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Author Archive: Joep Schenk

Joep Schenk is working as a post-doctoral researcher within the ERC project ‘Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914′ led by Prof. Beatrice de Graaf. He is interested in explaining major international events in the nineteenth and twentieth century as results of social processes. Behind events such as war, genocide or (industrial) revolution one can reveal power structures within which political, economic or religious motivated actors can be identified. The tensions between individual actors and historical, social and geographical structures on the one side, and (national) state interests and (international) private interests on the other, is a common theme in his research.