Prof. Dr. Martin Beck

Associate


  • Short CV

    • Since 08/2012: Professor of Contemporary Middle East Studies - University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark

    • Since 08/2012: Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

    • 2010 - 2012: KAS resident representative to Amman (covering Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria) - Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Jordan

    • 2007 - 2012: Senior Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, responsible for politics, society and socio-economic development of the Near East (Israel/Jordan/Lebanon/Palestine/Syria) and Senior Lecturer ("Privatdozent"), Hamburg University, Germany

    • Winter term 2007/2008: Acting Chair for International Relations at the University of Bremen, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)

    • 2005 - 2006: Three trimesters Acting Chair for International Relations at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg

    • 2004: Senior Fellow and Lecturer, German Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg; "Privatdozent", Hamburg University

    • 2001-2004: Visiting Associate Professor and DAAD Representative, Department for History and Political Science, Birzeit University, West Bank, DAAD Information Office, East Jerusalem

    • 2001:Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification), University of Tübingen , granting of the ‚venia legendia’ for political science". Thesis on ‘Rationality, Cooperation and Political Rent: The Peace Process in the Middle East and the Development of the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.

    • 1990-2000: Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen

    • 1994: Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

    • Studies of Political Science and German Linguistics and Literature at the University of Tübingen

    Current Research

    • International and regional Oil Politics

    • Arab Spring

    • Regional Politics and Regional Powers in the Middle East

    • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Countries and Regions

    • Middle East (esp. Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria)

    Research Programmes

    Prof. Dr. Martin Beck

    Associate

    T. +45 65 50 21 72mbeck@sdu.dk

    Energy Research & Social Science | 09/2022

    Whither Rentierism Following the 2014 Oil Price Decline: Trajectories of Policy Adjustment in the Arab Gulf

    This paper looks at key trajectories of policy adjustment across member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—a region shaped by state-controlled income from exporting hydrocarbons—since 2014, the year in which the price of crude oil dropped significantly.

    Dr. Thomas Richter

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Accountability and Participation" Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 08/2021

    Oil and Political Economy in the Middle East: Overcoming Rentierism?

    Dr. Thomas Richter

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Accountability and Participation" Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    Edited Volume | Manchester University Press | 08/2021

    Oil and the Political Economy in the Middle East: Post-2014 Adjustment Policies of the Arab Gulf and Beyond

    Dr. Thomas Richter

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Accountability and Participation" Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 08/2021

    Pressured by the Decreased Price of Oil: Post-2014 Adjustment Policies in the Arab Gulf and Beyond

    Dr. Thomas Richter

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Accountability and Participation" Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    Global Policy | 02/2020

    Fluctuating Regional (Dis-)Order in the Post-Arab Uprising Middle East

    Dr. Thomas Richter

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Accountability and Participation" Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    The European | Article | 14/03/2011

    Ein Strukturproblem

    Speaker | 09/11/2021

    Whither Rentierism: Trajectories of Adjustment in the Arab Gulf after the Era of Oil Income Abundance

    At a talk at the workshop "State-Society Relations & Institutional Channels of Economic Reform in the GCC" on 9 November 2021 Martin Beck and Thomas Richter discussed a paper which looks at key trajectories of adjustment in the Arab Gulf since 2014.

    Speaker | 16/09/2021

    Vom Überfluss zur Knappheit: Rentierstaatlichkeit im arabischen Golf

    Conference 16/09/2021

    Organiser | 14/03/2019 - 15/03/2019

    Challenged by the Decreased Price of Oil: Adjustment Policies in the Arab Gulf and Beyond since 2014

    Cooperation Event Beirut: 14/03/2019 - 15/03/2019 Organisers: Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Workshop of the Research Platform Middle East "Challenged by the Decreased Price of Oil: Adjustment Policies in the Arab Gulf and Beyond since 2014"

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