Melanie Morisse

Melanie Morisse
  • Lecturer
  • Melanie Morisse is a senior lecturer and research fellow in political sciences with special focus on International Relations (IR) . She holds a M.A. in political sciences, law, and journalism from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) from the Panthéon Sorbonne University, Paris-I as well as a PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin. She received the “Europapreis” for distinctive political sciences research on Europe endowed by the universities of the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg for her PhD thesis on “Diplomacy and European foreign policy in France and Great Britain Compared. Europeanization in the context of intergovernmentalism”. In 2012 the TU Dresden bestowed the ‘Venia Legendi’ in political sciences with special focus on International Relations on her. She spent extensive study and research periods of time abroad, in France at the universities of Paris-I, Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris-III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, in UK at LSE London as well as in USA/Cal. at UC Berkeley. She completed a long term traineeship at the European Commission in Brussels (GD European Economic Relations, Department for the Mediterranean Region (Algeria desk)). She regularly presents her research at international conferences, such as ISA, ECPR, EUSA, BISA, and DVPW.

    Dr. Morisse teaches courses on international politics (introduction to), international organizations and regimes, foreign policy analysis as well as European integration (theory of) at BA level as well as on International Political Economy, European Political Economy, legalization in world politics, Global welfare governance and European monetary politics at MA level. She is the author of “L’Europe et la question algérienne” (Presses Universitaires de France, 1999), “Diplomatie und Europäische Außenpolitik” (Nomos, 2006) and “Wissen, Wissenschaft und Global Commons” (Nomos, 2012, with Jost Halfmann). Her research focuses on the changing powers of science in world politics (democratization by science), on German European politics as well as on the (dis)ordering effects of governing the world by modes of diplomacy and law . Among recent scholarly articles are “Changing the World: Epistemic Communities and the Democratizing Power of Science” ( 2015) as well as “’Ach Deutschland!’ Greece, the Euro Crisis, and the Costs and Benefits of Being a Benign Hegemon” (2011). Her latest book manuscript contains an inquiry into the epistemic foundations of diplomacy and law (“(Dis)ordering World Politics. Dealing in Law and Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present”).

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