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Catherine Goetze

Senior Lecturer in International Relations
School of Social Sciences

Room 509 , Social Sciences

+61 3 62262326 (phone)

Catherine.Goetze@utas.edu.au

Dr Catherine Goetze is senior lecturer in International Relations in the discipline Politics and International Relations. Her current research “Family matters in world politics” specialises in feminist international relations and the sociology of world politics with a  special focus on families. She is author of “The Distinction of Peace” (University of Michigan Press, 2017) on the sociology of international peacebuilders based on a research project on United Nations peacebuilding staff funded by the British Academy.

Biography

Prior to joining UTAS, Dr Goetze was from Senior Lecturer in Global Studies at the University of Sussex (UK) where she was in charge of foundational course “Global Studies”. She joined UoS from the University of Nottingham (2005-2014) for which she was seconded to the university’s China campus (2007-2014). At the University of Nottingham Ningbo China she built up the School of International Studies which expanded under her leadership from 80 to more than 400 students in three undergraduate and one post-graduate courses. In 2012, the BA International Studies was the only English program to be awarded the title ‘Key Excellence Program of Zhejiang’.

Before joining the University of Nottingham, Dr Goetze was senior research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and a post-doctoral fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris. Before obtaining her PhD she had  been a junior research fellow at the Social Science Centre Berlin in a project on Germany’s humanitarian assistance directed by Professor Wolf-Dieter Eberwein.

During this time she also worked as a journalist for the daily Berliner Zeitung and the online news site www.netzeitung.de. In 2000, she had worked as a consultant for the German Red Cross.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2002. “Rudimentary civil society. Red Cross societies in former Yugoslavia” under the supervision of Professor Wolf-Dieter Eberwein and Professor Thomas Risse (magna cum laude).
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en relations internationales, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France, 1997.
  • Diplom-Politologin, Free University Berlin, Germany, 1995.
  • German-French Diplom, Free University Berlin, Germany and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France, 1994.

Languages (other than English)

  • German (native speaker)
  • French (quasi-native speaker)
  • Dutch (reading and listening comprehension)
  • Italian (reading and listening comprehension)
  • Spanish (reading comprehension)
  • Mandarin Chinese (advanced beginner)

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Section Program Chair of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of International Studies Association, 2019-2021.
  • Member International Studies Association
  • Member of American Political Science Association
  • Senior Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy, UK

Administrative expertise

  • 2019 Head of Discipline Politics and International Relations at UTAS
  • 2017-18 Associate Head of Learning and Teaching School of Social Sciences at UTAS
  • 2015-16 Course coordinator ‘Global Studies’ at the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex
  • 2007-2014 Head of School of International Studies at UNNC

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Dr Goetze is teaching the 200-level core unit HIR202 International Security, the 300-level core unit HIR308 International Cooperation, and the 300-level elective unit HIR306 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder.

Research Appointments

Since 2019 Assessor Board Politics for the Australian Research Council

Since 2019 Scientific Committee of PARISS, Political Anthropology Research on International Social Science

2020-2021 Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section Book Award Committee

2021 Chair of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section Student Paper Award Committee

Research Invitations

International Studies Association Annual Convention (virtual)

Author: 'Dynasties in world politics. Family capital and access to power from a global perspective.'
Author: 'Migration and IR: Migration as global economy of population exchange'
Participant on Roundtable: 'Writing Saved Me: Re-textualising Global Politics'
Participant on Roundtable: 'Feminist Gut Check: Care in the Time of Coranavirus'

International Journal of Feminist Politics Conference (virtual)

Author: “Rethinking the Family in International Feminist Theory”

Australian National University, International Relations Seminars Series

Author: “Families in IR: A model and a metaphor”

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Expertise

  1. A capability statement that describes your research expertise and how it brings about change.

    In her recent research on families in world politics, Dr Goetze is opening up a novel research field in international politics. Her research brings together feminist theorising on world politics with empirical explorations on families as agents of world politics (e.g. in the form of political dynasties) and as subjects of it (e.g. as migrants). Her research advances theoretical discussions about the masculinity of states, and furthers empirical insights into the social structures and effects of migration, globalised family policies and international diplomacy and politics.

    Dr Goetze has made contributions to the field of international political sociology, global governance and feminist international relations. She has notably introduced multi-variate sociological methods into the analysis of peace operations and advanced the study of the organisational sociology of peacebuilding agents. She has presented her methodology in the UK, China and Canada, and mentored junior colleagues in the UK, in China and in Europe.

  2. A list of your areas of research expertise, listed in order of expertise.
  • Women, children and families in world politics
  • Peacebuilding, statebuilding, peacekeeping
  • United Nations and international cooperation
  • Migration and world politics
  • Critical theories of international relations

Awards

2017 - UTAS College of Arts, Law and Education Hothouse research priming grant ($1,980)

2013 - UNNC research grant (~ $3000)

2013 - University of Nottingham Teaching Development Grant (~ $28,000)

2012 - Senior Fellow British Higher Education Academy

2012 - Key Excellence Award for social science study program I devised and managed in Zhejiang Province, China (<10% award rate, mine was the only foreign-language programme, ~ $70,000)

2010 - UNNC research leave grant (~ $3000)

2007 - British Academy Large Research Grant (LRG-45483) (~ $45,000)

2004 - Post-doctoral research grant from German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (~ $16,000)

Current projects

My current research project “Family matters in world politics” investigates the role of family as metaphor and model for state and international politics, and the role of families as agents of world politics.

Theoretically, the project seeks to rethink the multiple ways how patriarchal and highly gendered, racialized and classed imaginaries of family have shaped the international and its politics. This implies a rethinking the notion of the patrimonial state and by reconceptualising gender relations in world politics as complex relational processes of patriarchal bargains. Empirically, the project looks at specific areas of world politics where the patrimonial model of the state and of the international have an important impact on families.

One such area is, for instance, migration governance where the gendered structures of migration flows are reflected in its social and political-economic conditions as well as in prevalent normative-cultural discourses on deserving and undeserving migrants.

Fields of Research

  • International relations (440808)
  • Gender studies (440599)
  • Urban sociology and community studies (441016)
  • Migration (440303)

Research Objectives

  • International organisations (230303)
  • International relations (230399)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Structure, delivery and resourcing (230113)
  • Gender and sexualities (230108)

Publications

Total publications

41

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2019Journal ArticleGoetze C, 'Learning in peacebuilding - mission impossible?', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 13, (3) pp. 340-356. ISSN 1750-2977 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2019.1610990 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2017BookGoetze C, 'The distinction of peace: a social analysis of peacebuilding', University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, pp. 295. ISBN 978-0-472-07341-2 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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2016Chapter in BookGoetze C, 'Bringing Claude Levi-Strauss and Pierre Bourdieu Together for a Post-structuralist Methodology to Analyse Myths', Myth and Narrative in International Politics: Interpretive Approaches to the Study of IR, Palgrave Macmillan, B Blieseman de Guevara (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 87-105. ISBN 978-1-137-53751-5 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53752-2_5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2014Chapter in BookGoetze C, 'Statebuilding in a Vacuum: Sierra Leone and the Missing International Political Economy of Civil Wars', The Post-Conflict Environment: Investigation and Critique, University of Michigan Press, DB Monk and J Mundy (ed), Ann Arbor, pp. 25-67. ISBN 978-0-472-07223-1 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Journal ArticleGoetze C, Bliesemann de Guevara B, 'Cosmopolitanism and the culture of peacebuilding', Review of International Studies, 40, (4) pp. 771-802. ISSN 0260-2105 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S026021051300051X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2013Journal ArticleGoetze C, 'The Particularism of Cosmopolitanism', Global Society, 27, (1) pp. 91-114. ISSN 1360-0826 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2012.734284 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Journal ArticleGoetze C, Guzina D, 'Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, Nationbuilding - Turtles All the Way Down?', Civil Wars, 10, (4) pp. 319-347. ISSN 1369-8249 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13698240802354458 [eCite] [Details]

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Journal Article

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2020Goetze C, 'Political sociology of peacebuilding organizations. Introduction', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 14, (5) pp. 577-595. ISSN 1750-2977 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1825206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2019Goetze C, 'Learning in peacebuilding - mission impossible?', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 13, (3) pp. 340-356. ISSN 1750-2977 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2019.1610990 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2018Goetze C, 'Response to Sabrina Karim and Kyle Beardsley's review of The Distinction of Peace: A Social Analysis of Peacebuilding', Perspectives on Politics, 16, (2) pp. 499. ISSN 1537-5927 (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/S1537592718000701 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Goetze C, 'Burgerschaftslose Fluchtlinge', Wissenschaft und Frieden, 35, (2) pp. 30-33. ISSN 0947-3971 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2017Goetze C, 'Burgerschaftslose Fluchtlinge', Wissenschaft und Frieden pp. 30-32. ISSN 0742-3071 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

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2014Goetze C, Bliesemann de Guevara B, 'Cosmopolitanism and the culture of peacebuilding', Review of International Studies, 40, (4) pp. 771-802. ISSN 0260-2105 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S026021051300051X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2013Goetze C, 'The Particularism of Cosmopolitanism', Global Society, 27, (1) pp. 91-114. ISSN 1360-0826 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2012.734284 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Goetze C, 'Global Society: Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship', 27, (1) ISSN 1360-0826 (2013) [Edited Journal]

DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2012.734286 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Goetze C, 'Civil Wars: Statebuilding', 10, (4) ISSN 1369-8249 (2008) [Edited Journal]

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2008Goetze C, 'When democracies go to war: public debate and the French decision on war in 1999 and 2003', Global Society, 22, (1) pp. 57-74. ISSN 1360-0826 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13600820701740738 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2008Goetze C, 'Global Governance und die asymmetrische Verwirklichung von global citizenship : die Humanitarisierung des Fluchtlingsregimes', Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 41 pp. 531-549. ISSN 0032-3470 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Goetze C, Guzina D, 'Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, Nationbuilding - Turtles All the Way Down?', Civil Wars, 10, (4) pp. 319-347. ISSN 1369-8249 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13698240802354458 [eCite] [Details]

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2006Goetze C, 'Gewalt - Soziologische Perspektiven', Welttrends, 52 ISSN 0944-8101 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2004Goetze C, 'Civil society organizations in failing states: the Red Cross in Bosnia and Albania', International Peacekeeping, 11, (4) pp. 664-682. ISSN 1353-3312 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1353331042000248713 [eCite] [Details]

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2001Goetze C, 'Humanitarian activities of the German Red Cross in the Balkans', Revue internationale de la Croix Rouge, 83, (844) pp. 1127-1150. ISSN 1816-3831 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1560775500183567 [eCite] [Details]

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Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Goetze C, 'The distinction of peace: a social analysis of peacebuilding', University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, pp. 295. ISBN 978-0-472-07341-2 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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2017Goetze C, 'The Distinction of Peace: A Social Analysis of Peacebuilding', University of Michigan Press, United States, pp. 296. ISBN 978-0-472-07341-2 (2017) [Authored Other Book]

DOI: 10.3998/mpub.7484138 [eCite] [Details]

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2005Goetze C, 'Rudimentare Zivilgesellschaften, Das Rote Kreuz auf dem Balkan', Munster Lit Verlag, Germany, pp. 288. ISBN 3-8258-6821-4 (2005) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(13 outputs)
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2021Goetze C, Bliesemann de Guevara B, 'International Political Sociology of Peacebuilding', The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation, Oxford University Press, OP Richmond and G Visoka (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780190904418 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190904418.013.7 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Goetze C, 'Raising Children in Strangeness', Troubling Motherhood: Maternality in Global Politics, Oxford University Press, LB Hall, AL Weissman and LJ Shepherd (ed), New York ISBN 9780190939182 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190939182.001.0001 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Bliesemann de Guevara B, Goetze C, 'Myths and the international politics of intervention and statebuilding', Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding, Edward Edgar Publishing, N Lemay-Hebert and C Bell (ed), Cheltenham, UK, pp. 241-249. ISBN 978 1 78811 622 0 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Goetze C, 'Bringing Claude Levi-Strauss and Pierre Bourdieu Together for a Post-structuralist Methodology to Analyse Myths', Myth and Narrative in International Politics: Interpretive Approaches to the Study of IR, Palgrave Macmillan, B Blieseman de Guevara (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 87-105. ISBN 978-1-137-53751-5 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53752-2_5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2016Goetze C, 'Warlords and States: A Contemporary Myth of the International System', Myth and Narrative in International Politics: Interpretive Approaches to the Study of IR, Palgrave Macmillan UK, B Blieseman de Guevara (ed), London, pp. 129-146. ISBN 978-1-137-53751-5 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53752-2_7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2014Goetze C, 'Statebuilding in a Vacuum: Sierra Leone and the Missing International Political Economy of Civil Wars', The Post-Conflict Environment: Investigation and Critique, University of Michigan Press, DB Monk and J Mundy (ed), Ann Arbor, pp. 25-67. ISBN 978-0-472-07223-1 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Goetze C, Bliesemann de Guevera B, 'The 'Statebuilding Habitus' : UN Staff and the Cultural Dimension of Liberal Intervention in Kosovo', Statebuilding and State-Formation: The Political Sociology of Intervention, Routledge, B Blieseman de Guevera (ed), London, pp. 198-213. ISBN 978-0415676977 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Goetze C, 'Waltz: A Theory of International Politics', Wiedergelesen: Klassiker & Geheimtipps der Sozialwissenschaften, WeltTrends Lehrtexte, CS Widdau and T Haberstroh (ed), Potsdam, pp. 63-65. ISBN 978-3-941880-69-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Goetze C, 'Morgenthau: Politics among Nations', Wiedergelesen: Klassiker & Geheimtipps der Sozialwissenschaften, WeltTrends Lehrtexte, CS Widdau and T Haberstroh (ed), Potsdam, pp. 61-62. ISBN 978-3-941880-69-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Goetze C, 'Statebuilding and Nationbuilding', The International Studies Encyclopedia, Wiley-Blackwell, RA Denemark (ed), Chichester, pp. 6593-6614. ISBN 9780191842665 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Goetze C, 'Whose civil society is it anyway?', China's Opening Society: The Non-State Sector and Governance, Routledge, Z Yongnian and J Fewsmith (ed), London, pp. 21-43. ISBN 9780415546393 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Goetze C, 'Sameness and Distinction: Understanding Democratic Peace in a Bourdieusan Perspective', Democratic Wars: Looking at the Dark Side of Democratic Peace, Palgrave Macmillan UK, A Gies, L Brock, and H Mueller (ed), Houndsmill, pp. 170-191. ISBN 978-1-4039-9500-1 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/9780230626560 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53

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2004Goetze C, 'Die Bedeutung von Staatsversagen und Anomie fur zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen', Zivilgesellschaft - national und international: WZB-Jahrbuch 2003, edition sigma, D Gosewinkel, D Rucht, W van den Daele, and J Kocka (ed), Berlin, pp. 201-222. ISBN 978-3894042998 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Goetze C, 'The Same Old Story of Peacebuilding: Institution Building, Legitimacy and Global Governance', International Peacekeeping, 23, (1) pp. 211-217. ISSN 1353-3312 (2016) [Review Several Works]

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2016Goetze C, 'Spaces of Aid, How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 10, (1) pp. 133-135. ISSN 1750-2985 (2016) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2015.1094268 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Goetze C, 'The UN and Human Rights, Who Guards the Guardians?', International Peacekeeping, 20, (5) pp. 641-643. ISSN 1353-3312 (2013) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2013.864010 [eCite] [Details]

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Other Public Output

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Goetze C, 'Destroying and building democracy, a German view', EU Referendum Analysis 2016, The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Poole, England (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Goetze C, 'Lexit will only strengthen nationalism', openDemocracy, openDemocracy Limited, United Kingdom, 31 May 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2008Goetze C, 'Royaume-Uni: une autonomie importante', La lettre de l'etudiant (2008) [Media Interview]

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2005Goetze C, 'Humanitare Hilfe - Das Dilemma der Hilfsorganisationen', Neue Kriege, Akteure Getwaltmarkte, Okonomie, Wochenshau Verlag/ Landeszentrale fur politische Bildung, Germany, pp. 119-146. (2005) [Magazine Article]

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2003Goetze C, 'Humanitare Hilfe unter Beschuss: Das Dilemma von Hilfsorganisationen im Konfliktalltag', HSFK-Standpunkte, Hessische Stifftung fur Friedens und Konfliktforschung/ Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Frankfurt a.M., 7 (2003) [Magazine Article]

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1999Goetze C, 'Von der humanitaren zur Entwicklungshilfe', WZB discussion papers: Entwicklung, Konflikt, Nothilfe und die ambivalente Aktualitat des Kontinuum-Ansatzes, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung, Berlin, 50 (1999) [Report Other]

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1998Goetze C, 'Humanitare Organisationen und Zivilgesellschaft', WZB discussion papers: Konzeptionelle Uberlegungen zum zivilgesellschaftlichen Charakter von Nichtregierungsorganisationen, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Berlin (1998) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$70,894

Projects

Families in world politics (2017)$3,810
Description
The aim of the project is to unveil the role of families in world politics.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,810)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Goetze C
Year
2017
Who governs? The political sociology of UN interim administrators (2007 - 2008)$67,084
Funding
British Academy Large Research Grant (LRG-45483)  ($67,084)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Sussex
Research Team
Goetze C
Period
2007 - 2008

Research Supervision

Dr Goetze welcomes HDR projects on global governance, international organisations, peacebuilding and peacekeeping, feminist IR or in international political sociology.

Current HDR candidates:

  • Jo Haddon: “Modernity in International Society”
  • Catherine Searle: “Developing an Integrated Framework for Peace & Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) on Development Projects in Conflict Zones”
  • Omar Ben Haman: “The Impact of ‘INDH’ Programs on Social Inclusion of People Living in Urban Slums: a case study in Sidi Moumen, Casablanca, Morocco”

Current

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDModernity in International Society2018
PhDDeveloping an Integrated Framework for Peace & Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) on Development Projects in Conflict Zones2018
PhDThe Impact of 'INDH' Programs on Social Inclusion of People Living in Urban Slums: a case study in Sidi Moumen, Casablanca, Morocco2019