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 / Book Review: The Conservative Challenge to Globalization: Anglo-American Perspectives, by Ray Kiely
In: Political Theory, Vol. 50, No. 3, 6.2022, p. 534-539
Book review > peer review
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 / Kampf dem neoliberalen Zentralismus
In: Soziopolis – Gesellschaft beobachten, 3.8.2021
Book review
Thomas Biebricher / Narrative sozioökonomischer Ungleichheit zwischen Neoliberalismus und Neokonservatismus
In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 28.10.2021
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Biebricher; Martin Beddeleem / Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism : Martin Beddeleem in Conversation with Thomas Biebricher.
In: Global Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021
Comment/debate > peer review
Thomas Biebricher / Ordoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Democracy
In: The Condition of Democracy: Volume 1: Neoliberal Politics and Sociological Perspectives. . ed. /Jürgen Mackert; Hannah Wolf; Bryan S. Turner. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 37-55
Book chapter > peer review
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
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