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Dr. Daniel Pinéu
Dr. Daniel Pinéu

Research associate

Philipps-Universität Marburg
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Philosophie
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6
35032 Marburg

Office: Room 00 007 (M floor; Speaking hours Di 14.30-16)



Short Bio

Daniel Pineu read Political Science at the New University of Lisbon (1997-2001), after which he took a Masters degree in International Politics at the University of Wales, in Aberystwyth (2003-2005). He recently joined the Institute after obtaining his PhD in Critical Security Studies, also in Aberystwyth (2009). His doctoral dissertation focused on security sector reform processes in the context state-building, in particular US police assistance efforts. Before joining the Institute, Daniel lectured at the University of Hildesheim. He is a member of the advisory board of IPRI, the Portuguese Institute of International Affairs. His current research includes a post-doctoral project exploring the clash between European and American security strategies in Afghanistan, and the role of ‘culture’ therein.



  • “Border Crossings: The Politics of Transnationality in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier Region” in Granados, U. (ed.)  (2010) Borders in the Centre: Studies of Frontiers and Peripheries in Asia. IIAS. Leiden  (co-authored with Dra. Andrea Fleschenberg)


  • “Gender and security” in Cristoph Schuck (ed.) Multilevel and multidimensional security  in the international system. Nomos. Baden-Baden (co-authored with Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs), 233-259


  • “Problematizing the EU as a Global Actor: The Role of Identity and Security in European Foreign Policy” (co-authored with Joao Reis Nunes and Ana Isabel Xavier) in Barrinha, Andre (ed.) Towards a Global Dimension: EU's Conflict Management in the Neighborhood and Beyond. Lisbon: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 
  • “Começar de novo? O Paquistão após a saída de Musharraf” [Starting over? Pakistan after Musharraf’s ouster]. In: Revista Autor, September issue
  • “Ganhando no Iraque?” [Winning in Iraq?]. In: Revista Autor, June issue
  •  “Falhando (n)o Afeganistão – a suposta “crise” da OTAN”  [Failing (in) Afghanistan - NATO’s supposed “crisis”]. In: Revista Autor, February issue

Research interests

  • Policies of Intervention - A Comparison of Portuguese and German Foreign Policy Engagement in South and Central Asia (2011-2013; funded by DAAD)
  • Critical security studies (especially the politics of security governance & security sector reform; security dimensions of post-conflict scenarios; culture & security; the privatization of security; critical terrorism studies)
  • Foreign policy analysis (esp. the role of security assistance/ security sector reform as tools of foreign policy; US national security & defense policy; nation-building and state-building in US foreign policy; Portuguese foreign policy)
  • International political sociology (esp. the historical sociology of empires, imperialisms and the practices of colonial administration; historico-sociological and comparative approaches to the role of religion in politics, especially with regards to Islam)
  • International relations theory (esp. post-positivist approaches; intellectual history / disciplinary history of IR; international political theory)

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