Wolf J. Schünemann



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Wolf J. Schünemann


Short Bio:

Wolf Schünemann is a political scientist at Heidelberg University. He does research and teaching in the fields of International Relations, European Integration, and Internet Governance. After having studied political science, philosophy, German literature, and media, he was an intern at the Ministry of the Interior of Rheinland-Pfalz. Until 2013, he worked as research fellow and lecturer at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Within the team, he is in charge of interdisciplinary research contacts and serves as speaker for project research. He serves as a spokesperson of the subgroup Politics and the Internet, established under the umbrella of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) in 2015.



Current developments in internet governance reflect tensions between transnational ambitions and tendencies of national containment. In his project, Wolf Schünemann focuses on internet governance understood as the international political constitution and management of the internet including a diverse set of engaged actors (states, international organizations, science, business, and other non-state actors). Theoretically, he starts from an underlying conflict between transnational ambitions of internet development and their structural limits depending on sociocultural contexts. He seeks to examine this conflict using different approaches of discourse and dispositive research (qualitative and quantitative) as well as social structure analysis of international internet governance.



Schünemann, Wolf J./Harnisch, Sebastian (Hg.) (2015): Wer regiert das Internet? Regulierungsstrukturen und -prozesse im virtuellen Raum. Special Issue Journal of Self-Regulation and Regulation. Heidelberg: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. URL:

Gorr, David/Schünemann, Wolf J. (2013): Creating a secure cyberspace – Securitization in Internet governance discourses and dispositives in Germany and Russia, in: International Review of Information Ethics 12/2013.

Schünemann, Wolf J. (2012): E-Government und Netzpolitik - eine konzeptionelle Einführung. In: Schünemann, Wolf J./Weiler, Stefan (Hrsg.): E-Government und Netzpolitik im europäischen Vergleich. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag, S. 9-38.

Schünemann, Wolf J./Zilles, Julia (2012): Die Vermessung der Netzwerkgesellschaft - Internationale Statistiken und Evaluationen als empirische Grundlagen für die vergleichende Forschung. In: Schünemann, Wolf J./Weiler, Stefan (Hrsg.): E-Government und Netzpolitik im europäischen Vergleich. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag, S. 39-69.

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