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29.06.2021
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DIGITAL BOOK LAUNCH ON HISTORICAL SECURITY STUDIES

SFB Book Launch Stengel 2021
SFB Book Launch Frank Stengel 2021

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Frank Stengel: The Politics of Military Force. Antimilitarism, Ideational Change, and Post-Cold War German Security Discourse. Ann Arbor 2020.

June 29th 2021, 5-6 pm
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CHAIR: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker (Philipps University Marburg)
COMMENTARIES: Prof. Dr. Hubert Zimmermann (Philipps University Marburg)
Prof. Dr. Annick Wibben (Swedish Defense-University Stockholm)

The Politics of Military Force. Antimilitarism, Ideational Change, and Post-Cold War German Security Discourse.

The Politics of Military Force 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 by German
policymakers to be without alternative. The book argues that an understanding of how certain policies
are made possible (in this case, military operations abroad and force transformation), one needs to
focus on processes of discursive change that result in different policy options appearing rational,
appropriate, feasible, or even self-evident. The Politics of Military Force provides an explanation for:
(1) the emergence of a new hegemonic discourse in German security policy after the end of the Cold
War (discursive change), (2) the rearticulation of German antimilitarism in the process (ideational
change/norm erosion) and (3) the resulting making-possible of military operations and force
transformation (policy change).

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