Author profile: Simon Fink

Simon Fink is an assistant professor at the University of Bamberg. His research focuses on the role played by international organizations and the EU in conditioning policy diffusion. His work has been published in the European Journal of Political Research, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, and the Journal of Common Market Studies, among other outlets.

Tents, tarps and mosquito netting sit in a field in Dadaab, Kenya, Dec. 11, 2006, after being delivered by a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft. The materials are being dropped by U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa as humanitarian aid for the approximately 160,000 stranded victims of recent flooding in rural areas of Kenya. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steve Staedler) (Released)

Teaching International Organizations as Bureaucracies

It can only be a good thing if students learn about the power inherent in definitions, and can reflect on the normative problems arising from these definitions.

How to Motivate Students to Discuss Research Design

How to Motivate Students to Discuss Research Design

It pays off to come down from the “sage on stage” position and show that your work is not perfect by having students tear apart your own old projects.

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