International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Marco Krüger

Society, Culture and Technological Change

Since 2015 Marco has been working as a research associate at the IZEW. His research focusses on the conception of resilience and the societal construction of notions of normality in the realm of security as well as on security ethics . He is currently doing his PhD on the emancipatory potential of resilience at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tübingen.

Research Interests

(Critical) Security Studies, Resilience, Surveillance Studies, Gender and Security, Science and Technology Studies

Publications

Books

  • Krüger M and Max M (eds.) (2019): Resilienz im Katastrophenfall: Konzepte zur Stärkung von Pflege- und Hilfsbedürftigen im Bevölkerungsschutz. Bielefeld: transcript. (Disaster resilience: Concepts for strengthening care recipients and people in need of help)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

  • Krüger M (2019): Building Instead of Imposing Resilience: Revisiting the Relationship Between Resilience and the State. In: International Political Sociology, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 53-67.
  • Krüger M (2018): The impact of video tracking routines on crowd behaviour and crowd policing. In: Melgaço L and Monaghan J (eds.) Protest in The Information Age: Social Movements, Digital Practices and Surveillance. London, New York: Routledge, pp. 135–150.
  • Weinhold R, Richter P, Krüger M, Geske K (2016): Von Kameras und Verdrängung. Rechtliche Anknüpfungspunkte für ein Recht auf Stadt unter besonderer Diskussion der Videoüberwachung öffentlicher Räume. In: Kritische Justiz, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 31-46.

Book Chapters (without review)

  • Krüger M (2019): Resilienz – Zwischen staatlicher Forderung und gesellschaftlicher Förderung. In: Krüger M and Max M (eds.) Resilienz im Katastrophenfall: Konzepte zur Stärkung von Pflege- und Hilfsbedürftigen im Bevölkerungsschutz. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 57-75. (Resilience - Between state demand and societal support)
  • Krüger M  and Max M (2019): ) Über Bedarfe, Sichtbarkeit und die Voraussetzungen einer resilienten Bevölkerung. In: Krüger M and Max M (eds.) Resilienz im Katastrophenfall: Konzepte zur Stärkung von Pflege- und Hilfsbedürftigen im Bevölkerungsschutz. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 25-40. (On demands, visbility and the preconditions of a resilient population)
  • Krüger M (2017): "Not Doing Gender" - Über ein verwaistes Feld in der zivilen Sicherheitsforschung. In: Brand C et al. (eds.): Ethik in den Kulturen - Kultur in der Ethik. Eine Festschrift für Regina Ammicht Quinn. Tübingen: Narr/Francke/Attempto, pp. 221-229. ('Not doing gender' - On a field left fallow in civil security research)

Reports

  • Krüger M and Vondermaßen, M (2018): Partizipation als ein Baustein zur Förderung von Resilienz. In: Deutsches Rotes Kreuz: Die vulnerable Gruppe "ältere und pflegebedürftige Menschen" in Krisen, Großschadenslagen und Katastrophen. Teil 2: Vernetzung und Partizipation - auf dem Weg zu einem sozialraumorientierten Bevölkerungsschutz, Berlin, pp. 12-14. (Participation as a component for the promotion of resilience)
  • Krüger M (2018): Gesellschaftsethisches Gutachten zum Projekt „Multisensoriell gestützte Erfassung von Straftätern in Menschenmengen bei komplexen Einsatzlagen“. Tübingen: IZEW. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/79947. (Ethical report on the research project: Multisensory based detection of offenders in crowds in complex police operations)
  • Krüger M (2016): Gewaltprävention im Fußball, in: Ammicht Quinn R (ed.): Prävention und Freiheit. Zur Notwendigkeit eines Ethik-Diskurses. Available at: http://www.praeventionstag.de/html/download.cms?id=500, pp. 77-89. ("Violence prevention in the context of football")
  • Baur-Ahrens A, Krüger M, Ammicht Quinn R, Leese M and Matzner T (2015): How Smart Is “Smart Security”? Exploring Data Subjectivity and Resistance. Final Report. Tübingen: IZEW. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/66898.

Conference Presentations

  • "On Trust, Control, and Representation", 12th EISA Pan-European Conference, Prague (Czech Republic), 12-15 September 2018.
  • "Strong State or Resilient Individual? - Reflections on a Justifiable Distribution of Responsibility for Security", 12th EISA Pan-European Conference, Prague (Czech Republic), 12-15 September 2018.
  • "Resilienz in der Krisenkommunikation. Zur Bedeutung von Resilienz für die Ausgestaltung von Risiko- und Krisenkommunikation" (Resilience in Crisis Communication. On the implications of resilience for designing risk and crisis communication), Fachdialog Sicherheitsforschung, Summer Academy of the Civil Security Research 2018, Bad Pyrmont, 23-27 July 2018.
  • "Resilience Beyond Neoliberal Governmentality", 5th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Groningen (Netherlands), 06-08 June 2018 (Co-Convenor of the workshop: "Resilience: Between the Politicization of Security and the Production of the Neoliberal Passive Individual"; with Philippe Bourbeau).
  • "Control and Cooperation in Flood Management", 3rd Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS3), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 21-23 March 2018.
  • "Preparedness in the face of the unknown: Why capabilities matter", 3rd Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS3), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 21-23 March 2018.
  • Chair of the panel "Resilience: Everyday (In)Security. New Front Line or Basic Social & Urban Policy", Prague Insecurity Conference 2017, Prague (Czech Republic), 30 November-01 December 2017. (invited)
  • "The Hidden Potential of Resilience", 4th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Cardiff (UK), 07-10 June 2017.
  • "Resilience and Strategic Selection Biases", 2nd Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS II), Copenhagen (Denmark), 17-19 May 2017.
  • "Security, Resilience and Change - An Ambiguous Relationship", ISA 58th Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland (USA), 22-25 February 2017.
  • "'Smart Security' an Flughäfen. Smart für wen?", 16th Austrian Conference on Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Austria), 30 May 2016. (with Andreas Baur-Ahrens)
  • "Smart Security at Airports - Smart for Whom?", 3rd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Tübingen (Germany), 06-08 April 2016. (with Andreas Baur-Ahrens)
  • "Life at the Limit. Care recipients, caretakers and relief workers in disaster situations", 1st Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS), Copenhagen (Denmark), 09-11 December 2015. (with Friedrich Gabel)
  • "Neues aus dem 'Überwachungslabor' - Über Trackingverfahren bei polizeilichen Fußballeinsätzen" (News from the surveillance lab - On police tracking routines in the context of football matches), 26th DVPW Congress, Duisburg (Germany), 21-25 September 2015.
  • "Whose security is at stake? - Making sense of the European debate on migration", The Value of [In-]Security Conference, Tübingen (Germany), 28-30 July 2015.

Talks

  • Invited speaker, Summer School "Cyber war's. Sicherheit in einer digitalisierten Welt." of the Cusanuswerk (Presentation: "What do you mean: 'security'? On the ambiguity of a complex term"), Regenstauf, 07 August 2018.
  • Invited expert, Symposium on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior on "Aviation Security Control Technology. Technology and Equipment for Civil Aviation Security", Leipzig (Germany), 9 June 2016. (with Andreas Baur-Ahrens)
  • Invited expert, public hearing on "Folgen der Militarisierung Minderjähriger" (Consequences of the Militarisation of Minors) of the Children's Commission, German Bundestag (Federal Parliament), Berlin (Germany), 17 February 2016.
  • Invited expert, public hearing on "Sicherheit im Fußball - Fans schützen Gewaltäter konsequent verfolgen" (Security in Football - Protection of Fans, Persecution of Perpetrators of Violence) of the Committee of Home Affairs, Landtag (State Parliament) of Saxony, Dresden (Germany), 25 June 2015.

Teaching

  • “Security in times of modern information technologies” | Summer Semester 2018 | Seminar ( for bachelor and master students; with Andreas Baur)
  • “Security in Football” | Summer Semester 2016 | Seminar (for master students)
  • “The Paris Climate Summit – Turning Point in International Politics on Climate Change?” | Winter Semester 2015/16 | Seminar (for bachelor and master students, with Tobias Haas)

Interviews and Media Appearances

  • "Schneechaos in Süddeutschland. Pflegedienste lassen Patienten nicht im Stich", Interview for an article in  CAREkonkret, Issue 5, 1 February 2019, p. 12.
  • "Kassel treibt Videoüberwachung trotz ungeklärter Rechtsgrundlage voran (Update)", Interview for an article at Netzpolitik.org, 14 December 2017.
  • „Smarte Welten im Kapitalismus 2.0” (with Andreas Baur), Interview for a Deutschlandfunk radio broadcasting, 7 October 2016.
  • „Smart City – Stadt der Zukunft“ (with Andreas Baur), Interview for a Salzburger Nachtstudio, Ö1 radio broadcasting, 21 September 2016.
  • "Zu jung für die Bundeswehr", Article in "Erziehung und Wissenschaft" (Journal of the trade union GEW), Issue 03/2016.
  • "Sind Minderjährige bei der Bundeswehr Kindersoldaten?", Article on Welt online, 19 February 2016.
  • "Fußball in Sachsen - besser als sein Ruf", Freie Presse, 26 June 2015.

Completed Projects

  • FLORIDA (11/2016-02/2019) |Flexible, semi-automatic Analysis System for the Evaluation of Mass Video Data | Förderung: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
  • MUSKAT (09/2014-11/2017) |Multisensory based detection of offenders in crowds in complex police operations | Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
  • SmartSec (06/2015-02/2016) | Smart Security at Airports | Funded by: Media Democracy Fund, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, New Venture Fund | Part of the Quantified Society Grants.