Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

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Ms M. (Marijn) Hoijtink MA

  • Faculty of Law
  • Visiting address
    REC A
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  1030
    1000 BA  Amsterdam

Marijn Hoijtink is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and the Transnational configurations, Conflict and Governance research group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam.

Her research is embedded in the NWO-funded research project European Security Culture, directed by prof. dr. Marieke de Goede.


The European Security Culture project critically interrogates the initiatives through which EU preemptive security ambitions are practiced through a series of case studies: counter-radicalization, blacklisting, critical infrastructure protection and cyber security. By excavating where and how these initiatives are set up and how they materialize in practice, the project analyzes how preemption and threat anticipation work on the ground and how they relate to broader modes of governance. Moreover, the team is using these wide-ranging case studies to make claims about the shape and form of security integration in the Union and the role of ad-hoc, agency-based and technocratic modes of governing.


For more information about the project, please visit the project website.

The growth market for civil security in Europe


Marijn Hoijtink's projects analyzes and unpacks the growing involvement of the European 'civil' security industry in classifying, calculating and grading possible future threats. In particular, there is a need for knowledge about how the private security sector takes party in the anticipatory management of 'unease' in Europe. More broadly, the research project aims to provide important insights into the ways in which private sector involvement organizes new security practices and structures of governance that go beyond the public-private divide. In the three case studies (mass transport security, liquids detection and aviation security, and the protection of energy infrastructure) the project is concerned with dominant 'frames' that crosscut categories of 'public' and 'private' and inform preemptive security practices - respectively (but not exclusively) 'interoperability', 'mobility' and 'situational awareness'/platforms. At the same time, these frames themselves are informed by the diverse and disperse practices that are studied in the context of the three case studies. The aim is to examine how these ideals - for complete interoperability, mobility and shared awareness - are enacted, but also how the obstacles and challenges one hereby encounters give active shape to the concrete form of security governing.


Marijn Hoijtink graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Research Master's degree in History (cum laude). She received a Diploma in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna Center), supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship.

Marijn maakt deel uit van het bestuur van het Nederlands Genootschap voor International Zaken (NGIZ), afdeling Amsterdam. 


Voor meer informatie en een overzicht van de activiteiten van NGIZ, bezoek de website.


  • Beauchamps, M. L., Hoijtink, M., Leese, M., Magalhaes, B., Weinblum, S., & Wittendorp, S. (2017). Introduction: Security/Mobility and the politics of movement. In M. Leese, & S. Wittendorp (Eds.), Security/Mobility: Politics of movement (pp. 1-13). (New Approaches to Conflict Analysis). Manchester University Press.




  • Hoijtink, M. (2014). Risk, commerce, authority: Toward a critique of the politics of possibility [Review of: L. Amoore (2013) The politics of possibility: risk and security beyond probability]. Krisis, 2014(2), 53-55. [details] 


  • Beauchamps, M.L. (organiser) & Hoijtink, M. (organiser) (25-9-2014 - 26-9-2014): Security/Mobility: Between Imagination and Authority, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


  • Hoijtink, M. (2016). Securing the European ‘Homeland’: Profit, risk, authority [details] 
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