond Linearity and Equivalence: How Statehood Conditions Effective External Governance"

Telephone +49 (0)30 - 838-60622

Email l.linke[at]

Mathis Lohaus

Mathis Lohaus

"Establishing a Common Set of Rules? A Comparative Analysis of International Efforts in the Fight against Corruption"

Email lohaus[at]


Harrison Kalunga Mwilima

The European Union and its Member States on Promoting Regional Integration Abroad – The Case of East African Community

Telephone +49 (0)30 838-57055

Email mwilima[at]


Louisa Opitz

"Towards Economic Governance in Europe? An Analysis and Explanation of the EU’s Changing Governance Mix in Economic, Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Response to the Financial Crisis"

Email louisa.opitz[at]


Sören Stapel

"The EU is not the only game in town -- disentangling global and regional patterns of diffusion in comparative regionalism"

Telephone +49 (0)30 - 838-71073

Email stapel[at]

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Lisa van Hoof-Maurer

„Unpacking EU external governance transfer: a member states perspective”

Telephone +49 (0)30 - 838-71956

Email lisa.vanhoof-maurer[at]