Indo-German research network ICAS:MP launches two publication series
After several years of fruitful collaborative research and numerous international workshops and conferences, the M.S. Merian - R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies 'Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century' (ICAS:MP) has now also gone public with two book series of its own.
They are published by Cambridge University Press (Metamorphoses of the Political: Multidisciplinary Approaches) and - also as Open Access - Sage Publications India (Politics and Society in India and the Global South).
Sage has published, among other publications, an interdisciplinary anthology on Discourses on Corruption, edited by Bettina Hollstein of the Max Weber Kolleg at the University of Erfurt together with Kalpana Kannabiran (Hyderabad) and Florian Hoffmann (Rio de Janairo, formerly Erfurt). Another volume on State, Law and Adivasis, edited by Antje Linkenbach (Max Weber Kolleg) and Vidhu Verma (Delhi), will be published later this year. A study on The Secret Life on AnOther Indian Nationalism by Shail Mayaram, former Fellow at Max Weber College, was published in the Cambridge series.
The two book series have contributed, among other things, to the ICAS:MP's extremely successful performance in a recent interim evaluation. The evaluation commission was impressed by the results of the project so far, despite difficult working conditions due to the COVID pandemic.
"We are pleased about the very positive feedback on our research and the facilitation of further work in Delhi with our partners,"
says Prof. Dr. Martin Fuchs (Max Weber Kolleg), who is responsible for ICAS:MP at the University of Erfurt and, together with Prof. Rajeev Bhargava (CSDS, Delhi), is the spokesperson for Module 4, which works on normative conflicts and transformation processes.
The M.S. Merian - R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies 'Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century' (ICAS:MP) is a BMBF-funded research collaboration between German and Indian institutions. It is now widely visible internationally. The core of ICAS:MP is an extensive fellowship programme for internationally renowned scientists and outstanding postdocs. With its cooperative, intercultural approach, ICAS:MP makes a theoretical contribution to the important debate on decolonial research approaches and also practically implements the demand to decentralise Germany and Europe and to integrate the Global South more strongly into the circuits of knowledge production.