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Julia Drubel

Senior Research Fellow

Main Fields of Research:

International Relation's Critical Norm Research on the Global Political Economy of Forced Labour and Modern Slavery; Transnational Labour Markets and Networked Global Value Chains with Special Emphasis on Sustainable Bioeconomic Transformations within the European Union and Global Forest Protection; Global Social Governance and International Organisations

Academic Career

Since 08/2021 Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL.

04/2019 - 05/2021 Research Associate at the Chair for International Relations, Department of Political Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen.

11/2019 - 11/2020 Parental leave.

03/2016 - 04/2019 Research Associate in the project “When Religions Communicate: The Inter-religious Dialogue and the Global Norm of Freedom of Religion”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

08/2017 - 09/2017 Visiting scholar at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.

04/2014 - 03/2016 Research Associate at the Chair for International Relations, Department of Political Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen.


Doctorate (Dr. rer. soc.) at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, Justus Liebig University Giessen. Dissertation (German): The ILO's norm against forced labour. Norm effectiveness in the globalized economy. 


Recent Publications

  • The International Labour Organization's role to ensure decent work in a globalized economy: a contested responsibility?. In: The Routledge Handbook on Responsibility in International Relations, Hannes Hansen-Magnusson, Antje Vetterlein (eds.). Routledge, London 2021, 301-317. Book description

Further Publications

  • At the Junction: Two Models of Business Responsibility for Modern Slavery. In: Human Rights Review 21, 313-335 (2020) (with Janne Mende). Permanent link
  • Regulation by visibility. New forms of global social governance. In: Global Social Policy 40/2, 188-206 (2019). Permanent link
  • Die Normkontestation der Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit: Verständigungspotenziale interreligiöser Dialoginitiativen. In: Bildung in der postsäkularen Gesellschaft, Breitmeier, Helmut, Wolfgang Sander, Stefan Müller (eds.). Beltz, Weinheim 2018, 124-144.

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Religious Freedom: The Contribution of Interreligious Dialogue Initiatives to a Corner-stone of Modern Democratic Societies. Conference Paper with Helmut Breitmeier and Christopher Finke for the General Conference of ECPR, Hamburg, 22.08.2018 - 25.08.2018

Global Social Governance: Unfolding the Effects of Global Regulatory Complexes on Decent Work in Central Asia. Conference Paper for the ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, 15.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

Die Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit als Gegenstand des interreligiösen Dialogs: Beiträge zur Verwirklichung einer umstrittenen Norm? Conference Paper with Helmut Breitmeier and Christopher Finke. Presented at the Annual Conference of the DVPW working group „Politics and Religion“, Berlin, 22.03.2018 - 24.03.2018

Norm Contestation in Transnational Interreligious Dialogue: Freedom of Religion and Belief. Conference Paper with Helmut Breitmeier and Christopher Finke for the ‚Fifth Open Sectional Conference‘ of the Section ‚International Relations‘ of the DVPW, Bremen, 04.10.2017 - 06.10.2017

The Politics of Numbers: Slavery, its Modern Forms and Forced Labour within the ILO Global Monitoring Regime, Conference Paper for the General Conference of the ECPR, Prague, 07.09.2016 - 10.09.2017

Regulation by Visibility: Systems of Quantification within the ILO’s Decent Work Strategy, Conference Paper for the International Conference: Dimensions of Global Social Policy, Bielefeld, 18.07.2016 - 20.07.2016

Capitalist Diversity and Space within Critical IPE – From the ‘Underside of Globalization’ to a Systematic Examination of Forced Labour, Conference Paper for the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, EISA, Giardini Naxos, Sicilia, 23.09.2015 - 26.09.2015

Memberships

German Association for Political Science (DVPW)

  • Section Internationale Beziehungen
  • Working Group International Political Economy

Section “Norms and Changes in Global Politics”, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (spokesperson)