Furness, Mark

Dr. Mark Furness

Research programme
Inter- and Transnational Cooperation

Senior Researcher

Political Science

Work areas

  • EU foreign relations
  • EU development policy
  • Security and development


since 1/2018German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and transnational cooperation"
1/2010-12/2017German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Department "Bi- und multilaterale Entwicklungspolitik"
2004-2009Freie Universität Berlin
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European integration
Research Fellow
7/2009Freie Universität Berlin
PhD in Political Science
2003-2004Australian National University
MA (Hons), International Relations.
2000-2002University of Canterbury
BA (Hons) History, Diplomacy and International Relations.

Expertise work for

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



Phone +49 (0)228 94927-258
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130



Reconstituting social contracts in conflict-affected MENA countries: Whither Iraq and Libya?
Furness, Mark / Bernhard Trautner (2020)

in: World Development 135, 1-12, article 105085



EU development policy: evolving as an instrument of foreign policy and as an expression of solidarity
Furness, Mark / Luciana-Alexandra Ghica / Simon Lightfoot / Balázs Szent-Iványi (2020)

in: Journal of Contemporary European Research (16/2), 89 - 100


The European Union’s development policy: a balancing act between ‘A more comprehensive approach’ and creeping securitization
Furness, Mark / Stefan Gänzle (2016)
in: Stephen Brown / Jörn Grävingholt (eds.), The securitization of foreign aid, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 138-162