Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Daniel Beck & Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer

Beck, Daniel & Spencer, Alexander (2020), Just a bit of fun: the camouflaging and defending functions of humour in recruitment videos of the British and Swedish armed forces, in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs ( 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer & Dr. Kristina Roepstorff

Engelkamp, Stephan; Roepstorff, Kristina & Spencer, Alexander (2020), Moving Images: Visual Metaphors of Peace in the Movie Mango Dreams, in: Peace & Change ( 

Engelkamp, Stephan; Roepstorff, Kristina & Spencer, Alexander (2020), Visualizing Peace - The State of the Art, in: Peace & Change ( 


Nina Marie Rösler (B.A.) 

Rösler, Nina Marie (2019), Analysis of the Reluctance of Male Victims of WSV to Seek Help, in: E-International Relations Students ( 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer

Spencer, Alexander & Oppermann, Kai (2019), Narrative genres of Brexit: the Leave campaign and the success of romance, in: Journal of European Public Policy (

Dr. Kristina Roepstorff

Roepstorff, Kristina (2019), A call for critical reflection on the localisation agenda in humanitarian action, Third World Quarterly (

Dr. Kristina Roepstorff

Tripathi, Siddharth & Roepstorff, Kristina (2019), Decentering Peace and Conflict Studies:Conceptualisations of Peace in India, in: Friedens und Konfliktforsch (

Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer

Heinkelmann-Wild, Tim; Beck, Daniel & Spencer, Alexander (2019): Heroes welcome: an exceptional story of ‘good’ refugees in the German tabloid discourse, in: Journal of Multicultural Discourses (



Dr. Jasmin Lorch

Lorch, Jasmin (2017), Civil society support for military coups: Bangladesh and the Philippines, in: Journal of Civil Society, online first, 1-18



Dr. Jasmin Lorch

Lorch, Jasmin (2017), Civil society support for military coups: Bangladesh and the Philippines, in: Journal of Civil Society, online first, 1-18



PD Dr. Alexander Spencer

Romantic stories of the pirate in IARRRH: The failure of linking piracy and terrorism narratives in Germany, in: International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2014), 297-312.



PD Dr. Alexander Spencer

Contested Stories of Commercial Security: Self and Media Narratives of Private Military Companies, in: Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013), 326-346 [together with Andreas Kruck].

De-Antagonising the Other: Changing Constructions of the Taliban and the Possibility of Reconciliation, in: Global Society, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2013), 475-496 [together with Judith Renner].

Dr. Kristina Roepstorff

Insider Mediation in Peace Processes: an untapped resource?, S+F, Sicherheit und Frieden (2013) [together with Anna Bernhard].

Mario Clemens

Sarhan Dhouib (Hrsg.): Kultur Identität und Menschenrechte. Transkulturelle Perspektiven, in: Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte (zfmr).



Prof. Dr. Heiko Schrader

Wie überleben Haushalte in Kasachstan und Kirgistan? Eine vergleichende empirische Analyse. Zentralasien-Analysen 59/2: 2-9 (with E. Dittrich)



PD Dr. Alexander Spencer

The Social Construction of Terrorism: Media, Metaphors and Policy Implications, in: Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2012), 393-419 (SSCI Impact factor: 0,561).

Reconciliation with Al Qaeda?, in: Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2012), 202-209 [mit Judith Renner; wiederabgedruckt in Roger Mac Ginty (Hrsg.) Peacebuilding, London: Sage, (2014)].



PD Dr. Alexander Spencer

Sic[k] of the New Terrorism Debate? A Response to our Critics, in: Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2011), 459-467.

Bild dir Deine Meinung. Die metaphorische Konstruktion des Terrorismus in den Medien, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2011), 47-76.


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