Florian Bodamer

PhD Candidate, Political Science


Florian David Bodamer is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science. Florian’s main research interests are located at the intersection of political economy and security in defense industries and how defense industries influence states’ power in the international system. Taking a comparative political economy approach, Florian studies state interactions with business and industry interest groups, variation in industrial policies, arms exports, defense industry globalization, and domestic procurement patterns and defense spending. To learn more about Bodamer’s research and publications, visit his webpage.

In Spring 2023, Bodamer received funding to support the expansion of a data set covering the material and intellectual inputs utilized in Indian designed, developed, and produced armaments with an empirical focus on the Indian Army from 1947 to 2020. This data set will be incorporated into Florian’s dissertation, which explains the variation of foreign material and intellectual inputs when states build armaments domestically, and inform future research projects on military power and international security. Learn more in our featured article.