Dr Melanie Coni-Zimmer

Dr Melanie Coni-Zimmer

Project Director
Senior Researcher
Research Department:
Transnational Actors
Glocal Junctions

Contact

E-Mail: zimmer @hsfk .de

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CV

2015 Member of Leibniz Mentoring (Mentoring Programme for women researchers at Leibniz institutions)
Since 2011 Research Fellow at PRIF
2011 PhD at Darmstadt University
2009-2010 Visiting Fellow at the Political Science Department of the University of Victoria/Canada (October 2009 to January 2010), scholarship by the DAAD
2004-2005 Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
2004 Graduation
2002-2003 Student Assistant at the University of Tübingen
1996-2004 Studies in Political Science, Economics and Public Law at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, the University of Helsinki and the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

Expertise

Dr Melanie Coni-Zimmer is working on the following issues:

  • Business in Conflict Zones
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • International civil society
  • Natural resources
  • "New Wars"/ North-South-Conflicts
  • Piracy
  • Africa

Publications

Vom Wolf im Schafspelz | 2018

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret (2018): Vom Wolf im Schafspelz. Blinde Flecken in der Forschung zu transnationalen Unternehmen und neuen Governance-Formen, in: Albert, Mathias/Deitelhoff, Nicole/Hellmann, Gunther (Hg.), Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 277–307.

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Empirical Assessment of (Policy) Effectiveness – The Role of Business in Zones of Conflict | 2017

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Wolf, Klaus Dieter (2017): Empirical Assessment of (Policy) Effectiveness – The Role of Business in Zones of Conflict, in: Kruck, Andreas/Schneiker, Andrea (eds), Researching Non-state Actors in International Security. Theory and Practice, London: Routledge, 204-221, www.routledge.com/(...).

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Legitimization of Private and Public Regulation: Past and Present | 2017

Wolf, Klaus Dieter/Collin, Peter/Coni-Zimmer, Melanie (eds), (2017): Legitimization of Private and Public Regulation: Past and Present, Special Issue Politics and Governance, 5:1, Cogitatio Press, www.cogitatiopress.com/(...).

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Editorial to the Issue on Legitimization of Private and Public Regulation: Past and Present | 2017

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Wolf, Klaus Dieter/Collin, Peter (2017): Editorial to the Issue on Legitimization of Private and Public Regulation: Past and Present, in: Politics and Governance, 5:1, 1–5, DOI: 10.17645/pag.v5i1.915.

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The localization of CSR norms: Development agencies and the promotion of responsible business conduct in China | 2017

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie (2017): The localization of CSR norms: Development agencies and the promotion of responsible business conduct in China, in: Bonacker, Thorsten/van Heusinger, Judith/Zimmer, Kerstin (eds), Localization in Development Aid. How Global Institutions enter Local Lifeworlds, Milton Park: Routledge, 191-207.

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Claims for Local Justice in Natural Resource Conflicts: Lessons from Peru’s Mining Sector | 2016

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret/Jacobs, Andreas (2016): Claims for Local Justice in Natural Resource Conflicts: Lessons from Peru’s Mining Sector, in: Pichler, Melanie/Staritz, Cornelia/Küblbock, Karin/Plank, Christina/Raza, Werner (Hg.) (eds), Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics, Oxford: Routledge, 90-108.

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Zwischen Konfrontation und Kooperation | 2015

Melanie Coni-Zimmer/Annegret Flohr, Zwischen Konfrontation und Kooperation. Das Verhältnis zwischen NGOs und Privatwirtschaft, in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Sonderheft 7, 2015, S. 567-588.

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CSR in der Politikwissenschaft | 2015

Melanie Coni-Zimmer/Lothar Rieth, CSR in der Politikwissenschaft - Unternehmensengagement erklären und bewerten, in: Andreas Schneider/René Schmidpeter (Hg.), Corporate Social Responsibility. Verantwortungsvolle Unternehmensführung in Theorie und Praxis, Berlin (Springer Gabler), 2015, S. 1163-1182.

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Corporate Social Responsibility zwischen globaler Diffusion und Lokalisierung | 2014

Melanie Coni-Zimmer, Corporate Social Responsibility zwischen globaler Diffusion und Lokalisierung. Britische und chinesische Ölindustrie im Vergleich, Studien der Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Bd. 25), Baden-Baden (Nomos), 2014.

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Transnationale Unternehmen | 2013

Melanie Coni-Zimmer/Annegret Flohr, Transnationale Unternehmen: Problemverursacher und Lösungspartner?, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 2014(1-3), 2014, S. 34-40.

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Neue transnationale Akteure | 2013

Helmut Breitmeier/Melanie Coni-Zimmer/Annegret Flohr, Neue transnationale Akteure, in: Helmut Breitmeier/Thomas Conzelmann/Klaus Dieter Wolf (Hg.), Transnationales Regieren, 2013, im Erscheinen.

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Friend or Foe? | 2013

Annegret Flohr/Melanie Coni-Zimmer/Andreas Jacobs, Friend or Foe? Developing Partnerships in Natural Resource Governance. A Global Stakeholder Analysis, Bonn/Eschborn: GIZ, 2013

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Zivilgesellschaftliche Kritik und Corporate Social Responsibility als unternehmerische Legitimitätspolitik | 2012

Melanie Coni-Zimmer: Zivilgesellschaftliche Kritik und Corporate Social Responsibility als unternehmerische Legitimitätspolitik, in: Leviathan, Sonderband 27, 2012, S. 319-336

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The Relevance of Private Actors in the Transnational Sphere for Just Peace Governance | 2012

PRIF Research Department III, The Relevance of Private Actors in the Transnational Sphere for Just Peace Governance, PRIF Working Papers, No.13, Frankfurt/M., 2012.

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CSR aus Perspektive der Governance-Forschung | 2012

Melanie Coni-Zimmer/Lothar Rieth: CSR aus Perspektive der Governance-Forschung, in: Andreas Schneider/René Schmidpeter (Hg.): Corporate Social Responsibility. Verantwortungsvolle Unternehmensführung in Theorie und Praxis, Berlin (Springer, Gabler), 2012, S. 709-730.

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Oil Companies in Nigeria | 2010

Melanie Zimmer, Oil Companies in Nigeria: Emerging Good Practice or Still Fuelling Conflict?, in: Nicole Deitelhoff/Klaus Dieter Wolf (Hg.), Corporate Security Responsibility: Corporate Governance Contributions to Peace and Security in Zones of Conflict, Houndmills (Palgrave Macmillan), S. 58-84, 2010.

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Business in Zones of Conflict and Global Security Governance | 2010

Nicole Deitelhoff/Moira Feil/Susanne Fischer/Andreas Haidvogl/Klaus Dieter Wolf/Melanie Zimmer, Business in Zones of Conflict and Global Security Governance: What has been Learnt and Where to from Here?, in: Nicole Deitelhoff/Klaus Dieter Wolf (Hg.), Corporate Security Responsibility? Corporate Governance Contributions to Peace and Security in Zones of Conflict, Houndmills (Palgrave Macmillan), S. 202-226, 2010.

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Piraterie vor Somalia | 2009

Melanie Zimmer, Piraterie vor Somalia. Staatsverfall, Kriegsökonomie und die internationale Gemeinschaft, HSFK-Standpunkte, Nr. 6/2009, Frankfurt/M.

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Inclusive Global Institutions for a Global Political Economy | 2008

Volker Rittberger/Carmen Huckel/Lothar Rieth/Melanie Zimmer, Inclusive Global Institutions for a Global Political Economy, in: Volker Rittberger/Martin Nettesheim (Hg.), Authority in the Global Political Economy, Houndmills (Palgrave), 2008, S. 13-54.

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Bad Guys, Good Guys, or Something in between? | 2008

Moira Feil/Susanne Fischer/Andreas Haidvogl/Melanie Zimmer, Bad Guys, Good Guys, or Something in between? Corporate Governance contributions in zones of violent conflict, PRIF Report No. 84, Frankfurt/M., 2008.

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The UN Global Compact in Sub-Saharan Africa | 2007

Melanie Zimmer/ Lothar Rieth/Ralph Hamann/Jon Hanks, The UN Global Compact in Sub-Saharan Africa: Decentralisation and Effectiveness, in: The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Nr. 28, 2007, S. 99-112.

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Public Private Partnerships in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit | 2007

Lothar Rieth/ Melanie Zimmer, Public Private Partnerships in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit - Wirkungen und Lessons Learnt am Beispiel des GTZ/AVE Projektes, in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, Nr. 2, 2007, S. 217-235.

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Die Effektivität von Public-Private Partnerships | 2007

Carmen Huckel/ Lothar Rieth/ Melanie Zimmer, Die Effektivität von Public-Private Partnerships, in: Andreas Hasenclever/ Klaus Dieter Wolf/ Michael Zürn (Hg.), Macht und Ohnmacht internationaler Institutionen, Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 2007, S. 115-144.

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Unternehmen der Rohstoffindustrie | 2004

Lothar Rieth/Melanie Zimmer, Unternehmen der Rohstoffindustrie. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Konfliktprävention, in: Die Friedens-Warte, Jg. 79 Nr. 1-2, 2004, S. 75-101.

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Transnational Corporations and Conflict Prevention | 2004

Lothar Rieth/Melanie Zimmer, Transnational Corporations and Conflict Prevention: The Impact of Norms on Private Actors, Tübinger Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik und Friedensforschung, Nr. 43, 2004.

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Other professional activities

since 2015Member of the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention of the German Federal Foreign Office
2008–2010Speaker of the junior staff of section “International Politics” of the “Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft” (DVPW)
2006–2008Deputy Speaker of the junior staff of section “International Politics” of the “Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft” (DVPW)