Dr. Markus Hochmüller

Markus Hochmüller

Research Project C3

Research Associate

Markus Hochmüller has been a research associate at the Collaborative Research Center 700 between 2014 and 2017. He holds a PhD in Political Science (Freie Universität Berlin). Markus also holds a BA in German-Hispanic Studies (University of Regensburg and Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and a MA in Political Science (Freie Universität Berlin). In his PhD thesis with the title „The The Struggle over Security in Post-War Guatemala – Knowledge, Practices and Effects of a Transnational Field“ he assesses processes of transnational security governance reform. Since Fall 2017, he is a lecturer in international relations at Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science and an associated fellow of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe „The Transformative Power of Europe“.

2017/18:

  • Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in the Global South (M.A., Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin)

2014:

  • Entre el orden y la represión: discursos y prácticas policiales en Europa y su ‘exportación’ a América Latina (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University, January 2014)

2013:

  • Organisierte Kriminalität und Sicherheits-Governance in Mexiko und Zentralamerika (B.A., Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Summer Term 2013)

  • Staatlichkeit. Lokale und transnationale Prozesse in Lateinamerika (M.A., Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Summer Term 2013) (with Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă)

2012:

  • Demokratisierung in Lateinamerika (DAAD-Graduiertenakademie, Wandlitz, Brandenburg, September 2012) (with Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig)

Research interests

  • Transnational Security Governance

  • Peace- and Statebuilding in the Global South

  • Policing and Violence

  • International Political Sociology

  • Organized Crime

  • Theories of the State

Regional areas of interest

  • Latin America (with a focus on Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico)

Edited Volumes:

  • Politik in verflochtenen Räumen. Los espacios entrelazados de lo político: Festschrift für Marianne Braig, Berlin: edition tranvía / Verlag Walter Frey (2013) (with Anne Huffschmid, Teresa Orozco Martínez, Stephanie Schütze and Martha Zapata Galindo).

Edited Journal Special Issues:

Journal Articles:

  • "From Regime Protection to Urban Resilience? Assessing Continuity and Change in Transnational Security Governance Rationales in Guatemala." In Geoforum 84 (2017), 389–400 (with Markus-Michael Müller). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.01.003

Book Chapters:

  • "Countering Criminal Insurgencies: Fighting Gangs and Building Resilient Communities in Post-War Guatemala." In Moe, Louise W. and Markus-Michael Müller (eds.): Reconfiguring Intervention: Complexity, Resilience and the "Local Turn" in Counterinsurgent Warfare. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2017),163-186 (with Markus-Michael Müller). http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-58877-7_8

  • "Politik in verflochtenen Räumen / Los espacios entrelazados de lo político: Einleitung." In: Markus Hochmüller, Anne Huffschmid, Teresa Orozco Martínez, Stephanie Schütze and Martha Zapata Galindo (eds.): Politik in verflochtenen Räumen. Los espacios entrelazados de lo político: Festschrift für Marianne Braig, Berlin: edition tranvía / Verlag Walter Frey (2013), 9-24 (with Anne Huffschmid, Teresa Orozco Martínez, Stephanie Schütze and Martha Zapata Galindo).

  • "Einleitung: Von failed states und Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit: organisierte Kriminalität, Gewalt und Staat in Lateinamerika." In: Maihold, Günther and Daniel Brombacher (eds.): Gewalt, Organisierte Kriminalität und Staat in Lateinamerika, Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich (2013), 9-23 (with Günther Maihold).

  • "Die Kolumbianisierung der mexikanischen Drogenökonomie? Kartelle und kriminelle Netzwerke im Vergleich." In: Maihold, Günther and Daniel Brombacher (eds.): Gewalt, Organisierte Kriminalität und Staat in Lateinamerika, Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich (2013), 57-84.

Reviews:

  • O’Neill, Kevin Lewis and Kedron Thomas (eds.) (2011): Securing the City – Neoliberalism, Space, and Insecurity in Postwar Guatemala. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Reviewed in: CROLAR – Critical Reviews on Latin American Research, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012), 11-13. www.crolar.org/index.php/crolar/article/download/33/pdf 

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