BEHEMOTH - A Journal on Civilisation focuses on the general problem of fading and/or failing statecraft and the consequences resulting out of it. It aims to discuss notions of risk and order within societies where state institutions gradually lose or have already lost their integrative power. The journal is a forum for discussion of the approaches appropriate to analyse these new, contingent and sometimes even precarious regimes of (dis)order.
Behemoth is embedded in a research group supported by Leipzig University. This group has managed to assemble an advisory board consisting of internationally renowned experts. They are
The journal is peer-reviewed. Its board of editors are based at Leipzig University and Freiburg University. They are: Prof. Ulrich Bröckling (cultural sociology), Prof. Wolfgang Fach (political theory) and Prof. Rebecca Pates (political philosophy).
Behemoth is published by Verlag Walter de Gruyter, Berlin.