Dr. phil. Nadine Godehardt

Dr. phil. Nadine Godehardt

Research Division: Asia
Senior Associate


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):

Andrea Frenzel, Nadine Godehardt

Improving Europe’s China Competence

On the Significance of China Competence for German and European Policy on China

SWP Comment 2020/C 40, July 2020, 4 Pages


Nadine Godehardt, Karoline Postel-Vinay

Connectivity and Geopolitics: Beware the “New Wine in Old Bottles” Approach

SWP Comment 2020/C 35, July 2020, 8 Pages


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):

Paul J. Kohlenberg, Nadine Godehardt (eds.)

The Multidimensionality of Regions in World Politics

Global Order Studies. Abingdon, New York: Routledge 2021, 240 Seiten
Paul Joscha Kohlenberg, Nadine Godehardt

Locating the ‘South’ in China’s connectivity politics

in: Third World Quarterly, 16.07.2020


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
Nadine Godehardt

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):

Annegret Bendiek, Brigitte Dekker, Nadine Godehardt, Maaike Okano-Heijmans

Podcast: Digital Connectivity in times of COVID-19

The German Institute for International and Security Affairs – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the Clingendael Institute are collaborating on digital geopolitics and connectivity in the light of the corona crisis.

in: Café Clingendael, The Clingendael Institute, 25.06.2020
Susan Bergner, Nadine Godehardt, Maike Voss

Global Health Policy Is World Politics

The Covid-19 outbreak is an acid test for the international order, which was already under enormous pressure before the crisis. According to Susan Bergner, Nadine Godehardt, and Maike Voss, the political will to shape health policy globally is needed to achieve sustainable success.

Point of View, 27.04.2020
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

SWP Comments

Christian Wagner, Jana Lemke
India: An Ambivalent Partner for the West

Growing Commonalities, Growing Differences

Moritz Rudolf
Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law

New Substance in the Conflict of Systems with China

SWP Research Papers

Felix Heiduk, Gudrun Wacker
From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

Significance, Implementation and Challenges

Barbara Lippert, Volker Perthes (eds.)
Strategic Rivalry between United States and China

Causes, Trajectories, and Implications for Europe