Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hein


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hein

  • Short CV

    • Since 2014: Associate at the GIGA, GIGA deputy at the Leibniz Research Alliance "INFECTIONS´21"

    • 2006 - 2008: Editor of the Journal Lateinamerika Analysen within the GIGA Journal Family

    • 2006 - 2014: Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2005 - 2008: Head of the GIGA Research Programme "Transformation in the Process of Globalization"

    • Since 1988: Senior Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Overseas Research (German Overseas Institute, now GIGA); responsibilities: agriculture and development, technology and industrial promotion, development theories, environmental problems, health

    • 1986 - 1988: Coordinator of the research project on agro-industrial development in Costa Rica (Cooperation LAI/FUB and Universidad Nacional/ Costa Rica)

    • 1984 - 1986: Teaching assignments at the University of Kassel and the Free University of Berlin

    • 1983 - 1984; 1986-1987: Visiting Professor ant the Universidad Nacional in Heredia/Costa Rica

    • Since 1980: Member of the editorial board of the Journal Peripherie

    • 1978 - 1983: Assistant Professor at the Latin American Institute of the Free University of Berlin

    • 1976 -1978: Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (Brighton/Großbritannien)

    • Education: Studies in History, Political Science and Sociology at the University of Constance and the Ohio State University; Doctorate in Political Science (Dr. rer. soc.; Thesis on “Oil, Nation State and National Development in Venezuela”, Constance); Habilitation at the University of Hamburg; award of the title “Professor” at the University of Hamburg

    Current Research

    • Global Health Governance; Schwerpunkt: WTO/TRIPS und der Zugang zu Medikamenten

    • Akteure, Koordination und Contestation in Global Governance

    • Global Environmental/ Climate Governance

    • Globale Normbildungsnetzwerke

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hein


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    Monograph | Springer | 06/2023

    Globalization: Prerequisites, Effects, Resistances

    This book presents a concise account of what is meant by globalization. It analyzes the extent to which a globalized economy, society and politics actually exist.

    The Lancet Infectious Diseases | 2023

    Measuring the Global Response to Antimicrobial Resistance, 2020–21: A Systematic Governance Analysis of 114 Countries

    National action plans (NAPs) are the primary mechanism for guiding national strategy and action for antimicrobial resistance governance. Although several NAPs have been developed, no comprehensive content analysis of these plans exists. Using a governance framework, we aimed to assess all publicly available NAPs on antimicrobial resistance.

    Anne Harant

    Universität Hamburg

    Antibiotics | 2022

    Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance: Development and Implementation of the Ghanaian National Action Plan (2017–2021)

    In recent years, Ghana has been recognised as a leading player in addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa. However, based on our literature review, we could not ascertain whether the core elements of the national action plan (NAP) were implemented in practice. In this paper, we present a qualitative analysis of the development of AMR-related policies in Ghana, including the NAP.

    Anne Harant

    Universität Hamburg

    Monograph | Springer | 2022

    Globalisierung: Voraussetzungen, Auswirkungen, Widerstände

    Das Buch präsentiert eine konzise Darstellung dessen, was unter Globalisierung zu verstehen ist. Es analysiert, inwieweit eine globalisierte Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik tatsächlich gegeben ist.

    Research Project | 01/04/2021 - 31/03/2025

    INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World - Humans, Animals, Environments

    The Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS promotes interdisciplinary research across several sections of the Leibniz Association. It focuses on the spread of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microbes in an urbanizing society. This is a topical issue since a number of endemic infectious diseases are the leading cause of disease and mortality worldwide. In addition, humanity is increasingly challenged by emerging infectious agents that are often zoonotic in nature, such as the coronavirus outbreak.
    Leibniz Association, 2021-2025

    Research Project | 01/09/2015 - 31/12/2021

    Infections '21. Transmission Control of Infections in the 21st Century

    As the Coronavirus pandemic dramatically shows, infections can have severe consequences worldwide. The Leibniz Research Alliance "Infections '21" was founded in 2015 with the goal of studying ways to better control, prevent and fight infectious illnesses and has swiftly adapted to the Covid-19-related challenges. The GIGA is a founding member of this alliance and deals with the access to medicines and vaccines as well as health as a global public good.
    Leibniz Association, 2015-2021

    Krankenkassen-Zentrale | Mention | 23/02/2018

    Masern in der EU von Ausrottung weit entfernt

    Deutschlandfunk | Quote | 18/09/2014

    Andreas Predöhl - eine deutsche Karriere

    Hamburger Abendblatt | Mention | 27/08/2014

    Zwischen Nazis und Godesberger Programm

    GIGA Forum | 11/09/2014

    Raum, Welt, Wirtschaft – Andreas Predöhl: Vom Nazi-Kollaborateur zum Vordenker der EWG

    Raum, Welt, Wirtschaft – Andreas Predöhl: Vom Nazi-Kollaborateur zum Vordenker der EWG, GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Johannes Bröcker (Panelist), Robert Kappel (Panelist), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hein (Panelist), Dieter Läpple (Panelist)

    Raum, Welt, Wirtschaft – Andreas Predöhl: Vom Nazi-Kollaborateur zum Vordenker der EWG. Vorträge und Diskussion

    Johannes Bröcker

    Robert Kappel

    Dieter Läpple

    GIGA Talk | 14/11/2013

    Das Pillen-Dilemma: Wer zahlt für Innovation, wer für die Produktion?

    Access to Medicines: Who pays for innovation, who pays for the pills, GIGA Berlin, Berlin Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Robert Kappel (Moderator), Suerie Moon (Panelist), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hein (Panelist)

    Diskussion und Buchvorstellung

    Robert Kappel

    Suerie Moon


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