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Lukas Maximilian Müller, M.A.

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Akademischer Lebenslauf

seit 03/2016

Doktorand am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland). Gefördert von der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Promotionsvorhaben: "Whose Policy? The Policy Processes of ASEAN and ECOWAS and the Impact of External Institutional Support"

04/2015 - 10/2016

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland)

08/2013 – 03/2015

Studentische Hilfskraft am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland) sowie im BMBF-geförderten interdisziplinären Area-Studies-Projekt Southeast Asian Studies

10/2012 – 01/2015 Masterstudium 'M.A. Politikwissenschaft', Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Abschlussnote 1,4). Titel der Masterarbeit: "The False Promise of Interregionalism? Assessing the Determinants of EU-ASEAN Complex Interregionalism"

02/2011 – 06/2011

Auslandsstudium an der Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie (Warsaw School of Economics), Polen

09/2009 – 06/2012

Bachelorstudium 'B.Sc. Business and Global Studies', Roskilde University, Dänemark (Abschlussnote 1,9)


  • Vergleichender Regionalismus
  • Interregionalismus
  • Globale IB
  • Internationale Organisationen
  • EU-Außenpolitik
  • Öffentliche Administrationen und Koordinationsprozesse
  • Policy-Forschung, national und regional
  • Agenda 2030 und nachhaltige Entwicklung

Akademische Veranstaltungen

  • WiSe 2018/19: Proseminar, World Regionalism in Practice
  • SoSe 2016: Proseminar, Grundlagen der internationalen Politik
  • WiSe 2015/16: Proseminar, Grundlagen der Internationalen Politik; Proseminar, Regionalism & Global Governance (BA Politikwissenschaft)
  • SoSe 2015: Proseminar, Grundlagen der Internationalen Politik (BA Politikwissenschaft)
  • WiSe 2014/15 Tutorat Einführung in die Internationale Politik
  • SoSe 2014: Tutorat Introduction to International Relations (MA Global Studies)
  • WiSe 2013/2014: Tutorat Einführung in die Internationale Politik (BA Politikwissenschaft)




(2018) „Rezension: ASEAN Looks West. ASEAN and the Gulf Region“ ASIEN (146)

(2018) „Governing Regional Connectivity in Southeast Asia - The Role of the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN's External Partners.“ Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Freiburg, Occasional Paper Series (42)


(2017) „Book Review: The theoretical and practical dimensions of regionalism in East Asia“ Global Affairs (3:1) https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2017.1322232

(2017) Tagungsbericht: First Annual CEDI Conference, 10.11.2016 – 11.11.2016 Mainz, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 03.03.2017, www.connections.clio-online.net/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7036


(2016) „Beyond Actorness. Structure and Agency in Complex Interregionalism.“ European Journal of East Asian Studies (15:2) https://doi.org/10.1163/15700615-01502005


(2015) „The False Promise of Interregionalism. Assessing the Determinants of Complex Interregionalism.“ Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Freiburg, Occasional Paper Series (25)


Weitere Publikationen


(2019) "How to Present Fieldwork Data Analysis Results with MAXQDA" MAXQDA Blog, 21 January 2019.

(2019) "ASEAN's Regional Connectivity - External Partner Engagement Exposing Internal Governance Constraints" Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, 7 January 2019.


(2018) "Tracing Causality within Complex Data Sets using MAXQDA" MAXQDA Blog, 25 July 2018.

(2018) "Process Tracing in Political Science with MAXQDA" MAXQDA Blog, 24 April 2018.



  • Active but Dependent? Policy-Making Contributions by Central Regional Institutions and External Institutional Support - ALMA Research Series, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute, Freiburg, Germany, 17.1.2019
  • Regional Integration in Southeast Asia and West Africa: The Roles of Indonesia and Nigeria - German Academic Foundation, Freiburg, Germany, 5.11.2018
  • Security Risks Emerging from Climate Change - Scientific State of the Art - 10th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP), Brussels, Belgium, 27.09.2018
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production in Lao PDR - Results of a Mapping Exercise - Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 13.08.2018
  • Europeanized Interactions. The EU, ASEAN, and ECOWAS as Partners and Dependents - Graduate Workshop "Europe and the World, Between Colonialism and Globalization", Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, Italy, 20.06.2018
  • Guiding Regional Integration from Within? External Partner Support of the ECOWAS Commission and Regional Integration in West Africa - Graduate School Global and Area Studies, Leipzig, Germany, 11.06.2018
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production - Making the Concept Useful for a Developing Country - Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 24.4.2018
  • Governing ASEAN Connectivity. The role of the Secretariat and ASEAN's External Partners, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia, 3.04.2018
  • Governing ASEAN Connectivity. The role of the Secretariat and ASEAN's External Partners, PHISO Annual Conference, Davao City, Philippines, 24.03.2018
  • Periphery to Periphery? The Foreign Policy of ASEAN States in West Africa - Freiburger Asiengespräche, 3.10.2018
  • Interregionalism, Central Integrative Institutions, and External Institutional Support - GIZ Country Office, Abuja, Nigeria, 13.09.2017
  • The Policy Process of the ECOWAS Commission - Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Abuja, Nigeria, 20.06.2017
  • Process Tracing in Social Science (Workshop taught) - Institute of Political Science, University of Freiburg, 20.04.2017
  • Whose Policy? EU Capacity Building in ASEAN and ECOWAS - Conference of the German Academic Foundation, Bingen am Rhein, 28.03.2017
  • “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” – How the concept of actorness clouds our understanding of inter-regionalism and how inter-organizational theory can help - CEDI Annual Conference, University of Mainz, 11.11.2016
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