Glocal Junctions

Research department V studies conflict and peace processes in glocal situations. Research focuses on the complex entangle­ments in which intert­wined local, regional, and global life-­worlds and action constellations recreate each other – and often with the effect of friction. Grounded in practice-­theoretical approaches, the research department examines the political rationalities that arise in glocal situations and theaters of action: How do frag­mented and yet glocally inter­woven spheres of action influence political strife or violent conflicts? What impact do normative concepts such as legitimacy, modernity, or appropriate crisis inter­ventions render on real disputes in specific settings? How is access to globality or locality produced or prevented through concrete everyday actions? Methodo­logically the department’s focus on “large issues, explored in small places” prioritises inductive research to reconstruct social experiences and everyday rationality in observable theatres of action.