News vom 08.07.2019
The Cluster of Excellence „Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) analyzes the contemporary controversies about the liberal order from a historical, global, and comparative perspective. It connects the academic expertise in the social sciences and humanities as well as area studies in Berlin, collaborates with research institutions in all world regions, and maintains cooperative ties with major political, cultural and social institutions [http://www.scripts-berlin.eu].
The Project “Transformative Constitutionalism and the Borderlines of Liberalism” focuses on the reception of ideas about “transformative constitutionalism” (as they originated in South Africa) in India to analyse non-liberal conceptualizations of social transformation and their relationship to the liberal script. It is an interdisciplinary project with one pillar concentrating on the in-depth analysis of a small number of pertinent cases or conflicts where non-liberal conceptualizations of social, political, and legal order surface.
- Research on social, political, and constitutional debates in India in their historical trajectories with particular emphasis on the discourse of “transformative constitutionalism” and its transnational entanglements
- Field research in India, focusing on one or two specific cases or sets of cases in which references to transformative constitutionalism played a prominent role
- Communication of project results via joint publications, workshop and/or conference participation
- Collaboration with other researchers in the Cluster to relate results of the project to the broader research agenda of SCRIPTS.
- The position entails the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree.
- MA degree in the social sciences, area studies, or a project-related subject
- Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking
- Very good knowledge of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches in the social science
- Very good knowledge of the regional context
- Command of a further language relevant to the project
- Familiarity with ethnographic methods and first experiences in (ethnographic) field research and/or interviews
All application quoting the reference code should be addressed as an e-mail to Prof. Dr. Tobias Berger: email@example.com or postal to