Hannes Meissner

Senior Researcher and Lecturer

Phone: +43 1 720 12 86 973

Mobile: +43 650 720 12 77

Fax:      +43 1 720 12 86 19

E-Mail: hannes.meissner@fh-vie.ac.at

Hannes Meissner is a senior researcher in the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies. His research focuses on informal aspects of rule, political risks, post-Soviet transition processes, Soviet legacy, the “resource curse”, as well as on governance initiatives.

In 2012, Hannes Meissner was awarded a PhD in political science with distinction „magna cum laude” by the University of Hamburg. During his PhD Studies (2007-2012) he took part in the research programme “Violence and Security” of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the PhD programme „Informal networks, corruption and political regimes” of the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen. In 2008, he was granted a three-year full scholarship by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Beside his role in the Competence Centre for Black Sea Region Studies, Hannes Meissner regularly gives lectures and seminars at the University of Vienna, the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and the Austrian Oriental Society. He has, moreover, given guest lectures at partner universities abroad, in particular the Beykoz School of Logistics in Istanbul, JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskyla and the Southern Federal University Rostov na Donu.

At the same time, Hannes Meissner has a longstanding track-record in carrying out long-term field researches, like in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and Great Britain (2009-2011) and Ukraine (2013).

Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Meissner, Hannes / Leitner, Johannes (eds.) (2017): State Capture, Political Risks and International Business. Cases from Black Sea Region Countries, Routledge.

Meissner, Hannes (2013): Der „Ressourcenfluch” in Aserbaidschan und Turkmenistan und die Perspektiven von Effizienz- und Transparenzinitiativen, in: Tetzlaff, Rainer / Jakobeit, Cord (eds.) (2013): Demokratie und Entwicklung Vol. 66, LIT Verlag.

Articles, Book Chapters and Conference Papers

Meissner, Hannes (Forthcoming): Factors of Systemic Insecurity and Coping Strategies of International Businesses in Ukraine under Janukovytch, in: Apryshchenko, Victor / Strukov, Vlad (eds.): Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe”.

Meissner, Hannes (Forthcoming): Azerbaijan: Postsocialism between Fragile Stability and Crisis, in: Jaitner, Felix / Olteanu, Tina / Spöri, Tobias (eds.): Crises in the Post-Soviet Space.

Meissner, Hannes / Leitner, Johannes (2017):  Introduction, in: Meissner, Hannes / Leitner, Johannes (eds.) (2017): State Capture, Political Risks and International Business. Cases from Black Sea Region Countries, Routledge, 1-7.

Meissner, Hannes (2017):  Corruption, favourtism and institutional ambiguity as political risks. Insights from the concept of neopatrimonialism, in: Meissner, Hannes / Leitner, Johannes (eds.) (2017): State Capture, Political Risks and International Business. Cases from Black Sea Region Countries, Routledge, 11-25.

Meissner, Hannes / Leitner, Johannes (2017):  Conclusions, in: Meissner, Hannes / Leitner, Johannes (eds.) (2017): State Capture, Political Risks and International Business. Cases from Black Sea Region Countries, Routledge, 212-221.

Meissner, Hannes; Leitner, Johannes (2016): FDI in Azerbaijan: A Structural Analysis of the Business Environment. In: caucasus analytical digest March 2016, No.82 “Foreign Direct Investment”

Johannes Leitner; Hannes Meissner (2016): Political Risks in post-Soviet markets. A Theoretical Approach, Conference Paper, 10. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen, 30-31 March 2016, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Vienna.

Meissner, Hannes (2015): Anti-Corruption Measures in the Energy Sector: EITI in Azerbaijan, caucasus analytical digest No. 78 5 October 2015

Meissner, Hannes (2015): Doing Business in a Neopatrimonial State: Factors of Systemic Uncertainty and Coping Strategies of International Businesses – Evidence from Ukraine under Janukovytch, Conference Paper, BASEES Annual Conference 28-30 March 2015, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Leitner, Johannes; Meissner, Hannes; David, Ewa-Martyna (2015): The Debate about Political Risk: How Corruption, Favoritism and Institutional Ambiguity Shape Business Strategies in Ukraine. In: Contributions to Economics. Springer.

Meissner, Hannes (2014): Ressourcenreichtum und Systemtransformation in Aserbaidschan und Turkmenistan, in: Wirtschaft und Management, 18, Internationale Rahmenbedingungen unternehmerischen Handelns, 35-54.

Meissner, Hannes (2013): Ressourcenumverteilung, informelle Netzwerke und Korruption – Zu den Chancen und Risiken für westliche Investoren in Aserbaidschan, in: Wirtschaft und Management, 18, 2013, Seiten 25-40. Heft 18 – Juli 2013

Meissner, Hannes (2013): Nachhaltige Entwicklung durch Öl- und Gasreichtum? Aserbaidschan, Russland und der Ballast der Sowjetunion, in: Regionale Integration – Alternative Entwicklungspfade? Perspektiven industriepolitischer Optionen in räumlichen Strukturen, Kurswechsel No. 3/2013, S. 8-17.

Meissner, Hannes (2013): Functioning, Effects and Perspectives of Transparency Initiatives – The Example of the EITI in Azerbaijan, Conference Paper, „The Third Global Conference on Transparency Research”, http://campus.hec.fr/global-transparency/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Paper-Meissner-Transparency-Initiatives-v2.pdf.

Leitner, Johannes / Martyna-David, Ewa / Meissner, Hannes (2013): Into the Dark- Political Risks in the Black Sea Region, in: Kempter, Guido / Lofner, Hans-Jürgen (eds.) (2013): Grenzenlos Kooperieren – Forschung im Dialog mit Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Tagungsband zum 7. Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschulen.

Meissner, Hannes (2013): Der „Ressourcenfluch” in Aserbaidschan und Turkmenistan und die Perspektiven von Effizienz- und Transparenzinitiativen, in: Tetzlaff, Rainer / Jakobeit, Cord (eds.) (2013): Demokratie und Entwicklung Vol. 66, LIT Verlag.

Leitner, Johannes / Martyna-David, Ewa / Meissner, Hannes (2012): Black Sea Region – A Blackbox for Business? Barriers for Market Entry in the Black Sea Region – Evidence from Austrian Enterprises, Conference Proeceedings of the BlueBlackSea International Congress at Sakarya University, Baris Kitap, 151-172.

Meissner, Hannes (2012): The Role of the Oil Elite in Policy-Making in Azerbaijan, in: Heinrich, Andreas / Pleines, Heiko (eds.) (2012): „Challenges of the Caspian Resource Boom: Domestic Elites and Policy-making“, Palgrave Macmillan, 131-142.

Meissner, Hannes (2011): Informal Politics in Azerbaijan: Corruption and Rent-Seeking Patterns, in: Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 24, S. 6-9.

Jakobeit, Cord / Meissner, Hannes (2010): Stichwort „Frieden und Ressourcen“, in: Gießmann, Hans-Joachim / Rinke, Bernhard (eds.) (2010): Handbuch Friedensforschung, VS Verlag, 518-528.

Meissner, Hannes (2010): The Resource Curse and Rentier States in the Caspian Region: A Need for Context Analysis, GIGA Research Programme Violence and Security, Working Paper No. 133, https://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/wp133_meissner.pdf

Blog entries

Media

Newspapers

Trend 16/2017 (19.4.2017): Das Einmaleins der Schwarzmeerregion

Wiener Zeitung: Auf der anderen Seite des Flusses

Der Falter (27/04/2016): Die Galaktischen von Simmering

Süddeutsche Zeitung (15/04/2016): Wo Fröhlichkeit staatlich verodnet ist

Wirtschaftsblatt (02/11/2015): “Die Elite ist sehr nervös geworden”

freedominfo.org (06/11/2014): EITI, OGP Face Challenges Handling Civic Space Issues

Zeit Online (03/2014): Ganz weit weg

Wirtschaftsblatt (07/11/2013): Nachgefragt. „Korruption ist strukturell verankert“

Die Presse (06/08/2013): Langsamer Abschied vom Kult um “Vater der Turkmenen”

Wirtschaftsblatt (24/06/2013): Das Geschäft mit Rohstoffquellen läuft wie geschmiert

Wirtschaftsblatt (01/05/2013): “Aserbaidschan definitiv kein Land für westliche KMU”

Wirtschaftsblatt (18/04/2013): 100.000 US-$ Bakschisch für Audienz beim Präsidenten

Kulturaustausch – Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven (IV/2011): Undercover in der Diktatur

Radio

The radio feature “Resource Curse: Doomed Riches“ (“Ressourcenfluch: Wenn Reichtum zum Verhängnis wird”) Dr. Hannes Meißner was broadcast by the German radio station „Detektor.fm“ on 7 March 2014.

Deutsche Welle (30/03/2010): Иностранные компании в Туркмении вынуждены учитывать национальную специфику