Leonie Holthaus

Dr. Leonie Holthaus

Research Associate

Working area(s)

Transnational Governance

Contact

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Leonie Holthaus works as a research associate at the Institute of Political Science at the chair for “Transnational Governance”. Her research is focused on democratization and international relations. Leonie entered academia with works on regional integration and the legitimation of the monarchical rule in the Arabian Peninsula. In her PhD and the monograph (2018) resulting from it, she makes a contribution to historical and theoretical International Relations by reconstructing the impact of democratization on international relations and left-liberal democratic peace theories. As a Postdoc, Leonie begun studying democracy promotion in Tunisia and contributing to practice theoretical debates in International Relations.

Her recent research tackles the development of democracy promotion at the interface of theory and practice. She has three main research agendas within this broader framework: (1) exploration of democracy promotion changing practices in a historical manner, tracing democracy promotion back to epistemic transformations of Western colonialism; (2) application of the question of how democracy promotion is remade to an analysis of contemporary North American and German democracy promotion and academic interpretations of these activities; (3) empirical investigation of the changing practice of EU democracy assistance.

Among Leonie’s international cooperation partners is Prof. Dr. Michael Christensen. She is also a member of the network External Democracy Promotion https://www.external-democracy-promotion.eu/

Interview

Dr. Leonie Holthaus hat ein kurzes Interview zur WM 2022 und der Lage der Menschenrechte in Katar gegeben:

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Research interests

Civil Society

Democratization

International Relations

International Organizations

Postcolonial Studies

Practice Theory

Qualitative Methodologies

Since 10/2017 Senior Research Fellow at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
04/2020 – 10/2020 Acting Professor of International Politics, Potsdam University, Germany
10/2010 – 10/2017 Research Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”/Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
05/2011 – 12/2015 PhD “Justifications of International Functionalism” (Supervision by Professor Dr. Jens Steffek (Darmstadt) and Professor Dr. Duncan Bell (Cambridge) at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
08/2009 – 07/2014 Freelance work (part-time) at the Institute of Political Education of the State Hessen, Wiesbaden, Germany
10/2010 – 02/2011 Associate Lecturer at Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
10/2007 – 07/2010 Student Assistant at the Chairs of Professor Dr. Wilfried von Bredow, Professor Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Professor Dr. Thomas Noetzel at Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Visiting Positions
11/2017
Erasmus Staff Exchange in cooperation with the Division of History and Politics, University of Stirling, Scotland
02/2016 – 03/2016 Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Australia
10/2015 Erasmus Staff Exchange in cooperation with the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Wales
04/2012 – 07/2012 Research stay at Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
08/2006 – 12/2006 Visiting student at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Semester summer 2021

02-03-0015-ps Qualitative Methoden in den Internationalen Beziehungen

Mo, 12. Apr. 2021 [13:30] – Mo, 12. Jul. 2021 [15:10] Proseminar

02-03-0162-se Praxistheoretische Perspektiven in den Internationalen Beziehungen

Mo, 12. Apr. 2021 [11:40] – Mo, 12. Jul. 2021 [13:20]

WiSe 2020/21

02-03-0002-ps Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft C

Mi, 4. Nov. 2020 [11:40] – Mi, 10. Feb. 2021 [13:20]

Proseminar

02-03-0163-se Democracy promotion: Actors, objectives, critiques

Mi, 4. Nov. 2020 [15:20] – Mi, 10. Feb. 2021 [17:00]

Seminar

WiSe 2019/20

03-0002-ps Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft C

Mi, 16. Okt. 2019 [11:40] – Mo, 17. Feb. 2020 [18:00]

02-03-0154-se Demokratieförderung und Wahlbeobachtung in Tunesien

Do, 24. Okt. 2019 [10:00] – Do, 24. Okt. 2019 [18:00]

SoSe 2019

02-03-0015-ps Internationale Beziehungen II: Einführung in die Demokratieförderung: Konzepte, Akteure, Instrumente

02-03-0048-se Kritische Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen

WiSe 2018/19

02-03-0002-ps Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft C

02-03-0154-se Demokratieförderung und sozio-politische Inklusion in Tunesien

by arrangement

Publications