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Research interests


Sascha's thesis is aimed at using a historical institutionalist perspective to determine and explain the effectiveness of the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The work comprises a qualitative study of the regime’s three systems (commitment, verification and enforcement) using different strands of the perspective of historical institutionalism. 


Selected Publications/Conference Presentations

Sauerteig, S. (2017), The Road Taken: Improving the International Verification towards the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime. Paper presented at 58th ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore (MD, USA), February 22nd – 25th, 2017.

Sauerteig, S. (2015), Winter-safe Deterrence and the Problem of Hardware AND Software, In: Biochemical Security 2030, Published on March 25th, 2015: biochemsec2030.org.

Sauerteig, S. (2015), The Different Shades of Expertise: Epistemic Communities on the Eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Paper presented at the 56th ISA Annual Convention in New Orleans (LA, USA), February 18th – 21st, 2015.

Galbreath, D.J.; Sauerteig, S. (2014), Regime Complexity and Security Governance, In J. Sperling (Ed.), Handbook on Governance and Security (82-97), London (UK): Edward Elgar.

Sauerteig, S. (2014), GGE to the Rescue! Can Governmental Experts Contribute to Overcoming the Fissile Material (Cut-off) Treaty Deadlock? Paper presented at 55th ISA Annual Convention in Toronto (CA), March 26th – 29th, 2014. 

Education/Academic qualification

English (Minor: History), Bachelor of Arts, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Euromasters, Master of Arts, University of Bath

External positions

Speaker, Team Europe

1 Aug 2017 → …

PR Consultant, Euro-Informationen

1 Oct 201231 Jul 2017

Robert-Schuman-Trainee, European Parliament Liaison Office

1 Mar 201231 Jul 2012


  • JZ International relations
  • Non-Proliferation
  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • European Union
  • Epistemic Communities
  • International Regimes
  • Regime Effectiveness

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International Sociological Association Social Sciences
regime Social Sciences
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
institutionalism Social Sciences
deterrence Social Sciences
treaty Social Sciences
proliferation Social Sciences