Since July 2019, Hendrik Hegemann has been a Senior Researcher in the “Societal Peace and Internal Security” research area. Previously, he worked as a Senior Lecturer and Interim Professor in International Relations & Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Osnabrück. Between 2008 and 2015, he was a PhD Candidate and Researcher at the IFSH. Hendrik Hegemann studied Political Science, Modern History and Public Law in Freiburg and Seattle and obtained a PhD from the University of Hamburg with a dissertation on the role of international bureaucracies in global and regional counterterrorism cooperation. Since 2018, he has been a co-speaker of the German Political Science Association’s working group on “Critical Security Studies”.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Hendrik Hegemann focuses on the rise of transnational security risks, especially terrorism and radicalization, as well as liberal democracies’ response to this development. In particular, he is interested in new conceptions and practices of security emerging within and between liberal democracies, their public legitimation and contestation, and the ensuing consequences for democratic politics and decision-making. In recent projects, he has dealt with the counterterrorism policies of liberal democracies, new forms of security governance, the politics of internal security in Europe, and the politicization of security. In this context, he also was the Co-PI of the “Politicizing European Security? Politicization Processes in Counterterrorism and Border Security” research project at the University of Osnabrück, funded by the German Research Foundation.

Selected Publications

  • Hegemann, Hendrik. 2019.
    Die Politik der Radikalisierung: Ein politisches Narrativ zwischen Komplexitätsreduzierung und Selbstvergewisserung.
    Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 8 (1): 31-60. DOI: 10.1007/s42597-019-00005-0.
  • Hegemann, Hendrik, Ulrich Schneckener. 2019.
    Politicising European Security: From Technocratic to Contentious Politics?.
    European Security 28 (2): 133-152. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2019.1624533.
  • Hegemann, Hendrik. 2018.
    Toward ‘Normal’ Politics? Security, Parliaments and the Politicisation of Intelligence Oversight in the German Bundestag.
    British Journal of Politics and International Relations 20 (1): 175-190. DOI: 10.1177/1369148117745683.
  • Hegemann, Hendrik, Martin Kahl. 2018.
    Terrorismus und Terrorismusbekämpfung. Eine Einführung.
    Elemente der Politik. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-16086-9.
  • Bossong, Raphael, Hendrik Hegemann. 2016.
    EU internal security goverance and national risk assessments: towards a common technocratic model?.
    European Politics and Society 17 (2): 226-241. DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2016.1120990.