Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch, & Dr. Fabian Scholtes
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.
Transnational and International Institutions
Sociology of International Relations
Global Environmental Governance