Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict

The Network investigates how historically formed postcolonial hierarchies manifest themselves in contemporary conflict dynamics and what implications this has for sustainable conflict transformation in the future. To do so, the Network brings together historical perspectives on the contexts of conflict formation (in particular those shaped by colonialism) with postcolonial research perspectives as well as with methodologies and theories of peace and conflict research.These perspectives are explored along three main research foci (a) the dynamics of violence, (b) security governance and peacebuilding, and (c) transformative justice.The goal is to harness and develop postcolonial debates from academic fields such as sociology, cultural and literary studies, and history, but also from relevant interdisciplinary research fields such as subaltern studies and decolonial theory for peace and conflict studies.

04/2022 - 03/2026

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) :
4 000 000 Euro

Project management

[Translate to English:]  Prof. Dr. Andrè Brodocz
Holder of the professorship for political theory (Politische Theorie) (Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)