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Franziska Hohlstein, M.A.


Position Research Associate
Office hours Please contact Franziska Hohlstein for an appointment

Belfortstraße 20, 1. OG Hinterhaus

79085 Freiburg i. Br.

Room 01 010/011
Telephone +49 - (0)761 - 203-54155
E-Mail franziska.hohlstein@politik.uni-freiburg.de


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Franziska Hohlstein is a Research Associate in the research project ‘The Design of International Organizations. Fostering Diplomatic Deliberation?‘ funded by the DFG at the Chair for Multi-Level Governance (Prof. Dr. Diana Panke) since October 2017.

Franziska Hohlstein graduated with a B.A. in politics and administration at the University of Konstanz and subsequently completed the double degree study programme European Master in Government at the University of Konstanz and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona. Before her employment at the Chair for Multi-Level Governance Franziska Hohlstein worked as a student assistant at the University of Konstanz and as an intern at the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg.

Research Interests

  • Democracy and stability
  • Coups d'état and intrastate conflicts
  • Norms and practices of regional actors
  • Military and economic interventions
  • Decision-making in international organizations


  • Satisfied or Not? Exploring the Interplay of Individual, Country and International Organization Characteristics for Negotiation Success. Review of International Organizations, 2020 online erschienen. Together with Diana Panke und Gurur Polat. 
  • The constitutions of international organizations: How institutional design seeks to foster diplomatic deliberation. Global Constitutionalism, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019. Zusammen mit Diana Panke und Gurur Polat.

Conference Papers

  • "What to do when tyrants fall? The dilemma of the anti-coup norm and the international reactions to the coups in Zimbabwe and Sudan" - Tagung Peace between Conflict, Violence and Social Norms: Learning from the Field -Kiel 2 March 2020.
  • "Good coups or bad coups? How Regional Organizations assess coups d'état." - EPSA Conference Belfast 19 June 2019.
  • "Are all coups alike? Regional Organizations and their differentiated assessment of coups d'état" - 60th ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 28 March 2019
  • "Diplomatic Deliberative Practices in International Organizations: Does Institutional Design Matter?" (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Diana Panke und Gurur Polat) - 60th ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 28 March 2019.
  • "The Institutional Design of International Organizations: Fostering Deliberation or Speeding up Decision Making? (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Diana Panke und Gurur Polat) - 60th ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 28 March 2019
  • “Ignore, Condemn or Sanction It? African Regional Organizations and their Reactions to Coups d’État” - ECPR General Conference, 22-25 August, Hamburg
  • "The Power of Rules: Studying the Deliberative Design of International Organizations", (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Diana Panke und Gurur Polat) - 59th ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 6. April 2018. 



  • Summer term 2020: Theories and Norms of International Politics (Seminar)
  • Winter term 2019/2020: Democracy and Democracy Promotion by Regional Organizations (Seminar)


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