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Roland Axtmann


After his PhD at the London School of Economics, Roland taught at the University of Aberdeen for 16 years. Roland joined Swansea University in 2005 as a Professor of Politics and International Relations. He held visiting appointments at Heidelberg University (Germany); Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria); University of California, Los Angeles; and Deakin University, Melbourne. In 2011, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia), and at the Sydney Democracy Initiative at the University of Sydney. Roland has published widely in the areas of democracy, globalization, macro-political change and (international) political theory. He is currently working on questions concerning democratic governance and the legitimacy of global public authority structures, focussing on issues such as global constitutionalism, cosmopolitanism, representation and participation in global governance, and transnational democracy. Roland also serves as Director of the Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics