Christian Bueger

Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University

Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Cardiff University, a Honorary Professor at the University of Seychelles and a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch. He joined Cardiff as a Lecturer in 2012. He has held several visiting fellow positions and was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Advanced Security Theory, University of Copenhagen (2013), a Leverhulme Fellow at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, London (2011) and a research fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace, Duisburg, Germany (2010). He obtained his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2010). During his PhD studies he was a visiting researcher at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA and a research assistant to the European Report on Development 2009.

His fields of research are Security Studies, International Political Sociology and International Practice Theory. His current research is on maritime security and global governance. He is the principal investigator of a research project funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council titled “Counter-Piracy Governance – A Praxiographic Analysis”. The project compares different institutional responses to maritime piracy and their effect on security governance. He is also part of the Lessons Learned Consortium of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. He has published over 30 articles and book chapters which have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, European Political Science Review, Global Policy, International Political Sociology, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of International Relations and Development or Third World Quarterly. He is a regular speaker at different conferences on international policy, maritime security and transport security.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Professor, University of Seychelles
  • 2017–present
    Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University
  • 2014–2017
    Reader in International Relations, Cardiff University


  • 2010 
    PhD in Political and Social Science, European University Institute