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Dr. Sören Stapel


SFB 700 - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

B2 - Governance Export by Regional Organizations

PhD Candidate

Ihnestr. 26
14195 Berlin

Sören Stapel has been a PhD Candidate at the KFG and BTS from September 2012 until April 2013. He is now covering a PostDoc position at the School of Global Studies, University of Gotheburg, Sweden. For further information please visit his academic profile.

Short CV

  • Currently covering a PostDoc position at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 09/2012 - 04/2013: PhD Candidate, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, Social Science Research Center Berlin

  • since 04/2012: Program Assistant, Program Chair's Office International Studies Association (ISA) 2013 Annual Convention, Prof. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Herman Schwartz

  • 10/2006 – 12/2011: Freie Universität Berlin, Diplom Politikwissenschaften

  • 08/2008 – 05/2009: Université de Montréal, M.A. sciences politiques

  • practical experience with among others European Academy Berlin, the Institute for European Politics, and the Chair for European Integration at Freie Universität Berlin

Main Fields of Interest

  • Comparative Regionalism

  • Diffusion Processes

  • EU External Relations

  • European and African Regional Integration

KFG Research Project

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

  • co-authored with Börzel, T. A. 2015: A Global Script in Regional Colors: Mapping Governance Transfer by Twelve Regional Organizations, in: Börzel, Tanja A./van Hüllen, Vera (eds): Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations: Patching Together a Global Script, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 22-50.
  • co-authored with Kirschner, V. 2012: Does regime type matter? Regional integration from the nation states' perspectives in ECOWAS, in: Börzel, T. A./Goltermann, L./Lohaus, M./Striebinger, K. (eds): Roads to Regionalism. Genesis, Design, and Effects of Regional Organizations, Farnham: Ashgate, 141-157.