Dr Benjamin Faude
- Lecturer International Relations (Politics)
Dr Benjamin Faude is Lecturer in International Relations. Before joining Glasgow, he worked at Newcastle University, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He also held visiting positions at the University of California at Berkeley and at Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Moreover, Dr Faude taught at the University of Bamberg, at Free University Berlin, and at Charles University in Prague. He holds a PhD from the University of Bamberg (Germany).
Dr Faude's research seeks to contribute to a better understanding of how institutional complexity affects the prospects of effective and legitimate global governance. The results of his research have been published in leading international journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Theory, The Review of International Organizations, Global Policy, and Global Environmental Politics. Dr Faude's Google Scholar profile can be accessed here; and his ResearchGate profile is available here.
He is an active member of the Global Policy North network which is a consortium of scholars from various disciplines and universities, working on a range of global governance and global policy issues.
Dr Faude is the recipient of LSE's 2020-2021 Excellence in Education Award for outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership.
Dr Faude's research is inspired by the observation that virtually all the existing global policy challenges, such as environmental sustainability, financial stability, the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies, migration, and global health are governed by diverse sets of global governance institutions which find their competences overlapping under no coordination from an overarching authority. The key question that motivates his work is: to what extent is effective and legitimate global governance possible in this institutional context?
To provide persuasive and meaningful answers, Dr Faude analyses how institutional complexity affects contemporary global governance and, within this context, the normative qualities of global governance institutions. Theoretically, his research draws on and contributes to rational, historical, and sociological institutionalism. Methodologically, Dr Faude is committed to multi-method research combining qualitative, quantitative, and formal methods.
I am interested in supervising PhD students on all topics that revolve around global governance institutions. I am especially keen to supervise PhD students who work on institutional complexity in global governance.
POLITIC4171: International Organisations (together with Dr Giuseppe Zaccaria)
POLITIC5081: International Organisations