People - 01.02.2018 - 00:00 

Appointment: Klaus Dingwerth

As of 1 February 2018, Prof. Dr. Klaus Dingwerth will be Professor for Political Sciences, specialising in the political theory of the globalised and digital society.

1 February 2018. Dr. Klaus Dingwerth was born on 24 December 1976 and is a German and Swiss citizen.

Dr. Dingwerth completed his political science studies at TU Dresden, the University of Kent in Canterbury and the Free University of Berlin. Subsequently, he began his doctoral studies at the Free University of Berlin, successfully completing these in 2006. The topic of his doctoral thesis was "The Democratic Legitimacy of Transnational Rulemaking". Between 2005 and 2010 he worked as a researcher at the "Institute for Intercultural and International Studies" (InIIS). Dr. Dingwerth qualified as a professor at the University of Bremen in 2011.

Since 2010, Dr. Dingwerth has been active as head of the research group "Changing Norms of Global Governance", financed by the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Initially, he carried out this function at the University of Bremen and until September 2015, at the University of St.Gallen, where he began working as an assistant professor on 1 January 2014.

Research: Political theory and international relations

Dr. Dingwerth pursues an innovative research programme, which, at the interface between political theory and international relations, grapples with analytical and normative issues concerning the legitimacy of supranational governance. Among other issues, his analytical research explores the shift of international politics towards global governance. His normative research focuses, for example, on the possibilities for democracy under the conditions of globalisation and the connection between democracy and justice at the global, political level.

Publications in renowned journals

Dr. Dingwerth has published articles in many renowned journals such as the "European Journal of International Relations", "International Studies Quarterly", "Global Environmental Politics" and "Global Governance". Of his two books, "The New Transnationalism" (2007) was particularly widely read. In his future research, alongside the transformative effects of globalisation and climate change, Dr. Dingwerth intends to examine the significance of digitalisation for the processes of community building, democratic governance and the political experience of the individual.

Classes at all levels

Dr. Dingwerth will hold classes in the field of political theory at all levels (Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level), in English and in German. He will also make a notable contribution within the framework of the SEPS strategy and the digitalisation strategy of the University of St.Gallen.

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