Christian Bueger

Christian Bueger


Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations with a research focus on global governance and international organisation, the oceans and maritime security, international relations theory (in particular practice theory and international political sociology) as well as sociology of expertise. 

In his current work Christian Bueger is studying political responses to maritime insecurity and the knowledge, resources, and technologies required to govern the oceans. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Seychelles, a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch and a honorary fellow at Cardiff University. He is also one of the directors of the SafeSeas network of maritime security research.

Christian Bueger holds a PhD from the European University Institute (2010). Before joining Copenhagen in 2018 he was a professor at Cardiff University and visiting fellow at the National University of Singapore, the University of Stellenbosch, and a Leverhulme Fellow at the Greenwich Maritime Institute. 

He is currently involved in three larger research projects. The 'Transnational Organised Crime at Sea' (TOCAS) project, funded by Research Council UK is led by the University of Bristol and studies blue crimes in the Indo-Pacific (2019-2022). He is the principal investigator of the 'Analyzing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana' (AMARIS) project funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2020-2023). Since 2022 he leads the Ocean Infrastructures research group funded by the Velux Foundation. 

Further information on activities and ongoing research projects is available on Christian Bueger's Personal website.

Office hours: Tuesdays 13-14

Fields of interest

International Organisations (UN System, IMO, UNODC, Informal Groups)

Global Governance (Informality, Experts, Technopolitics, Ocean Governance)

International Security (Maritime Security, Blue Crime, Piracy, Naval Force, Maritime Domain Awareness)

Practice Theory and Contemporary Pragmatism (Actor-Network Theory, Assemblage Theory, Infrastructure)

Sociology of Science and Expertise (Epistemic Practices, Epistemic Infrastructures, Technology)

Interpretive Methods (Praxiography, Participant Observation, Experiments)

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