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JOHN_BILD_HP

 

Born 1972 in Darmstadt, West Germany.
 
 Education
July 2007 Defence of PhD thesis. Cumulative grade: Magna Cum Laude.
July 2006 Submission of PhD thesis.Title: Autoritärer Etatismus im Neoliberalismus. Zur Rekonstruktion und Relevanz eines staatstheoretischen Konzepts von Nicos Poulantzas. [Authoritarian Statism in the Neoliberal Era. On the Reconstruction and Relevance of one Nicos Poulantzas’s State Theoretical Concepts] First examiner and supervisor: Prof. Hirsch. Second examiner: Prof. Jessop (Lancaster, UK).
2001 – 2006 PhD, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Frankfurt/Main.
Nov. 2000 Graduation (Magister Artium).
Dissertation title: Zwischen Staatsableitung und strukturalem Marxismus. Zur Rekonstruktion der staatstheoretischen Debatten der siebziger Jahre. [Between State Derivation and Structural Marxism. A Reconstruction of the State Theoretical Debates of the 1970s] First examiner and supervisor: Prof. Hirsch. Second examiner: Prof. Esser, both University of Frankfurt/Main. Final grade: Very good (first class).
1992 – 2000 Magister Artium Political Science (major), History (Medieval and Modern History), American Studies (American History and Society), University of Frankfurt/Main.
 Academic Employment
Sept. – Dec. 2013 DAAD-Visiting Professor at the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies and the Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto.
Since October 2009 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) for European Integration and Political Economy, Department of Politicial Science, University of Marburg.
April – October 2009 Full-time Researcher in a project funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at the Institute of Social Research, Frankfurt/Main: The Transnationalisation of the State in the process of the Europeanization of Migration Control Policies. Project procurement with Dr. Sonja Buckel and Dr. Jens Wissel. Original time frame: April 2009 – April 2011; extended until October 2012.
March 2008 – April 2009 Supervisor for teaching assistants, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Frankfurt/Main.
April 2007 – March 2008 Sessional Lecturer at the Departments of Political Science, University of Frankfurt/Main and University of Marburg.
March 2002 – Sept. 2006 Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Hirsch, Department of Political Science, University of Frankfurt/Main.
March 2001 – Sept. 2001 Data Processing Assistant, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Frankfurt/Main.
1998-2002 Adviser for first year students, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Frankfurt/Main.
Sept. 1995 – Sept. 1997 Research Assistant in the project “Debordering the World of States” (Prof. Brock, Department of Political Science, University of Frankfurt/Main).
 Academic Responsibilities
Nov. 2012 – Sept. 2013 Chair of the faculty’s examination board, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Marburg.
Oct. 2011 – Nov. 2012 Deputy chair of the faculty’s examination board, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Marburg.
Since Oct. 2010 Member of the faculty’s examination board, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Marburg.
Oct. 2009 – April 2011 Co-ordinator and member of the examination board of the MA: European Integration & Globalisation at the University of Marburg.
Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2005 Academic mid-level faculty assistants representative at the Department of Political Science, University of Frankfurt/Main.
 Teaching Experience
As Visiting Professor (York University, Toronto)
Fall Term 2013
  • The European Union.
  • Introduction to Historical Materialist State Theory
As an Assistant Professor [Juniorprofessor] (University of Marburg)
Winter 2013-14
  • The Debate on the Internationalisation of the State
Summer 2013
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Germany (Lecture series, with Prof. Henninger, Prof. Derichs, Prof. Noetzel, Prof. Koch-Baumgarten, Prof. Kurz-Scherf, Prof. Zimmermann)
  • Introduction to Marx’s critique of political economy
  • The political economy of European Integration
  • The political economy of the ‘Euro Crisis’
Winter 2012-13
  • European Integration: Theory & History
  • The ‘Euro Crisis’: Historical and theoretical backgrounds
Summer 2012
  • The European State Project: Relationships of Forces in European Migration Policies (Research Seminar), Part II
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Germany (Lecture series, with Prof. Henninger, Prof. Derichs, Prof. Noetzel, Prof. Koch-Baumgarten, Prof. Kurz-Scherf, Prof. Zimmermann)
  • Feminist Perspectives on the European State Project (Seminar of the European Integration Research Group, with Dr. Gundula Ludwig, and Nikolai Huke)
Winter 2011-12
  • European Integration in the context of Historical Materialist State Theory
  • The European State Project: Relationships of Forces in European Migration Policies (Research Seminar), Part I
  • The Crisis of the EU in the light of Critical Integration Theories (Seminar of the European Integration Research Group, with N. Huke and N. Ulbrich)
Summer 2011
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Germany (Lecture series, with Prof. Henninger, Prof. Derichs, Prof. Noetzel, Prof. Koch-Baumgarten, Prof. Kurz-Scherf, Prof. Zimmermann)
  • Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy
  • The Political Economy of Germany & UK in a comparative perspective (in English)
Winter 2010-11
  • European Integration: Theories and History
  • The Political Economy of European Integration
Summer 2010
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Germany (Lecture series, with Prof. Henninger, Prof. Noetzel, Prof. Koch-Baumgarten, Prof. Kurz-Scherf, Prof. Zimmermann)
  • The Political Economy of Germany & UK in comparison
  • European Migration Policies (in English)
Winter 2009-10
  • Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy
  • Introduction to the History and Theories of European Integration
 As a Sessional Lecturer [Lehrbeauftragter]
Winter 2008-9 Seminars (University of Marburg):

  • Empire Europe?
  • Fortress Europe? European Migration Policies in a Comparative Perspective (in English)
Summer 2008 Seminars (University of Frankfurt/Main):

  • Introduction to Marx: Reading Capital, vol. 1
  • The Transnationalisation of Statehood, Politics and Law (with Prof. Esser, Prof. Hirsch, Dr. Buckel)
Seminars (University of Marburg):

  • The Political Economy of the United Kingdom and Germany in a Comparative Perspective (in English)
  • The Transformation von Statehood: The European Union in the context of Globalization
Winter 2007-8 Seminars (University of Marburg):

  • Fortress Europe? European Migration Policies in a Comparative Perspective (in English)
  • The History and Theory of European Integration

Seminar (University of Frankfurt/Main):

  • Theories of Rationalization (with Prof. Siegel)
Summer 2007 Seminar (University of Marburg):

  • The Political Economy of the United Kingdom and Germany in a Comparative Perspective

Seminar (University of Frankfurt/Main):

  • The State and Democracy in Global Capitalism (with Prof. Hirsch)
As a Graduate Teaching Assistant [Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter] (University of Frankfurt/Main)
Winter 2005-6 A New Kind of Statehood? Multi-Level Governance and the Transformation of the State in the European Union (with J. Wissel)
Summer 2005 Classes and Social Inequality in Capitalism – Today (with Prof. Esser and J. Wissel)
Winter 2004-5 Introduction to Marx: Reading Capital, vol. I
Summer 2004 On the relevance of Gramsci’s Theory of Hegemony and the State (with Prof. Esser and J. Wissel)
Winter 2003-04 Current Problems in Historical Materialist State Theory (with J. Wissel)
Summer 2003 The State Theory of Nicos Poulantzas (with Prof. Hirsch, J. Wissel)
Winter 2002-3
  • Globalization and the Transformation of Rule and Hegemony (with Prof. Hirsch and J. Wissel
  • The Internationalisation of Law (with S. Buckel, U. Brand, Chr. Görg, J. Esser, J. Hirsch, J. Wissel)

Publications

Monograph

  • Autoritärer Etatismus im Neoliberalismus. Zur Staatstheorie von Nicos Poulantzas. [Authoritarian Statism in the Neoliberal Era. On the State Theory of Nicos Poulantzas] Hamburg: VSA 2006. [pdf]

Edited Books

  • Kämpfe um Migrationspolitik. Theorie, Methode und Analysen kritischer Europaforschung. [Struggles about Migrationpolicies. Theory, Method and Analyses of critical research about the EU] (with the research group ‘State Project Europe’). Bielefeld: Transcript 2014. [pdf]
  • Die Krise der EU. Zwischen Autoritärem Etatismus und Europäischen Frühling [The Crisis of the EU. Between Authoritarian Statism and European Spring] (with the research group ‘State Project Europe’). Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot 2012. [pdf]
  • Reading Poulantzas. On the Contemporary Relevance of Marxist State Theory (with Alexander Gallas/Lars Bretthauer/Ingo Stützle). London: Merlin Press 2011.
  • Der Staat der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Zum Staatsverständnis im Anschluss an Karl Marx [The State of Bourgeois Society. Understanding the State by drawing upon Marx] (with Joachim Hirsch and Jens Wissel). Baden-Baden: Nomos 2008 in the series Staatsverständnisse ed. by Rüdiger Voigt. [pdf]
  • Poulantzas lesen. Zur Aktualität marxistischer Staatstheorie (with Lars Bretthauer/Alexander Gallas/Ingo Stützle). Hamburg: VSA 2006. [pdf]

 Journal Articles

  • »Varieties of Capitalism or Varieties of Relationships of Forces? Outlines of a Historical Materialist Policy Analysis« (together with Fabian Georgi), in: Capital and Class, Vol. 38, No. 1, 59-71 (peer-reviewed). [Abstract]
  • »The Spaces of Capital: The Political Form of Capitalism and the Internationalisation of the State« (together with Joachim Hirsch), in: Antipode. A Radical Journal of Geography. Vol. 43, Issue 1, Januar 2011, 12-37 (peer-reviewed). [Abstract]
  • »Zur politischen Ökonomie der inneren Sicherheit und ihres Wandels« [On the Political Economy of Homeland Security and its Changes], at: www.rechtprogressiv.de, 05/2009. [pdf]
  • »Staat und Neoliberalismus – ein Widerspruch in sich?« [The state and neo-liberalism – a contradictio in adjecto?], in: Zukunft. Die Diskussionszeitschrift für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur, 09/2009, 20-26. [Link]
  • »Konjunkturen der Inneren Sicherheit. Vom Fordismus zum Neoliberalismus« [Conjunctures of Homeland Security. From Fordism to Neo-Liberalism], in: Prokla 152, 2008, 413-427. [pdf]
  • »Autoritärer Etatismus und Populismus der Neuen Mitte« [Authoritarian Statism and the Populism of Neue Mitte], at: www.links-netz.de, 10/2007. [pdf]
  • »Zur Kritik der Anti-Terror-Gesetze nach dem 11. September. Sicherheit im posfordistischen Präventionsstaat« [A critique of Anti-Terror Legislation after 9-11. Security in the Post-Fordist Prevention State] (with Sonja Buckel) in: Das Argument 244, 2002, 34-50.

Book Chapters/Working Papers

  • »Theorie, Methoden und Analysen kritischer Europaforschung« [Theory, Methods and Analyses of Critical Approaches to European Integration] (together with Sonja Buckel, Fabian Georgi, Jens Wissel), in: Kämpfe um Migrationspolitik [Struggles about Migrationpolicies] Bielefeld: Transcript 2014, 15-86. [pdf]
  • »Kräfteverhältnisse in der bundesdeutschen Migrationspolitik. Die Asyldebatte als Schlüsselereignis des schwerfälligen Wandels vom Gastarbeitsregime zu Managed Migration in der BRD« [Relationships of Forces in German Migrationpolicies. The Debate on Asylum as a Key to Germany’s reluctant transformation from the Guestworking Regime to Managed Migration], in: Kämpfe um Migrationspolitik [Struggles about Migrationpolicies] Bielefeld: Transcript 2014, 93-112. [pdf]
  • »Die Eurokrise zwischen miteinander ringenden Hegemonieprojekten und Autoritärem Etatismus« [The Eurocrisis between competing Hegemony Projects and Authoritarian Statism], in: Andreas Eis/Harald Büsing/Manfred Klöpper (Ed.): Demokratie in der Krise – Krisenpolitik und demokratische Legitimation [Democracy in Crisis – Crisis Policies and Democratic Legitimation], Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag 2013, 17-34. [pdf]
  • »Das Staatsprojekt Europa in der Krise. Die EU zwischen autoritärer Verhärtung und linken Alternativen« [The State Project Europe in Crisis. The EU between auhoritarian developments and left wing alternatives] (together with Fabian Georgi], in: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brüssel, www.rosalux-europa.info, Oktober 2012. [pdf]
  • »Kräfteverhältnisse in der europäischen Krise« [Relationship of Forces in the European Crisis] (together with Sonja Buckel/Fabian Georgi/Jens Wissel], in: Research Group ‚State Project Europe’ (Eds.): Die Krise der EU. Zwischen Autoritärem Etatismus und Europäischen Frühling [The Crisis of the EU. Between Authoritarian Statism and European Spring] Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot 2012, 12-49. [pdf]
  • »Die europäische Integration als materielle Verdichtung von Kräfteverhältnissen: Hegemonieprojekte im Kampf um das ‚Staatsprojekt Europa’« [European Integration as the Material Condensation of Relationship of Forces: Hegemony Projects competing within the ‚State Project Europe’] (together Fabian Georgi), Working Paper of the Forschungsgruppe Europäische Integration, FEI, Nr. 30, Marburg 2012. [pdf]
  • »Poulantzas and Form-Analysis. On the Relationship of two approaches to Marxist State Theory« (together with J. Hirsch), in: Alexander Gallas/Lars Bretthauer/John Kannankulam/Ingo Stützle (Eds.): Reading Poulantzas. On the Contemporary Relevance of Marxist State Theory. London: Merlin Press 2011.
  • »Staat und Neoliberalismus – ein Widerspruch? Oder: Warum die aktuelle Wirtschaftskrise nur scheinbar den Bruch mit dem herrschenden politökonomischen Paradigma bedeutet« [The State and Neo-Liberalism – a contradiction? Or: why the current economic crisis is no real rupture within the dominant economic paradigm], in: Lotz, Mathias/van der Minde, Matthias/Weidmann, Dirk (Hg.): Von Platon bis Global Governance. Entwürfe für menschliches Zusammenleben. Marburg: Tectum 2010, 179-190.
  • »The Spaces of Capital: The Political Form of Capitalism and the Internationalisation of the State« (together with Joachim Hirsch), in: Globalization and Regionalization in our Time, Vol. II, edited by T. Shinoda et al., Ochanomizusyobo, Tokyo, 2009 (in Japanese).
  • »Die Räume des Kapitals. Die politische Form des Kapitalismus in der ‚Internationalisierung’ des Staates« [The Spaces of Capital: The Political Form of Capitalism and the Internationalisation of the State] (together with Joachim Hirsch), in: Hartmann, Eva/Kunze, Caren/Brand, Ulrich (Hg.): Globalisierung, Macht und Hegemonie. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot 2009, 181-211. [pdf]
  • »Zur westdeutschen Staatsableitungsdebatte der siebziger Jahre. Hintergründe, Positionen, Kritiken« [The West German State Derivation Debate: Backgrounds, Positions and Critique], in: Associazione delle Talpe/Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung Bremen (Hg.): Staatsfragen. Einführungen in die materialistische Staatskritik. Berlin: Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung 2009, 42-57. [pdf]
  • »Staat, Nation und Hegemonie« [The State, the Nation and Hegemony] (with Robin Mohan), in: Projektgruppe Nationalismuskritik (Hg.): Irrsinn der Normalität, Aspekte der Reartikulation des deutschen Nationalismus. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot 2009, 41-60. [pdf]
  • »Autoritärer Etatismus. Elemente eines staats- und krisentheoretischen Konzepts von Nicos Poulantzas« [Authoritarian Statism: Elements of a State Theoretical Concept of Nicos Poulantzas], in: Demirović, Alex/ Adolphs, Stephan/Karakayali, Serhat (Eds.): Das Staatsverständnis von Nicos Poulantzas. Der Staat als gesellschaftliches Verhältnis. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2009, 223-239. [pdf]
  • »Autoritärer Etatismus im Neoliberalismus« [Authoritarian Statism in Neo-Liberalism], in: Wissel, Jens/Wöhl, Stefanie (Eds.): Staatstheorie vor neuen Herausforderungen. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot 2008, 145-165. [pdf]
  • »Die Staatstheorie des ›westlichen Marxismus‹. Gramsci, Althusser, Poulantzas und die so genannte Staatsableitung« [The State Theory of Western Marxism. Gramsci, Althusser, Poulantzas and the so-called State Derivation] (together with Joachim Hirsch & Jens Wissel), in: Hirsch, Joachim/Kannankulam, John/Wissel, Jens (Hg.): Der Staat der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2008, 92-115. [pdf]
  • »Einleitung: Marx, Marxismus und die Frage des Staates« [Introduction: Marx, Marxism and the Question of the State] (together with Joachim Hirsch & Jens Wissel), in: Hirsch, Joachim/Kannankulam, John/Wissel, Jens (Hg.): Der Staat der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2008, 9-22.
  • »Poulantzas und Formanalyse. Zum Verhältnis zweier Ansätze materialistischer Staatstheorie.« [Poulantzas and Form-Analysis. On the Relationship of two approaches to Marxist State Theory.] (together with J. Hirsch), in: Bretthauer, Lars/Gallas, Alexander/Kannankulam, John/Stützle, Ingo (eds.): Poulantzas Lesen. Zur Aktualität marxistischer Staatstheorie. [Reading Poulantzas. On the Relevance of Marxist State Theory] Hamburg: 2006. [pdf]
  • Entry: »Innere Bourgeoisie« [Interior Bourgeoisie] (with Jens Wissel) in: Wolfgang Fritz Haug (ed.): Historisch-Kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus, Vol. 6 II, Hamburg 2004, 1136-1141.
  • »Über so Verworrenes wie Hochschule, Krise und Streik« [On Things as Tangled-Up as the Universities, Crises and Strikes] (with Christian Sälzer) in: Görg, Christoph/Roth, Roland (eds.): Kein Staat zu machen. Zur politischen Relevanz der Sozialwissenschaften, Münster 1998, 196-212. [pdf]

Reviews/Translations

  • Review of Hartmann, Eva:  Auf dem Weg zu einem globalen Hochschulraum. Konsequenzen für die Konstitutionalisierung internationaler Politik, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011, at: www.links-netz.de, Sept. 2013. [pdf]
  • Review of Bojadzijev, Manuela: Die windige Internationale. Rassismus und Kämpfe der Migration, in: TAZ v. 11.07.2009.
  • Review of Teschke, Benno: Mythos 1648. Klassen, Geoplitik und die Entstehung des europäischen Staatensystems, in: Das Argument 282, 2009, 704-706.
  • Review of Demirović, Alex: Nicos Poulantzas. Aktualität und Probleme materialistischer Staatstheorie. Münster 2007, in: Das Argument 275, 2008, 304-306. [pdf]
  • Review of Kohlmorgen, Lars: Regulation, Klasse, Geschlecht. Die Konstituierung der Sozialstruktur im Fordismus und Postfordismus, in: Diskus. Frankfurter StudentInnen Zeitschrift, Nr. 1, 2005. [Link]
  • Review of Alnasseri, Sabah: Periphere Regulation. Regulationstheoretische Konzepte zur Analyse von Entwicklungsstrategien im arabischen Raum. Münster 2004 (together with J. Wissel) in: Peripherie. Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, Nr. 257, 2004, 524-525.
  • Review of Nicos Poulantzas: Staatstheorie. Hamburg 2002 (together with J. Wissel) in: Das Argument 248, 2002, 879-880.
  • Translation of Bob Jessop: »Informationskapitalismus und Empire: Das postmarxistische Loblied auf die US-Hegemonie in einer neuen Weltordnung« in: Das Argument 248, 2002, 777-790.

 

Research Visits/Travel

June 1991 – Sept. 1991 Journey to & around India
Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2006 Research visit at the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK.
Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013 DAAD-Visiting Professor at the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies and the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada.

 

Memberships/Additional Activities

  • Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft [German Association of Political Science]
  • Founding Member of the Assoziation für kritische Gesellschaftsforschung [Association for Critical Social Sciences]
  • Member of the Critical Political Economy Research Network of the European Sociological Association
  • Member of the International Studies Association
  • Member of the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft [Higher Education Union].
  • Member of the Bund Demokratischer WissenschaftlerInnen [League of Democratic Scientists]
  • Editorial member of the internet magazine www.links-netz.de
  • Lead singer of the traditional ska band Ska Trek since 1991

 

Languages

Malayalam & German (native languages), English (first foreign language), French (second foreign language), Spanish (third foreign language).