Prof. Dr. Markus-Michael Müller

Markus-Michael Müller

Research Project C3

Lateinamerika Institut (LAI)

Principal Investigator

Address
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56
Room 212
14197 Berlin

Professional Career

  • Since February 2014: Assistant professor for political science with main focus on Latin America, Institute for Latin American Studies, Free University of Berlin

  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig

  • 2009: Doctoral thesis in politcal science, Free University of Berlin

  • 2005-2010: Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood", Free University of Berlin, Research Project C3 "Public security as governance? Policing in transitional and developing countries"

  • 2004: Diplom (equiv. to M. Sc.) in political science, Free University of Berlin

  • 1997-2004: Political science and sociology studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Free University of Berlin

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2012: Friedrich Katz Dissertation Prize by the Institute for Latin American Studies, Free University of Berlin

  • 2005: Doctoral Scholarship of the federal state Berlin (NaFög), return because of entrance into the SFB research project

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Research interests

  • Policing

  • Theories of the State

  • Postcolonial Theory

  • Urban Development

  • Informal Politics

  • Political development in Latin America

Books

Edited Journal Special Issues

Journal Article

  • „The Securitization of Urban Space and the ‘Rescue’ of Downtown Mexico City: Vision and Practice“. In Latin American Perspectives 40/2 (2013), 77-94 (with Anne Becker). http://lap.sagepub.com/content/40/2/77

Book Chapter

  • „The Clientelist Bases of Police Violence in Democratic Mexico City“. In Hilgers, Tina/Macdonald, Laura (eds.), Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic Networks. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

  • „Transformation von Staatlichkeit und Souveränität in Mexikos Drogenkrieg“. In Gunsenheimer, Antje/Wehrheim, Monika (eds.), Narcotráfico y narcocultura en América Latina - Drogenhandel und "Drogenkultur" in Lateinamerika. Bonn: Bonn University Press (forthcoming).

  • „Introduction: Complexity, Resilience and the “Local Turn” in Counterinsurgency“. In Moe, Louise W./Müller, Markus-Michael (eds.), Reconfiguring Intervention: Complexity, Resilience and the "Local Turn" in Counterinsurgent Warfare. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2017) (with Louise Wiuff Moe).

  • „Countering Criminal Insurgencies: Fighting Gangs and Building Resilient Communities in Post-War Guatemala“. In Moe, Louise W./Müller, Markus-Michael (eds.), Reconfiguring Intervention: Complexity, Resilience and the "Local Turn" in Counterinsurgent Warfare. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2017) (with Markus Hochmüller).

  • „The Global Making of Policing“. In Hönke, Jana/Müller, Markus-Michael (eds.), The Global Making of Policing: Postcolonial Perspectives. London: Routledge (2016), 1-20.

  • „Entangled Pacifications: Peacekeeping, Counterinsurgency and Policing in Port-au-Prince and Rio de Janeiro“. In Hönke, Jana/Müller, Markus-Michael (eds.), The Global Making of Policing: Postcolonial Perspectives. London: Routledge (2016), 77-95. 

  • „Security Assemblages at the Margins of Mexico City“. In  Albrecht, Peter/Kyed, Helene Maria (eds.), Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. London: Routledge (2014), 108-126.
  • „Populistische Staatsgewalt? Staatszentralisierung in Brasilien unter Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945).“ In Hochmüller, Markus et al. (eds.), Politik in verflochtenen Räumen/Los espacios entrelazados de lo político. Festschrift für Marianne Braig. Berlin: Edition tranvía (2013), 326-346.

  • „State Failure or State Formation? An African Perspective on Latin America's 'New Violence'.“ In Middell, Matthias (ed.), Self-Reflexive Area Studies. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag (2013), 135-164.

  • „Plural Policing in Mexiko.“ In Maihold, Günther/Brombacher, Daniel (eds.), Gewalt, organisierte Kriminalität und Staat in Lateinamerika. Saarbrücken: Verlag Barbara Budrich (2013), 355-370.

  • „(Staats-)Gewalt und Souveränität bei Georges Bataille.“ In Riekenberg, Michael (ed.), Die Gewalttheorie von Georges Bataille, Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag (2012), 151-176.

  • „The Universal and the Particular in Latin American Penal State Formation.“ In Squires, Peter/Lea, John (eds.) Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality. Critically Exploring the Work of Loïc Wacquant, Bristol: Policy Press (2012), 195-216.

  • „Citizen Participation and Crime Prevention in Latin America: The Problems Behind the Solution.“ In Braig, Marianne/Costa, Sergio/Kron, Stefanie (eds.), Democracias y Nuevas configuraciones del derecho en América Latina, Iberoamericana and Vervuert. Madrid and Frankfurt am Main (2012), 405-430.

  • „El estado penal y el gobierno de la marginalidad en América Latina contemporánea.“ In González Sánchez, Ignacio (ed.), Teoría social, marginalidad urbana y Estado penal: aproximaciones al trabajo de Loïc Wacquant. Madrid: Dykinson (2012), 401-421.

  • „Null Toleranz für Straßenprostitution? Altstadtaufwertung und die Kriminalisierung „unerwünschter“ informeller Ersatzökonomien in Mexiko Stadt.“ In Alfaro, Paola/Imilan, Walter/Sánchez, Lina María Sánchez (eds.), Lateinamerikanische Städte im Wandel. Zwischen lokaler Stadtgesellschaft und globalem Einfluss. Berlin: LIT Verlag (2011), 61-70.

  • „Dezentralisierung, Demokratisierung und die Ambivalenz des Lokalen in Lateinamerika.“ In Birle, Peter (ed.), Lateinamerika im Wandel. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft (2010), 41-58.

  • „The Struggle over Human Rights in Mexico.“ In Hoffmann-Holland, Klaus (ed.), Ethics and Human Rights in a Globalized World. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck (2009), 43-62.

  • „Raum, Herrschaft und die Produktion von (Un-)Sicherheit in Mexiko.“ In De la Rosa, Sybille, Höppner, Ulrike/Kötter, Matthias (eds.), Transdisziplinäre Governanceforschung. Gemeinsam hinter den Staat blicken. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft (2008), 58-79.

  • „Fragmente des urbanen Regierens: Security Governance in Mexiko-Stadt.“ In Becker, Anne et al. (eds.), Verhandlungssache Mexiko-Stadt. Umkämpfte Räume, Stadtaneignungen und imaginarios urbanos. Berlin: b_books (2008), 131- 144.

  • „Das politische System Mexikos“. In Stüwe, Klaus/Rinke, Stefan (eds.), Die politischen Systeme in den Amerikas. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag (2008), 389-416 (with Marianne Braig).