International Security and Conflict Studies

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The research interests of Professor Anna Geis and her team include critical security studies, security governance, international political theory, visuality and international politics, democracies’ foreign and security policy, the liberal world order and its challenges as well as political violence. For detailed information, please consult research or the individual pages of the team members.


New publications:

Anna Geis 2020: Partizipative Formate in der deutschen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik: die Politisierung des staatlichen Arkanbereichs?, in: Andreas Schäfer/David Meiering (Hg.): (Ent-)Politisierung? Die demokratische Gesellschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts, Baden-Baden: Nomos (Leviathan-Sonderband 35), 207-228.

Louise Wiuff Moe/Anna Geis 2020: From liberal interventionism to stabilisation: A new consensus on norm-downsizing in interventions in Africa, in: Global Constitutionalism, 9: 2, 387-412 (Special Issue ”After Fragmentation”, ed. by Christian Kreuder-Sonnen & Michael Zürn); available as Open Access:

Louise Wiuff Moe/Anna Geis (eds.) 2020: Hybridity and Friction in Organizational Politics: New Perspectives on the African Regime Complex, Special Issue of Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 14: 2, 148-170.
Introduction available as free access:

Anna Geis/Katarina Ristić 2020: Umstrittene Legitimität. Das Internationale Straftribunal für Ex-Jugoslawien (ICTY) als „Stimme der Menschheit“ und als „politisches Gericht“, in: Gabi Schlag/Axel Heck (eds.): Visualität und Weltpolitik. Praktiken des Zeigens und Sehens in den Internationalen Beziehungen, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2020, 89-120.
Available online:

Hanna Pfeifer/Christian Opitz/Anna Geis 2020: Deliberating Foreign Policy: Perceptions and Effects of Citizen Participation in German Foreign Policy, in: German Politics. Available online:

Anna Geis/Wolfgang Wagner 2020: “What We Are fighting For”: Democracies’ Justifications of Using Armed Force since the End of the Cold War, in: Brock, Lothar/Simon, Hendrik (eds): The Justification of War and International Order, Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Anna Geis/Maéva Clément/Hanna Pfeifer (eds.) 2021: Armed non-state actors and the politics of recognition, Manchester (under contract with Manchester University Press).

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Office hours: For the time being, there are COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in place so that no personal interaction is taking place on campus. Please contact the team members via their email addresses.