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  • Thorsten Bonacker

Research Team Bonacker

Our research is concerned with the politics of state building in the context of postconflict peacebuilding and decolonization, transitional justice, everyday politics in authoritarian statehood and ethnically polarized societies, and with the localization of global norms in particular in the field of sexual and reproductive rights. We are mostly using qualitative methods in comparative research designs. Our empirical research is theory-driven and is emebedded in world society and globalisation studies, localization research and critical security studies.

Currently we are conducting research in three externally funded projects:

  • Security in International Trusteeship
  • Translating Sexuality
  • Politics of Reparation of Victim Organizations in Transitional Justice

In cooperation with the Civil Peace Service (GIZ) and with partner universities in Battambang (Cambodia), Dili (Timor Leste) and Marawi (Mindanao, Philippines) we participate in an applied project on "Southeast Asian University Partnership for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation".