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Steve Bierdemann

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University of Jena (Germany)

Biography

Steve Biedermann is a PhD candidate at the Chair of International Relations at University of Jena (Germany) where he also serves as a Research and Teaching Associate. His research interests include, among others, formal and informal international organizations, global governance and international order(s). In his PhD project, he aims to shed light on the question of why states choose to act through informal international organizations (IIGOs) by applying a multi-theoretical perspective to reach a more comprehensive understanding regarding this phenomenon. Steve studied Political Science with a focus on international organizations and International Relations in Jena and Odense (Denmark).

Background and education

  • (2016) MA Political Science, University of Jena and University of Southern Denmark
  • (2012) BA Political Science and Economics, University of Jena

Awards

  • 2021. Research Grant for Doctoral Students, German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2019Award for Special Services, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Jena

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • Early Career Group on International Relations (ECIB), German Political Science Association (GPSA)
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) 
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN)

Research

Research interests

  • Formal and Informal International Organizations
  • Global and International Governance
  • International Order
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • International Relations Theory

Research projects

  • Informal Intergovernmental Organizations: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Overview (paper prepared for submission)

  • Why States Act Through Informal Intergovernmental Organizations: A Multi-Theoretical Perspective (paper prepared for submission)

  • The European Union’s Approach to Informal International Governmental Organizations: Towards a (Dys-) Functional Partnership? (paper prepared for submission) 

Invited lectures and conference talks

  • 2021 – The European Union’s Approach to Informal International Governmental Organizations: Towards a (Dys-)Functional Partnership?, 28th Academic Convention of the German Political Science Association (GPSA)
  • 2021 – The European Union’s Approach to Informal International Governmental Organizations: Towards a (Dys-)Functional Partnership?, European Union in International Affairs Conference (EUIA)
  • 2020 – Informal Intergovernmental Organizations: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Overview, General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
  • 2020 – Informelle internationale Regierungsorganisationen, informelles Regieren und die Informalisierung der internationalen Politik, 14th Early Career Conference on International Relations of the German Political Science Association (GPSA)