Hendrik Hegemann is Senior researcher in the “Societal Peace and Internal Security” research area. Previously, he worked as a Senior Lecturer and Interim Professor at the University of Osnabrück. 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. His research has been funded by the German Research Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Commission. 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 analyzes how liberal democracies deal with transnational security risks. A special focus is on political and societal responses to terrorism and radicalization. Hendrik Hegemann is interested in new practices and concepts of security arising in this context and the consequences they might have for democratic politics. 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. He is the coordinator and co-PI of the research project “Cohesion through security? Discourses, Interactions and Practices of European Cohesion in the Field of Security” (ZUSE), which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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 governance and national risk assessments: towards a common technocratic model?.
    European Politics and Society 17 (2): 226-241. DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2016.1120990.