Nicole Deitelhoff


Nicole Deitelhoff is Professor of International Relations and Theories of Global Orders at the Goethe University Frankfurt; she is also Executive Director of the Leibniz Institute Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK), where she is responsible for the research departments on “International Institutions” and “Transnational Actors” (co-director). She is currently spokesperson of the Leibniz Research Network “Crises of a Globalized World” and one of the three spokespersons for the newly founded federal Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RISC). The focal points of her research on international political theory, global governance, security policy, and social movements. At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Deitelhoff will work on the programme “The Future of Democracy”.

Selected Publications

  • “Rule and Resistance Beyond the Nation State” (with Felix Anderl, Christopher Daase, Victor Kempf, Jannik Pfister and Philip Wallmeier), 2019
  • “Staatlichkeit im Wandel. Was bleibt vom Staat? Demokratie, Recht und Verfassung im globalen Zeitalter“, 2009
  • “Überzeugung in der Politik. Grundzüge einer Diskurstheorie internationalen Regierens“, 2006


What gives you hope?

That nothing is written in stone.

How does change happen?

By believing that nothing is written in stone.

What is the best advice you ever got?

You should be more explicit here.


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