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Dr. Matthew D. Stephen

Portrait Dr. Matthew D. Stephen (David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • international institutions
  • rising powers
  • global political economy
  • International Relations
fon: +49 30 25491 284
fax: +49 30 25491 342
mail: matthew [dot] stephen [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Research Unit

since 01/2013
Research Fellow in the research unit Global Governance

Fellow at the Research Group "International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?"

Visiting Scholar at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

WZB Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sydney

Doctoral degree, Department of Political Science, Free University of Berlin; Dissertation: "Pivotal Rising Powers: India, Brazil, South Africa and Contestation in Global Governance" (summa cum laude)

PhD candidate at the WZB in conjunction with doctoral scholarship from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Einstein Doctoral Fellow, Hebrew University

Research Assistant, Department of Political Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Masters in Political Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Tutor, Department of Political Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Selected Publications
  • Stephen, Matthew D. (2017): "Emerging Powers and Emerging Trends in Global Governance". In: Global Governance - A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, Vol. 23, No. 3, S. 483-502.
  • Stephen, Matthew D. (2015): "'Can You Pass the Salt?'. The Legitimacy of International Institutions and Indirect Speech". In: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 21, No. 4, S. 768-792. (vorab online publiziert 3. März 2015)
  • Stephen, Matthew D. (2014): "Rising Powers, Global Capitalism and Liberal Global Governance. A Historical Materialist Account of the BRICs Challenge". In: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 4, 21.05.2014, S. 912-938. (Vorab online publiziert 21. Mai 2014)
  • Stephen, Matthew D. (2014): "States, Norms and Power. Emerging Powers and Global Order". In: Millennium - Journal of International Studies, Vol. 42, No. 3, S. 888-896.
  • Stephen, Matthew D. (2012): "Rising Regional Powers and International Institutions. The Foreign Policy Orientations of India, Brazil and South Africa". In: Global Society, Vol. 26, No. 3, Special Issue "Regional Powers and Global Redistribution", S. 289-309.
  • Stephen, Matthew (2011): "Globalisation and Resistance. Struggles over Common Sense in the Global Political Economy". In: Review of International Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1, S. 209-228. (Vorab online publiziert 12. Oktober 2010)
  • Zürn, Michael/Stephen, Matthew (2010): "The View of Old and New Powers on the Legitimacy of International Institutions". In: Politics, Vol. 30, No. S1, Special Issue "Perspectives on the Changing Global Distribution of Power", edited by Alasdair R. Young/Jane Duckett/Paul Graham, S. 91-101.
  • Nel, Philip/Stephen, Matthew (2010): "The Foreign Economic Policies of Regional Powers in the Developing World". In: Daniel Flemes (Ed.): Regional Leadership in the Global System. Ideas, Interests and Strategies of Regional Powers. Farnham: Ashgate, S. 71-90.
  • Stephen, Matthew D. (2009): "Alter-Globalism as Counter-Hegemony. Evaluating the 'Postmodern Prince'". In: Globalizations, Vol. 6, No. 4, S. 483-498.
Duration: ongoing since 2014
Funding: WZB
Duration: ongoing since 2013
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 (HSFK), Prof. Dr. Klaus Dieter Wolf (HSFK)
Duration: ongoing since 2012
Funding: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (SAW)