Politics/ Violence/ Security

The projects in this field of research examine the ways in which state and non-state actors engage with (in)security and violence in various empirical formations. They address among others the question what notions of social order are reflected in these practices and the conflictual interaction between the actors.

Katharina Bodirsky: The politics of counter-terrorism and state-making in Europe

Melanie Brand: The truth of violence. Domestic violence against women and identity politics in the context of counselling services in South Africa

Thomas G. Kirsch: The Fear of Man. Navigating the predicaments of in/security in South Africa

Pia Maier: Das Trauma der Anderen. Eine ethnographische Untersuchung