Dr. Luba von Hauff

Senior Research Fellow

Tel.: +49-(0)89-6004 2406



Dr. Luba von Hauff holds a Bachelor's degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and a Master's degree in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College London. In 2017, she received her PhD from the Bundeswehr University Munich with a thesis on China's normative agency in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Luba specializes in international relations with an emphasis on power, psychology and change in the international system - the rise and fall of great powers, the emergence and decline of normative orders, and related social psychological processes. Her regional focus encompasses the countries of Eurasia, especially China, Russia and the other CIS states, as well as the post-socialist states of the EU. 


Fields of Research

Social psychology in international relations

Great power competition and cooperation

Emerging powers, multipolarity and normative orders

EU relations with China, Russia, CIS

Political systems, security and development of the CIS and CEE countries 


Selected Publications

2023 (forthcoming): China in Central Asia. In Lempp, J., Mayer, S., Brand, A. (Hrsg.): Central Asia in a Multipolar World: Internal Change, External Actors, Regional Cooperation. Berlin: Springer Nature.

2023 (forthcoming): Großmachtkonkurrenz und internationale Politik. In Sauer, F., von Hauff, L. &  Masala, C. (Hrsg.), Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen, 3. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

2023 (forthcoming): Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen, 3. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Springer VS (mit  Frank Sauer und Carlo Masala).

2022: Frieden in Sicht? Armenien, Aserbaidschan und der Konflikt um (Berg)Karabach. Metis Studie Nr. 30, November 2022.

2022: China, the West, and Democratization. London: Routledge (paperback edition).

2021: Demokratie und Weltordnung: Gerät das westliche System unter Druck? Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 31, S. 599–608. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41358-021-00299-8

2021Covid-19 und Machtübergänge im internationalen System. Zeitschrift für Politik, 68 / 4, S. 428 - 446. https://doi.org/10.5771/0044-3360-2021-4-428 

2020China in Zentralasien. In Lempp, J., Mayer, S., Brand, A. (Hrsg.): Die politischen Systeme Zentralasiens: Interner Wandel, externe Akteure, regionale Kooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31633-4

2020China, the West, and Democratization. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429020131

2018China's Silk Road Initiative and the European Union: Prospects for the
Future / Chinas Seidenstraßeninitiative und die EU: Aussichten für die Zukunft. Hanns Seidel Stiftung, München.

2018Towards a New Quality of Cooperation? The EU, China, and Central Asian Security in a Multipolar Age. Asia Europe Journal 16(3).

2018China und die EU: Perspektiven für die Zukunft. Religion und Gesellschaft, 46 (7-8).