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Matthias Kranke


CSGR Honorary Research Fellow (2020–23)


Recent publications

Kranke, Matthias (2022) ‘Pathologies of a Different Kind: Dysfunctional Interactions between International OrganizationsLink opens in a new window.’ Global Studies Quarterly 2(1): ksab038 (open access).

Kranke, Matthias & Svenja Quitsch (2021) ‘International organisations in global sustainability transitionsLink opens in a new window.’ Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 41: 49–51.

Kranke, Matthias (2020) ‘Exclusive expertise: the boundary work of international organizationsLink opens in a new window.’ Review of International Political Economy, Early View, DOI:10.1080/ 09692290.2020.1784774: 1–24.


Dr Matthias (Matt) Kranke is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel, Germany, having obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in 2018. During his time as non-resident Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Matt will continue to work on issues related to global governance while seeking to foster and deepen collaborations with PAIS researchers on questions ranging from indicators to post-growth politics. | Google Scholar | ORCID | ResearchGate

Research interests

While my background is in International Relations (IR) and International Political Economy (IPE), much of my research is interdisciplinary. In combining IR and IPE with fields as diverse as organisation studies and ecological economics, I currently address the following topics:

  • Global governance of socioeconomic and socioecological issues
  • Sustainability and (post-)growth in the Anthropocene
  • International organisations (IOs), expertise and inter-organisational relations
  • Numbers, indicators and rankings
  • Anticipatory global governance and transnational futures


2018 | Doctor of Philosophy in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

2009 | Master of International Relations, Macquarie University, Sydney

2008 | Master of Political Science, Economics and History, University of Trier

2006 | Bachelor of Social Science, Lund University