In my research, I aim to respond to the trend towards intra-state internationalized conflicts and non-state conflicts by examining the partly outdated institutional regulations in the containment and legitimation of political violence. By taking up postcolonial perspectives on transformative justice, I am to consider global interconnections and historically founded inequality in conflict. At the same time, such a perspective makes their intra-societal effects and potentials for conflict resolution at the local level tangible. Ultimately, through a transformative justice lens, my research aims to further the understanding of political violence as a complex social phenomenon in its emergence and exercise and to find adaptations for the international institutions of conflict resolution.
Research Area Institutions: 2.3 Containment of New Violent Actors