Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

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Thomas Briebricher

I am a political theorist with some training in Economics and Law as well, whose work is rooted in Habermasion and/or Foucaultian critical theory. Over the last decade, the emphasis of my research has been on the study of neoliberalism, both, in its ‘actually existing’ form and, particularly, its theoretical discourse. Lately, I have become interested in the (international) decline of mainstream/moderate conservatism and how it relates to larger tectonic shifts in the political landscape, the rise of ‘populism’ and the widely held diagnosis of a crisis of liberal democracy.


Primary research areas
  • Political Theory

  • Political Economy

  • Neoliberalism

  • Conservatism

  • European Union


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  • Fundamentals of Social Theory

  • Theories of Modern Society
Selected publications

Thomas Biebricher: The Political Theory of Neoliberalism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019 

Thomas Biebricher:Geistig-moralische Wende: Die Erschöpfung des deutschen Konservatismus. Matthes&Seitz, 2018

Thomas Biebricher: Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism, in: Global Perspectives 1 (1), 2020:

Thomas Biebricher: Disciplining Europe: The Production of Economic Delinquency, in: Foucault Studies 23, 2017, pp.63-85

Thomas Biebricher: Soziale Marktwirtschaft und Ordoliberalismus zur Einführung. Hamburg: Junius, 2020 (with Ralf Ptak)


Publications sorted by:
Thomas Biebricher / Democracy, Neoliberalism and James Buchanan
In: Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 86, 2021, p. 37-60
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Biebricher / Die politische Theorie des Neoliberalismus
Berlin : Suhrkamp 2021, 345 p. (Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft, No. 2326)
Book > peer review
Thomas Biebricher; Martin Beddeleem / Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism : Martin Beddeleem in Conversation with Thomas Biebricher.
In: Global Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021
Thomas Biebricher / Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism
In: Global Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2020, 20 p.
Editorial > peer review
Thomas Biebricher; Ralf Ptak / Soziale Marktwirtschaft und Ordoliberalismus zur Einführung
Hamburg : Junius 2020, 256 p.
Book > peer review
Thomas Biebricher / The Normative Order of Conservatism
In: Navigating Normative Orders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. . ed. /Matthias C. Kettemann. Frankfurt : Campus Verlag 2020, p. 147-163 (Normative Orders, Vol. 25)
Book chapter > peer review
Thomas Biebricher / Ökonomisierung der Politik
In: Einführung in die Politische Theorie: Grundlagen - Methoden - Debatten. . ed. /Gisela Riescher; Beate Rosenzweig; Anna Meine. Stuttgart : Kohlhammer Verlag 2020, p. 114-130
Book chapter > peer review
Thomas Biebricher / Ordoliberalism and the Eurozone Crisis : Toward a more Perfect Market of Jurisdictions?.
In: Ordoliberalism and European Economic Policy: Between Realpolitik and Economic Utopia. . ed. /Malte Dold; Tim Krieger . Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 190-204 (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics, Vol. 225)
Book chapter > peer review