Jens Steffek
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I joined the Institute for Political Science in 2010 as Professor of Transnational Governance. From 2017 to 2019 I was also Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and History. I studied political science, sociology and geography at the University of Munich (MA, 1998) and completed my doctoral dissertation at the European University Institute in Florence / Italy (2002). Before coming to Darmstadt I worked at the University of Bremen, Jacobs University and the Robert-Schuman-Centre for Advanced Studies. I was a visiting professor at the University of Pavia, LUISS Guido Carli (Rome) and the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. As research fellow I visited the University of Cambridge, the University of Montréal and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). I have a wide range of research interests that include international organizations (both public and private), the history of international thought and international political theory. My latest monograph is International Organizations as Technocratic Utopia (Oxford University Press, 2021). Since April 2023 I am directing the DFG Research Training Group “Standards of Governance”.

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