Research group on Transnational Governance

The Professorship in Transnational Governance at TU Darmstadt is financed by the German “Excellence Initiative” and forms part of the Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”. It is the first professorship in Germany featuring this particular title. The new field of Transnational Governance is meant to cover not only the international activities of states and intergovernmental organizations but also those of non-state actors, such as transnational corporations and NGOs. Much of our empirical analysis is systematically related to normative issues in international political theory, in particular democratic theory. For more information on our research activities please follow this link.

Members of the research group regularly teach seminars on international organizations, transnational civil society, North-South relations and questions of development. In addition, we cover issues from the field of international political theory, and theories of international relations.  These topics are particularly prominent in our MA programme in “International Studies” that is organized in cooperation with Goethe-University and the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt. For more information (in German) on our teaching activities please follow this link.

Members of the research group

Prof. Dr. Jens Steffek

Leonie Holthaus


Secretariat (open daily, 9 am – 1 pm)

Martina Dingeldein

Current research projects:

Good Functional Governance as Narrative of Political Justification

Ambivalences of Universal Democracy

EU External Energy Governance with Emerging Powers


Transnationales Regieren


Prof. Dr. Jens Steffek

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Dolivostr. 15
64293 Darmstadt
Tel: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57357
Fax: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57472
Raum: S4/23/211 (Eingang Landwehrstraße 50A)


donnerstags, 10:00 bis 11:30 Uhr

(Anmeldungsliste an der Tür von Raum 211)


Martina Dingeldein
Tel: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57356
Fax: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57472
Raum: S4/23/210

Öffnungszeiten Montag bis Freitag, 9:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

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