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Hans-Böckler-Foundation's Webinar series: Postcolonial Perspectives on Protest and Reform in the Global Political Economy

Starting 15 September until 18 September the Webinar series: Postcolonial Perspectives on Protest and Reform in the Global Political Economy takes place.

Angela Geck is scheduled on Wednesday 16 September to talk about 'Colonial continuities in the world trade regime and the failed development round of the WTO'

To register for the Webinar serie, please write an E-Mail to  protestreform@mailbox.org

Organizer is the Junior Research Group 17 from the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.



Tue 15.09 18.00-20.00 CEST "Our world is not for sale! - What has the global protest movement of the 1990s achieved? with Friederike Habermann, Jai Sen, Peter Wahl, Frauke Banse and Aram Ziai

Two decades after Seattle, Prag and Genoa some see the global protest movement as a pioneer of Trumps nationalist economic policy. We rather view it as an emancipatory movement and would like to discuss, looking back, where it was successful and where it was not. Which excesses of neoliberalism has it managed to prevent, which reforms has it initiated, which processes of reflection has it triggered? On the other hand: where were its blind spots and strategic errors? Finally: what has become of it and where does it –and where do we –stand today?

Wed 16.09. 18.00-19.30 CEST Coloniality, Power and Global Economic Governance. Chair: Felix Anderl.

Sophie Hölscher: Insecurity as a legal regime: Silent economic domination, coercion and possibilities to make noise.

Eric Otieno: Reshaping Sovereignty: Necropolitics and Global Economic Governance.

Angela Geck: Colonial continuities in the world trade regime and the failed development round of the WTO.

Thu 17.09 16.00-17.30 CEST Postcolonial-feminist perspectives on protest and reform in the Global Political Economy. Chair: Johanna Leinius.

Christine Löw: Criticizing the globalized food system through claims for food sovereignty: the necessity of a postcolonial-feminist perspective for transforming power relations within Political Economy.

Anne Reiff: Can the subaltern speak or can the World Bank listen? A postcolonial-feminist perspective on the World Bank study „Voices of the Poor“.

Fri 18.09 14.00-15.30 CEST Approaches to reform research and activism from a postcolonial political science perspective. Chair: Franziska Müller.

Dustin Schäfer: Between Legitimization and Disruption of Development practices. The Accountability Framework of the World Bank Group from a postcolonial political science perspective.

Adrian Schlegel: On the coloniality of instrumentalised structures in German climate cooperation.

Anuradha Munshi: Communities, resistance and interaction with institutional accountability: Case Studies from India.



Jürgen Rüland published the articlel 'Democratic backsliding, regional governance and foreign policymaking' in Southeast Asia: ASEAN, Indonesia and the Philippines. Democratization veröffentlicht. The article is now available online. 


 At the ECPR General Conference, which was held as a virtual event between August 24th and 28th 2020, Angela Geck together with Mila Mikalay from the University College Freiburg presented a paper on "Expert bodies' styles in treating monitoring and state compliance".


Now available online first and open access: Chanchal Kumar Sharma, Sandra Destradi, and Johannes Plagemann, Partisan Federalism and Subnational Governments’ International Engagements: Insights from India, in: Publius: The Journal of Federalism


Anna Fünfgeld's article "The Dream of ASEAN Connectivity: Imagining Infrastructure in Southeast Asia" (2019) is now available as an open access publication and via the Pacific Affairs website.


As of April 28, 2020, Prof. Dr. Destradi's weekly office hours will be held online every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Please register in advance by contacting the secretariat. You will be assigned a time slot of 10 minutes. The virtual meeting room can be accessed with the following password: 7r5wCtyb*


Prof. Dr. Destradi contributed a chapter on "Internationales Krisenmanagement" with co-author Christian von Soest to "Handbuch Krisenforschung" (2020). 


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As of April 1, 2020, Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi serves as Chair of International Relations,
succeeding Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland.








      Photo: © Ulrike Schröder 





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