Markwica, Robin

Research Associate

    Biographical Notes

    Robin Markwica is a Research Associate in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and a Research Associate in the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford. Together with Ulrich Krotz and Corinna Unger he convenes the Global Governance Programme’s Europe in the World Seminar Series.

    Robin obtained an M.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). Inbetween, he held a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Department of Government.

    His book Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy (Oxford University Press, 2018) develops “emotional choice theory” as a third action model besides the rationalist logic of consequences and the constructivist logic of appropriateness.

    Research Interests

    International Relations theory, international security, war and peace, foreign policy analysis, constructivist and psychological approaches to International Relations as well as emotion research


    • International Security Best Book Award, American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Christiane Rajewsky Prize, German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies