Dr. Martin Binder


martin.binder [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Former Staff Member of the Research Unit
Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit

Research fields

International institutions | Humanitarian intervention | United Nations | International Legitimacy and Authority


since 10/2015 Associate Professor, University of Reading

since 10/2015 Guest researcher at the WZB unit Global Governance

01−04/2013 WZB Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Harvard University

04/2005−09/2015 Member of the research unit Global Governance; completed doctorate within the framework of the Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions (TKI) research program

06/2009 Doctoral degree, Department of Political Science, Otto Suhr Institute, Free University of Berlin; dissertation: “The Selectivity of Humanitarian Intervention” (summa cum laude)

2004−2005 Research Fellow, Center for International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Tübingen

2004 Master in Political Science and Modern History, University of Tübingen

2002 Diplôme in Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Selected Publications

Binder, Martin/Heupel, Monika (2015): "The Legitimacy of the UN Security Council. Evidence from Recent General Assembly Debates". In: International Studies Quarterly - A Publication of the International Studies Association, Vol. 59, No. 2, S. 238-250. (vorab online publiziert 13. Mai 2014)
Binder, Martin (2013): "Die Politisierung internationaler Sicherheitsinstitutionen? Der UN-Sicherheitsrat und NGOs". In: Michael Zürn/Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt (Hg.): Die Politisierung der Weltpolitik. Umkämpfte internationale Institutionen. Edition Suhrkamp, Nr. 2659. Berlin: Suhrkamp, S. 134-157.
Zürn, Michael/Binder, Martin/Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias (2012): "International Authority and Its Politicization". In: International Theory - A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy, Vol. 4, No. 1, S. 69-106.
Binder, Martin (2009): "Humanitarian Crises and the International Politics of Selectivity". In: Human Rights Review, Vol. 10, No. 3, S. 327-348.
Duration: ongoing since 04.2012
Funding: Leibniz Association (SAW Senate Competition Committee; 04.2012−03.2016); WZB (since 04.2016)
Staff: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Dr. Martin Binder, Autumn Lockwood Payton, Ph.D., Dr. Matthew D. Stephen, Dr. Alexandros Tokhi, Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte (GIGA), Dr. Miriam Prys (GIGA), Prof. Dr. Harald Müller (PRIF), Prof. Dr. Klaus Dieter Wolf (PRIF)
Duration: ongoing since 2012
Funding: Leibniz Association (SAW Senate Competition Committee; 04.2012−03.2016); WZB (since 04.2016)


martin.binder [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin