Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Dr. Martin Welz

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Porträt Martin Welz

winter semester 2015/2016 substitute professorship International Organisations and Globalization, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

since 2012 scientific coordinator of the MA program “International Administration and Conflict Management”, University of Konstanz

2011 Ph.D. “The African Union: Integration vs. Sovereignty”

2007–2012 research associate at the chair of Professor Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz

2006–2007 International Relations (M.Sc.), London School of Economics and Political Science

2004 University of Pretoria, South Africa

2003–2006 Political and Administrative Science (B.A.), University of Konstanz

2004–2007 Scholarship of Friedrich Ebert Foundation

2005–2006 Tutor at the chair of Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell

2004–2006 Research Assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel

Research Areas

Cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; regional governance arrangements, particularly the African Union; foreign and migration policy of the African Union; and decolonization’s legacies in Southern Africa

Function within the Center

scientific coordinator of the MA-program “International Administration and Conflict Management

completed research project “Standards and Symbols. Transcultural Administration in Modern Protectorates” (with Prof. Dr. Hans Christian Röhl, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel and Ursel Reich)

From october 2016 „Mittelbauvertreter“
(Representation in case of absence: Hannes Brandt)

Selected Publications

Weiss, Thomas G. & Martin Welz (2015) „Military twists and turns in world politics: downsides or dividends for UN peace operations?,” Third World Quarterly Vol. 36 (8), 1493-1509.

Martin Welz & Daniela Kromrey (2015) "Legacies of the Past: The Influence of Former Freedom Fighters and their Rhetoric in Southern Africa," Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, 42:2, 255-273.

(2014), "Briefing: Crisis in the Central African Republic and the international response," African Affairs, Vol. 113 (453): 601-610.

with Angela Meyer (2014), 'Empty Acronyms: Why the Central African Republic Has Many Peacekepers, But No Peace,' Foreign Affairs Online (24 July 2014), http://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/138767.

(2014), 'A "culture of conservatism": How and why African Union member states obstruct the deepening of integration,' Strategic Review for Southern Africa Vol 36/1, pp. 4-24.

with Thomas G. Weiss (2014), ‘The UN and AU in Mali and Beyond, a Shotgun Wedding?’, International Affairs 90/4, pp. 889–905.

(2013), The African Union Beyond Africa: Explaining the Limited Impact of Africa’s Continental Organization on Global Governance. Global Governance Vol. 19 (3), pp. 425-441.

(2013), “Uganda and the East African Community: Economic Imperatives, President Museveni, and His Ambitions.” in Ulrike Lorenz and Martin Rempe (eds.) Mapping Agency: Comparing Regionalisms in Africa. Farnham: Ashgate, 97-111.

(2013), “From Non-Interference towards Non-Indifference: The Ongoing Paradigm Shift in the African Union.” in Ulf Engel and João Gomes Porto (eds.) Towards an African Peace and Security Regime: Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevance. Farnham: Ashgate, 31-52.

(2012) Integrating Africa. Decolonization's Legacies, Sovereignty and the African Union. London: Routledge.

(2010) Zimbabwe's ‘Inclusive Government’: Some Observations on its First 100 Days. In: The Round Table, 99, 411, 605-619.

(2009) Zimbabwe Still at the Crossroads? Domestic Stalemate, Regional Appeasement, and International Half-Heartedness. In: Sicherheit und Frieden - Security and Peace 27, 3, 185-194 (with Julian Junk).


Tel. ++49 7531 88-4634
E-Mail martin.welz[at]uni-konstanz.de

Room Y 303
University of Konstanz