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Benjamin Daßler

Dr. Benjamin Daßler



Department of Political Science
Chair for Global Governace and Public Policy
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Room: H 104
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180 9054

Office hours:
Monday 10.15 -11.00

Further Information

Benjamin is a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Global Governance and Public Policy at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science. His research focuses on international regime complexity, the contestation of international organisations and institutional change in the context of power transitions. In his research, he applies a broad spectrum of methods, ranging from qualitative case studies and network analyses to experimental methods and quantitative regression analyses.

Since April 2024, Benjamin has been leading the three-year research project POLCON funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). POLCON takes a comprehensive, cross-policy approach, analyzing the politics of contender institutions in regime complexes across time and space. For more information and recent project-related publications, please visit the project homepage.

What can Euro 2024 teach EU leaders about global politics? Check out the recent article for Verfassungsblog by Moritz Weiss and Benjamin Dassler 


Recent publications

2024 "The Contender’s Momentum? COVID-19 and IO relations in the regime complex of financial assistance. Forthcoming at the Chinese Journal of International Politics (CJIP).

2023 "The Institutional Topology of International Regime Complexes - Mapping Inter-Institutional Structures in Global Governance" Oxford University Press (OUP). Available at: 

2024 "Is there a religious bias? Attitudes towards Military Humanitarian Intervention in Germany." Available Open Access at the European Journal of International Security (EJIS) (with Bernhard Zangl and Hilde van Meegdenburg).

2023 "Eine Krise liberaler Hegemonie: Die Trump-Administration und die Kontestation der Liberalen Internationalen Ordnung." In: Böller, Florian/Werner, Welf (eds.): Hegemonialer Wandel Globaler Wirtschafts- und Sicherheitsordnungen in der Ära Trump. J.B. Metzler Cham. Available at: 

2022 "Good(s) for Everyone? Policy Area Competition and Institutional Topologies in the Regime Complexes of Tax Avoidance and Intellectual Property." Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD). Available at: 

2022 "Disentangling Institutional Contestation by Established Powers: Types of Contestation Frames and Varying Opportunities for the Re-Legitimation of International Institutions." Online First at Global Constitutionalism (GlobCon) (with Andreas Kruck, Tim Heinkelmann- Wild & Raphaela Hobbach).Open Access: 

2022 "Wann eskalieren westliche Mächte institutionelle Kontestation? Interne Kontrolle, externe Effekte und Modi der Kontestation internationaler Institutionen", Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (with Tim Heinkelmann- Wild and Andreas Kruck). Open Access: 

2019 "Interactions between hard and soft power: the institutional adaptation of international intellectual property protection to global power shifts." European Journal of International Relations, 25(2), 588-612. (with Andreas Kruck and Bernhard Zangl). 

2021 "Mitleids- und Hilfsmüdigkeit bei humanitären Krisen: Zum Effekt übermäßigen Medienkonsums" Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, 28. Jg. (2021), Heft 2, S. 246 – 264. Veröffentlicht in Open Access. DOI: 10.5771/0946-7165-2021-2-24612020 (with Hilde van Meegdenburg and Bernhard Zangl).

2021 “A Crisis from Within: The Trump Administration and the Erosion of the Liberal International Order.” In: Böller, Florian/Werner, Welf (eds.): A Hegemonic Transition? Reconfigurations of Global Economic and Security Orders in the Age of Trump. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-74505-9 (with Andreas Kruck and Tim Heinkelmann-Wild).

2020 “Humanitarian Interventions: Saving Close and Distant Strangers.” Forschungsreihe Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung Nr. 53 (with Hilde van Meegdenburg and Bernhard Zangl).