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Dr Felix Berenskoetter

Felix BerenskoetterFelix Berenskoetter holds a PhD in International Relations from the LSE. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS (University of London) and a member of its Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy. Before taking up his current position Felix Berenskoetter was a Research Associate at the Department of War Studies, King's College London (2008/09) and a Research Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College (2007/08). He has taught at the LSE and Dartmouth College and also is a former Editor of Millennium. Journal of International Studies. In the past, Felix Berenskoetter also worked at the Headquarters of Amnesty International, the United Nations' Policy Planning Unit (New York) and at the German Foreign Office (Berlin). He is currently working on a book project exploring processes of international friendship and estrangement in German-American relations since 1945 and is also doing research on the political nature of utopias. He is a former Fulbright Fellow (2000-2002).

Areas of Expertise

  • International Relations Theory
  • Concepts of identity, power, and peace
  • Politics of time
  • European security
  • German-American relations
  • Transnational policing

Recent Publications

  • 'From NATO to ESDP: A Social Constructivist Analysis of German Strategic Adjustment after the End of the Cold War' , Security Studies, 19(3) (2010) [with Bastian Giegerich]
  • 'Under Construction: ESDP and the Fight against Organized Crime', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 2(2) (2008)
  • Power in World Politics, editor, with M. J. Williams, (Routledge, 2007)
  • 'Friends, There Are No Friends? An Intimate Reframing of the International', Millennium. Journal of International Studies, 35(3) (2007)
  • 'Whose War on Terror Are We Talking About? A Response to Alistair Shepherd' , International Politics, 43(1) (2006) [with Bastian Giegerich]
  • 'Mapping the Mind Gap: A Comparison of US and European Security Strategies', Security Dialogue, 36(1) (2005)