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Turning point? An article by Thomas Risse on Putins invasion

German foreign and security policy has been stirred up by Putin's war. In a dossier, the magazine for international politics collects contributions from various experts who try to classify the conflict and its significance for Germany and the West. In his article, Thomas Risse draws parallels to 9/11 and the day the Berlin Wall came down and explains why this war could have a similar significance in history. For him, it is clear that Germany needs a change in foreign policy.

Apr 08, 2022

The Russian invasion as a contestation of the liberal script? - A comment by Thomas Risse

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, SCRIPT members and guest authors have been sharing their perspectives on the conflict in the series ' The Russian invasion as a contestation of the liberal script? '. In his latest contribution, Thomas Risse outlines what Putin's war means for the liberal international order, arguing that it has already proven more resilient than many critics had previously assumed. To those who see a return to 19th-century spheres of influence and great power politics, he counters that the defense of human rights and democracy is not a "nice to have" addition to Western foreign policy, but a hard-nosed security policy in the geopolitical and geo-economic sense.

Feb 09, 2022

Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse participated in a public hearing of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament

The public hearing took place on 26 January 2022 regarding the „European public sphere: the role of European political parties and the challenges of social platforms”.

Jan 27, 2022

Open access of Prof. Dr. Risse's book "Domestic Politics and Norm Diffusion in International Relations"

The book "Domestic Politics and Norm Diffusion in International Relations. Ideas do not float freely", published January 3, 2018 by Routledge, which collects Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse's most important articles together in a single volume, is now available as full open access. 

Sep 07, 2021

Prof. Dr. Risse as a guest in the format "Gästezimmer" of Couch FM, the Berlin Campus Radio

Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse spoke with the university radio station CouchFM about the foreign policy implications of this year's German parliamentary elections. Listen to the interview  here .

Aug 24, 2021

Bookpresentation of „Effective Governance Under Anarchy“ - Recording on Youtube

Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel und Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse present their book „Effective Governance Under Anarchy. Institutions, Legitimacy, and Social Trust in Areas of Limited Statehood" for the journal Regulation & Governance . You can find the recording of the bookpresentation directly  here  on Youtube.

Jul 16, 2021

Plenary Session and Roundtable Meeting during the 2021 Global Virtual Conference

The WISC Roundtable of the Global Virtual Conference 2021 is available via YouTube now.

Jul 10, 2021

JEPP highlights article from Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse

The Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) highlights eight great contributions to the scholarship on European Integration. The article "From the euro to the Schengen crises: European integration theories, politicization, and identity politics" (2018) is among the articles featured on the reading list.

May 07, 2021

Challenges to the Liberal International Order: Reflections on International Organization, 75th anniversary issue of “International Organization"

This special issue of International Organization celebrates the journal’s 75th anniversary. David Lake, Lisa Martin, and Thomas Risse serve as guest editors for this issue.

May 04, 2021