research interests and publications are
in International Relations theories (IR),
International Law and Global Constitutionalism.
I apply a bifocal approach including both
normative and empirical research to explore
the role of fundamental norms and their
impact on the - invisible - constitution
of world politics. The research has been
conducted within international interdisciplinary
research contexts and was supported by
research grants, among others, from the
British Academy, the European Union, the
Social and Legal Studies Association and
other fellowships and collaboration grants.
and International Relations Theories
new project explores the long-time absence
and recent presence of work on citizenship
and in International Relations theory.
It focuses on the limits of civilisation
that are inherent in modern political
theory and discusses possibilities of
transcending these limits based on the
four leading theses about just and fair
global politics: legalisation, constitutionalisation,
democratisation and subalternasiation.
the Normative Structure: Explaining Failed
Security Policy Coordination
project focuses on contested norms in
international negotiations. It is part
of Work Package 6 of the Integrated Research
which explores the possibilities of Reconstituting
Democracy in Europe and is financed by
the European Union's 6th Framework Programme
Prof Antje Wiener, Bath, Dr Uwe Puetter,
Budapest, Michael Clarke, Bath, Hannes
Hansen-Magnusson, Bath and Tomas Adell,
Meanings and Democratic Governance
project has been developed within the
Network of Excellence financed by the
European Union's 6th Framework Programme.
This project led to a special issue on
Contested Meanings of Norms: The Challenge
of Democratic Governance beyond the State,
5, 1 2007, April.
project on involves the publication of
Webpapers on Constitutionalism and Governance
Beyond the State, co-edited with Prof
Jutta Brunnee, Toronto, and Prof Antje
Wiener, Bath, and the workshop on 'Constitutionalisation'
at the ECPR Joint
Workshop Sessions in Rennes 2008 convened
by Prof Rainer Schmalz-Bruns, Hannover,
and Prof Antje Wiener, Bath (call
Invisible Constitution of Politics
project has been supported by various
British Academy grants, a fellowship at
Institute for Advanced Studies, Delmenhorst,
a fellowship as‘Guest of the President’
at the Science Centre for Social Research
in Berlin as well as the Social and Legal
Studies Association (SLSA).
It has been completed in 2008 and the
findings are published in The Invisible
Constitution of Politics: Contested Norms
and International Encounters, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Rights: Labour Regulation and the Enlargement
of the European Union
order to secure social cohesion and legitimacy
it is crucial for every state to meet
and to react to certain historically institutionalised
expectations and demands of its citizens.
However, in a world undergoing dramatic
changes this task may become difficult.
Borders become more and more permeable
and states face diverse pressures from
above and below. Will these changes hollow
out the state in the long run, or, is
there some way of moderate reform that
could help the state persist as a strong
pattern of societal organisation, even
in post-national settings?
project was conducted with the research
assistance of Dr Thomas Pfister and financed
by a British
Academy's Larger Research Grant. It
has been completed in 2007. For details
and downloads klick here.
Conflicts in Northern Ireland and the
Republic of Ireland
project on has been conducted with Dr Katy
Hayward, Dublin as postdoctoral researcher.
It was part of an Integrated Project that
was financed by the European Union's Fifth