Dekker, Willem Martijn


Consultancy firm, Netherlands


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom


Willem Martijn Dekker was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. His research interests concern the intersection of international security and research methodology, in particular the empirical analysis of military strategy. Martijn holds a Ph.D. in International Politics (2010) from Aberystwyth University, and M.Sc. in Political Science (2006) and a M.A. in Philosophy (2006) from the University of Amsterdam.

Martijn has published three articles and is currently working on a major mixed-method book project titled: Compelling the Weak: Coercion and Counter-Coercion in Asymmetric Conflict as well as a smaller project on the eternal essence of strategy. His long term research agenda concerns the application of advanced social scientific methodology to the study of international security. He is particularly interested in mixed-method designs and new comparative approaches such as fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA).

Martijn is broadly trained in international relations and research methodology and can teach a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
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