BKHS Perspectives #05_2024

A trade paradigm for the age of geoeconomic competition: Not economic, but human security


Authors: Elisabeth Winter and Tobias Lentzler, supported by Raja Albers


We need a human-centred approach to globalisation that does not only benefit the few, but the many. In our latest BKHS Perspectives, Dr. Elisabeth Winter and Tobias Lentzler of the BKHS programme “Global Markets and Social Justice” demand a new trade paradigm for the age of geoeconomic competition. They argue that not economic security, but the concept of human security helps to build a sustainable, equitable and resilient global economic order. The policy brief continues the conversation on “Remaking Globalisation!”, which we started last year with the Helmut Schmidt Lecture 2023 and our BKHS Magazine #3.

Author: Tobias Lentzler

Research Assistant Global Markets and Social Justice

After studying philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke and an independent research stay at Yale University, Tobias Lentzler worked as a project manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung from 2019 to 2022. Since August 2022, he has been doing his doctorate at Chemnitz University of Technology in the field of intellectual history and has been working as a research assistant in the Global Markets and Social Justice programme line since December 2022.