Research Monographs (* peer reviewed)

     romantic narratives in international politics


     the tabloid terrorist



Edited Volumes, Special Issues & Book Series (* peer reviewed)

  • Visualization of Peace, Peace & Change, Special Issue, Vol. 45, No. 1 (2020) [edited together with Stephan Engelkamp & Kristina Roepstorff].

     Visualization of Peace


     Political Mistakes and Policy Failures in International Relations


     fiascos in public policy and foreign policy


     reconciliation after terrorism


     terrorismusforschung in deutschland


  • Politische Diskurse, Book Series, Baden-Baden: Nomos (2015) [together with Eva Herschinger and Judith Renner].



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • All Just a Bit of Fun: The Camouflaging and Defending Functions of Humour in British and Swedish Armed Forces Videos, in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs [Online First, with Daniel Beck]. Abstract; Full text
  • Moving Images: Visual Metaphors of Peace in the Movie Mango Dreams, in: Peace & Change, Vol. 45, No. 1 (2020), 126-150 [with Stephan Engelkamp & Kristina Roepstorff]. Abstract; Full text
  • State of the Art of Visualizing Peace, in: Peace & Change, Vol. 45, No. 1 (2020), 5-27 [with Stephan Engelkamp & Kristina Roepstorff]. Abstract; Full text
  • Narrative Genres of Brexit: The Leave Campaign and the Success of Romance, in: Journal of European Public Policy [Online First, mit Kai Oppermann]. Abstract; Full text
  • Heroes Welcome: An Exceptional Story of ‘Good’ Refugees in the German Tabloid Discourse, in: Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Vol. 14, No. 3 (2019), 220-239 [with Tim Heinkelmann-Wild & Daniel Beck]. Abstract; Full text
  • Once Upon a Time: Western Genres and Narrative Constructions of a Romantic Jihad, in: Journal of Language and Politics, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2019), 21-39 [mit Hanna Pfeifer]. Abstract; Full text
  • Narratives and the Romantic Genre in IR: Dominant and Marginalized Stories of Arab Rebellion in Libya, in: International Politics, Vol. 56, No. 1 (2019), 123-140. Abstract; Full text.
  • Narrating Success and Failure: Congressional Debates on the 'Iran Nuclear Deal', in: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2018),  [with Kai Oppermann]. Abstract; Full text
  • Telling Stories of Failure: Narrative Constructions of Foreign Policy Fiascos, in Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 23, No. 5 (2016), 685-701 [with Kai Oppermann]. Abstract; Full text
  • “Es war einmal ein Fehler”: Fiaskos als Narrative in der Außenpolitik, Zeitschrift für Politik, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2016), 156-169 [with Kai Oppermann]. Full text.
  • Romantic Stories of the Pirate in IARRRH: The Failure of Linking Piracy and Terrorism Narratives in Germany, in: International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2014), 297-312. Abstract; Full text (PDF, 126 kB)
  • Contested Stories of Commercial Security: Self and Media Narratives of Private Military Companies, in: Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013), 326-346 [with Andreas Kruck] Abstract; Post-Print Version (PDF 425 kB)
  • De-Antagonising the Other: Changing Constructions of the Taliban and the Possibility of Reconciliation, in: Global Society, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2013), 475-496 [with Judith Renner] Abstract; Full text (PDF, 280 kB)
  • Thinking Alike? Salience and Metaphor analysis as Cognitive Approaches to Foreign Policy Analysis, in: Foreign Policy Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2013), 39-56 [with Kai Oppermann] Abstract; Full text (PDF, 236 kB)
  • Reconciliation with Al Qaeda?, in: Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2012), 202-209 [with Judith Renner; reprinted in Roger Mac Ginty (ed.) Peacebuilding (Sage Library of International Relations), Vol. 3, London: Sage (2014)]. First page preview; Full text
  • Sic[k] of the New Terrorism Debate? A Response to our Critics, in: Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2011), 459-467. Abstract; Full text (PDF, 114 kB)
  • Bild Dir Deine Meinung: Die metaphorische Konstruktion des Terrorismus in den Medien, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2011), 47-76 [reprinted in Stephan Stetter, Carlo Masala und Marina Karbowski (eds.) Mit Sicherheit unsicher? Debatten zu Krieg und Frieden in den internationalen Beziehungen, Baden Baden: Nomos (2014)]. Full text (PDF, 173 kB)
  • International Relations at the Movies: Teaching and Learning About International Politics Through Film, in: Perspectives: The Review of International Affairs, Vol. 17, No.1 (2009), pp. 83-104 [with Stefan Engert]. Full text (PDF, 1,70 MB)
  • Counter-(T)error: the Role of Immigration in the Fight against Terrorism, in: Hamburg Review of Social Science, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2007) 58-79. Abstract; Full text (PDF, 157 kB)
  • Questioning the Concept of 'New Terrorism', in: Peace, Conflict and Development, Vol. 8 (2006), 1-33. Full text (PDF, 337 kB)
  • Counter-Terrorism in New Europe, in: International Public Policy Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2006), 92-112. Full text (PDF, 536 kB)
  • The Problems of Evaluating Counter-Terrorism, in: UNISCI Discussion Papers, No. 12 (2006), 179-201.
    Full text (PDF, 308 kB)



Book Chapters (* peer reviewed)

  • Narrative Constructions of Mistakes: Germany’s Refusal to Support Military Intervention in Libya, in Andreas Kruck, Kai Oppermann and Alexander Spencer (eds.) Political Mistakes and Policy Failures in International Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2018), 55-77 [with Kai Oppermann].*
  • War on Terror als Narrativ: Krieg der Erzählungen zwischen dem Westen und ISIS, in: Armin Flender, Volker M. Heins, Jo Reichertz, Jennifer Schellhöh (eds.) Großerzählungen des Extremen, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag (2018), 195-210 [with Hanna Pfeifer].
  • "Terrorismus und internationale Politik", in Carlo Masala und Frank Sauer (eds.) Handbuch Internationalen Beziehungen, 2nd updated edition, Wiesbaden: Springer VS (2015) [forthcoming, together with Christopher Daase].
  • Vom „Söldner“ zum „Samariter“? Die narrativen Grenzen strategischer Imagekonstruktion von privaten Sicherheitsdienstleistern, in Wilhelm Hofmann, Judith Renner and Katja Teich (eds.) Narrative Formen der Politik, Wiesbaden: Springer VS (2014),pp. 145-168 [with Andreas Kruck].
  • "Happiness is only a Teardrop away: A Neo-Marxist Interpretation of Shrek", in Aurélie Lacassagne, Tim Nieguth and François Dépelteau (eds.) Investigating Shrek: Power, Identity and Ideology, Basingstoke: Palgrave (2011), pp. 59-72 [with Andreas Kruck and Judith Renner].*
  • "Old and New European Counter-Terrorism", in Paul Heywood, Erik Jones, Martin Rhodes and Ulrich Sedelmeier (eds.) Developments in European Politics, Second Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2011), pp. 281-299.*
  • "Die Entwicklung der deutschen Terrorismusforschung: auf dem Weg zu einer ontologischen und epistemologischen Bestandsaufnahme", in Alexander Spencer, Alexander Kocks und Kai Harbrich (eds.) Terrorismusforschung in Deutschland, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag (2011), pp. 9-21 [with Alexander Kocks und Kai Harbrich].
  • "Stand und Perspektiven der Politikwissenschaftlichen Terrorismusforschung", in Alexander Spencer, Alexander Kocks und Kai Harbrich (eds.) Terrorismusforschung in Deutschland, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag (2011), pp. 25-47 [with Christopher Daase].
  • "Ein Goldenes Zeitalter der Terrorismusforschung oder macht der Letzte bitte das Licht aus?", in Alexander Spencer, Alexander Kocks und Kai Harbrich (eds.) Terrorismusforschung in Deutschland, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag (2011), pp. 306-322 [with Kai Harbrich und Alexander Kocks].



Policy Papers and other Publications (selection) 

  • Trump, Brexit & ‘Post-Truth’: How Post-Structuralist IR Theories can help us understand World Order in the 21st Century, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Vol. 28, No. 3 [with Judith Renner, Online First]. Full Text
  • Images, visions and narrative identity formation of ISIS: a reply, Global Discourse, Vol. 7, No. 2-3 (2017), 260-263.
  • Ein deutsches Fiasko? Deutschlands Enthaltung bei der UN-Resolution zu Libyen oder was die Internationalen Beziehungen von der Erzählforschung lernen können, CAS Aviso, No. 9 (2014) [with Kai Oppermann]. Full Text
  • Lessons Learnt. Terrorism and the Media, AHRC Public Policy Series, No. 4 (2012). Full Text
  • From War to Reconciliation: Changing Security Strategies Towards the Taliban from Bush to Obama, Peace in Progress, No. 10 (2011) [with Judith Renner]. Full Text
  • Don’t Mention the War or the World Cup: A Report on a British-German IR Conference, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Vol. 15, No. 2 (2008), 303-315 [with Kai Oppermann].Full Text


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