Friedrich Plank, M.A.

Department of Political Science
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Georg Forster-Building
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128 Mainz

Room: 04-313
Phone: 0049-6131-39-20030
Email: friedrich.plank@politik.uni-mainz.de

Office Hours: appointment via Email

Current courses

  • Simulations and the EU (MA)
  • AG Peace and Conflict Studies

 Research Interests

  • Regionalism
  • Interregional relations
  • EU foreign policy
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Power-Sharing in post-conflict situations

Curriculum Vitae

  • 09/2014: Research fellow and PhD candidate at the Chair of International Politics (Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann), Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  • 10/2013 – 09/2014: Lecturer at the Chair of Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies (Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller), University of Augsburg
  • 10/2010 – 11/2013: Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Studies at the University of Augsburg
  • 01/2013 – 05/2013 and 03/2011 – 05/2011:Research Assistant at the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK), Augsburg
  • 08/2012 – 01/2013: Research Assistant at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
  • 06/2011 – 04/2012: Research Assistant at the Chair of Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies (Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller), University of Augsburg
  • 10/2007 – 09/2010: Bakkalaureus Artium (BA) in Political Science and German Studies at the University of Regensburg

PhD Project

"Evaluating the Africa-EU Partnership on Peace and Security"

Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann

Publications

You can find some of my work on my researchgate.net account.

Articles (anonymously peer-reviewed)

Plank, Friedrich/ Henneberg, Ingo/ Kobusch, Alexander et al. (2019): Standortübergreifende Lehre in der Politikwissenschaft: Nutzen und Beitrag eines innovativen Ringseminars. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS). 60:1. pp. 127-146. DOI: 10.1007/s11615-018-0110-z. Link

Plank, Friedrich (2017): The effectiveness of interregional security cooperation: evaluating the joint engagement of the EU and the AU in response to the 2013 crisis in the Central African Republic. In: European Security. 26:4. pp 485-506. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2017.1327849. Link

Plank, Friedrich (2017): When peace leads to divorce: The splintering of rebel groups in powersharing agreements. In: Civil Wars. 19:2. pp 176-197. DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2017.1372004. Link

Plank, Friedrich (2015): Not enough pieces of the cake? The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in the Mindanao Final Agreement. In: Asian Security. 11:2. pp 154-177. DOI:10.1080/14799855.2015.1071795. Link

Plank, Friedrich/ Henneberg, Ingo (2015):  Von der heißen Schlacht zum kalten Buffet – Strategien der Inklusion und Exklusion in Power-Sharing Abkommen und Friedensprozessen. In: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. 4:1. pp 74-114. DOI: 10.5771/2192-1741-2015-1-74. Link

Bock, Andreas M./ Henneberg, Ingo/ Plank, Friedrich (2014): “If you compress the spring, it will snap back hard” – The Ukrainian Crisis and the Balance of Threat Theory. In: International Journal. 70:1. pp 101-109. DOI: 10.1177/0020702014562593. Link

Contributions to edited volumes:

Niemann, Arne/ Plank, Friedrich (2019): Das Prinzipal-Agenten-Modell und EU-Konfliktbearbeitung–Strukturelle Erklärungen für Agenten-Autonomie. In: Marker, Karl/ Schmitt, Annette/ Sirsch, Jürgen (ed.): Demokratie und Entscheidung. Beiträge zur Analytischen Politischen Theorie. Wiesbaden: Springer. pp. 359-384. Link

Plank, Friedrich/ Niemann, Arne (2017): Impact of the agent´s environment on discretion in the field of EU conflict resolution. In: Delreux, Tom/ Adriaensen, Johan (ed.): The Principal Agent Model and the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave. pp 131-155. Link (peer reviewed)

Plank, Friedrich/ Muno, Wolfgang/ Niemann, Arne (2017): EU-Simulationen im Vergleich: Didaktik und Praxis von aktivem Lernen. In: Muno, Wolfgang/ Niemann, Arne/ Guasti, Petra (ed.): Europa spielerisch lernen. Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele zu EU-Simulationen. Wiesbaden: Springer. pp 205-218. Link

Henneberg, Ingo/ Plank, Friedrich (2015): Conflict Management in the Constitution of South Sudan (2011). In: Marauhn, Thilo/ Elliesie, Hatem (ed.): Legal Transformation in Northern Africa and South Sudan. Den Haag: Eleven International Publishing. pp 117-140. Link

Plank, Friedrich/ Henneberg, Ingo (2014): Die Anwendungspotenziale der strukturierten Konfliktanalyse in den Internationalen Beziehungen. In: Bock, Andreas M./ Henneberg, Ingo (ed.): Iran, die Bombe und das Streben nach Sicherheit. Strukturierte Konfliktanalysen. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. pp 33-44. Link

Other articles:

Bergmann, Julian/ Plank, Friedrich/ Niemann, Arne (2016): EU-Friedensmediation als Forschungs-gegenstand. Theoretische und empirische Perspektiven. In: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. 5:1. pp 137-144. Link

Bergmann, Julian/ Plank, Friedrich/ Niemann, Arne (2016): Studying EU Peace Mediation:Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. CEDI Working Paper No. 4. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Link

Plank, Friedrich (2014): Der Streit – Stütze der Gesellschaft. Konfliktbearbeitung als Kernbestandteil der deutschen Energiewende. In: 3e – Magazin für die Energiewirtschaft in Gewerbe und Industrie. 2-2014.

Plank, Friedrich/ Schnellhammer, Christine (2011): Macht in Konflikten – Macht von Konflikten. Bericht zum AFK-Jahreskolloquium 2011. In: Wissenschaft + Frieden. 4-2011.

Conference papers:

Africa-EU interregionalism beyond the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA): regional groups and the evolving security-development-migration nexus + Evaluating interregional security cooperation: The effectiveness of Africa-EU cooperation in peace operations + European crises and EU foreign affairs: A teaching project of 13 universities; together with Arne Niemann + organized Panel: Innovative Teaching on EU Foreign Affairs 1+2; together with Arne Niemann. The European Union in International Affairs VI (EUIA) 2018. Brussels, 16-18 May 2018.

Evaluating interregional security cooperation: The effectiveness of Africa-EU cooperation in peace operations; 13th IB-Nachwuchstagung of the DVPW. Tutzing, 20-22 April 2018.

An unintended consequence of Africa-EU relations: regional security cooperation beyond the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA); GEM Stones Workshop "Unraveling ties? The unintended consequences of interregionalism. Hamburg, 21 February 2018.

Modeling interregional security cooperation – Inter-organizationalism and the effectiveness of AU-EU capacity building; CEDI Annual Conference “Regionalism in the Global South and the EU in Comparative Perspective: The ambivalent Influence of Intra- and Extra-Regional Actors on Regional Integration Processes”. Mainz, 10 November 2016.

EU-AU in the Central African Republic (CAR) – A case of effective Interregional Security Cooperation? + Panel-Organisation: Frieden und Sicherheit durch Regionalorganisationen? with Ingo Henneberg. Drei-Länder-Tagung: Regionalismus in einer entgrenzten Welt (DVPW, ÖGPW, SVPW). Heidelberg, 29 September -1 October 2016.

The Effectiveness of Interregional Security Cooperation: The Case of EU-AU Engagement in the Central African Republic (CAR) + Impact of the Agent’s Environment on Discretion in the Field of EU Conflict Resolution; ECPR Standing Group/ External 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union. Trento, 16-17 June 2016.

Increasing the Agent´s Discretion Structurally – A Principal-Agent Perspective on EU Conflict Resolution after the Lisbon Treaty; with Arne Niemann. Workshop "The EU as a Credible Global Actor". Cambridge, 5 April 2016.

How to Broker Sustainable Peace? The Design of Peace Negotiations in Intra-State Conflicts; with Julian Bergmann. Workshop "Economics of Conflicts". Muskat, 1 April 2015.

Security by Proxy or African Solutions to African Problems? Assessing Interregional Security Cooperation between the European Union and the African Union; TConference of the section "Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft" of the DVPW "Weltregionen im Vergleich: Polity, Politics und Policy". Hamburg, 16 February 2015.

Mutual Capacity Building. Interregional Security Cooperation of the European Union; Graduate Conference "The EU in the World". Mainz, 9 January 2015.

In der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen? Inklusion/Exklusion in Power Sharing Abkommen und Friedensprozessen; with Ingo Henneberg. 46th Conference of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK). Villigst, 4 April 2014.

Why threats prevail; with Andreas M. Bock und Ingo Henneberg. 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA). Warschau, 21 September 2013.

Conflict resolution in the constitution of South Sudan (2011); with Maik Boldau und Ingo Henneberg. 9th International South Sudan and Sudan Studies Conference. Bonn, 25 July 2012.

Konfliktregelung in der Verfassung des Südsudan; with Ingo Henneberg. 37th Conference of the Arbeitskreis für Überseeische Verfassungsvergleichung. Limburg an der Lahn, 7 July 2012.