Dr Clemens Hoffmann

Lecturer in International Politics

Politics University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Clemens Hoffmann

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About me

Dr Clemens Hoffmann (DPhil International Relations, University of Sussex) joined the Division of History and Politics in 2016 from Bilkent University, Ankara in Turkey. His research interests include Political Ecology of the Middle East, Political Economy of Turkish Foreign Policy and Historical Sociology of International Relations. He currently works on a project exploring the “Geo-Political Ecology of the Middle East” criticising conventional notions of resource scarcity and abundance as environmentally deterministic. His research proposes a careful historicisation of the geo-political, postcolonial and political economic conditions of possibility within which developmental states emerged as the main arbiters of society-nature relations. A co-authored book project comparing the ‘Divided Environments’ of Israel-Palestine, Cyprus, Sudan and Syria will be out with CUP in 2022. The book demonstrates the complex social (rather than purely environmental) causes and consequences of conflicts. In all his work, Dr Hoffmann understands "nature" as the socially animated circulation of capital, energy and matter across time and space. Social Ecology is, therefore, better understood as an intrinsically political process, rather than an apolitical, pristine 'nature' that never was.

Research (1)

Geo-Political Ecology of the Middle East; Global Political Economy; Energy; Water; Geopolitics; Middle East

Projects

The Geo-Political Economy of Turkey’s Rise and its Contemporary Crisis
PI: Dr Clemens Hoffmann
Funded by: The British Academy

Outputs (25)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Hoffmann C & Cemgil C (2017) Diş Politikanın ve Uluslararası Ilişkilerin Tarihsel Sosyolojisi: Eleştirilere Cevaplar [Foreign Policy and the Historical Sociology of International Relations: A Reply to the Critics]. In: Ergenc C & Akder D (eds.) “Uluslararası” Kavramını Yeniden Düşünmek - Kuramsal ve Yöntemsel Tartışmalar [Rethinking the Concept of "International": Theoretical and Methodological Discussions]. Siyaset Bilimi-Uluslararası İlişkiler, 53. Ankara, Turkey: Heretik, pp. 149-175. http://heretik.com.tr/kitap/uluslararasi-kavramini-yeniden-dusunmek/

Book Chapter

Hoffmann C (2017) Anti-Colonial Empires: Creation of Afro-Asian Spaces of Resistance. In: Bilgin P & Ling L (eds.) Asia in International Relations: Unlearning Imperial Power Relations. Rethinking Asia and International Relations. London: Routledge, pp. 137-148. https://www.routledge.com/Asia-in-International-Relations-Unlearning-Imperial-Power-Relations/Bilgin-Ling/p/book/9781472469076

Book Chapter

Hoffmann C (2016) Die geopolitischen Ursprünge der Baghdad Bahn: Inter-Imperialistische Rivalitäten im Osmanischen Reich des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts [The geopolitical origins of the Baghdad Railway: Inter-Imperial Rivalry in the early 20th century Ottoman Empire]. In: Hertsch M & Er M (eds.) Die Bagdadbahn: Ein Umriss deutsch-türkischer Beziehungen Gesammelte Beiträge. Studien zur Geschichts­forschung der Neuzeit, 91. Hamburg: Kovač Verlag, pp. 61-72. http://www.verlagdrkovac.de/978-3-8300-8787-8.htm?lang=english

Edited Book

Selby J & Hoffmann C (eds.) (2015) Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Rethinking-Climate-Change-Conflict-and-Security/Selby-Hoffmann/p/book/9781138915398

Commentary

Hoffmann C (2015) Imagining a Middle Eastern ‘International Society’? A reply to Ayla Göl. Commentary on: Göl, Ayla. 2015. “Imagining the Middle East: The state, nationalism and regional international society.” Global Discourse 5 (3): 379–394. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/23269995.2015.1053191.. Global Discourse, 5 (3), pp. 395-397. https://doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1053191

Book Chapter

Hoffmann C (2013) The contradictions of development: primitive accumulation and geopolitics in the two Sudans. In: Allan T, Keulertz M, Sojamo S & Warner J (eds.) Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa: Foreign Direct Investment and Food and Water Security. Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 57-70. https://www.routledge.com/Handbook-of-Land-and-Water-Grabs-in-Africa-Foreign-direct-investment-and/Allan-Keulertz-Sojamo-Warner/p/book/9781857436693

Teaching

Teaching

UG: Global Political Economy, World Politics, Politics of the Middle East

PG: Approaches to International Politics Researching International Politics Study Trip Geneva