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Frank Mattheis is a researcher at the Institut d’études européennes (IEE), Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He is trained in global studies (MA, PhD) and works on governance structures beyond the nation state in the fields of comparative regionalism and interregionalism. Frank Mattheis has been involved in different books on the subject, such as The New Politics of Regionalism (Routledge, 2017), Fringe Regionalism (Palgrave, 2018) and The Finances of Regional Organisations in the Global South (Routledge, 2019).


  • 2014–present
    Senior research fellow, Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2018–present
    Researcher, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium


  • 2013 
    University of Leipzig, Germany, Dr. phil / Global Studies