Dr. Thorsten Thiel

Research Group Lead

Dr. Thorsten Thiel is a political scientist. Before joining the Weizenbaum Institute he was the coordinator of the Leibniz Research Network “Crises in a Globalised World” (2013-2017) und Postdoc at the Frankfurt cluster of excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” (2010-2013). In the winter semester of 2015/2016, he held the Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the University of Trier. He received his doctorate as part of the research training group “Constitution Beyond the State” (2006-2010) with a book on democratic discourses in the European Union.

Thorsten Thiel was a member of the advisory board from 2012-2016 and later of the board of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW); he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Internet Governance Forum (Germany); with Christian Volk he publishes the series “Internationale Politische Theorie” (International Political Theory; Nomos Verlag) and is founder and co-editor of Theorieblog.






Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • Positions

    Research Group Lead:

    Research Group "Democracy and Digitalisation"

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  • Committees and functions
    • Mitglied im Steering Committee des Internet Governance Forum (Deutschland)
    • Gründer und Mitherausgeber des Theorieblogs
    • Herausgeber der Schriftenreihe "Internationale Politische Theorie" im Nomos-Verlag (mit C. Volk)