Center for Middle Eastern Politics. Department of Political and Social Sciences. Freie Universität Berlin. Professor for Middle Eastern Politics. Address. Dr. Cilja Harders. Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders. Cilja Harders. Research Project B6. Principal Investigator. Address. Ihnestraße Room Berlin. Telephone. Freie Universität Berlin. Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft. CRC ” Affective Societies”. Professor. Head of Project C Address. Otto-Suhr-Institut für.

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The journal should appeal to young academics as well as the more established scholars, Arab as well as European or American readers— essentially, it seeks metacommunication in the best sense of the word.

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Here, we clearly see that which Edward Said strongly reminded us of so long ago—namely that “the Orient” is an extremely lively and productive construct—a political invention of the “other”. With the privilege of knowledge comes the obligation for communication and mediation. Facebook Find us on Facebook. This also applies to regional studies: All Formats Paperback Sort by: Becker was convinced that the democratic elites of young democracies should be trained in political science.

This is meant to apply to both empirical and theoretical questions. META is calling for Reviews more Regional research not only describes but also creates knowledge. The terms and concepts, the empirical findings and their producers alike must give answers about the product of current conditions and what those realizations imply for the possibilities of knowledge.

With words as facts, the stranger becomes understandable and therefore controllable. With Edward Said, it became clear that the Middle East had become a project area that the West required in order to rationally design itself as modern, advanced, and orderly.

These described subject areas, theories and methods frame regional research as a question about economic, political, social, cultural, and religious developments as well as a question about historical roots in different regions. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. In the term metamorphosis, lies a reference to transformation—an aspect, which seems to me, to be especially important for understanding regional research and which is reflected in the objectives of the editors.


This applies to enlightenment and anti-racism as well as warmongering, divisions, incitement and closures of horizons. There are no English and no interdisciplinary projects that would be in a better position to achieve the kind of translation work, which I have discussed thus far, from the provincialism of the discipline and the nation state.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But there is a second problem of “fit”. A look at the past and present of our subject shows how intertwined politics and science are. Reflecting on these historical contexts of knowledge production and the associated structures, exclusions and renewed power relationships are, for me, a core component of any critical regional research, which is also reflected in the self-expressed mission of haarders birthday girl.

Low to High Price: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Social Media Twitter Follow us on Twitter. The central contribution of regional research for the core disciplines and the wider public is, in the spirit of Said’s position, the capacity for astonishment and fundamental questioning of the normative and empirical as standard law.

META has set high standards and goals for itself, but a look at the two editions published thus far, proves that such aims can be achieved. It can only receive the honor of being considered relevant knowledge, when it is communicated in the form of disciplinarily-relevant criteria.

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How is that connected with the phenomena that we study as regional researchers from a distance? English Choose a language for shopping. What does META really mean? It is about looking beyond exceptionalism and Orientalism, and instead looking toward that which is common, unifying and comparable, hardfrs doing so, without falling into the trap of globalist relativism.


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I believe the contributions of the journal should examine the excluded and subordinate and politics from below. And conversely, there is the problem that regional research must be able to communicate its findings inside the discipline. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it harddrs, give it a second life.

You may have already sensed that in the context of such assessments I view projects like META and its goals positively.

Theoretically, therefore, the question of translation and problem of “fit” are closely linked. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I see them in alienation, translation, criticism, and positioning. Current critical postcolonial theory cilma with this as the needed provincialization of Europe—the centers. My initial focus will be on my understanding of sense and nonsense, on the possibilities and limitations of regional research and its public and academic role.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. And this requires active translation work, which a journal like META can and should achieve. A good example of this is the discussion of statehood, which implicitly or explicitly, OECD law takes as a model and which can, in the light of these categories within harddrs Arab world, only reveal deficient statehood.

Here, I can already reveal to you hharders the answer will be a resounding “Yes”. That says nothing of the chance to really be heard or even to generate a possible positive effect. Let me explain why. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Let me briefly outline what I would like to speak to you about in the next 30 minutes.

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