Elena Sondermann, M.A.

Researcher

Room LS 118c
Phone +49-(0)203-379-4426
E-Mail elena.sondermann_at_inef.uni-due.de

Research Focus

  • IR theories
  • organization theories
  • development policy and theory
  • global (health) governance
  • the role and politics of donors
  • the aid effectiveness discourse
  • Foreign Policy Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Since December 2007
Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)

July 2007 – December 2007
Graduate Internship and Research Assistant at the Bertelsmann Foundation, project: “Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI)”

Until February 2007
Magister Artium in Political Science, Contemporary History and Economic Policy at the University of Muenster, Institute of Political Science and the University of Hull, England; Thesis on “A critical approach to the concepts of conditionality and ownership and their significance for the international development regime” (in German)

Lectures

  • Aid Effectiveness Between International Aspirations and Domestic Realities
    Presentation at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen (Prof. Philipp Dann), Schumpeter Research Group: Law and Governance of Development Cooperation, 15 August 2011
  • Myths of the Near Future: The Paris Declaration and Developmental Terminologies (with Franziska Mueller)
    6th Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference, 22-25 June 2011, Cardiff
  • The “missing half”: The Paris Declaration and the domestic world of a donor. The impact of ideational and institutional change in the UK parliament for the internalization of the aid effectiveness norm
    LSE workshop Unpacking Aid Effectiveness: Examining Donor dynamics, 21 June 2011, London
  • Critical Junctures of the Global Bureaucracy Agenda (with Christian Bueger)
    Young Researchers Workshop (YRW) “Rediscovering Global Bureaucracies – From Weber to Where” of the Standing Group of International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium of Political Science Research (ECPR), 7-8 September 2010, Stockholm
  • Coordination in Practice: The UK Department for International Development and Organizational Change
    9th Conference of the Young Researchers’ Group of the Section for International Politics of the German Association of Political Science, 28-30 May 2010, Arnoldshain
  • The Limits of Control: The Accountability of Foundations and Partnerships in Global Health
    ISA Annual Conference, 17-20 February 2010, New Orleans
  • Learning and leading the agenda: facets and sources of DFID’s changed role in international development aid
    ISA Annual Convention, 17-20 February 2010, New Orleans
  • Private Foundations as Agents of Development in Global Health: Only Efficient or also Effective? (with Cornelia Ulbert)
    5th ECPR General Conference, 10-12 September 2009, Potsdam
  • Accountability in health aid
    ISA Annual Conference, 15-18 February 2009, New York
  • Conceptualising the Harmonisation of Health Aid: An Approach to the Paris Declaration and the MDGs
    Annual Conference of the section for development theory and development policy of the German Political Science Association, 13-15 November 2008, Freiburg

Participation

  • Spokesperson of the Section “Development Theory and Policy” of the German Association of Political Science
  • Co-editor (with Cord Jakobeit, Franziska Müller, Ingrid Wehr, Aram Ziai): Entwicklungstheorien: Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen, PVS Sonderheft 2013, in preparation, (Call for Papers), German only.
  • Co-organizer of the Young Researchers’ Workshop (YRW) “Rediscovering Global Bureaucracies – From Weber to Where” of the Standing Group of International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium of Political Science Research (ECPR), 7-8 September 2010, Stockholm

Selected Publications

  • Müller, Franziska / Sondermann, Elena / Wehr, Ingrid / Jakobeit, Cord / Ziai, Aram (Hrsg.): Entwicklungstheorien: Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen , in: PVS Sonderheft Nr. 48. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 525 S.| Show details
  • Müller, Franziska / de la Fontaine, Dana / Sondermann, Elena: “Emerging donors”: Current dynamics in international development cooperation from the perspective of gift theory, in: Müller, Franziska / Sondermann, Elena / Wehr, Ingrid / Jakobeit, Cord / Ziai, Aram (Hrsg.): Entwicklungstheorien: Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen. PVS Sonderheft 48. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 249-289| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena: Der Führungsanspruch Großbritanniens im „Kampf gegen Armut“: Die britische Entwicklungspolitik von 1997 bis heute (The Claim to Leadership of Britain in the , in: Laag, Benjamin/Obermeyer, Janina-Lorena (Hrsg.): Europa in der Verantwortung. Entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen und Perspektiven. Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2013. - 103-119| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena: The Busan Process: Milestone or Stumbling Block for International Development Cooperation?. Bonn: SEF, 2012. - 1-4| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena: Was kommt nach den MDGs? Die Debatte über Konzepte und Ziele von Entwicklung im Wandel (What succeeds the MDGs? The Debate about Concepts and Goals of Development in Transition), in: Debiel, Tobias /Hippler, Jochen / Roth, Michèle / Ulbert, Cornelia (Hrsg.): Globale Trends 2013. Frieden, Entwicklung, Umwelt. Frankfurt/M.: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2012. - 173-193
  • Bueger, Christian / Hesselmann, Elena: Knowledge, Practice, and Power: Rethinking the New Agenda of International Organization Studies, in: Journal of International Organization Studies, 2: 1. 2011. - 89-95| Show details
  • Hesselmann, Elena: The Limits of Control: The Accountability of Foundations and Partnerships in Global Health, in: Simon Rushton/Owain David Williams (Hrsg.): Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. - 228-252.| Show details
  • Heßelmann, Elena / Ulbert, Cornelia: Global Health Governance in Transition, in: Debiel, Tobias / Messner, Dirk / Nuscheler, Franz / Roth, Michele / Ulbert, Cornelia (eds.): Global Trends 2010. Peace - Development - Environment. Bonn: Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden, 2010. - 41-62
  • Heßelmann, Elena / Ulbert, Cornelia: Globale Gesundheitspolitik im Wandel, in: Debiel, Tobias / Messner, Dirk / Nuscheler, Franz / Roth, Michele / Ulbert, Cornelia (Hrsg.): Globale Trends 2010. Frieden, Entwicklung, Umwelt. Frankfurt/M.: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2009. - 223-245

Publications

  • Ulbert, Cornelia / Finkenbusch, Peter / Sondermann, Elena / Debiel, Tobias (Eds.): Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility. London/New York: Routledge, 2018. - 210| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena / Ulbert, Cornelia / Finkenbusch, Peter: Introduction: Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility, in: Ulbert, Cornelia/ Finkenbusch, Peter/ Sondermann, Elena/ Debiel, Tobias (Eds.): Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility. London/New York: Routledge, 2018. - 1-18| Show details
  • Ulbert, Cornelia / Sondermann, Elena: Conclusion: Practising the Politics of Responsibility, in: Ulbert, Cornelia / Finkenbusch, Peter / Sondermann, Elena / Debiel, Tobias (Eds.): Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility. London/New York: Routledge, 2018. - 196-202| Show details
  • Müller, Franziska / Sondermann, Elena / Wehr, Ingrid / Jakobeit, Cord / Ziai, Aram (Hrsg.): Entwicklungstheorien: Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen , in: PVS Sonderheft Nr. 48. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 525 S.| Show details
  • Müller, Franziska / de la Fontaine, Dana / Sondermann, Elena: “Emerging donors”: Current dynamics in international development cooperation from the perspective of gift theory, in: Müller, Franziska / Sondermann, Elena / Wehr, Ingrid / Jakobeit, Cord / Ziai, Aram (Hrsg.): Entwicklungstheorien: Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen. PVS Sonderheft 48. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 249-289| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena: Der Führungsanspruch Großbritanniens im „Kampf gegen Armut“: Die britische Entwicklungspolitik von 1997 bis heute (The Claim to Leadership of Britain in the , in: Laag, Benjamin/Obermeyer, Janina-Lorena (Hrsg.): Europa in der Verantwortung. Entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen und Perspektiven. Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2013. - 103-119| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena: The Busan Process: Milestone or Stumbling Block for International Development Cooperation?. Bonn: SEF, 2012. - 1-4| Show details
  • Sondermann, Elena: Was kommt nach den MDGs? Die Debatte über Konzepte und Ziele von Entwicklung im Wandel (What succeeds the MDGs? The Debate about Concepts and Goals of Development in Transition), in: Debiel, Tobias /Hippler, Jochen / Roth, Michèle / Ulbert, Cornelia (Hrsg.): Globale Trends 2013. Frieden, Entwicklung, Umwelt. Frankfurt/M.: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2012. - 173-193
  • Bueger, Christian / Hesselmann, Elena: Knowledge, Practice, and Power: Rethinking the New Agenda of International Organization Studies, in: Journal of International Organization Studies, 2: 1. 2011. - 89-95| Show details
  • Hesselmann, Elena: The Limits of Control: The Accountability of Foundations and Partnerships in Global Health, in: Simon Rushton/Owain David Williams (Hrsg.): Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. - 228-252.| Show details
  • Heßelmann, Elena / Ulbert, Cornelia: Global Health Governance in Transition, in: Debiel, Tobias / Messner, Dirk / Nuscheler, Franz / Roth, Michele / Ulbert, Cornelia (eds.): Global Trends 2010. Peace - Development - Environment. Bonn: Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden, 2010. - 41-62
  • Heßelmann, Elena / Ulbert, Cornelia: Globale Gesundheitspolitik im Wandel, in: Debiel, Tobias / Messner, Dirk / Nuscheler, Franz / Roth, Michele / Ulbert, Cornelia (Hrsg.): Globale Trends 2010. Frieden, Entwicklung, Umwelt. Frankfurt/M.: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2009. - 223-245