Ruth Knoblich, M.A.

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
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Fields of Expertise & Research Interests


Ruth Knoblich studied in Bonn and Madrid, and holds a Master's Degree in Political Science, History and Philosophy as well as two degrees in Medicine from Bonn University. She joined the IEE in May 2013 as a research fellow, while keeping a position as a research assistant at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology in Bonn (link). Before graduation she worked as a student assistant at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology in Bonn as well as at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI).

Ruth's research is on topics related to Science, Technology and Innovation in global politics and multi-level governance. Examining Systems of Innovation she particularly focuses on the interrelation of Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Development. Ruth is founding member of the Research Group on "Rising Knowledge-Powers" at the Center for Global Studies, Bonn University.

Her research expertise and interests furthermore include
•   Institutional and Behavioural Economics
•   Emerging Economies and South-South Science and Technology Cooperation •   International Regimes pertaining to the Protection of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

Publications


Monographs & Edited Books

(2017) Die globale Regulierung geistiger Eigentumsrechte. Interessen, Strategien und Einfluss Brasiliens, Indiens und Chinas. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, forthcoming.

(2014) The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 1 - Concepts from International Relations and Other Disciplines. Heidelberg: Springer Publishing, edited with Maximilian Mayer and Mariana Carpes

(2014) The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 2 - Cases, Perspectives, and Methods. Heidelberg: Springer Publishing, edited with Maximilian Mayer and Mariana Carpes 


Articles & Chapters

(2015) Theory Talk #68: Loet Leydesdorff on the Triple Helix: How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape Innovation Systems, March 11, 2015.

(2015) Theory Talk #67: Dirk Messner on the dynamics of global change and the significance of international science and technology cooperation in the post-Western world, January 30, 2015. 

(2014) The Global Politics of Science and Technology: An Introduction. In: Maximilian Mayer, Mariana Carpes, and Ruth Knoblich (eds.): The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 1 - Concepts from International Relations and Other Disciplines. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 1-35, with Maximilian Mayer and Mariana Carpes.

(2014) A Toolbox for Studying the Global Politics of Science and Technology. In: Maximilian Mayer, Mariana Carpes, and Ruth Knoblich (eds.): The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 2 – Cases, Perspectives and Methods. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 2014, pp. 1-17, with Maximilian Mayer and Mariana Carpes.

(2014) The Triple Helix, the Complexity of Technological Innovations, and the Decomposition of National Innovation Systems. An Interview with Loet Leydesdorff by Ruth Knoblich. In: Maximilian Mayer, Mariana Carpes, and Ruth Knoblich (eds.): The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 1 - Concepts from International Relations and Other Disciplines. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 2014, pp. 251-258.

(2014) The Role of Science and Technology in the Dynamics of Global Change and the Significance of International Knowledge Cooperation in the Post-Western World: An Interview with Dirk Messner by Ruth Knoblich. In: Maximilian Mayer, Mariana Carpes, and Ruth Knoblich (eds.): The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 1 - Concepts from International Relations and Other Disciplines. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 2014, pp. 267-273.

(2014) Hidden in Plain View: Exploring the Knowledge Power of States. In: Maximilian Mayer, Mariana Carpes, and Ruth Knoblich (eds.): The Global Politics of Science and Technology Vol. 2 – Cases, Perspectives and Methods. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 2014, pp. 117-141, with Katharina Below, Sarah Herweg and Krystin Unverzagt.

(2012) Zum Schlüsselbegriff des Raumes, in: Tilman Mayer und Ludger Kühnhardt: Die Gestaltung der Globalität. Encyclopedia of Globality: Key Terms of Social Order, ZEI-Discussion Paper C 211, Bonn, together with Robert Meyer. (Download)

(2012) Der Aufstieg der BIC-Staaten als Wissensmächte. In: Zeitschrift für Politik 59 (1) 2012, pp. 3-23, with Katharina Below, Regina Bösl, Jan-Paul Franken, Sarah Herweg, Martin Krupp and Maximilian Mayer.

(2011) Der Nationalstaat im Globalisierungsprozess. In: Tilman Mayer/Robert Meyer/Lazaros Miliopoulos/Peter Ohly/Erich Weede: Globalisierung im Fokus von Politik, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Eine Bestandsaufnahme, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, pp. 29-50, with Tilman Mayer.

(2011) Sind die BRIC-Staaten aufsteigende Wissensmächte? Herausforderungen für die deutsche Wissenspolitik, CGS-Discussion Paper 3, Bonn, with Katharina Below, Regina Bösl, Jan-Paul Franken, Sarah Herweg, Martin Krupp and Maximilian Mayer. (Download)

(2009) Deutscher Herbst 1989. 31. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Deutschlandforschung in Berlin. In: Deutschland Archiv: Zeitschrift für das vereinigte Deutschland 42 (3): 531-533.

(2008) Progress in Pacific EPA Negotiations, in: ZEI-Regional Integration Observer 2 (2): pp. 5f. (Download)


Presentations


(2013) "The Matter Of Knowledge Power: Theoretical Considerations And Global Empirical Evidence", First Berlin Forum On Global Politics 'This Is Not Global Politics! ... Or Is It?', April 18/19th, FU Berlin, together with Katharina Below, Sarah Herweg und Krystin Unverzagt)

(2011) "Chinas Strategien im internationalen System zum Schutz geistiger Eigentumsrechte", workshop 'Neues Machtzentrum? Chinas Rolle und Einfluss bei der Veränderung von internationalen Wirtschaftsstrukturen und -institutionen', November 3rd, Center for Global Studies, Bonn University

(2010) (with Robert Meyer:) "Zum Schlüsselbegriff des Raumes", Colloquium of the research project "Die Gestaltung der Globalität in Europa", Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Bonn University, December 6th

(2010) (with Maximilian Mayer:) "Lösungsansätze zur Entpolarisierung der globalen Wissensgovernance", Paper for the Young Researchers' Conference "Norms in Conflict" of the DFG-Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders", Panel "Normative Conditions of International Knowledge Transfer", Frankfurt University, December 4th-5th

(2010) Die BRIC-Staaten als aufstrebende Wissensmächte? Einladung des Ausschusses für Bildung, Forschung und Technikfolgenabschätzung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin, July 8 2010, with CGS research group on "rising knowledge powers".

Teaching


(Winter Term 2016/17) Institutions & Development, MA Seminar, IEE, Ruhr-University Bochum

(Winter Term 2016/17) Wissen als Ware – Geistige Eigentumsrechte in der globalen politischen Ökonomie. Proseminar im BA-Studiengang, IPWS Bonn (Blockveranstaltung WiSe 2016/17)

(Summer Term 2016) Institutions & Development, MA seminar, South-African German Centre for Development Research, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town

(Summer Term 2015) Public Policy and Reform Management, MA seminar, IEE, Ruhr-University Bochum

(Summer Term 2015) Public Policy and Reform Management, MA Seminar, South-African German Centre for Development Research, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town

(Winter Term 2014/15) Public Sector Management, MA Seminar (with Anne Siebert), IEE, Ruhr-University Bochum

(Winter Term 2014/15) Institutions and Development, MA Block Seminar, IEE, Ruhr-University Bochum)

(Summer Term 2014) Institutions and Development, MA Block Seminar (with Dr. Meik Nowak), South-African German Centre for Development Research, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 

(Summer Term 2014) Die internationale Regulierung geistiger Eigentumsrechte – Strukturen, Konfliktlinien, Wandel, BA seminar, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn

(Summer Term 2013) Research Logic, MA seminar (together with Stefan Buchholz and Anne Siebert), IEE Ruhr-University Bochum

(Winter Term 2013/14) Geistiges Eigentum in der globalen politischen Ökonomie - Strukturen, Wandel, Konfliktlinien, BA seminar, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn

(Summer Term 2013) Die Governance von Technologie und Innovation, BA seminar, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn

(Summer Term 2012) Demokratietheorie und die Praxis der Parteien, MA seminar assistance (Prof. Dr. Tilman Mayer), Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn

(Summer Term 2011) Nationalstaatlichkeit im Zeitalter der Globalität, MA seminar assistance (Prof. Dr. Tilman Mayer), Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn


Mentoring


  • Irina Ruoff: From open defacation to improved sanitation and hygiene. An evaluation of UNICEF's "Community Approaches To Sanitation" on social norms and behavior change in rural Rajasthan, India (MA Thesis, ongoing, qualitative research)

  • Sophia Dieken: Chinas Boom in den Erneuerbaren Energien. Zwei Wege zur Wettbewerbsfähigkeit (english title: China's Boom in Renewables. Two Pathways of Innovation) (09/2015, BA Thesis, qualitative method, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, Bonn University)

  • Eva Kristina Nelles: Traditionelles Wissen und geistige Eigentumsrechte im Konflikt - Eine Auseinandersetzung am Beispiel der Nutzung des indigenen Wissens der Bevölkerung in Chiapas durch die Life Science Industrie (english title: Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights in Conflict. The Case of Traditional Knowledge of the Indigenous Community of Chiapas/Mexico and its Use by the Life Science Industry) 10/2015, BA Thesis, qualitative research, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, Bonn University)

  • Leonie Stapelfeldt: The Protection of Rooibos. A Display of the Small Scale Rooibos Farmers' Perception regarding South Africa's first Geographical Indication, its Reasons, and their Resulting Counter-Strategy (11/2015, Master's Thesis, IEE, Ruhr University Bochum)

  • Sabrina Locuratolo: Assessing Fairtrade Hired Labour Standards: Comparing Working Conditions on Fair-trade and non-Fair-trade Rose Plantations in Ecuador (MA Thesis, IEE, ongoing, mixed method)

  • Gweze John Jere: Examining the Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating non-state Actors in the African Union Peace and Security Architecture Programmes (MA Thesis Bochum, ongoing, qualitative research)