Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences

KNOWPRO: Knowledge Production in German Peace and Security Policy

Using Afghanistan and Somalia as case studies, the project examines the peace and security policy knowledge production in Germany and East Africa on participation in interventions in internal wars with military or financial means.

Duration
04/2022 - 03/2026

Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) :
1 500 000 Euro

Project management

Prof. Dr. Sophia Hoffmann
Holder of the Professorship for International Politics and Conflict Research (Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)

Team

Dr. Amelie Harbisch

Using Afghanistan and Somalia as case studies, the project examines the production of peace and security policy knowledge in Germany and East Africa on participation in interventions in domestic wars with military or financial means. The role of intervention-relevant knowledge in English foreign policy has not been researched so far.

The aim of the research team is to identify the factors that influence peace or security policy knowledge production. In addition, the project aims to find out in what form knowledge from peace and conflict research is reflected in institutional security policy knowledge, how scientific and political knowledge production are interrelated and how they can be better brought together. The results will then be used to develop recommendations for action for academia, policy advisors and government institutions.

The project is a joint project with the universities of Kiel (Prof. Dr. Dirk Nabers and Dr. Frank Stengel, Political Sociology) and Bremen (Prof. Dr. Klaus Schlichte and Dr. Jude Kagoro, International Relations).

international politics and conflict research

Cooperation partner

Research focus

Religion, Society, and World Relations