Dr. Henning Schmidtke

Research Fellow | Research Team Spokesperson


  • Short CV

    • Since 01/2019: Spokesperson of Research Team "International Institutions and Legitimacy", RP "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    • Since 01/2019: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, project „Sources and Consequences of Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organizations (LegRO)“

    • 07/2016 - 12/2018: Research Associate, Technical University of Munich; Project: ERC Grant „Delegation of Power to International Organizations and Institutional Empowerment over Time”

    • 10/2015 - 06/2016: Research Associate, University of Dresden; Project: ERC Grant „Delegation of Power to International Organizations and Institutional Empowerment over Time”

    • 01/2015 - 09/2015: Research Associate, University of St. Gallen; Project: Emmy Noether Research Group „Changing Norms of Global Governance“

    • 2009 - 2015: Affiliated PhD Fellow, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science (BIGSSS), Dissertation: „Politicizing International Institutions: The Case of Global Tax Governance“

    • 2009 - 2013: Research Associate, Jacobs University Bremen; Project: Collaborative Research Center 597, Project D1 “The Tax State and International Tax Policies”

    • 2008 - 2014: Research Associate, University Bremen; Project: Collaborative Research Center 597, Project B1 “Legitimating States, International Regimes and Economic Orders”

    • M.A. „International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory“, Jacobs University Bremen; B.A. Political Science, University Bremen

    Current Research

    • Legitimacy and legitimation of international organizations

    • Politicization of international institutions

    • Change and Empowerment of International Organiztions


    Awards

    • International Geneva Award (IG Award) 2019

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-767henning.schmidtke@giga-hamburg.de

    Review of International Organizations | 09/2022

    Measuring Precision Precisely: A Dictionary-Based Measure of Imprecision

    What to learn more about the precision of international agreements? This publication offers a robust empirical measure of this central International Relations concept. We show that the mandates of international organizations can be very vague, opening room for interpretation and manipulation.

    Dr. Markus Gastinger

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Review of International Political Economy | 2019

    Explaining Coherence in International Regime Complexes: How the World Bank shapes the Field of Multilateral Development Finance

    Eugenia C. Heldt

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Global Governance : A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations | 2019

    Global Democracy in Decline? How Rising Authoritarianism Limits Democratic Control over International Institutions

    Eugenia C. Heldt

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Monograph | Routledge | 2019

    The Politics of Global Tax Governance

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Research Project | 01/06/2018 - 01/05/2023

    Sources and Consequences of Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organizations (LegRO)

    In an era of increasing political challenges to global and regional organizations, it is crucial to understand how they claim legitimacy, and how successful they are in this respect. Yet, we know surprisingly little about the sources and consequences of legitimation in most regional organizations around the world. In this project we thus map the legitimation strategies of a sample of 30 organizations and conduct qualitative comparative case studies on major organizations in the Global South.
    Leibniz Association, 2018-2023

    Speaker | 23/08/2022

    Discursive Legitimation, and the Life Stages of International Organizations

    Henning Schmidke presents his paper "Discursive Legitimation, and the Life Stages of International Organizations” at the panel “Contestation Management in International Organizations" at the ECPR General Conference 2022.

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Speaker | 01/10/2021

    Imprecision in International Agreements: A Dictionary-based Measure of Imprecision

    Conference 01/10/2021

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Speaker | 19/05/2021

    The Normative Diversity of Discursive Legitimation in International Organisations

    Conference 19/05/2021

    Dr. Henning Schmidtke

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Teaching | Technical University of Munich | 2017

    Power and Democracy in a Globalized World: How International Organizations can be held Accountable

    Technical University of Munich Munich Germany

    Advanced Seminar of Accountability in International Relations

    Teaching | Technische Universität Dresden | 2016

    The Politicization of world politics

    Technische Universität Dresden Dresden Germany

    Advanced seminar on the politicization of international institutions

    Teaching | Technische Universität Dresden | 2015

    Interdisciplinary Colloquium

    Technische Universität Dresden Dresden Germany

    Research Colloquium for MA Master Theses

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