Freie Universität Berlin
Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science
Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy
- Tuesday, February 18th, 10:00-12:00
- Monday, March 16th, 10:00-12:00
As of April 2017, Tobias Berger is Juniorprofessor for Political Science with reference to the Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence “Constestations of the Liberal Script”. After obtaining his PhD from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies,, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale, Germany) as well as a junior research fellow at the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna. His book on “Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh” was published with Oxford University Press in 2017. His broader research interests encompass international political sociology, law, state and society in the Global South, ethnographic methods, and the transnational politics of Southern Asia.
He studied Political Theory at the University of Oxford (MPhil) and Politics & Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (BA). He also worked for several years with indigenous communities in Ecuador and in the field of humanitarian emergency relief in Cambodia.
- 15373 Seminar
(GEND) Gender, War, and Conflict (Tobias Berger)
Zeit: Mo 14:00-16:00 (Erster Termin: 14.10.2019)
Ort: Ihnestr.22/UG 1 Seminarraum (Ihnestr. 22)
Tobias Berger‘s research interests include:
- International Political Sociology
- Politics of Development
- Legal Pluralism, normative diversity, and non-state institutions
- Ethnographic methods
- Transnational Politics of South Asia
Current research projects:
- Transformative Constitutionalism and the Borderlines of Liberalism with Prof. Philpp Dann in the research framework of the Cluster of Excellence „Contestations of the Liberal Script“
- Security Doctrines in a Changing World: Exploring Asian and European Policy Strategies towards Africa
- *2017: Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- *2018: World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality, and Difference in Global Cooperation. Abingdon: Routledge (Global Cooperation Series; ed. with Alejandro Esguerra).
Articles and Chapters
“Denial, Deferral, Translation: Dynamics of entangling and disentangling state and non-state law in postcolonial spaces” in Krisch, Nico (ed.) Entangled Legalities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- *2020: “The logic of non-enforcement: Entanglements between state and non-state law in Bangladesh” Contributions to Indian Sociology, Vol 54, Issue 2, 2020
- *2018: “Nichtstaatliches Recht in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit – Internationale Organisationen, Informelle Gerichte und das Symbolische Kapital von Dokumenten“. Kritische Justiz. Volume 2, Year 51, P. 193 – 204.
- *2018: “Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Democracy” in Risse, Thomas, Börzel, Tanja, and Anke Draude (ed.). Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with Milli Lake)
- *2018: “Introduction: the Objects of Translation” in Berger, Tobias and Alejandro Esguerra (ed.). World Politics in Translation (with Alejandro Esguerra)
- *2018: “Conclusion: Power, Relationality, and Difference in Global Cooperation”. In Berger, Tobias and Alejandro Esguerra (ed.). World Politics in Translation (with Alejandro Esguerra).
- *2017: “Linked in Translation: Fieldworker and Court Assistants as Translators of the Rule of Law”. Third World Thematics – A Third World Quarterly Journal, Volume 13, P. 1-15
- *2016: “Global Village Courts – International Organizations and the Bureaucratization of Rural Justice in the Global South” in Niezen, Ronald and Maria Sapignoli (hrsg.). Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Law and Society Series).
- 2016: Säkularismus, Islam und die Grenzen der Toleranz in Bangladesch. Transit. Volume 49, P. 72-89.
- 2012: "Mind the Gap! Political Ethnography & the Translation of Western Concepts in non-Western Contexts". In Zapf, Holger (hrsg.). Nichtwestliches Politisches Denken. Zwischen kultureller Differenz und Hybridisierung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien.