Publications

Publications



Academic Publications

(2018): De-Constructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order: The Power of Governmentality in Palestine. (The New International Relations Series). London: Routledge.

(2018, forthcoming): "The Everyday Production of Modern Subjectivity in World Society: Global Structures meet Local Practices in Palestine", in: Dietrich Jung & Stephan Stetter (eds.), Modern Subjectivities in World Society: Global Structures and Local Practices. (Palgrave Studies in International Relations). New York: Palgrave.

(2018, forthcoming): "Germany and the Israeli Occupation: Torn Between Special Relationship and Two-State-Commitment", Global Affairs, special issue on Europe and the Occupation, edited by Federica Bicchi, LSE.

(2017) (jointly with Stephan Stetter): "1967 - Das Jahr, das den Nahen Osten veränderte [1967 - The Year that Changed the Middle East]", Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APUZ 5-7 2017), 27-33.

(2016) (jointly with Muriel Asseburg): Der Nahostkonflikt: Geschichte, Positionen, Perspektiven [The Middle East Conflict: History, Positions, Perspectives]. (C.H. Beck Wissen). Munich: C.H. Beck.

(2016) (jointly with Muriel Asseburg): "The End of a Two-State Settlement? Alternatives and Priorities for Settling the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict", SWP Comments 2016/C 24.

(2015): “The Biopolitics of Statistics and Census in Palestine”, International Political Sociology 9 (1), 70-89.

(2015): “Theorizing Governance as Globalized Governmentality:  The Dynamics of World-Societal Order in Palestine”, Middle East Critique 24 (2), 161-189.

(2014) (jointly with Stephan Stetter): „Gouvernementalität im Nahen Osten: Machtpraktiken in Israel und Palästina aus weltgesellschaftstheoretischer Perspektive [Governmentality in the Middle East: Practices of Power in Israel and Palestine from the perspective of world society theory]", in: Andreas Vasilache (ed.), Gouvernementalität, Staat und Weltgesellschaft: Studien zum Regieren im Anschluss an Foucault. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 197-224.

(2013): „Chronologie des Arabischen Frühlings: Die wichtigsten Ereignisse zu Beginn der Umwälzungen in ausgewählten Ländern  [Chronology of the Arab Spring: The Most Important Events Since the Beginning of the Uprisings]", in: Thorsten Gerald Schneiders (ed.), Der Arabische Frühling: Hintergründe und Analysen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 289-306.

(2012): „Zwischen historischer Verantwortung und Zweistaatenlösung: Die Nahostpolitik der Bundesregierung unter Kanzlerin Merkel [Between Historic Responsibility and a Two-State Solution: The Middle East Policy of the Federal Government under Chancellor Merkel]", israel&palästina – Zeitschrift für Dialog, 4/2012, 58-65.

(2012): “Continuity and Change: Deconstructing German Foreign Policy towards the Middle East Conflict”, in: Edmund Ratka/ Olga Spaiser (eds.): Understanding European Neighbourhood Policies: Concepts, Actors, Perceptions. Baden Baden: Nomos, pp. 141-155.

(2011): „Chronologie des Arabischen Frühlings [Chronology of the Arab Spring]", in: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (ed.), Arabischer Frühling. Online Dossier.

(2011): „Indikatorentabelle der Mitgliedstaaten der Arabischen Liga [Table of Indicators of the Members of the Arab League], in: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (ed.), Arabischer Frühling. Online Dossier.

(2010): (jointly with Muriel Asseburg): „Deutschlands Politik gegenüber Israel [Germany's Policy towards Israel]", in: Thomas Jäger/Alexander Höse/Kai Oppermann (eds.),  Deutsche Außenpolitik. 2nd revised and extended edition. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2010, pp. 693-716.

(2010) (jointly with Muriel Asseburg): “What Europe must do to ensure a two-state deal”, Europe’s World 16, Autumn 2010, 130-134.

(2009): “Bismarck”, in: Helmut K. Anheier/Stefan Toepler (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer, pp. 65-66.

(2009): “Giddens”, in: Helmut K. Anheier/Stefan Toepler (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer, pp. 754-755.

 

Media Contributions

(2017): "50 Jahre nach dem Sechstagekrieg: Die Folgen bis heute" [50 Years after the Six-Day-War: The Consequences Until Today], Radio-Interview with Radio SRF 4 News (Switzerland) by Christoph Mäder, Zeitblende, 20.05.2017.

(2017): "Die Katastrophe von Port Said lähmt den Fußball" [The Catastrophy of Port Said Paralyzes Egyptian Football], Radio-Interview with Deutschlandfunk (German Public Broadcast) by Jessica Sturmberg, Sport am Samstag, 25.02.2017.

(2016): "Ist die Zweistaatenlösung tot?" [Is the Two-State-Solution Dead?] Interview by Tillmann Elliesen, in: Welt-Sichten: Magazin für globale Entwicklung und ökumenische Zusammenarbeit, Heft 7/2016.

(2016) (jointly with Muriel Asseburg): "Gefangen im Paradox: Der Arabische Frühling verfestigt das Wagenburgdenken des Landes [Trapped in a Paradox: The Arab Spring Hardens Israel's Siege Mentality]", in: Das Paralament, Nr. 14/15, 04.04.2016.

(2015) (jointly with Stephan Stetter): "Gedanklich im Jahre 1850, [Mentally in the Year 1850]", Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (IPG) - Schwerpunkt des Monats: Samuel Huntington Revisited, 19. Februar 2015.

(2014): „Merkel: Möglichst schnell stabile Zwei-Staaten-Lösung [Merkel: Need for a Rapid Two-State-Solution]" Interview with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Video-Podcast der Bundeskanzlerin, #03/2014, transcript: http://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/DE/Podcast/2014/2014-02-22-Video-Podcast/links/download-PDF.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=4.

(2012) (jointly with Henning Franzmeier): „Macht der Militärs [The Power of the Military]", Amnesty Journal, 02-03/2012, pp. 48-49.

(2011) (jointly with Henning Franzmeier): „Ägypten zwischen Folter und Freiheit [Egypt between Torture and Freedom]", Amnesty Journal, 08-09/2011, pp. 22-23.

(2011): (jointly with Henning Franzmeier): “Die unvollendete Revolution [The Unfinished Revolution]", Amnesty Journal, 04-05/2011, pp.44-45.

(2010): „Syrische Propaganda [Syrian Propaganda]", 11 Freunde – Magazin für Fußball-Kultur, Issue 104. 7/2010.

(2009): „Ein Stück Normalität [A Bit of Normality]", 11 Freunde – Magazin für Fußball-Kultur, Issue 88, 3/2009.

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Deconstructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order: The Power of Governmentality in Palestine

To get a better sense of power dynamics in global politics, this book presents an innovative theoretical framework, combining a critical engagement with, and further development of, Michel Foucault’s governmentality on the one hand, and the theory of world society of the Stanford School of Sociology on the other.


Endorsements:

[T]he book is part and parcel of the general thrust towards making International Relations a more social discipline that is arguably at the core of the new International Relations. In sociology-speak, it succeeds in pairing up the micro, the meso, and the macro. In anthropology-speak, it begins to look at interaction data in order to say something about social form. In New International Relations parlance, it focuses on the everyday as it is shaped by and shapes institutions and states. That should be as true an aim as any social science could ask for.

- From the Series Editor’s Preface, authored by Iver B. Neumann

In the vast field of literature on the Middle East in general, and on Palestine in particular, this book by Jan Busse is a gem [and] a must-read not only for every student of contemporary Palestine, but also for those interested in the uses of sociological approaches in understanding contemporary world affairs.

- Mathias Albert, Bielefeld University, Germany

This volume addresses in an excellent way the growing number of calls for a stronger cross-fertilization between IR Theory and Middle East Studies and for disciplinary boundary crossing more generally.

- Morten Valbjørn, Aarhus University, Denmark

I was fascinated by the research undertaken by Jan Busse. This is an outstanding book that succeeds in what many publications in the field fail to do. (...) A must-read.

- Stephan Stetter, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

 

Der Nahostkonflikt: Geschichte, Positionen, Perspektiven

Der Konflikt zwischen Israel und den Palästinensern steht seit Jahrzehnten im Fokus der Weltöffentlichkeit. Die Autoren zeichnen anschaulich seine Geschichte nach und erläutern die unterschiedlichen Sichtweisen der Konfliktparteien. Sie beschreiben die wichtigsten Streitpunkte - von der Kontrolle über Jerusalem über den Zugang zu Wasser bis zum Grenzverlauf - und erklären, warum die aktuellen innen- und außenpolitischen Konstellationen den Krisenherd nicht zur Ruhe kommen lassen.

The Biopolitics of Statistics and Census in Palestine, in: International Political Sociology, (2015) 9 (1), 70-89.