Broadly, my research sits in the intersection of International Relations, Critical Security Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and EU studies. More specifically, my research focuses on the constitution of new markets for security and defense in Europe in the context of changing conceptions of risk. On the one hand, this involves a focus on the politics of the governmentality of risk and the role of industry and lobby groups in the production of contemporary discourses of speculation, uncertainty, and risk. On the other hand, my research illustrates how investment in security technology becomes entwined with logics of global business and potential market development. These developments empower those institutions and actors that are directly embedded in global financial structures and trade and export, including corporate actors and the European Commission. I argue that these actors play an increasingly important role in EU policy-making processes at the expense of member states and military and civil security end-users of defense and security technology.
Academic year 2016/2017
Selected Issues in International Security in the Master's program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance
Workshop in International Relations in the Master's program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance
Security Studies in the LLM program Law and Politics of International Security
Global Political Economy in the Bachelor's program Political Science
Master- and Bachelor thesis supervision in the Master's program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance, the LLM program Law and Politics of International Security and the Bachelor's program Political Science.
- ‘Vijftien jaar na 9/11: op zoek naar de vijand?’, Spui25 Amsterdam, 12 september 2016 (public lecture).
- ‘Europese veiligheidsindustrie in bloei door terrorisme’, VPRO Bureau Buitenland, 13 April 2016 (radio interview)
- ‘Proost op de wetenschap: De rol van commercie in 'homeland security', Spui25 Amsterdam, 11 maart 2016 (public lecture).
- ‘Winst maken dankzij vage dreigingen. Onderzoek naar de verwevenheid van beveiligingsindustrie en Europese bureaucratie.’ [‘Generating profit thanks to speculative threats. Analysis of the emerging networks between the security industry and the European bureaucracy’]. Published in Folia Magazine, 27 January 2016.
- ‘Commercie in veiligheidstechnologie creëert haar eigen vraag’ [‘Commercial security industry creates itwn own demand’]. Published at the website of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 26 January 2016
- Beauchamps, M., M. Hoijtink, M. Leese, B. Magalhães, S. Weinblum, S. Wittendorp. 2016.
- ‘Introduction: Security/Mobility and the Politics of Movement.’ Forthcoming in: M. Leese and S. Wittendorp (eds.) Security/Mobility. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Hoijtink, M. 2015. Performativity and the Project: Enacting Urban Transport Security in Europe. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8:1: 130-146.
- Hoijtink, M. 2014. Capitalizing on Emergence: The ‘New’ Civil Security Market in Europe. SecurityDialogue, 45(5): 458-475.
- De Goede, M., S. Simon and M. Hoijtink. 2014. Performing Preemption. Security Dialogue, 45(5): 411-422.
- Hoijtink, M. 2014. Risk, Commerce, Authority: Toward a Critique of the Politics of Possibility. Krisis, Journal for Contemporary Philosophy. Review of L. Amoore (2013). The Politics of Possibility. Risk and Security Beyond Probability.