“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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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 …

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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, …

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