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Christian Bueger

  • Professor
  • Professor of International Relations
  • University of Copenhagen
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European Journal of International Security

Lead Editor (Europe)

2014 - Present

Recent publications

  • How do small island states maximize influence? Creole diplomacy and the smart state foreign policy of the Seychelles

    • Bueger C
    • Wivel A
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  • International practice theories

    • Bueger C
    • Gadinger F
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Professional experience

Professor of International Relations

Kobenhavns Universitet

August 2018 - Present

Honorary Professor

University of Seychelles

August 2017 - Present

Professor of International Relations

Cardiff University

August 2017 - July 2018(a year)

Reader in International Relations

Cardiff University

July 2014 - July 2017(3 years)


Cardiff University

January 2012 - July 2014(3 years)

Leverhulme Fellow

Greenwich Maritime Institute

June 2011 - January 2012(7 months)

Researcher and Visiting Lecturer

Institute of Development and Peace (INEF)

September 2009 - May 2011(2 years)


European University Institute

September 2005 - December 2010(5 years)



European University Institute

September 2005 - December 2011(6 years)


Goethe University of Frankfurt

Research interests

United NationsGlobal GovernanceAssemblagesActor-Network TheoryIndian OceanEpistemic PracticesMaritime Domain AwarenessPiracyMaritime SecurityInternational OrganizationsInternational Relations TheoryExpertisePractice Theory


My major research interest is in two areas of research: Maritime Security and the epistemic foundations of global order. Attempting to combine insights from international relations theory and theories of global governance with contemporary practice theory, new (french) pragmatism and science studies (noteably post-ANT) I study processes and practices of ordering the globe. My empirical interest lies in understanding how the merging fields of security, peace and development, become re-ordered by international organizations (UN, EU, AU), secretariats (e.g. the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations), expert commissions (e.g. the Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty) and academic research (e.g. the discipline of International Relations). In my current research I focus on how the international community handles the problem of piracy, and how it leads to new practices of cooperation and governance.


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