Dr. Alejandro Esguerra

Cohort 2008

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch, & Dr. Fabian Scholtes

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University of Potsdam

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

DFG-Research Training Group "WIPCAD"

Postdoctoral Researcher

Alejandro  Esguerra  is  a  post-doctoral  researcher  in  the  DFG  research  group ‘Wicked Problems, Contested Administration’ (WIPCAD) at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He obtained his PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin and conducted research at Cornell University, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research  - UFZ as well as the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. His work is concerned with the role of knowledge and practice  in  international  relations  theory,  transnational  private  governance and  epistemic  authority  in  global  environmental  politics.  His  most  recent publications are, with Silke Beck and Rolf Lidskog, ‘Stakeholder engagement in the making: IPBES legitimization politics’ in Global Environmental Politics, with Nicole Helmerich and Thomas Risse, ‘Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood: Contesting New Modes of Governance’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), and with Tobias Berger ‘World Politics in Translation. Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation’ (Routledge 2017).

Title of PhD Thesis

The Politics of Beginning. Transnational Governance in Action.


Research Interests

Transnational and International Institutions

Sociology of International Relations

Epistemic Authority

Global Environmental Governance

Interpretive Methods

Freie Universität Berlin
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