Research Interests


International Politics
In particular problems of multidimensional globalization and of eliminating political boundaries, questions of Global Governance, and expanded concepts of international law; problems of cultural divisions of international society, first of all with reference to the world-religions and their politization (especially Islam and Islamism); Problems of international terrorism as well as questions of security and peace.

Comparative Politics
Especially comparative democratic systems, political elites, political transformations and developing political systems; questions of regimes in global context and problems of the acceptance of western models of democracy respectively of their essential elements in non-western cultures.

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