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New Publication: Romantic Narratives of Heroism in Politics - Entry in the Encyclopedia of Heroism Studies

21.05.2024 -

Romantic Narratives of Heroism in Politics

Our fellow studentGabriela Pancheva &Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer have jointly published a new entry in the Encyclopedia of Heroism Studies under the title: Romantic Narratives of Heroism in Politics

 

In the definition, romantic narratives of heroism in politics refer to the “hero” in warfare, the creation of the state and nationalism, the formulation of national myth and history. The hero in these situations contributes to the construction of emotionality and identification, the legitimation and glorification of violence, the silencing of misbehavior, the creation of (gendered) hierarchies, and the establishment of both normal and exceptional behavior.

 

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PACS Q&A Event

10.05.2024 -

 

We are offering a Q&A session on the application procedures for 

  • applicants with a national degree,
  • applicants with a foreign degree
  • and applicants for the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme. 

Keep in mind that this event is for you to join and ask specific questions. So, please come prepared.

Q&A PACS Application EventMake sure to check out our website in advance and see if you can find the answers you are looking for.

Admission information here

Application under Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Fully-funded Scholarship)

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You will receive the link to Zoom upon registration.

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New Article: "Redefining a global Cosmopolitanism: An attempt towards openness as a central concept in postcolonial conflict resolution"

07.05.2024 -

 

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Our lectrure Ms. Lena Merkle has just published her latest article in Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung Journal: Redefining a global Cosmopolitanism: An attempt towards openness as a central concept in postcolonial conflict resolution

 

Ms. Lena Merkle in this paper deals with the question whether cosmopolitanism is still a relevant concept for conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

 

 

 

Abstract of the Paper

The paper deals with the question whether cosmopolitanism is still a relevant concept for conflict resolution and peacebuilding. First, three common criticisms of cosmopolitanism are addressed, namely that it is Eurocentric, elitist and hegemonic. The paper concludes that these criticisms tend to focus on a limited liberal understanding of cosmopolitanism that does not do justice to the diversity of the concept. A redefinition and renarration of cosmopolitanism from a postcolonial standpoint is therefore necessary. Such a definition can only be an open minimal definition that leaves room for appropriation and localisation. This new, global perspective on cosmopolitanism is then evaluated against the background of conflict resolution in practice. The relevance of the concept becomes apparent when looking at the presence of elitist cosmopolitanism in the field.

 

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Internship Contact Person Changed

25.04.2024 -

 

Dear PACS students

Please be informed that from now on Prof. Alexander Spencer is the person to contact for your internship-related questions and submit your internship reports to. 

Find more details on the process in the link

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