Welcome to my site. My name is Sebastian Gehart. I am currently a part-time PhD student with the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick. Before coming to the UK for my doctoral studies I obtained a Diploma in Political Science (major) and Law (minor) from the University of Hamburg, Germany and a M.A. in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. I previously worked in different functions for the German Federal Foreign Office, the GIZ and, as independent expert, for ECORYS Consulting and the ACP Secretariat in Brussels.
I am researching for my PhD thesis on the contested multilateral agency of the World Bank Group and the OECD for the (new) political paradigm underlying the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action. Supervisors are Prof Diane Stone and Prof Peter Burnell. Further research interests I pursue are administrative behaviour and collective decision making in international relations, global governance, foreign aid, international migration and international organisations.
I am affiliated with Warwick's Centre for Studies in Democratisation and a member of both the Political Studies Association (PSA) and the British International Studies Association (BISA).
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19. November 2011:
Paper presentation at the Young Researchers Conference on The dynamics of normative orders - persistence, motion, rupture organised by the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" at Frankfurt University, Germany
10. November 2011:
Book review published in Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 2011(4), p. 779 - 783 (in German)