MAX WEBER FELLOW 2017-2018, 2018-2019

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre


Robin Markwica is a Programme Associate in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and a Research Fellow in the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Robin obtained an M.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). He held a research fellowship in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

His book Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy (Oxford University Press) develops “emotional choice theory” as a third action model besides rational choice theory and constructivist perspectives.

Research Interests

International relations, international security, war and peace, foreign policy analysis, constructivist and psychological approaches to international relations.


  • International Security Best Book Award, American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Christiane Rajewsky Prize, German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)
  • Rupert Riedl Prize, Club of Vienna
  • Diligentia Prize, Diligentia Foundation for Empirical Research
  • Best Book Award, Emotions in Politics and International Relations Working Group, British International Studies Association (BISA)

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