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Om Kilian Spandler
Kilian Spandler is an International Relations researcher specializing in the role of regions in world politics. His expertise covers regional governance in Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia. In his book “Regional Organizations in International Society” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), he provides a historical lens on the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU), and develops a theory of normative arguing for the analysis of regional organizations.
Kilian’s main research interests are:
- The transformation of national sovereignty and its impact on transboundary cooperation in the Global South;
- The role of populism in international cooperation
- The relation between regional organizations and global actors (especially the UN) in peacekeeping and security;
- Theories of regionalism;
- Normative pluralism and the ethics of global governance.
Kilian obtained his PhD from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 2016. He then worked as a Visiting Lecturer in International Relations at the Universities of Würzburg and Freiburg until mid-2017, before joining the School of Global Studies as a post-doctoral researcher.
Besides these more academic undertakings, Kilian is an advocate of making young voices heard in International Relations. From 2016 to 2019, he was a board member of the Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR), a platform for transnational projects launched by students and young professionals. Within IFAIR, he also founded the EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue, in which participants from Europe and Southeast Asia develop recommendations for policy-makers in the two regions.
UNAMID and the Legitimation of Global-Regional Peacekeeping Cooperation: Partnership and Friction in UN-AU
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding - 2020-01-01
Populist Governments and the EU: An ever more Distant
School of Blogal Studies - 2020-01-01
Regional Organizations in Southeast
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies - 2020-01-01
ASEAN's Humanitarian Cooperation: What does the Rakhine Crisis Tell
ASEAN Insights - 2019-01-01
Global-Regional Security Cooperation in a ’Multiplex’
International Relations in the Age of Disruption: Power Shift, Power Diffusion and New Complexities. Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Students Conference IPGSC 2018 - 2019-01-01
Regional Organizations in International Society: ASEAN, the EU and the Politics of Normative
Primary Institutional Dynamics and the Emergence of Regional Governance in Southeast Asia: Constructing Post-Colonial International
International Organization in the Anarchical Society: The Institutional Structure of World Order - 2018-01-01
Regional standards of membership and enlargement in the EU and
Asia Europe Journal - 2018-01-01
Die EU als globaler Entwicklungsakteur: Drei
Diplomatisches Magazin - 2017-01-01