Institute of Political Science

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hasenclever

Andreas Hasenclever is Professor of Peace Research and International Politics at the University of Tübingen.

He studied political science and Roman Catholic theology in Tübingen, Munich and Paris. In 2000, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Tuebingen with a dissertation on "The Power of Morality in International Relations. Analyzing Military Interventions of Western States in Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia". The dissertation was awarded the Helmuth-James-von-Moltke Prize 2003 of the German Society for Military Law and International Humanitarian Law.

From 1990 to 1992, Andreas Hasenclever worked as a research fellow at the Tübingen Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities. In 1993 he joined a research group led by Volker Rittberger on International Regimes at the Institute of Political Science. Andreas Hasenclever was on parental leave from 1998 to 2000. After receiving his doctorate, he joined the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt in 2000. In 2004, he was appointed to the newly established Chair for Peace Research and International Politics at the University of Tübingen, funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research.

Andreas Hasenclever is the Director of the Institute of Political Science and a member of the Senate of the University of Tübingen. Moreover, he joined the Working Group on Peace and Conflict Research at the Planning Staff of the Federal Foreign Office, the Advisory Board of the German Foundation for Peace Research and the DFG Selection Committee for the German-Israeli Project Cooperation. Since 2018 Andreas Hasenclever is co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (Journal of International Relations [Germany]), together with Hans-Jürgen Bieling and Thomas Diez.

Among his most important publications are Affectedness in Global Governance and International Law (co-editor and author, Special Issue of Third World Thematics 3:5, 2018), Framing Political Violence - A Micro-Approach to Civil War Studies (co-editor and author, Special Issue of Civil Wars 17:4, 2015), Die internationale Organisation des Demokratischen Friedens: Studien zur Leistungsfähigkeit regionaler Sicherhietsinstitutionen (co-editor and author, Nomos 2010), Identität, Institutionen und Ökonomie: Ursachen innenpolitischer Gewalt (co-editor and author, PVS Special Volume 43, VS-Verlag 2009), The Dynamics of the Democratic Peace (co-editor and author, Special Issue of International Politics 41:4, 2004, Theories of International Regimes (co-author, Cambridge University Press, 1997). Andreas Hasenclever is also the author of numerous journal papers and book chapters.

Research Interests

  • Religions and armed conflicts
  • Peacebuilding in divided societies
  • Trust in international relations
  • Internatioinal institutions
  • Democratic peace