The junior research group Transnational Conflicts under the direction of Dr. Mariam Salehi aims to analyze the transformation of transnational conflict constellations and their political, social, economic, and legal interdependencies. The goal is to identify the changing shapes and dynamics of conflicts that span across geographic borders as well as their consequences for conflict regulation. Aside from the characteristics of and shifts within contemporary conflicts, the research group will also explore how conflict constellations are spatially (regionally and globally) and temporally (historically and procedurally) interwoven and how they are transformed by global power shifts.
In terms of research foci, the research group is going to investigate transnationalised struggles for global justice. The focus is on researching global knowledge orders about conflict and violent rule and how notions of justice are shaped. Therefore, the group will analyse transnational conflicts and their regulation in different contexts, entanglements of knowledge production and transfer, and understandings of transnational dynamics of conflict and violent rule.
As part of this research programme, the group will work on the project "Knowing Violence, Shaping Justice: Technocratic and Anticolonial Worldmaking". The project analyses the interplay between (supposedly) technocratised and emancipatory struggles for justice. It is based on an interpretative and processual research approach. The aim is to develop an integrated analysis of transnational entanglements in the struggle for global justice through empirical research on interlinked case studies.