Professor of Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:2021–2025 (Goethe Fellow)
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Democratic Antinomies of Multilateral Order«
Like the idea of »Western« democracy, the emergence of multilateral intergovernmental cooperation in the 20th century is closely linked to the development of a narrative of the »Atlantic community«. Both - the model of Western democracy and the institutionalization of multilateral cooperation it promoted - have left their mark on the post-World War II global order. Today, however, both are fundamentally challenged domestically and globally. This project analyzes current developments with regard to such perspectives of democratic development, with the help of which it might be possible to describe the challenges of existing intra- and inter-state structures and processes with a new vocabulary that is capable of identifying problem-solving approaches that gain sufficient recognition to also become effective. (Gunther Hellmann)
Scholarly profile of Gunther Hellmann Gunther Hellmann has been Professor of Political Science with a focus on German and European Foreign Policy at the Institute of Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main since 1999. He was Principal Investigator of the Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence »Normative Orders« (2007–2019). Since 2018, he has been a member of the Scientific Society of Goethe University. For many years he has been primarily concerned with questions of the theory of international politics and – in his publications as well as in his socio-political engagement with various foundations, institutes or associations – with transatlantic relations. Since 2021, Gunther Hellmann has headed the Frankfurt research project »Re-thinking Multilateralism« as well as the project »Democratic Vistas. Reflections on the Atlantic World« together with the Americanist Johannes Völz at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.
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Main areas of research:Theories of international relations, especially pragmatism; German foreign policy; transatlantic and European security; European integration; democracy and international relations.
- (ed.) Theorizing Global Order. The International, Culture and Governance, Frankfurt am Main: Campus 2018.
- »Außenpolitik und Ordnungsbildung. Horizonte der Theoretisierung und Forschung in den Internationalen Beziehungen«, in: Mathias Albert, Nicole Deitelhoff and Gunther Hellmann (eds.), Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft, Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2018, p. 77-101.
- (ed. with Benjamin Herborth) Uses of the West. Security and the Politics of Order, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017.
- (with Seyla Benhabib, David Cameron, Anna Dolidze, Gábor Halmai, Kateryna Pishchikova und Richard Youngs) The Democratic Disconnect. Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, Collaborative Report, Washington, DC: Transatlantic Academy 2013.