“The Politics of Military Force” reviewed in Perspectives on Politics

“The Politics of Military Force” has been reviewed as part of a Critical Dialogue with Professor Wolfgang Wagner (VU Amsterdam), in which we discuss our respective books. Here’s (the positive part of) what he had to say: “Stengel argues convincingly that the changes in German security discourse and practice are not inevitable adjustments to any …

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“The Politics of Military Force” has been cited in Tagesspiegel

“The Politics of Military Force” has been cited in today’s print edition of Der Tagesspiegel, one of Germany’s big newspapers. The op-ed by Joseph Verbovszky argues that Germany’s role was “decisive” in the shift towards nation-building in Afghanistan, part of which was, paradoxically, war-aversion. Here’s the link to the online article (that one links to …

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Article “Militarizing antimilitarism?” published open access in IFJP

My co-authored (w/ David Shim, University of Groningen) article “Militarizing antimilitarism? Exploring the gendered representation of military service in German recruitment videos on social media” has been published online in the International Feminist Journal of Politics. The article analyzes the gendered representation of military service in the German YouTube series Die Rekruten (DR) (The Recruits), …

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Article ““Militarizing Antimilitarism” accepted for publication

My newest co-authored article (with David Shim, University of Groningen) “Militarizing Antimilitarism? Exploring the Gendered Representation of Military Service in German Recruitment Videos on Social Media” has been accepted for publication in the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Abstract: This article analyzes the gendered representation of military service in the German YouTube series Die Rekruten …

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“The Politics of Military Force” is available for pre-order

My forthcoming book The Politics of Military Force: Antimilitarism, Ideational Change, and Postwar German Security Discourse is available for pre-order. The book examines the dynamics of discursive change that made participation in military operations possible against the background of German antimilitarist culture. Once considered a strict taboo, so-called out-of-area operations have now become widely considered …

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“The political production of ethical war” published in Critical Studies on Security

My newest article “The political production of ethical war: rethinking the ethics/politics nexus with Laclau” has been published in Critical Studies on Security as part of a special issue of Maja Zehfuss’s War and the Politics of Ethics. Abstract: Taking Maja Zehfuss’s War & the Politics of Ethics as a starting point, this paper thinks …

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“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 …

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