Research Group Security and Capitalism

Security and Capitalism
Derek Gavey CC2.0

What do we do?

The political debates surrounding "derisking", secondary sanctions, economic resilience and trade wars are placing geoeconomics prominently on the political and academic agenda. The research group uses the term security capitalism to refer to the increasing overlap between security and economics, thus linking the fields of security (Prof. Hoffmann), political economy (Prof. Kessler), law (Prof. Riegner) and public policy (Prof. Goldthau). The joint research interest focuses on the question of how security policy relates to capitalist value creation. Among other things, the aim is to better understand the close interaction between private sector and state actors in areas such as security apparatuses, the energy industry, global supply chains and financial markets, and to analyze their political motivations and effects.


Goldthau Symposium
Geo-economics symposium discusses the "securitization" of trade relations, economic policy and cutting-edge technology Read more
Spionage zwischen Freund Feind?
Espionage between Friend and Foe? Read more
Welcome Lecture Guntram Wolff
New Book The Macroeconomics of Decarbonization by Professor Guntram Wolff is out now with Cambridge University Press! Read more
Thuringia Foreign Trade Day
Why Thuringian companies need to make geoeconomics part of their risk management Read more
Eurasia Group
From AI governance to critical mineral supplies: Eurasia’s Top Risks 2024 Read more
Interview Professor Hoffman
Genocide – yes or no? Read more
Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte
Business and human rights on the ground - On the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act in Thuringian companies Read more (in German only)
Munich Security Conference
"The Munich Security Conference made the multitude of overlapping crises abundantly clear" Read more