“Forget Populism!” Published in Global Discourse

Happy to say that my article “Forget Populism!” has been published in Global Discourse. In it I challenge the highly misleading argument, widespread among the media, policymakers and (some) academics, that populism as such is a danger to democracy, Europe, the West, the liberal international order, or all of the above. Even a superficial reading…

Symposium on Laclau and IR/IPE published online in New Political Science

The symposium “The contribution of Laclau’s discourse theory to International Relations and International Political Economy,” which I co-edited with Dirk Nabers, has been published online as part of issue 2/2019 of New Political Science. Further information and some pre-prints are available here. A free eprint for the introduction is available here, one for my contribution…

Article on Securitization as Discursive (Re)Articulation published online

I am happy to say that my article “Securitization as Discursive (Re)Articulation: Explaining the Relative Effectiveness of Threat Construction,” part of our symposium on Laclau and IR/IPE in New Political Science, has been published online. It is available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07393148.2019.1596682 A pre-print is available here.

Symposium on Laclau and IR/IPE accepted for publication in New Political Science

I am excited to say that our symposium (co-edited with Dirk Nabers) on Ernesto Laclau, IR and IPE has been accepted for publication in New Political Science, the official journal of APSA’s Caucus for a New Political Science! The symposium features contributions by Dirk Nabers on crisis, Eva Herschinger on war, Joscha Wullweber on money,…

German Foundation for Peace Research funds workshop on post- and decolonial perspectives in peace and conflict research

The German Foundation for Peace Research (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung) has decided to fund a workshop on “Debating Postcolonialism: Assessing the Contribution of Postcolonial Perspectives to Peace and Conflict Research”. The workshop, which I co-organize with Hartwig Hummel (University of Düsseldorf) and Lotta Mayer (University of Heidelberg) on behalf of the Theory Section of the German…

Edited volume on “Populism and World Politics” published

I am happy to say that my co-edited volume (with Dirk Nabers and David B. MacDonald) on “Populism and World Politics: Exploring Inter- and Transnational Dimensions” has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. This volume is the first to analyze populism’s international dimension: its impact on, and interaction with, foreign policy and international politics. The…

Chapter on “International/Global Political Sociology” accepted for publication

I am delighted to say that my co-authored chapter (with Dirk Nabers) on “International/Global Political Sociology” has been accepted for publication in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Here is the full reference: “Global/International Political Sociology”, in: Renée Marlin-Bennett (ed.), The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press forthcoming, with Dirk Nabers,…

Special Issue on “Visualizing violence: aesthetics and ethics in international politics” online

Happy to say that the special issue of Global Discourse “Visualizing Violence aesthetics and ethics in international politics” with my coauthored article (with David Shim) on gender, war and social media is online. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2wVq7g7 The Special Issue is an output of the DFG-funded network “Visuality and Global Politics”. Aside from ourselves,…

Chapter on “Non-state Actors and Foreign Policy” now online

My co-authored chapter on non-state actors and foreign policy (with Rainer Baumann) has finally been published online. The official version is available here, for a pre-print see my Publications page. Here’s the summary: The rise of non-state (international, private, and transnational) actors in global politics has far-reaching consequences for foreign policy theory and practice. In…