Dr. phil. Nadine Godehardt

Dr. phil. Nadine Godehardt

Research Division: Asia
Deputy Head of Research Division


Since July 2015 co-editor of the book series »Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics«

Since October 2015 Affiliated Researcher at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

2012 Ph.D., Political Science, University of Hamburg

2008-2012 Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

2007 Magister Artium (M.A.), Political Science, Philosophy, Sinology, University of Tübingen

Areas of Expertise:

China, Political systems, Regional cooperation and alliances

Critical IR and Geography; Discourse Theory and Analysis; Aesthetics, Design and Visual Representations

SWP Publications (selection):

Paul Joscha Kohlenberg, Nadine Godehardt

China’s Global Connectivity Politics

On Confidently Dealing with Chinese Initiatives

SWP Comment 2018/C 17, April 2018, 4 Pages
Nadine Godehardt, David Schulze,

China 4.0

Party and Society Debate the Digital Transformation

SWP Comment 2017/C 06, March 2017, 8 Pages
Nadine Godehardt

No End of History

A Chinese Alternative Concept of International Order?

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 02, January 2016, 24 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Nadine Godehardt, Nicola Nymalm (eds.)

The Impact of Post-2014 Afghanistan on Asian Regional Security

Special Issue, Asian Perspective, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2014
Nadine Godehardt

The Chinese Constitution of Central Asia

Regions and Intertwined Actors in International Relations

The Politics and Development of Contemporary China Series, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Between Harmonious World and "War of Order": Chinese Meanings of Just War and Their Reemergence

in: Brendan Howe, Boris Kondoch (eds.), The Legality and Legitimacy of the Use of Force in Northeast Asia, Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013
Nadine Godehardt, Dirk Nabers (eds.)

Regional Powers and Regional Orders

London et al.: Routledge/Garnet, 2011

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Paul Joscha Kohlenberg, Nadine Godehardt, Stephen Aris, Fred Sündermann, Aglaya Snetkov, Juliet Fall

Introducing UNSCdeb8 (beta)

A Database for Corpus-Driven Research on the United Nations Security Council

Research Division Asia, Working Paper 2019/Nr. 1, June 2019, 30 Pages


Nadine Godehardt

It’s not about Facts, It’s about Meaning:

How Do Poststructuralists Advise Policymakers in questions of International Politics and Security?

Working Paper of Asia Research Unit, 2015/Nr. 1, March 2015, 11 pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Nadine Godehardt

Shaping Beats Decoupling: Alternatives to Global Conflict between the United States and China

China is increasingly seen as the central threat to the liberal Western world order. A growing sense that this shift is unstoppable creates a climate of discussion that overlooks important alternatives, writes Nadine Godehardt.

Point of View, 02.03.2020
Annegret Bendiek, Nadine Godehardt, Jürgen Neyer, David Schulze

Preventing digital trench warfare between the EU and China

Digital geopolitics is taking center stage in EU-China relations. What conflicts might be relevant in the next 15 years? Annegret Bendiek, Nadine Godehardt, Jürgen Neyer, and David Schulze present four scenarios.

Point of View, 26.03.2019
Christian Becker, Nadine Godehardt

China’s new Military Strategy

China’s recent white paper on military strategy gives important clues about the type of superpower Beijing aspires to be. Christian Becker and Nadine Godehardt on four eye-catching aspects of the document.

Point of View, 03.06.2015

SWP Comments

Frédéric Krumbein
Taiwan’s Threatened Democracy Stays on Course

Fear of China’s Dictatorship Pushes Taiwan’s President to a Landslide Victory

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Frédéric Krumbein, Volker Stanzel
China’s Guided Memory

How Historical Events Are Remembered, Glorified, Reinterpreted, and Kept Quiet

SWP Research Papers