Dear Alex, you are going to be a substitute professor at the University of Marburg - congratulations! Who are you covering for there?
Alex Veit: Thank you! I am standing in for my colleague Thorsten Bonacker at the Center for Conflict Studies.
For how long?
From October to March next year, i.e. for the winter semester.
What are your plans for the time at Center for Conflict Studies?
I will be teaching the introduction course in peace and conflict research as well as seminars on humanitarian military interventions and on political economy and social movements in the Global South.
Regarding research, I look at the internationalisation of governance in Africa through the involvement of international actors in core governmental tasks. Key questions are: How can the role of international organisations, bilateral donors and development agencies in the organisation of security, welfare and development be understood theoretically? What effects does the powerful position of international actors have on the relationship between states and their citizens? And what conflicts arise from the internationalisation of governance, what patterns of conflict resolution can be observed?
What does all this mean for your work here at the CRC?
The research in project B09 will of course continue, in the current phase mainly by preparing publications.
Dr. Alex Veit
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies
Phone: +49 421 218-67471