Prof. Dr. Elke Krahmann

Professor for International Relations

Westring 400, R. 04.31a
Phone: +49 431 880-2171
Telefax: +49 431 880-2483
krahmann@politik.uni-kiel.de

Career

since
2017

Professor of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Kiel
2016 - 2017 Full Professor of International Political Studies, Faculty of Economics and Management, Witten/Herdecke University
2011 - 2016 Full Professor of Security Studies, Department of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School, Brunel University London
2011

Reader (= Associate Professor) in International Relations, School for Sociology, Politics and International Relations, University of Bristol

2006 - 2011 Senior Lecturer (= Associate Professor) in International Relations, Department of Politics, University of Bristol
2003 - 2006

Lecturer (= Assistant Professor) in International Relations, Department of Politics, University of Bristol

2002 - 2003 DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
2000 - 2002 Postdoctoral Researcher, ESRC Projekt ‘Security Governance in the New Europe’, University of Birmingham

1999 - 2000

Teaching Fellow & Research Assistant, POLSIS & Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham
1997 - 1998 Tutor, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics

1994

Research Assistant, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)

 

Qualifications

2000 PhD in International Relations, London School of Economics,  "Multilevel Networks in British and German Foreign Policy, 1990-95"

1995

 

Diplom (= MA) in International Relations, Free University Berlin
1992 - 1993 Visiting Scholar in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), University of Oxford
1992

Vordiplom (= BA) in Political Science, Sociology und Media Science, Philipps-University Marburg

Awards

2012 Ernst-Otto Czempiel Prize, Best postdoctoral monograph in Peace Research 2010/11
2002 - 2003 DAAD, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University
1998 Erasmus, Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence
1997 - 1998 British Council, Chevening Postdoctoral Fellowship, London School of Economics
1995 - 1996 DAAD, Postdoctoral Fellowship, London School of Economics
1995 - 1998 DFG, PhD Stipend, Graduate College ‘The new Europe’, Free University Berlin

 

Publications

Books

Krahmann, E. (2010) States, Citizens and the Privatization of Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Krahmann, E. (2005, ed.) New Threats and New Actors in International Security. New York: Palgrave.

Krahmann, E. (2003) Multilevel Networks in European Foreign Policy. Aldershot: Ashgate.

 

Journal Articles

Krahmann, E. (2021) Everyday Visuality and Risk Management: Representing (In)security in UN Peacekeeping. Contemporary Security Policy 42 (1): 83-112.

Krahmann, E. (2019) Contracting Security: Markets in the Making of MONUSCO Peacekeeping. International Peacekeeping 26 (2): 165-189 (mit A. Leander).

Krahmann, E. (2018) The Market for Ontological Security. European Security 27 (3): 356-373.

Krahmann, E. (2017) From Performance to Performativity: The Legitimization of US Security Contracting and Its Consequences. Security Dialogue 48 (6): 541-559.

Krahmann, E. (2017) Legitimizing Private Actors in Global Governance: From Performance to Performativity. Politics and Governance 5 (1): 54-62.

Krahmann, E. (2016) NATO Contracting in Afghanistan: The Problem of Principal-Agent Networks. International Affairs 92 (6): 1401-1426.

Krahmann, E. (2016) Prinzipal-Agent Beziehungen und Dritte: US Kräfteverstärker in Afghanistan und Folgen für Zivilisten. Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 23 (1): 72-105 (mit C. Friesendorf).

Krahmann, E. (2016) Choice, Voice and Exit: Consumer Power and the Self-regulation of the Private Security Industry. European Journal of International Security 1 (1): 27-48.

Krahmann, E. (2014) The UN Guidelines on the Use of Armed Guards: Recommendations for Improvement. International Community Law Review 16 (4): 475-491.

Krahmann, E. (2013) Green Consumer Markets in the Fight against Climate Change. European Security 22 (2): 230-247.

Krahmann, E. (2013) United States, PMSCs and the State Monopoly on Violence: Leading the Way towards Norm Change. Security Dialogue 44 (1): 53-71.

Krahmann, E. (2012) From ‚Mercenaries’ to ‚Private Security Contractors’: The (Re)Construction of Armed Security Providers in International Legal Discourses. Millennium: Journal of International Studies 40 (2): 339-359.

Krahmann, E. (2011) Beck and Beyond: Selling Security in the World Risk Society. Review of International Studies 37 (1): 349-372.

Krahmann, E. (2008) Security: Collective Good or Commodity? European Journal of International Relations 14 (3): 379-404.

Krahmann, E. (2005) American Hegemony or Global Governance? Competing Visions of International Security. International Studies Review 7 (3): 531-545.

Krahmann, E. (2005) Controlling Private Military Companies in Europe: Between Partnership and Regulation. European Security 13 (2): 277-295.

Krahmann, E. (2005) Security Governance and the Private Military Industry in Europe and North America. Conflict. Security and Development 5 (2): 247-268.

Krahmann, E. (2005) Security Governance and Networks: New Theoretical Perspectives in Transatlantic Security. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 18 (1): 19-34.

Krahmann, E. (2005) Regulating Private Military Companies: What Role for the EU? Contemporary Security Policy 26 (1): 1-23.

Krahmann, E. (2004) Les études sur la sécurité et la défense au Royaume-Uni: institutions. débats et perspectives de recherché. Les Champs de Mars 15: 95-117 (with I. Eulriet 50%).

Krahmann, E. (2004) The Governance of European Security. Review of International Studies 30 (1): 3-26 (with S.Croft, J.Howorth, T.Terriff and M.Webber each 20%).

Krahmann, E. (2003) Conceptualising Security Governance. Cooperation and Conflict 38 (1): 5-26.
(2003) National, Regional and Global Governance: One Phenomenon or Many? Global Governance 9 (3): 323-346.

Krahmann, E. (2002) One in, all in? NATO’s latest Enlargement. International Affairs 78 (4): 713-729 (with S.Croft, J.Howorth, T.Terriff and M.Webber each 20%).


Book Chapters

Krahmann, E. (2019) The Market for Ontological Security. In: Catarina Kinvall, Jennifer Mitzen und Ian Manners (Hg.) Ontological Insecurity in the European Union. London: Routledge.

Krahmann, E. (2018) Private Security and Military Actors. In: International Studies Encyclopedia. Oxford: Blackwells (mit B. Prem).

Krahmann, E. (2016) Regulation through Procurement Policies. In: Rita Abrahamsen und Anna Leander (Hg.) Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies. London: Routledge, S. 248-257.

Krahmann, E. (2016) Security Outsourcing and Risk: From the Known to the Unknown. In: Christopher Kinsey and Joakim Berndtsson (Hg.) The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing in the Twenty-first Century. London: Routledge, S.97-108.

Krahmann, E. (2015) Chance für eine Neuausrichtung: die Bundesregierung und private Sicherheits- und Militärdienste. In: Janet Kursawe, Margret Johannsen, Claudia Baumgart-Ochse, Marc von Boemcken und Ines-Jaqueline Werker (Hg.) Friedensgutachten 2015. Münster: LIT Verlag, S.100-111.

Krahmann, E. (2014) Green Consumer Markets in the Fight against Climate Change. In: Raphael Bossong und Mark Rhinard (Hg.) Explaining EU Internal Security Cooperation: The Problem(s) of Producing Public Goods. London: Routledge.

Krahmann, E. (2013) Germany: Civilian Power Revisited. In: Anna Leander (Hg.) Commercializing Security in Europe: The Consequences for Peace and Reconciliation Strategies. London: Routledge, S. 161-180.

Krahmann, E. (2012) Private Security, Territoriality and the State Monopoly on Violence. In: Stefano Guzzini und Iver Neumann (Hg.) The Diffusion of Authority? Changing Patterns of International Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave, S. 38-70.

Krahmann E. (2012) Commercial Risk Consulting and Management in the Maritime Sector. In: Patrick Cullen und Claude Berube (Hg.) Maritime Private Security: Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge, S. 181-192.

Krahmann, E. (2010) Private Actors and Security. In: Robert A. Denemark (Hg.) International Studies Encyclopedia. Oxford: Blackwells.

Krahmann, E. (2008) The New Model Soldier and Civil-Military Relations. In: Andrew Alexandra, Deane-Peter Baker und Marina Caparini (Hg.) Private Military and Security Companies: Ethics, Policies and Civil-Military Relations. London: Routledge, S. 268-285.

Krahmann, E. (2008) The Rise of Non-state Actors in Security Governance. In: Patricia Kennett (Hg.) Governance, Globalization and Public Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, S. 198-217.

Krahmann, E. (2007) Transitory States in Search for Stability: PMCs in Military Assistance and Security Sector Reform. In: Simon Chesterman und Chia Lehnhardt (Hg.) From Mercenaries to Markets. The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 94-112.

Krahmann, E. (2007) United Kingdom: Punching Above Its Weight. In: Emil Kirchner und James Sperling (Hg.) Global Security Governance. London: Routledge, S. 93-112.

Krahmann, E. (2006) Regulating Military and Security Services in the EU: Existing and Future Controls. In: Alan Bryden (Hg.) Private Actors and Security Governance. Münster: LIT Verlag, S. 189-212.

Krahmann, E. (2006) The Marketization of Security in Post-National Europe. In: Per Kristen Mydske und Ingo Peters (Hg.) The Transformation of the European Nation State. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, S. 95-116.

Krahmann, E. (2005) From State to Non-state Actors: The Emergence of Security Governance. In: Elke Krahmann (Hg.) New Threats and New Actors in International Security. New York: Palgrave, S. 3-19.

Krahmann, E. (2005) New Threats and New Actors in Security Governance: Developments, Problems, and Solutions. In: Elke Krahmann (Hg.) New Threats and New Actors in International Security. New York: Palgrave, S. 199-212.

Krahmann, E. (1998) Politische Entscheidungsprozesse in Mehrebenen-Netzwerken. In: Stefanie Pfahl et al. (Hg.) Institutionelle Herausforderungen im Neuen Europa. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, S. 217-242.


Reports and Working Papers

Krahmann, E. (2017) Privatized Risks, Omnipresent Dangers. Green European Journal, at:
https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/privatised-risks-omnipresent-dangers/# (mit K.
Simon).

Krahmann, E. (2016) Privatisierung von Krieg? Problemfelder des Einsatzes privater Militär- und Sicherheitsfirmen. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ 35–36/2016), S. 39-44 (mit A. Schneiker).

Krahmann, E. (2016) Policy Paper on Private Military and Security Companies: Capacity Gained – Accountability Lost? Establishing a Better Political and Regulatory Framework. Berlin: Transparency International Deutschland, 12 S. (mit A. Schneiker).

Krahmann, E. (2014) What Price Security? In: ESRC – Britain in 2015, S.129.

Krahmann, E. (2014) Undermining Human Security. Private Security Companies, the APPF, Militias and Auxiliary Police in Afghanistan. PRIF Report No. 128, S. 29 (mit C. Friesendorf).

Krahmann, E. (2011) The Role of Private Security Companies (PSCs) in CSDP Missions and Operations. EP/EXPO/B/SEDE/FWC/2009-1/Lot6/10, S. 39. (mit C. Friesendorf).

Krahmann, E. (2011) Debatte vertagt? Militär- und Sicherheitsunternehmen in deutschen Auslandsmissionen. HSFK Report No. 8/2011, S. 39. (mit C. Friesendorf).

Krahmann, E. (2010) The Regulation of Private Military and Security Services in the European Union: Current Policies and Future Options. EUI Working Papers, Academy of European Law (AEL) 2010/8, S. 27 (Forschungsassistenz: A. Abzhaparova).

Krahmann, E. (2010) ‘Are You Doing Your Bit?’ The Marketization of Environmental Security. Department of Politics, University of Bristol, Working Paper Nr. 1-10, S. 31.

Krahmann, E. (2009) Private Security Companies and the State Monopoly on Violence: A Case of Norm Change? PRIF Report Nr. 88, S. 34.

Krahmann, E. (2008) The Commodification of Security in the Risk Society. CGIA Working Paper Nr. 06-08, S. 37.

Krahmann, E. (2007) National Threat Perception: Survey Results from the UK. Garnet Working Paper Nr. 18.10, S. 29.

Krahmann, E. (2005) Security after September 11: US Hegemony or Global Governance? Staatlichkeit im Wandel. Arbeitspapiere, Universität Bremen, S. 27

Krahmann, E. (2003) The Privatization of Security Governance: Developments, Problems, Solutions. Arbeitspapiere zur Internationale Politik und Aussenpolitik (AIPA), Universität Köln, 1/2003, S. 47.

Krahmann, E. (2001) The Emergence of Security Governance in Post-Cold War Europe. ESRC ‘One Europe or Several?’ Programme Working Paper, S. 27.

Krahmann, E. (2001) ‘Who’s Next?’: The Ongoing Story of NATO Enlargement. ESRC ‘One Europe or Several?’ Programme Briefing Note, (mit T.Terriff und M.Webber), S. 4.

 

 

 

Research Grants

2013 - 2016

Economic and Social Research Council
‘Markets in the Making of Multilateral Military Interventions (4MI): International Organizations and Private Military and Security Companies’
Award: £ 280.057

2011 European Parliament - Consultancy Project
‘The Role of Private Security Companies in CSDP Missions and Operations’
Award: € 12.750
2010 - 2011 Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol – Personal Research Project
‘Private Military Contracting by International Organizations’
Award: £ 10.000
2008 - 2009 Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung – Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
‘The Commodification of Security – The Normative Dimension’
Award: € 35.400 + £ 6.000 (PRIF)
2006 - 2008

Economic and Social Research Council – Personal Research Project
‘The Commodification of Security’
Award: £ 42.422

2006 British Academy
Award: £ 4.945
2003 - 2005 United States Institute of Peace, USA – Personal Research Project
‘States, Citizens and the Privatization of Security’
Award: $ 35.380
2002

International Studies Association, USA – Workshop Grant
‘New Threats and New Actors in International Security’
Award: $ 6.305

 

International Reputation

International Invitations

2013,
2010 - 2011,
2008 - 2009

Visiting Fellow and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Frankfurt
03-05/2008 Visiting Fellow, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
03-06/2006 Visiting Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.
1998 Erasmus Research Fellow, European University Institute, Florence

 

Editorial Boards

  • European Journal of International Security
  • European Security

 

Editorships

  • Routledge Book Series "Private Security Studies"

 

Reviewing

Funding Bodies

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC Peer Review College)
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Australian Research Council (Peer Review College)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Research Foundation Flanders
  • Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung

Academic Publishers

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Stanford University Press
  • University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Routledge
  • Rownman & Littlefield
  • Palgrave

Academic journals

  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
  • British Journal of Politics and International Relations
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
  • Conflict, Security and Development
  • Contemporary Security Policy
  • Contexto International
  • Cooperation & Conflict
  • European Journal of International Relations
  • European Journal of International Security
  • European Security
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
  • Global Change, Peace and Security
  • Global Crime
  • Global Governance
  • Governance
  • International Affairs
  • International Interactions
  • International Organization
  • International Peacekeeping
  • International Political Science Review
  • International Political Sociology
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Journal of International Relations and Development
  • Journal of the Indian Ocean Region
  • Latin American Politics & Society
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • Policy Studies
  • Political and Military Sociology
  • Political Studies
  • Review of International Studies
  • Security Dialogue
  • Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik
  • Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
  • Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft